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Relaxing Sound Bath at Singing Bowls of the Rockies
We welcome you to a unique Sound Bath experience! This is an opportunity for you to let go of the stress and tension of daily life and tap into a state of deep relaxation as Gigi T. PsyD leads you through a relaxing sound journey. Experience deep relaxation with the resonant frequencies of over 70 Crystal Singing Bowls and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Quartzophone Harp, Zaphir Chimes, Bar Chimes, Flutes, Gong, Rain Stick, Buffalo Drum, Ocean Drum, Steel Tongue Drum, Kalimba, Tingshas and other instruments from around the world. As you enter our studio, we invite you to get comfortable on our floor mats. If you can, please bring your own bedsheet and pillowcase for the mats, and we can provide pillows and blankets. Once we are settled, we will go through a short guided meditation, followed by 1-hour enchanting sound bath. We hope that by the end, you'll emerge feeling relaxed, refreshed, and recharged. Please Read: If you have a medical condition, talk to your doctor before joining us. Please inform us of your condition before arriving. We ask this because the vibrations may not be in harmony with some conditions. Of course, I can always refund you if this is the case. Sound baths are wonderful, but like everything else, it is not for everyone. You ever had Epilepsy this is not for you Location: 1102 South 21st Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Namaste, Gigi
Photography Session Garden of The Gods
As a professional photographer, I invite you to join me in this enchanting location, nestled in the heart of Colorado. Please be assured that all sessions are private for you and your group. We will explore the park, immersing ourselves in its natural splendor while traversing the picturesque Central Garden Trail. This easy, 1 1/2 mile round trip path showcases the park's magnificent rock formations at their best. You will receive access to an online gallery containing over 100 professionally edited digital photographs, preserving the memories of this extraordinary experience. Individuals: $200 Couples & Small Families (up to 4 people): $400 (Book for two adults) Larger Families & Groups (up to 10 people): $600 (Book for three adults) Even Larger Families & Groups (up to 25 people): $800 (Book for four adults) In the event that the available time slots don't align with your schedule, please don't hesitate to reach out, and I will gladly accommodate your needs. In addition to digital copies, you have the freedom to print your cherished photos either through my website or at your preferred print shop. I proudly affirm that this experience is LGBTQ+ friendly. Love is love, and adventure is for everyone. Join me on an unforgettable photography journey at Garden of the Gods. Book now to capture the essence of this remarkable destination and create lasting memories.
Colorado Springs -Guided Walking Ghost / History Tour
The tour is not just a tour, it's an adventure. It is a participative event (at least as much as you like to participate). We have fun and enjoy the stories and buildings of Colorado Springs. A mix of Ghostly stories and historical events make the tour interesting and entertaining. We take you to some areas that aren't as publicly known.
Photoshoot at Garden of the Gods
Explore the most beautiful city park in the country as you make memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy epic views of the park and get a professional photoshoot from a local. Garden of the Gods is located on the west side of Colorado Springs at the foothills of the Rockies. The 1,300-acre park has beautiful sandstone formations and lots of hiking trails with opportunities to see local wildlife such as mule deer, and even bighorn sheep! Whether you are solo, with your loved one, pets, or the entire family, all are welcome! I support the LGBTQ+ community. I'll take you to my favorite scenic spots for the perfect photos. Sunset is the best time of day for photos in the park. I can also adapt to your schedule and take them any time of day. Weather can be unpredictable so I usually reach out the day before or day of for time adjustments if necessary for bad weather. If you don't see a day or time available on the schedule just send me a message and I will work with you. Solo session - $240 Couples session - $340 Family session - Starting at $340 and up depending on the size of your group. Large groups of up to 10 people will be $680 Reach out to me directly for pricing questions. I have an online print store you can order archival paper, canvas, and metal prints from with framing options as well.
