SUNWELLNESS

EVENTS

One Nation Walking Film Festival

at SunWater Spa

Presented by SunWater Spa and One Nation Walking Together
Learn more about One Nation Walking Together’s mission at

onenationwt.org

 

Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 pm

 

Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

 

Join us at SunWater Spa for their monthly One Nation Film Festival Screening! This month’s screening series will feature two short films from our 2018 festival, the first entitled “Generations” and the second entitled “Carry the Flag”. Both films explore the cultural connections we generationally develop, maintain and transmit across time and space. Suggested donation at the door to support the missions of One Nation Walking Together and SunWater Spa. We hope to see you there!

 

Generations (15 min, USA)
Documentary Short
Directed and Produced by Anthony Florez

 

Generations provides an intimate look into Contemporary Native life through the eyes of a mother and her children on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation of Northern Nevada.

 

Carry the Flag (28 min, Australia)
Documentary Short
Directed by Danielle MacLean
Co-Produced by Danielle MacLean, Anna Grieve, and Bernard Namok
Co-Written by Danielle MacLean and Bernard Namok

 

In 2017, it is the 25th anniversary of the Torres Strait Flag. For Bernard Namok Jr., ‘Bala B’ the flag is a poignant reminder of home, family and the father he hardly knew. Bernard Namok Sr. won the flag design competition in 1992 but a year later, at just 31 years, he died leaving behind his wife with four young children. Journey across the Torres Straits with Bala B to honor his father’s legacy and witness a rich and powerful story of a man whose design created meaning for a people once invisible to mainland Australia, the people of the Torres Strait.

View the trailer fo ‘Carry the Flag’ by clicking HERE

 

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Kirtan House Party

at sunwater spa

with Mike Cohen

 

Saturday, April 28th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 

$15 Advanced tickets, $20 Day of event.

 

Join Mike Cohen to chant your heart open at SunWater Spa. This evening will present original and highly accessible chants, connection with self/others/Divine, and a beautiful community. Kirtan will open your heart, calm your mind, and free your soul.

 

Our amazing band features beautiful vocalist Dawnia Dresser, funky drummer Ken Matarazzo and more!

 

Not sure what Kirtan is? It’s call and response devotional chanting. Artists like Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur and Donna DeLory share Kirtan all over the world. If you don’t know who those people are- all the more reason to come and chant your heart open!

 

Learn more about Mike and his Kirtan Leader Institute at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com

 

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Kirtan 101

at sunwater spa

with Mike Cohen

 

Sunday, April 29th from Noon to 3:00 pm

 

$35 Advance tickets, $45 day of event.

 

Everything you always wanted to know about Kirtan… and more!

 

Through fascinating stories and deep personal experiences, Mike Cohen (Kirtan Leader Institute founder) will guide you into a deeper understanding of the essential elements of Kirtan.

 

You will learn about:
• Deities, and what they represent
• Mantras, and what they mean
• Sanskrit – the ancient language of the yogis
• Saints – portals to Divinity
• The history of Bhakti Yoga
• Energetic qualities of deities and chants
• The profound wisdom of Dattatreya

 

Of course, there will LOTS of chanting throughout!

 

This fun introductory program offers a safe space for beginners to flesh out their understanding around Kirtan AND take a gentle step into leading others in the practice of sacred chant.

 

A limited number of program participants can choose to be guided in leading the .group in a simple, yet powerful, chanting experience. You will be supported by Mike as you play the harmonium and chant to lead the group into a heart opening experience.

 

All participants receive an e-copy of a well-organized and useful 30-page booklet titled ‘A Bhakti Yoga Perspective on Kirtan!’

 

Learn more about Mike and his Kirtan Leader Institute at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com

 

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Five Elements
Healing Sound Circle

at sunwater spa

with Judy Piazza

 

Tuesday, April 3rd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

 

Tuesday, May 1st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
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Tuesday, June 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
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$12 early bird pricing
$15 day of event

 

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.

 

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Inclement Weather: Please note, in the event of inclement weather, SunWater Spa may reschedule this event. We will do our best to reach out to students via email to inform of the postponement, but we encourage you to check the website the day of the event. Should the event be rescheduled, the aforementioned Cancellation Policy will still be applicable.

Get Movin’ Fitness Retreat

at SunWater Spa

Learn to EAT, MOVE and RELAX
with USA Track & Field Indoor Masters National Champion, LaDonna Reed

getmovinpt.com

 

Sunday, May 6 from 1 pm to 3:15 pm

 

$147 per participant

 

Join Get Movin’ Personal Training creator, LaDonna Reed for a fitness retreat that is sure to kickstart your path to a healthier life. Starting with a nutrition lecture focused on cultivating healthier eating habits, followed by an active class of exercise that you can learn to do at home.

 

Finish off with a 2-hour soak in mineral tubs, salt pool, and infrared sauna to melt stress away and relax the mind, body, and spirit. You owe it to your health.

