Our Story

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Our Story

Creating Sacred Spaces for Culture, Community, and Creativity

At SunWellness companies, we strive to creative sacred spaces for wellness, creativity, and spiritual growth. We believe the journey is not about the destination, but the stories along the way. Allow us to share our path with you, so that you may feel inspired to create and share your own story with the world.

Our Sacred Intention

With insights from both Indian and Native American cultures, the guidance of globally respected leaders in the wellness community, and the inspiration of the natural landscapes which surround us, we aspire to create a space for all to explore their consciousness, expand their minds, and strengthen their connections with one another through services, retreats and events offered at SunWater Spa and SunMountain Center. Learn more.

Spirituality

Just like our bodies and minds, our spirits crave nourishment through our practice, our experiences, and our thoughts. Through SunMountain Center and SunWater Spa, we strive to create an environment that not only serves the needs to the body, but also the mind and soul.

Service

At SunWellness, we believe that all acts of Seva, no matter how small, positively impact our world, allowing us to build a better, brighter future, and a stronger, more connected community.

Sustainability

At SunWellness, we believe seva not only encompasses selfless service of people, but also in service for Mother Earth. From the solar panel heated cedar soaking tubs at SunWater Spa, to the terraced grounds at SunMountain Center, we are here in service and honor of our blessed Earth.

sunWellness

Our Story

Creating Sacred Spaces for Culture, Community, and Creativity

At SunWellness companies, we strive to creative sacred spaces for wellness, creativity, and spiritual growth. We believe the journey is not about the destination, but the stories along the way. Allow us to share our path with you, so that you may feel inspired to create and share your own story with the world.

Our Sacred Intention

With insights from both Indian and Native American cultures, the guidance of globally respected leaders in the wellness community, and the inspiration of the natural landscapes which surround us, we aspire to create a space for all to explore their consciousness, expand their minds, and strengthen their connections with one another through services, retreats and events offered at SunWater Spa and SunMountain Center. Learn more.

Spirituality

Just like our bodies and minds, our spirits crave nourishment through our practice, our experiences, and our thoughts. Through SunMountain Center and SunWater Spa, we strive to create an environment that not only serves the needs to the body, but also the mind and soul.

Service

At SunWellness, we believe that all acts of Seva, no matter how small, positively impact our world, allowing us to build a better, brighter future, and a stronger, more connected community.

Sustainability

At SunWellness, we believe seva not only encompasses selfless service of people, but also in service for Mother Earth. From the solar panel heated cedar soaking tubs at SunWater Spa, to the terraced grounds at SunMountain Center, we are here in service and honor of our blessed Earth.

Our Visionaries

Kat Tudor

 

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

 

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

 

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.