Bright-Siding Quarantine

By Macy Nossaman

Quarantine has been tough. I’m not here to tell you that the last few months haven’t felt endless. We’ve been cooped up in our homes for the better part of three (or is it 10?) months now. The consistent stream of bad news, lack of social interaction, and change in routine can really take a toll on your mental health and wellbeing. And while I won’t tell you that things haven’t sucked, I am going to “bright side” you just a little bit. It’s important to take some time to consider the positives that have helped you get through the quarantine lows.

 

On the bright side…

  • You took some time for yourself. I don’t know about you, but pre-quarantine there never seemed to be enough hours in the day, let alone enough time for a little self care! Hopefully over the last few months you’ve been able to take a little time for yourself. Maybe you started a new skin care routine. Maybe you spent your mornings at home with a cup of coffee and a book instead of the drive-through and phone calls. Maybe you picked up your yoga practice to connect with your mind and body. All the things you thought you didn’t have time for before. Self-care can be whatever you need, but you have to set aside the time to do it. Luckily we’ve got the time now! 
  • You took a moment to slow down. We live in a fast-paced world. Everything is go-go-go and I-want-it-now. It didn’t feel natural at first during quarantine to slow down but when there’s nowhere to be, you can take a moment to breathe. And doesn’t it feel good?! 
  • You did some things you said you’d do “if you had the time.” Did you do a DIY project? Did you purge your closet? Did you finally re-paint that lime green bedroom? Whatever was on your to-do list, I hope you got something checked off during quarantine. Small victories are important in times of uncertainty, and we have to celebrate those!
  • You had the time to catch up with friends and family. Whether it was happy hour over Facetime or family time at home, we had to connect virtually when we couldn’t physically. I had tons of phone calls with friends I haven’t seen in a while, simply because I had the time to sit down and catch up. I got to spend a ton of time with my family when I typically only get that time during the holidays or special occasions. You may have felt like you couldn’t fit everyone in to normal life, but quarantine allowed us to reconnect with those we love!

Although the future is still unknown and life may never go back to the old “normal”, try to find the little “bright sides”. You just have be mindful of the beauty that surrounds you. It’s okay to feel sad, and it’s okay to think “this sucks” – because it hasn’t been easy! But don’t let that stop you from working on you, spreading kindness, and kicking ass (from home.) What have you done during quarantine that you’re proud of or has helped you keep a positive attitude? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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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.

Bright-Siding Quarantine Info