10 Tips for Having the Best Power Life Experience

By Megan Moser

Are you ready to embark on a journey of empowerment through Power Life? Entering the world of yoga can feel like uncharted territory, but fear not! Whether you’re new to yoga or in need of a gentle reminder, here are 10 tips for having the best Power Life experience.

  1. Arrive Early: Arriving 10 minutes early sets the tone for a successful practice. Not only does it allow you to transition smoothly into the studio environment, but it also gives you time to check in, change if needed, and set up your mat. Plus, we lock our doors once the class begins to minimize disruptions and for the safety of students and teachers. So, punctuality ensures you don’t miss out on any part of the experience. Use this extra time to set up your space, connect with your breath, and mentally prepare for the practice ahead. By giving yourself this buffer, you’ll start your Power Life journey feeling grounded and ready to dive in.
  1. Mindful Space Management: The way you organize your belongings can impact not only your own experience but also that of fellow students. Whether the studio requires you to remove your shoes at the entrance or provides a designated locker room, respecting the guidelines helps us maintain cleanliness and order. Being mindful of your surroundings fosters a sense of respect within the studio and the managers will be grateful for it!
  1. Check-In Courtesy: Before you immerse yourself in the practice, take a moment to check in at the front desk. Providing your first and last name ensures that the instructor can accurately record your attendance. This simple gesture not only helps us learn your name but also reinforces a sense of accountability and connection with the instructor. 
  1. Injury Awareness: Your safety and well-being are very important to us! Informing the instructor of any pre-existing injuries, medical conditions, or pregnancies is essential for personalized guidance and modifications. Whether you’re recovering from a sprain, managing a chronic condition, or navigating the joys of prenatal yoga, your instructor can offer tailored adjustments to ensure a safe and effective practice. Open communication builds trust and empowers you to honor your body’s needs while still challenging yourself within your limits.
  1. Mat Etiquette: In a busy class environment, mindful mat management is key to creating a great yoga experience. It’s important to feel comfortable on your mat, while also making space for other students. Each studio is mapped out with a certain capacity, meaning if the class feels full but there are more students coming in, it can fit those students as well. Being willing to move your mat over for someone else goes a long way! By embodying this spirit of generosity, you contribute to a supportive and inclusive practice environment where everyone can thrive.
  1. Disconnect to Reconnect: As tempting as it may be to stay connected to the outside world, Power Life offers a precious opportunity to disconnect and focus inward. Stowing away from your phone and other electronic devices before class begins helps create a space for stillness and presence. Not only can your phone be distracting for you but also for other students who want to disconnect. Embrace this sacred space on your mat as a release from the noise of everyday life, allowing yourself to experience deep awareness and inner peace without external interference.
  1. Respectful Silence: While community and social interaction are big parts of the Power Life experience, maintaining a respectful level of silence during class is essential for creating concentration and mindfulness. Engaging in excessive conversation with your neighbor can disrupt not only your own focus but also that of those around you, including the instructor. Instead, honor your and others’ space by minimizing verbal distractions and tuning into the connection between your breath and movement.
  2. Studio Respect: The studio is not just a physical space; it’s a space for personal transformation and collective growth. Treat it with the same respect and care that you would your own home, adhering to basic principles of cleanliness and mindfulness. Take a moment before and after class to look at your surroundings, ensuring that props are neatly arranged, mats are rolled up tidily, and any stray items are returned to their designated places. By actively participating in the upkeep of the studio environment, you contribute to a culture of shared responsibility and mutual respect among students and instructors.
  3. Supportive Community Engagement: Beyond the physical practice, take the opportunity to engage with the studio community. Attend workshops, events, or social gatherings organized by the studio to connect with fellow students and instructors outside of class. Share your experiences, insights, and challenges with others, creating a sense of camaraderie and support. By actively participating in the community, you not only enrich your own journey but also contribute to the shared experiences that make the studio a welcoming and inclusive space for all.
  4. Embrace the Joy: Don’t forget to embrace the joy and community of the practice. Allow yourself to let loose, express yourself freely, and savor the present moment without judgment or expectation. Whether you’re mastering a challenging pose, experiencing a breakthrough in your practice, or simply enjoying the presence of others in the studios, let the joy of the journey infuse every aspect of your experience. By approaching each session with a mind of openness and enthusiasm, you create the transformative power of yoga to uplift your mind, body, and spirit. By incorporating these ten essential tips into your Power Life routine, you’ll not only elevate your individual practice but also contribute to a vibrant and supportive community. Here’s to harnessing the transformative power of yoga to cultivate strength, resilience, and joy in every aspect of your life!

