How to Have the Best Power Life Experience

By Brianna Blackwell

One of the best parts about Power Life is that we have new students coming into the doors at all times of the year — it’s not only limited to the January rush! Whether you’re a Power Life veteran or a complete newbie, it is important to keep studio etiquette in mind (especially at a busy studio)!

There are a few guidelines we think come in handy when you’re part of an exercise community like Power Life’s, and there’s no time like the present for a little self-reflection. Below you’ll find a few examples of how to be respectful of others to ensure everyone has the best possible experience:

  • Be on time: I love to give myself a good 5 minutes before class starts to find my spot, grab necessary equipment, and say “Hi!” to a new friend. This also helps ensure that I get the full experience of class and don’t interrupt anyone around me. All this said, we fully understand that life happens and you may be running a little late on occasion. If you think you’re going to be coming in hot, please give the studio a call to give us a heads up!
  • Unplug: Do you find yourself taking your phone into class “just in case” you need it? Give yourself time to be present and leave your phone in the locker room/lobby to truly take a mental break from the hustle and bustle of the day. I promise you will leave feeling more refreshed and ready to tackle all the things life has in store for you outside the studio.
  • Respect the equipment: No one needs 4 sets of weights for one class — truly! Try narrowing it down to just one or two sets, and really push yourself to get the best workout you can with what you grabbed. This not only leaves enough equipment options and space for your classmates, but it’s also a great way to check in with yourself to really figure out what level or effort or ease serves you most on your mat.
  • Know when to socialize: Before class? Go for it — meet someone new! After a tricky set of high knees or push-ups? Heck yes — encourage your neighbors! During savasana? Mmmm better not. Often times, people brand-new to Power Life don’t know we like to observe a few moments of stillness and quiet at the end of each class. It’s understandable considering not many of us get to do that outside the safe four corners of our mats! We kindly ask that you help us observe this moment of calm. Give yourself and your fellow classmates time to rest. You deserve it.
  • Clean up after yourself: You know the saying, “Leave things nicer than how you found them”? This definitely applies at the studio! This could look like nicely stacking your weights or blocks, cleaning up something you spilled on the floor, closing the lockers after you’ve used them, or simply putting trash in the trash can. We do our best to keep our studios clean and fresh, and with your help we can make sure they really shine!
  • Stay until the end of class: Do you find yourself regularly leaving class early? Maybe you feel a bit fidgety during savasana? Although we understand everyone’s lives, minds, and schedules are different, leaving early disrupts everyone else in the room. Those last couple minutes of class are important, so we encourage you to stay through to the end.
  • Share the love: Your instructors truly appreciate you setting aside time for yourself to come to class! We encourage you to offer them a high five or a kind word about what you enjoyed most about class. Even a simple “Thank you!” can go a long way. After all, we instructors teach because we want to positively impact people’s lives. It’s great to know when we’ve done that.

We’re honored to support you on your fitness journey, and want to make sure everyone enjoys their time at Power Life. Remember, everyone has to start somewhere. Be sure to give new students a bit of time and grace to learn and absorb these tips and tricks. Did I miss any that you think are important? Drop them in the comments below!

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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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