My Power Sculpt Teacher Training Journey

By Macy Nossaman

Have you ever wondered what teacher training at Power Life would be like? Well, you’re in luck! I went through training this fall, and I’m here to give you the inside scoop.

I’ve been practicing at Power Life for two years, and had been considering going through training for about six months. I signed up for Power Sculpt Teacher Training in the fall, and I made it my goal to finish and audition. Before it began, I had some nerves about how difficult it would be. I heard it was pretty intense, and could be physically and mentally draining. But when day one of training came around, those nerves turned to excitement. Everyone in the class was so happy to be there.

Since this is 2020, and everything requires a bit of creative thinking, training was different than usual. We held part of our sessions via Zoom, and weekend sessions were in person (which actually went so well!) Our first day included a full Power Sculpt class, get-to-know-you activities, and, of course, digging into the sequence.

It felt like I was learning Power Life’s top-secret formula for leading a kick a** Sculpt class. When you’re a student, you don’t think too much about the pace of the music or the reasoning being the teacher’s cues. You just know you’re getting a great workout and having a good time. With every new bit of information I learned in our sessions, I felt like my eyes were opening to why I love Power Sculpt so much. There really is a method to the madness!

The first few days of training were… a lot. There’s so much packed into a 45-minute class, and I think we all were feeling a bit of information overload. But you could truly see improvement in all of us after every single training day — our knowledge of the sequence, our cues, and our overall confidence. The steady improvement each day made the whole process so rewarding. I found a lot of comfort in my fellow trainees; there was so much positivity from everyone, which made every session so much fun.

At the two week mark, we had learned the entire Sculpt sequence, and were well into practice mode. Some of us got together in small groups to practice in-person. I practiced teaching to my friends and family. Plus, there was lots of studying. Although I put a lot of time into the training, I never felt overwhelmed or like I couldn’t complete everything I needed to. It was like homework that I actually enjoyed doing!

I feel like I need to mention that you’re going to be taking Sculpt classes A LOT. In the thick of it all, we were up on our feet, either teaching or being taught, for 1-2+ hours at a time. It was tiring for sure, but nothing a Sculpt lover can’t handle. I went in thinking my body would be wrecked each day and I wouldn’t be able to move. But I continued taking classes outside of our sessions, and it felt great to feel so strong!

Our last week was full of both intensity and celebration. We invited friends and family to take our class and took turns teaching sections to the group. This was our first taste of teaching to people other than our fellow trainees, which was thrilling! Our last session was a test out and celebration, where we taught the entire 45-minute sequence to a partner, and then took our partner’s class. We got feedback from the leads, received our certificates, and celebrated accordingly! It was the best feeling to accomplish this goal with 20 other amazing humans.

Nearly our entire class auditioned to become a teacher. (Yes, there’s an audition process, but I promise it’s not bad!) I was overwhelmed with how much we all wanted each other to succeed. Absolutely everyone was in each other’s corner, and that was the best part of the entire process.

I’m so glad I went through training. I met new friends, gained confidence in myself, got in some bomb workouts, and have a deeper appreciation for the class and studio that I love so much. So, if you’re looking for a sign… here it is. You are going to love it!

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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.

My Power Sculpt Teacher Training Journey Info