Student Spotlight: Nicole Beaman

By Ashton Isreal

Power Life places an immense amount of significance on community. Now more than ever we turn to our community to provide strength and support. I spent some time getting to know one member of our community, Nicole Beaman. Keep reading to learn more about Nicole and what Power Life means to her!

 

Ashton: Tell me a little about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are some things you like to do outside of work and Power Life?

Nicole: I am a licensed independent social worker.  I am the Vice President of Orchard Place Child Guidance Center where I have the pleasure of leading 130 staff to help support children and families with their mental health needs. Outside of Power Life I love spending time with my family, eating, traveling and being outside.

 

A: Tell me a little bit about what fitness means to you. What was your very first fitness class like? What does living a healthy lifestyle mean to you?

N: Fitness is my release.  My way to gain clarity and balance.  It helps me feel strong. It has been a integral part of my life since I can remember and I enjoy sharing it with others.

My first Power Life class was sculpt with Kate V. I remember loving it and being beat at the same time!

Living a healthy lifestyle is about balance in all aspects of my life.

 

A: What’s your favorite thing about Power Life?

N: Honestly the people. I came for the classes and have come to truly treasured the community. That has been tough these last two weeks and I have been appreciative of the online courses and the chance to virtually connect with my community.

 

A: What is your favorite class to take at Power Life? Why?

N: I love sculpt for the sweat and burn. I also love 1.5 for a good stretch and mental challenge.

 

A: What advice would you offer to someone thinking about joining Power Life?

N: Try the free week. It gives you an awesome chance to try the formats and the various studios.  Even if you don’t know anything about yoga – try it!!  They will help you learn.

 

A: What is your life mantra? What does it mean to you?

N: Be your best.  Do your best.  Be of service to others. Be a leader

I believe to be my best I have to take care of myself so I can show up for others.  Don’t wait for someone else to do it, step up and do.

 

A: What inspires you?

N: Nature.  My family.  Solving a problem.

 

A: If you could give younger you one piece of advice, what would it be?

N: You can do anything you want to and be anything you want to be.

 

A: What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

N: Right now to attend Octoberfest in Munich.

 

 

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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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