Road Trip w Rebecca Colorado Springs
#If you want a date that's not open, msg me:) This is an event for nature lovers... and a bit of man-made, too! Garden of the Gods. 1.5 hrs or so... We'll hike through the Garden of the Gods with its majestic red rocks and natural beauty. I'll talk about the science and history of the city and the area. The Broadmoor Hotel(not the waterfalls): 1.5 hrs or so... We'll walk around the lake and through the buildings, taking in the beauty and grandeur. OLD COLORADO CITY: 1.5 hrs or so... We will go there for lunch, and you can check out a few shops if you like. Paint Mines: 1.5 hrs or so... We will walk through and climb on the formations, which look like a miniature grand canyon or Painted Desert.(it's a bit of a drive to this spot, but so worth it!)(40 min drive each way) Join me on this adventure as we walk and talk and enjoy each other's company and the natural and man made sites to see. PS Drop off and pick up free if in Colorado Springs. But. if you're in Denver, pay gas fee of $100. (I have to drive 6 hrs to pick up and drop off. 1.5 each times 4. I'm willing to do it. I hope $100 for gas and time sounds fair.) PS HIKING ability needed but not too strenuous; we go slow; PREPPING for altitude DRESSING for weather Ask questions of me before we go:) *** winter, I cancel if under 40 degrees, really windy, ice or snow, etc
Photo session and hike at Garden of the Gods
Join me at the magnificent Garden of the Gods located on the west side of Colorado Springs! We will explore the trails and take in the beauty of the massive red rocks as I photographically document your time spent there. As we explore, I will capture multiple beautiful backdrops offered at the Garden of the Gods and possibly even experience some wildlife (fingers crossed). Nervous to stand in front of the camera? No worries! I will give you prompts to help you relax and enjoy your time! - believe me, it's going to be so much fun! :) A few things to consider: - The trails are easy to navigate for beginners and children. There are some areas with stairs, but these can easily be avoided if needed. - Perfect for families, friends, couples, or solos (every shoot is a private session). Even bring your furry friends if you would like! - Photos will be professionally edited and delivered through an online gallery 2 weeks after your experience date. Feel free to message me with any questions! Looking forward to getting out there with you and enjoying the beauty that nature has to offer! :)
Liquid Arts Glassblowing Experience
You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion or a mushroom marble, pendants, glass ice cubes, and other more simple-to-make items. Glassblowing is freaking fun and amazing, but it is not easy at the start. Be warned, you may experience too much fun, melting glass in fire is just plain cool! Another project we have been working on incorporating is trying to make a pipe with you for a small added cost. It takes a good amount of time to make one from scratch so we have pre-made pipe slugs you can pick from so we can whip it up and potentially add a marble you made to it in a timely fashion. The pre-made slugs do cost a little extra as it takes more labor, but you get a really cool extra special piece. With this added option the teacher will be the one making the pipe towards the end of the class if not after the class so all who still need help can get the help they need. We use an ozone generator nightly to sanitize the work facility to ensure a healthy work zone
Sunrise Nature Yoga with Hike & Meditation
Greet the day in Ute Valley Park, a spectacular and diverse park with multiple scenic overviews and trails. Meet your host Kelsey at the trailhead just before daybreak. From there, we will hike throughout one of the major attractions of Colorado Springs with multiple breaks for sunrise yoga, photo ops, and a grounding meditation, all while enjoying a seasonal beverage. Get ready to admire the pristine solitude of the Pikes Peak mountain range, gorgeous beige and pink sandstone foothills, open fields of brush, wildflowers and occasional wildlife. Based on the experience of those in attendance, a personalized 45-60 minute sequence is taught while the sunrise expands from the eastern horizon. For this portion of the experience, I provide you with a simple daypack that includes a yoga mat, yoga blanket & prop blocks. *Note: during winter months the yoga class may be done in a heated studio nearby the park! Come prepared with layers, as Colorado is known to throw multiple seasons and conditions into one day. Jackets, sunscreen, caps, headbands or beanies, mittens or gloves are all helpful for enjoying your excursion, depending on the season of your visit. *Please contact Kelsey directly with requests! Garden of the Gods location no longer available due to zoning permits. *Families welcome and encouraged to book, children under 2 years are free.