As you embark on your Power Life journey, these ten tips are your roadmap to a more fulfilling practice. From arriving early to embracing the joy of the community and your practice, each tip offers a pathway to deeper connection and growth, both on and off the mat. So, as you step into the studio, let these insights guide you towards a practice that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. Welcome to Power Life, where every breath is an opportunity for empowerment!

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About Kirk: 

Kirk was working 80-hour weeks and wearing his shoulders as earrings when he found yoga in 2005. Forever the competitive athlete, he loved the physicality of yoga. When the spiritual and philosophical side of yoga were exposed to him, Kirk was hooked. Yoga provided him with what other activities couldn’t -- the ability to foster the benefits of practice both on and off of the mat. Yoga was something that Kirk could bring into all aspects of his life. 

Kirk knows that yoga can be intimidating, so he crafts a class that is playful and inviting, while still being challenging and safe. His creatively planned classes build strength and flexibility in your body and mind while establishing clarity, giving you more confidence to overcome obstacles in your life, and keeping you injury-free. His classes are themed with a message that is relatable and will inspire you to take it with you off your mat. Kirk has been teaching yoga since 2008 and lead his first teacher training in 2012. Where Kirk truly shines is in coaching, developing and bringing out the best in others.  

Kirk enjoys traveling (40+ countries to date!), snowboarding, and cherishes time with his wife and two daughters. 

About Christen: 

Christen Bakken’s yoga journey began in 1998 in a Bikram studio that provided a safe and secure place to practice. She saw the yoga mat as a place to remember her purpose and a place to play. As she continued her studies and began her journey to teaching in 2006, Christen infused yoga classes with devotion and the yoga mat became a place of personal transformation and healing. Her classes are filled with laughter, song, sweat, and usually heart openers. In 2013, Christen began training yoga teachers. This is the place where she finds the most joy - in community with folks looking to grow and be of greater service in their homes, on their mats, and in the world. Over the years, she has led trainings in Denver, the Midwest, Florida, and now abroad. She has trained in continuing education modules, 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour programs. Beyond the mat, Christen is a passionate adventure seeker - she loves to bike, snowboard, and spend time with her husband and pups. She sees each day as a blessing and hopes to remind all who interact with her of this truth.  

Two Light Studio Parking Information

We validate parking for THREE garages in the area!

  • Two Light garage located directly north of the studio. Please bring your ticket inside for validation.

  • Three Light garage at Main and Truman. Garage entrance on Truman. Please bring your ticket inside for a validation sticker.

  • Power & Light garage at 13th and Grand. Please ask for a parking pass at the studio front desk. (Hot tip: the Power & Light garage has a ton of space! But be sure to give yourself a little extra time to walk to the studio.)

If you find that you are running a couple minutes late due to parking, please call the studio to let the instructor know to wait for you before locking the doors.

Blackstone Studio Parking

  • We have partnered with our friends at Greenslate to provide 1 hour and 15 minute validated parking for Power Life students in the lot at 36th and Harney (just south of the Cottonwood Hotel). Read below to learn how to take advantage of this perk:

    • Step 1: Scan the QR code located in the lot.

    • Step 2: Select your destination (i.e. “yoga studio”).

    • Step 3: Ask for the validation code at the Blackstone studio front desk and enter it on your phone.

    • Step 4: You are all set! Have fun at class!

    Please note:

    • The validation provided by Power Life and Greenslate is for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Need to add additional time to your parking space? You can do that conveniently from your phone!

    • This option is valid once per day per license plate.

    • Please do NOT park in the Crescent Moon lot − you will be towed!

East Village Studio Amenities

  • There is a paved lot and gravel lot on the West side of the building.

  • Meters on Court and 4th (by Peace Tree) for $0.25/hour, 9am-9pm Mon. – Sat. 12-hour max

  • Meters on 4th (to the North) for $1.25/hour. Mon – Sat. 4-hour max.

  • All meters are free on Sundays and major holidays.

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