 

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MANITOU CHOOSES LOVE

Taking place across multiple locations in Manitou Springs

Twelve Days of Unification presented by
Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts smokebrush.org

and Colorado Institute of Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership weinholds.org

 

May 9th through May 20th, 2018

 

View the full schedule of events by clicking HERE

 

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Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts, in collaboration with Colorado Institute of Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership, is delighted to be celebrating LOVE! The Manitou Chooses Love Project welcomes our 14 Ukrainian friends into Manitou Springs during Twelve Days of Unification from May 9 thru May 20.

 

The project seeks to encourage a strong, vibrant, sustainable community of people who love this city and our world, engaging in social change and conscious of how our actions affect the whole. These 12 days of unification are intended to encourage reconciliation of gender and cultural differences by awakening the collective heart of humanity, creating cross-cultural dialogues, experiences and celebrating diversity.

 

Special thanks to SunWater Spa, SunMountain Center, the Manitou Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Ken Jaray, the City of Manitou Springs, our Core Team members, and all those who Choose Love!

Story Project

The Story Project

at sunwater spa

 

‘True personal storytelling’ presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts
with Patrick McConnell
Associate Producer and Host

 

Friday, May 11th @7:30pm
$5 at the door


This month’s storytellers: TBA

 

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 Aquacranial Experience

At SunWater Spa

 

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


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 submerged in SunWater’s saline therapy pool, under the guidance of our skilled and nurturing Aquacranial therapy team.

 

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Saturday, April 14
11:30am – 1:30pm with Georgi Gochis

 

Saturday, May 12
from 11:30am to 1:30pm with Georgi Gochis

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Saturday, June 9
from 11:30am to 1:30pm with Kathleen Morrow

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Saturday, July 14
from 11:30am – 1:30pm with Kathleen Morrow

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The two attendees must be registered in order to participate.

Voice Movement Therapy: Exploring The Embodied Voice

at sunwater spa

with Crystal Bliss Lardy

 

Taking place across FOUR SUNDAYS this SPRING 2018
February 11th • March 11th • April 8th • May 13th
from 5 to 6:30 pm

 

$30 for single session, $100 for whole series

 

In this introductory series to the principles and practice of Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) we will learn how to establish our own personal, spherical space within which to explore ten vocal qualities identified in the VMT system. Whether you want to broaden your expressive range, expand your singing voice, or make a deeper connection to your voice and movement as healing tools, this workshop series will support you along your journey. While each workshop stands on its own, you are encouraged to attend all four workshops in the series to gain the most experience and benefit.

 

Crystal Bliss Lardy is a performing artist, licensed professional counselor, and registered Voice Movement Therapy practitioner specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy.

 

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Thai Yoga Mini Sessions

at SunWater Spa

with Kat Tudor & Friends

 

Saturday, May 26th from 10:30 am to 1 pm

 

$30 per person

 

Join us for an introduction to Thai Yoga Therapy and experience an ancient and sacred system of healing with roots in Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine and Buddhist spiritual practice.

 

What is Thai Yoga Therapy? This unique style of bodywork is performed on a soft, dense mat using assisted stretching and yoga poses, acupressure, compressions, breath and energy work.

 

Dress in loose, comfortable clothes to allow for ease of movement.

 

Call us to experience a 30-minute session from one of our certified Thai Yoga Therapists in a group setting, and discover the beauty and the healing power of Thai Yoga Therapy: (719) 695-7007

 

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woman song

WomanSong

At SunWater Spa

 

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

 

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


SunWater Spa presents WomanSong!

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month — 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!

Story Project

The Story Project

at sunwater spa

 

‘True personal storytelling’ presented by Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts
with Patrick McConnell
Associate Producer and Host

 

Friday, June 8th @7:30pm
$5 at the door


This month’s storytellers: TBA

 

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

woman song

WomanSong

At SunWater Spa

 

Sunday, June 24th, 2018
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm

 

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


SunWater Spa presents Womansong!

 

Join us for singing and soaking in the beautiful SunWater Spa indoor garden pools. Taking place every FOURTH SUNDAY of each month — 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!

Kids Playshop

at SunWater Spa

Sharing the Yoga experience with your children.
with Jenny Holliday

 

Saturday, July 7th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

 

$25 for Child/Parent Duo
$15 additional guest

 

Parents and children (age 3 to 7) will be led through a 1-hour yoga practice that will include singing, games, breath awareness, asana and lots of partner yoga exercises to spark imagination and nurture creativity.

 

Join your child on the mat for a bonding experience.

 

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Introduction to Handpan

at SunWater Spa

with Manitou Vibe
facebook.com/manitouvibe

 

Saturday, July 28th from 2 to 3:30 pm

 

$30 per participant

 

Have you ever wanted to play a Handpan, Rav Vast, or other rare melodic percussion instruments? Join SunWater Spa and Manitou Vibe in an afternoon of hands on exploration. In this workshop, you will have personalized hands-on instruction on a variety of Handpan and Rav Vast scales, learn chord progressions, explore the art of improvisation/collaboration, and compose an original song.

 

Play what you feel, feel what you play.

 

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