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By general / December 6, 2018

Planning the Perfect Retreat

  When it comes to facilitating a retreat, there are a lot of factors to consider. Planning a retreat requires we think about what we want first. If you’re not happy and content, then it’s likely the participants of your retreat will not be either.     Location, Location, Location     Your first consideration should be the location. If you’re drawn to the beach, you might not want to head to the mountains. And if you abhor the city, then a quieter abode for your retreat should be top on your list.   Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak in the eclectic mountain town of Manitou Springs, the atmosphere of SunMountain has been intentionally created to be warm and welcoming.   (more…)

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By general / November 26, 2018

Transitioning with the Seasons

When the weather turns colder and drier(qualities associated with vata) and we move out of the fire of pitta energy in the summer, we need to treat our body with more love and kindness so our transition from one season to the next is smooth and healthy.

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By general / October 15, 2018

  Downward Dog for Down Syndrome Fundraiser

    On Thursday, October 18, SunWater Spa will host a special yoga class, designed to benefit the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association. Ros Prado, a SunWater Spa yoga teacher, will lead this one-hour donation-based yoga class, which begins at 5:45 p.m.   Inspired by her brother, Cairo, who was born with Down syndrome, Prado hopes that the event will spread awareness, advocacy, and inclusion of individuals with the chromosomal disorder. This is the third year that she has spearheaded the event at SunWater, and the fifth in total; earlier events were held in the Miami, Florida, area. A Passion to Serve With the success of these events, Prado has expanded her service to those with Down syndrome. In part, she was inspired by two individuals with the disorder, both adults, who attended last year’s Downward Dog for Down Syndrome benefit. “I was blown away with their abilities,” Prado explains. “It inspired me to question how we could we teach them professional skills so they could do more than bag groceries.” From there, Prado created a curriculum for a three-month internship which she pitched to SunWater Spa Founders Kat Tudor and Don Goede, who whole-heartedly supported her endeavor. Synchronicity Takes the...

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By admin / August 22, 2018

Breathing to the Beat

According to a study in the journal of Sports Medicine Open, listening to music increases the likelihood of sticking with your exercise program by 70 percent. The music industry has taken notice with two dozen albums inspired by bhakti yoga included on the first 58th Grammy’s Ballot list. Even the pop group Maroon 5, led by the yoga-loving Adam Levine, has created a playlist.

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