Kat Tudor is the visionary behind SunWater Spa, Sun Mountain Center, and the Smokebush Foundation for the Arts in Manitou Springs, Co.
Her gift is bringing the arts and the healing arts together in inspiring classes, unexpected collaborations, and community projects. She’s been teaching art, dance, yoga, aqua yoga, and improvisational arts since 1979 in Colorado and around the world ranging from local happenings and installations (The Uncle Wilber Fountain: an interactive and whimsical fountain in Colorado Springs co-created with husband Bob, The Tesla Toaster), to international ceremonies (Aqua Luz: a planetary project for healing Earth’s water with crystals, Yogic Spirals for Peace).
Most recently, she’s been collaborating with Miguel Angel Vergera, Mayan Wisdom Keeper and Scholar on Halach Uinik Yoga – Transmutation, Transformation, Realization – which comes from the teachings, glyphs, and secret practices of the Mayan. She is grateful to all of her teachers- Saul David Raye for his awakening of Thai and Tantra teachings within her soul. Celina Kaelin, for teaching her Native history and who has given Kat the name of Wa Kaa Wachak Pi Wee; or, Sacred Star Woman. And Miguel Angel, for his teachings in bringing in the light from the Mayan Tradition.
Don Goede is and has been many things in his life: An art director, publisher, editor, artist, poet, entrepreneur, songwriter, musician, yogi, and when needed, an environmentalist and advocate of Mother Earth.
His latest battle in Colorado Springs is and has been about one simple thing: Doing the right thing and in this case, specifically holding municipalities accountable and responsible for contamination on any level and especially when it jeopardizes clean air, water and quality of life for its citizens.
Along with attorney Randall Weiner and his business partner and mentor Kat Tudor, he feels the time has come to pay the ultimate respect to our planet by advocating for its rights, not only through the legal fight to lift sovereign immunity, but helping write possible legislation to solidify our desires for health and wellness as one part of our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Yoshi Aono is in service as a heart-centered entrepreneur, humanitarian and musician. Based in Colorado, USA, he is CEO of the SunWellness companies: (SunWater Spa and SunMountain Retreat Center) and the Founder/Managing Director of the Hanuman companies: (Festival, Academy and Adventures).
His mission is to bring high-level passion, presence and consciousness into the global business and entrepreneurial world. SunWellness represents the creative sanctuary for wellness and healing through art, retreat center and mineral spring spa experiences. The Hanuman companies are committed to the deeper layers of spiritual practice through safe and sacred, live experiences and online education.
Yoshi’s humanitarian work spans over a decade and has led him to Africa, Haiti, Cambodia, Thailand, Peru, India, Bali and Louisiana. He has coordinated and led tent city aid distribution projects along with leading teams into disaster zones. Yoshi’s spiritual, business and artistic experience allows clarity to be held close to the heart when working in the depths of the third world.
He is also a lifelong student of the guitar.