SUNWELLNESS

EVENTS

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Presented by Colorado Springs Dance Theatre and Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts

 

Part of UCCS Pollinate Biennial Arts Festival uccspresents.org/events/pollinate-biennial-arts-festival

 

Saturday, April 27 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Free Admission
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

taking place at:
SunWater Spa
514 El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, CO

 

This cultural event will present a glimpse at the beauty of Indian culture through regional dances, colorful costumes, and delicious aromatic Indian food. The evening will end with a special Bollywood dance performance, highlighted with Day-Glow lighting, and feature all the performers of the evening.

 

There will be special dance performances by AuroTejas Hemsell, Krithika Prushant, Shreya Krishnon, and Shakti Dance Troop. An Indian Dance workshop led by AuroTejas Hemsell will be held the morning of the event at SunWater Spa, featuring a specially choreographed dance by AuroTejas. The students will have the option of performing the dance at the event with Kat, AuroTejas, and the rest of the Indian dance performers.

 

smokebrush.org

csdance.org

 

Pollinate is a biennial arts collaboration convening arts organizations in Southern Colorado to explore one compelling theme through exhibitions, events, and experiences every two years. In 2019, the theme is time. Pollinate promises to connect audiences in the region to our past and future, demonstrating the power of the arts in collaboration through a one-week festival of events April 1—8, 2019 across the Pikes Peak region. Programs will take place from mid-March to mid-May. Events include themed exhibitions, live music, and dance performances, panel discussions, mash-up talks, film screenings, significant speakers, and more.

 

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An Immersion of Movement, Yoga, and Reflection

 

Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

$75 per participant
Add a two-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Julia Berkeley and Kat Tudor invite you to join them for day of play, healing, and awakening your connection to Mother Earth.

 

This immersion will focus on clearing and activating the root chakra (hips, pelvis, legs, and feet) so you can grow a sense of inner stability, support, and safety, and find balance in daily life.

 

Through the potent healing energy of Manitou Springs as well as the ancient practices of yoga, chanting, dance, journaling, and art, you will be supported to awaken your channels of bliss, grace, and passion.

 

Enjoy soaking in the springs, receive a delicious vegetarian lunch, and connect with other like-hearted souls. Come away reconnected, grounded, and ready to shine your light.

 

Immersion highlights:

 

• Soaking in the springs
• Gentle yoga
• Journey with crystals
• Art and movement
• Fresh and organic vegetarian lunch
• Time to converse and connect with others

 

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Sunday, April 28th from 4 to 6 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10; 50% of the proceeds from WomanSong will be shared with TESSA of Colorado Springs.

 

Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. All women welcome! Don’t forget to bring your suit and towel.

 

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence. Learn more about TESSA online by clicking HERE

 

Be a part of the SunWater WomanSong community! Visit this event on Facebook and connect with the SunWater Spa Mermaids!

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with Julia Berkeley

 

Sunday, April 28 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

$20.00 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

“To open fully to kirtan, to the singing of the divine Name, is to know this sweetest form of bliss.” ~ Ram Dass

 

Discover and tap into the bliss that dwells within you in this Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan with Julia Berkeley, and Colorado friends, Yoshi Aono, and Judith Piazza. Originally from the UK, Julia currently resides in Ojai, California, where she regularly offers kirtan in between teaching yoga, offering transformational workshops, and soul-centered healing. In this first time Colorado kirtan, she will share favorites from her new album, Embody Love, amidst a mix of other heart-opening melodies and chants. Enjoy a divine evening of mantra, song, and basking in the unending source of happiness, peace, and love that exists within you. No experience needed!

 

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Friday, May 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

$20
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Kirtan is an ancient form of mantra meditation and has the power to open and purify the heart. This chanting, accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming, brings the audience to its feet in the joys of singing, clapping, and dancing with pure devotion. Kirtan can induce profound states of meditation, bliss, and ecstasy. You will not be able to resist the urge to join in!

 

Ananda (Ananda-murari Das) has been practicing and teaching kirtan for many years in the bhakti-yoga tradition. His deep love of music has inspired him to use kirtan as a means to share this devotional treasure throughout the world. Ananda has performed throughout India and North America, and his passion for kirtan has inspired and enlivened persons from all cultural backgrounds. He sees kirtan as the universal song and feels privileged to have the opportunity to share ecstatic kirtan everywhere he goes.

 

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with Marin McCallen

 

Saturday, May 4 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

$40 advance tickets, $50 day of the event
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Take time for an immersive, self-care experience to replenish and bring relaxation to all levels of your being.

 

Join ERYT 500 Marin McCallen for a combination of mudra, mantra, pranayama, meditation, intention setting, gentle and restorative yoga, as well as deeply rejuvenating yoga nidra. While in this nourishing and relaxing three-hour workshop, you will practice timeless traditions to address balance and vitality within your whole self.

