Wake up. Check. Eat breakfast. Check…maybe? Immediately get to work. Check. Down your cup (or three) or coffee. Check. Lunch? Eat quickly at your desk. Check. Work some more, head home, down your dinner because there are 10 things on your to-do list tonight, and then try to get some sleep. Check, check, check, check.
That may or may not feel like a normal day to you, and even though we don’t wish our days to fly by, they can. When we create stress and frantic time frames, our eating habits can get out of whack. To add on, when we are trying to eat healthier options, but our schedules make us reach for other items or an extreme amount of food in one mealtime, these actions can create thoughts that tend to bring us down. Insert Intuitive Eating. Evelyn Tribole, Registered Dietitian, coined this term and wrote a book on it in 1995. Intuitive Eating, or IE, is evidenced-based (which means there is a significant amount of completed, scientific evidence) and focuses on 10 principles to create a positive relationship between the mind and the body in order to meet physical and physiological needs.
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I talk with so many different people who are moving through different paths in their lives. My goal is to help them feel good, enjoy food and work with them to get them where they want to be. Part of that is incorporating Intuitive Eating. Instead of worrying about the last 10 pounds to shed, what diet is the most popular, or how “clean” you can eat, let’s try to focus on eating for your body. Maybe you take one of these principles and try to apply it. When that works, try adding another. Don’t become discouraged; our lives can be roller coasters and most of the time, we really don’t have control over what is going to happen next. So, continue to enjoy your food and listen to your body. Then, continue to come to your mat and see how that changes the expectations that you have of yourself, day in, and day out.
Speaking of listening to your body, the recipe below sounds quite fabulous to me:
2 (12-oz). pkg. skinless sockeye salmon fillets (fresh or frozen)
½ c. apple juice
¼ c. olive oil
1 ½ tbsp. soy sauce
1 ½ tbsp. honey
2 tsp. lemon zest, divided
1 clove (s) garlic, finely chopped
1 small red onion, sliced
¼ c. fresh basil leave, plus 1 teaspoon chopped and additional for garnish
1 lemon, cut into thin slices, plus additional for garnish
¼ c salted butter, melted
1 (12-oz). container Hy-Vee Short Cuts Brussel Sprouts
1 c. grape tomatoes
2 c. cooked wild rice, for serving
Questions about Intuitive Eating? Feel free to contact me, or hop onto the website for more information on how to integrate IE into your daily life: https://www.intuitiveeating.org
The purpose of this blog is solely for guidance and enjoyment.The information included on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider before altering your diet, changing your exercise regimen, starting any new treatment or making changes to existing treatment.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.