Coin and Spoon Ring Crafting
Welcome to the Colorado chapter of an Experience I hatched in California. It was so fun (well I thought so) that I outfitted a shop here to keep it going. The overall process takes about an hour per guest. We get to explore the fascinating and enjoyable process of folding a coin into a ring. The spoon ring process is similar and a bit simpler. I have lots of coins and spoons to choose from, which are included in your Experience. If you have a coin or spoon of your own, it is quite possible we can turn it into a one-of-a-kind treasure. Please make sure your coin is non-magnetic and at least the size of a quarter. Smaller spoons, like a demitasse, are much easier to craft into a ring. A commentary on children: While I'm sure your little darlings are brilliant, perfectly behaved and have an infinite attention span, they probably don't have the body mass or strength to effectively work the tooling. This is fuzzy math, of course, so I'll let you be the judge. You will be entering the No Tipping Zone so let's just make amazing things and tell lies without that concern hanging in the background. PLEASE READ: My posted times are flexible but I had to put something out there. If need be I can probably slide the timing to accommodate your day. I hope to hear from you! Chris
Pottery Lesson with Rhonda Lee Pottery Studio
This is a 3 hour private session to try your hand at making pottery. I will give a quick studio tour and demonstrate wedging clay then move on to the potters wheel and show you how it is done. Next it will be your turn. I will give as much instruction as you want and customize the session to you. Any skill level is welcome-beginners to advanced. You may just want the experience and the clay may be recycled but up to 3 pots may be kept during the session. I will trim as necessary the next day and glaze and fire for you. Shipping finished pots is an extra cost and participants may make additional pots for an extra charge.
Paint, Drink, Relax
Come relax in our fun, colorful atmosphere for an afternoon or evening of guided painting, whilst sipping on a few glasses of wine! This experience offers different paintings based on the current season and/or holiday, so you will get a few options to choose from based on our theme for the month. It will be myself or my husband teaching, or both of us depending on the day and time. This class is mainly for beginners, but if you'd like to come blow us away with your skills, please do! We promise to make it light-hearted and allow you to paint something you can be proud of, but we always encourage those who want to add more at home to do so! We have great insider knowledge for where to get the best supplies, so please don't hesitate to ask!
Immersive distillery tour, tasting, and cocktail experience
1. Arrive at Distillery and receive complimentary cocktail made by one of our skilled mixologists. 30 min 2. Conduct tour of distillery to include complete distilling process and stories on the history of spirit production. This will be done by our owner and master distiller. 3. Tour will include a 1350 Logo engraved Glencairn tasting glass that is yours to keep. 4. Tour will include tasting 9 of our production spirits and and specials "research sprits" 5. Tour will include detailed and hands on approach to each step of the distilling process. 6. Total time for tour and tasting will be 90 min
Trees of Light Gift Shop
This experience is not an art class. We will not be making anything, instead this experience is a way to purchase art that can’t be found any place else. These lights are our design and each creation is completely unique. We will begin by very briefly talking about how we make our signature light sculptures, followed by heading down to our art studio to share our finished creations that you are welcomed to purchase. Your initial ticket amount ($20) will be given back to use as a credit towards any of our sculptures. These lights are considered fine art and are our design and we take pride in offering something that can't be found elsewhere. Therefore, that reflects in our pricing. Our lights begin at $80 and go up from there. We know if you're here in Colorado you're here to enjoy a nice getaway, so we have sizes that are easy to take back with you in your luggage or we also offer shipping! You are not obligated to buy our Trees of Light, but most find one they absolutely fall in love with, or decide to have one custom made! Our creations can never be duplicated and are truly unique, made by us - artisans who believe in preserving the life of nature and boldly displaying its timeless majesty in an artful way.
Knife Throwing in Colorado Springs
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of Knife throwing! Enjoy a 60 minute knife throwing session with a top notch coach right here in Colorado Springs. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate knife thrower that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Colorado Springs Historic WalkingTour
Your adventure starts at the Historic Antlers Hotel, which originally broke ground in 1871. We meet in the Starbucks Coffee shop in the lobby (come a little early and grab a "to go" drink to enjoy on your tour). From there, we wind through the city streets to explore the history, culture, art, military & entertainment aspects of Colorado Springs from the 1800's through today. Did you know "God Bless America" was inspired by our very own 'purple mountain'? Did Nikola Tesla really have a secret experimental lab on the east side of town? Was Colorado Springs really the tuberculosis capital of the world! Did an anti-prohibition gang terrorize the city in the 1920's? Learn these interesting facts and SO MUCH MORE as we explore the rich, colorful, exciting history of Colorado Springs. Your tour includes a "snack stop" along the way, to enjoy a tasty treat at one of our local masterpiece sweet shops. The end of your tour lead to one of the oldest building in Colorado Springs... Jack Quinn's Irish Pub. There, you will enjoy a plate of Irish Nachos along with a cool drink, all included in your ticket price. Quench your thirst & satisfy your appetite as you take in the amazing surroundings... original tin roof tiles, creaky floor boards from the 1800's and custom stained glass accents all around you. Hurry and get your ticket. Historic Colorado Springs awaits!!!