 

The practice of yoga nidra, a guided meditation in Savasana, has many benefits, including increased serotonin and decreased cortisol and adrenaline in the body. This helps to counteract the effects of stress, anxiety, and even trauma. It is a practice that brings balance to every system of the body, all while you simply relax into your awareness.

 

During this afternoon workshop, each of your layers will be nurtured by taking you progressively deeper into calm, peace, balance, and relaxation. Release layers of tension and stress, replenish your own vitality, and experience your radiant, true self.

 

*This workshop is appropriate for all levels and is good for three CE hours

 

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with Judith Piazza

 

Tuesday, May 7 | 6:30 to 8 pm

 

Tuesday, June 4 | 6:30 to 8 pm

 

In the event of snow or dangerous road conditions, please check sunwaterspa.com

as to any cancellations.

 

$12 advance tickets | $15 day of event
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Through various sound textures including didjeridu, voice, bells, bowls, drums, rattles, and dulsitar, we’ll move through our inner nature of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether, arriving at the still point, the Nada Brahma, with more vitality, clarity, energy and joy available to us. Just bring yourself and maybe a comfy blanket or pillow if you’d like.

 

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‘True personal storytelling’ presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts
with producers and hosts Sharon Friedman and Patrick McConnell

 

Friday, May 10th @7:30pm
$5 at the door


This month’s storytellers: To Be Announced

 

Want to tell a story? Please contact: sharonsfriedman@aol.com

Listen to The Story Project on the first Sunday of every month at 6pm on KRCC

smokebrush.org

thestoryprojectsoco.wordpress.com

 

Join the conversation on Facebook by clicking HERE

Sharing the Sacred Waters: A Guided Partner Aqua Cranial Experience

at SunWater Spa

 

A unique experience for you and your partner to play and connect through guided meditation, eye gazing and gentle holding with intention, while experiencing the healing properties of water.

 

During this two-hour partner workshop, both participants will take turns giving and receiving from each other while immersed in SunWater’s saline therapy pool, under the guidance of our skilled and nurturing Aqua Cranial therapy team.

 

Saturday, May 11 from 10 am to Noon
with Robin Shankman

 

$75 per couple. Each session can accommodate up to 3 couples.
Please bring your swimsuit and a towel.

 

The two attendees must be registered in order to participate.
Click HERE to register for this workshop by phone

 

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Saturday, May 11 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

$30 per participant
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Do you have a yoga wheel? Would you like to try one to learn the different ways you can use and benefit from it in your yoga practice?

 

Join Lisa and Kristin of Wild Souls Yoga to learn ways you can use the yoga wheel to stretch, strengthen, tone your muscles, and flow.

 

The yoga wheel can be used as an athletic stretching and recovery tool. It is awesome for gaining more flexibility in your spine, hips, and shoulders. It is great for core work and for strengthening all the major muscle groups. The yoga wheel is like yin for your spine, physical therapy, and a massage all in one!

 

In this workshop, you will explore creative ways to use the wheel to loosen tight areas of the body and have the opportunity to try intermediate and advanced poses. You will learn safety precautions to have an all-around knowledge on how to use this great athletic tool.

No wheel? No worries! We will have yoga wheels for your use at no cost. If you love the wheel, they will be available for purchase after class. Come and join us for this therapeutic, yet fun workshop!

 

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with Brian Kleiner

 

Friday, May 17 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

$30 per participant
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Back pain is a common reason for missed work and doctors’ visits for those of us living a modern lifestyle. Many of our daily habits exacerbate this problem, such as long periods of sitting and poor standing postures. Join Brian Kleiner in an exploration of strategies and exercises for decreasing the prevalence of these issues, as well as relaxation and meditative techniques for dealing with chronic back issues and daily stress.

 

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A Health + Wellness Immersion for Women with Leah McQuade & Kate Potvin

 

Saturday, May 18 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1-hour Break

 

$135 per participant
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

This six-hour immersion is designed to empower women to take care of themselves and live a healthy, balanced, and vibrant life. Through instruction, discussion, journal introspection, and accessible yoga practices, we will dive into the four layers of the divine women experience: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

 

We will start with the physical body, discussing topics such as pelvic floor anatomy, yoni
massage, and hormonal balance to gain a unique perspective that will help us appreciate and love the feminine physique.

 

Next, we will explore the mental and emotional blockages that might be holding us back from living our most divine feminine experiences. Using yin yoga, meditation, and positive psychology as our lens, we will dig into the deeper layers of who we are as females. This will help clear patterns and old beliefs that no longer serve us.

