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Since 1992, the Smokebrush Foundation For The Arts has produced and presented innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration, inspiring positive change in the Southern Colorado community and beyond.
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The land swap involves 25 Cimino Drive, a property at the center of an ongoing lawsuit between Smokebrush and the City of Colorado Springs.

More information about the lawsuit:


MAY 20,  2017

9:30 to 12 p.m. 

$30 if registered by May 10

(Register online at: )

$40 at the door.

Finding Freedom in Your Asana Practice

 Octavia Morgan

Octavia is the Co-Director of Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO. She has been a devoted student of lyengar Yoga since 1995 and a full time teacher since 2003. She has in-depth experience using yoga to address her neck pain and lower back injuries. Octavia has a special interest in working with students to address injuries and health conditions. A Boulder native, she holds an Iyengar teaching certification at the Junior Intermediate III level. Octavia is deeply grateful to Senior Iyengar Teachers Patricia Walden and Manouso Manos,  who guide, challenge, and inspire her. She was an assistant to Manouso from 2004 to 2010. She travels regularly to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family, and has attended numerous conferences, workshops, and intensives with Senior lyengar Teachers. She has twice completed Stephanie Quirk’s three-year course on Asana and Therapeutics. 

 Tamarie Spielman

Tamarie is a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher at the Junior Intermediate III Level, and the Co-Director of Yoga Shala in Boulder, CO. She is a dedicated student of Senior Teachers Manouso Manos, who she assisted for 5 years, and Patricia Walden. She travels regularly to Pune, India for extended periods of study with the Iyengar family. In addition to yoga, Tamarie maintains a daily meditation practice. Her teaching reflects compassion, humor, and her commitment to developing awareness and applying practice in daily life.

Special afternoon session with Octavia!! This will be a free, one hour session with Octavia doing a “mock assessment” for her senior certification.  If you are interested in being in this group, please contact me directly. You must have studied Iyengar Yoga for one year in order to participate in this session.

 Marmalade is located at 218 West Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs (under the Colorado Avenue bridge).

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – On Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:30pm

 at Bristol Brewery, 1604 S Cascade Avenue, the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts will be celebrating the 10 years of collaboration with Bristol Brewery with the Smokebrush Porter release party.

This event is to commemorate ten years of Smokebrush Porter brewed by Bristol Brewing Company and their Community Ales program. Bristol Brewery believes in giving back and creating a strong community: not only do they give non-profits in-kind, and monetary donations, but also each year they brew a new beer for four local non-profits donating 100% of the proceeds to the organizations. Over the last couple of years there has been hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for local non-profits by Bristol through their ‘creative community efforts’.
Since 1992 the Smokebrush Foundation for the Arts has produced and presented innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration in Southern Colorado and beyond. Beginning with the theatrical arts, Smokebrush has now grown to incorporate public/community projects like the Uncle Wilber Fountain, and the healing arts such as yoga and meditation. This non-profit gives back and helps the community in so many ways which makes this collaboration with Bristol all the more special.
Every year Smokebrush selects a different artist to design the label for this special brew. This year Smokebrush’s founder Kat Tudor will be unveiling her illustration for the tenth porter label, and we will be celebrating with live music from Crystal and the Curious, Bob Tudor’s one-man band, and The Kinnikinniks. There will be local art, beer of course and more!
Bristol believes in local breweries and their ability to build community, Smokebrush Foundation produces and presents innovative arts experiences that foster creativity and collaboration. Come celebrate the amazing partnership of arts, beer and community!

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From the Colorado Springs Independent:

On March 4, 2013, Kat Tudor stood in a parking lot in downtown Colorado Springs and got slapped in the face with dust from the lot next door. “I was covered with dirt and choking,” she recalled a few weeks later.

Crews were busy tearing down a brick utilities office building next door to the Trestle Building, where Tudor owns two suites. That dirt, she suspected, held cancer-causing contamination from a city gasification plant that stood there a century ago. She felt sick for days. So later that month, she and her business partner, Don Goede, along with her Smokebrush Foundation, filed suit against the city and the demolition firm it hired to raze the utilities building. They alleged they were harmed when the city and contractor “allowed asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic substances to migrate offsite.”

Click here to read more from the Colorado Springs Independent: 

Lawsuit over contaminated downtown site heads to Colorado Supreme Court