 

Lastly, we will take our physical body and our new mental and emotional states to connect to something bigger than ourselves. We will learn how to use our feminine power and energy to cultivate what we want in life to live the life we desire.

 

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with Perri Parkman

 

Friday, May 24 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

$30 Advance Tickets, $40 Day of Event. Space is limited!
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Join Perri Parkman for this innovative event utilizing the MELT Method, restorative yoga, dahn yoga, essential oils, and reiki.

 

We will uncover the cloak keeping us in the dark from the well-being and happiness we deserve.

 

We will discover the areas in the body that are “stuck” with the stressors and dysfunction, preventing a pain-free life.

 

We will recover from the merry-go-round of negativity and strife that constantly plagues us and wrecks havoc in our relationship with ourselves.

 

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with Marshall and Megan

 

Saturday, May 25 | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

 

$35 per person
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Join a 90-minute sound healing ceremony with Marshall and Megan, where you will relax into Savasana in order to tune into the harmonics that form the music of the spheres.

 

Begin your journey with a guided meditation held by the drone of the tanpura. Then you will be lulled into a cosmic trance with a space drum, metal bowls, and gemstone crystal bowls. Continue your venture through the deep, sensational healing and visual voyage of the gong’s powerful vibrations.

 

The end of the Gong Bath Ceremony offers a terrestrial, tribal, and grounding piece to guide you back to your body.

 

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Sunday, May 26th from 4 to 6 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10; 50% of the proceeds from WomanSong will be shared with TESSA of Colorado Springs.

 

Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. All women welcome! Don’t forget to bring your suit and towel.

 

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence. Learn more about TESSA online by clicking HERE

 

Be a part of the SunWater WomanSong community! Visit this event on Facebook and connect with the SunWater Spa Mermaids!

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with Kris and Savanna Cassidy

 

Sunday, June 2 • TWO SESSIONS

 

HALF-DAY — 9 am to 12 pm • $55
Includes one Breathwork Meditation session

 

FULL-DAY — 9 am to 3:30 pm • $110
Includes two Breathwork Meditation sessions and expert coaching to assist in self-discovery

 

Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

This simple and dynamic breathing meditation helps you to find more of the love, peace, and passion of your true being.

 

Benefits of Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation:
• Profound relaxation to release stress, anxiety, and pent-up emotions
• Heal physical pain and past trauma
• Open up to more self-love
• Increased mental clarity
• Expand your lungs to breathe more freely

 

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A Seasonal Self-Care and Intention-Setting Retreat with Beth McCarthy

 

Saturday, June 8 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

 

$35 per participant
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Please bring a journal and personal snack for the retreat. If you plan on soaking, also bring a bathing suit and toiletries.

 

Spring rains bring gifts of moisture, hope, awakened dormancy, and new growth upon us, giving way to summer’s gifts of life, abundance, shimmer, and shine.

 

As women, we are gifted the wisdom and beauty of the seasons to review and renew our commitment to health and our heart’s deepest desire to live a life we truly love.

 

During this special retreat, you will…

 

• Tap into the transformative power of seasonal self-care and intention setting, growing your health and dreams steadily from month to month.
• Learn how to integrate sacred self-care strategies into your daily life.
• Let go of old stories and limiting beliefs to rekindle your self-confidence.
• Move and enjoy your body through women’s yoga, guided relaxation, introspection, and journaling.
• Share time with an awesome group of women dedicated to self-care, personal growth, and strategic-life planning.
• Be soothed and pampered with essential oils, as well as a special gift from Beth.
• Leave refreshed, renewed, and with a personal summer wellness plan.

 

Beth McCarthy (E-RYT 500) is a Certified Yoga Therapist, Wellness Chef, and Awakening Joy for Women’s Health Coach.

 

To learn more about Beth, her services, and women’s programs, visit healingthroughyoga.net

 

“Live your dream, create your life, and lead with intention.”

 

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with Janell Duncan

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

$30 Advance Tickets, $35 Day of Event
Add a half-day soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

In this two-hour class, learn about the history of Rocket, delve into breathing and cleansing kriyas, and move through a rocket vinyasa flow with time to workshop poses.

 

Rocket is a form of traditional ashtanga yoga and is known as one of the original forms of power yoga. Unlike ashtanga, rocket yoga is playful and allows modifications and variations of poses. Like ashtanga, rocket yoga is rooted in tristana, which is focus on the bandhas, breath, and drishti.

 

Rocket yoga has been coined “the rocket, because it gets you there faster.” Every class is a full body experience that works every muscle and tissue while also building strength, courage, and confidence to take inversions away from the wall. Rocket yoga teaches you to truly move with your breath and presents advanced poses for the beginner to learn.

 

Janell Duncan is an E-RYT 500 hour trained teacher and is completing 100 hours in rocket yoga. She has been practicing rocket since 2016, teaching it since 2018, and is amazed by this practice every time she steps onto her mat. She loves the focus of rocket, with its balance of hard and soft. Janell is also the owner and founder of Aranyani Yoga Studio in Woodland Park.

 

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‘True personal storytelling’ presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts
with producers and hosts Sharon Friedman and Patrick McConnell

 

Friday, June 14th @7:30pm
$5 at the door


This month’s storytellers: To Be Announced

 

Want to tell a story? Please contact: sharonsfriedman@aol.com

Listen to The Story Project on the first Sunday of every month at 6pm on KRCC

smokebrush.org

thestoryprojectsoco.wordpress.com

 

Join the conversation on Facebook by clicking HERE

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Sunday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10; 50% of the proceeds from WomanSong will be shared with TESSA of Colorado Springs.

 

Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. All women welcome! Don’t forget to bring your suit and towel.

 

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence. Learn more about TESSA online by clicking HERE

 

Be a part of the SunWater WomanSong community! Visit this event on Facebook and connect with the SunWater Spa Mermaids!

at SunWater Spa

 

Saturday, July 6 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

$35 per participant
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Join Janell Duncan for an afternoon workshop to explore and access your energy body through yin yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Participants will begin with a yogic and Taoist meditation, incorporating pranayama techniques to connect with their energy flow. Then, the class will move though a yin yoga sequence, weaving in knowledge of the chakras and meridian lines of the body. Each student will have the opportunity to receive Reiki energy throughout the workshop. The goal is to begin to make energy, prana, and qi both tangible and accessible.

 

This workshop is worth two continuing education credits for registered yoga teachers. Everyone will receive a copy of the yin sequence to use in their own classes.

 

Janell Duncan: ERYT200/500, YACEP, Reiki Master Practitioner, Owner of Aranyani Yoga Studio in Woodland Park.

 

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‘True personal storytelling’ presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts
with producers and hosts Sharon Friedman and Patrick McConnell

 

Friday, July 12th @7:30pm
$5 at the door


This month’s storytellers: To Be Announced

 

Want to tell a story? Please contact: sharonsfriedman@aol.com

Listen to The Story Project on the first Sunday of every month at 6pm on KRCC

smokebrush.org

thestoryprojectsoco.wordpress.com

 

Join the conversation on Facebook by clicking HERE

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with Susan Searle

 

Saturday, July 13 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

$25 per participant
Add a two-hour soak in our mineral-water pools to your experience for only $15

 

Arm balances and inversions in yoga are challenging, but they are also fun!

 

In this two-hour workshop, begin with a core-based yoga flow and then move into the play of arm balances and inversions.

 

Practice a variety of safe approaches, gain more confidence to stand on your hands, and change your perspective by seeing the world upside-down. Arm balances and inversions are empowering postures that can teach us about how we approach or avoid challenges, fear, or limiting beliefs, both on and off our mats.

 

All are welcome, especially those who think they cannot do arm balances!

 

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Sharing the Sacred Waters: A Guided Partner Aqua Cranial Experience

 

Journey through a unique experience with your partner to play and connect through guided meditation, eye gazing, and gentle holding with intention, while benefiting from the healing properties of water.

 

During this two-hour partner workshop, both participants will take turns giving and receiving from each other while immersed in SunWater’s saline therapy pool, under the guidance of our skilled and nurturing Aqua Cranial therapy team.

 

$75 per couple
Each session can accommodate up to 3 couples. Please bring your swimsuit and a towel.

 

Saturday July 13, 2019 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
with Kathleen Morrow

 

Saturday September Sept 14, 2019 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
with Georgi Gochis

 

Saturday November 9, 2019 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
with Robin Shankman

 

The two attendees must be registered in order to participate.
Please register by calling SunWater Spa at 719-695-7007

 

Join the conversation on Facebook by clicking HERE

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Sunday, July 28 from 4 to 6 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10; 50% of the proceeds from WomanSong will be shared with TESSA of Colorado Springs.

 

Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. All women welcome! Don’t forget to bring your suit and towel.

 

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence. Learn more about TESSA online by clicking HERE

 

Be a part of the SunWater WomanSong community! Visit this event on Facebook and connect with the SunWater Spa Mermaids!

at SunWater Spa

 

Sunday, August 25 from 4 to 6 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10; 50% of the proceeds from WomanSong will be shared with TESSA of Colorado Springs.

 

Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. All women welcome! Don’t forget to bring your suit and towel.

 

TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence. Learn more about TESSA online by clicking HERE

 

Be a part of the SunWater WomanSong community! Visit this event on Facebook and connect with the SunWater Spa Mermaids!