You know those articles that fill you in on lifestyle trends you missed? Think “Five Fall 2020 Must-Haves” and “Top Beauty Products of 2020.” Yeah, those. I went to do some research on those subjects for this article… but I stopped when I got to the Google search bar.
I had a bit of an ah-ha moment. 2020 has not been about the uprising of clear lip gloss or the best lululemon dupes you can get on Amazon. It’s actually been about anything but the materialistic things we think we need to help us become more beautiful.
I think the best beauty trend to come out of 2020 isn’t a product or technique – it’s the acceptance of beauty of all kinds. Intentionally finding the beauty in everything and everyone. Lifting each other up instead of picking each other apart. Embracing the things we used to hate about ourselves and deciding to love them instead. Doing more for ourselves and for others every day.
Our Society can be a tough crowd. It’s easy to feel self-conscious about what you look like, what you do, and what you say. Yet slowly but surely, we as a society have been moving towards the light. We’ve seen body positivity campaigns, racial justice movements, and a war against social media trolls. 2020 has been about people, connections, relationships, and self-love. We may still have a long way to go, but we’ve come so far.
While recognizing and celebrating others’ beauty, it’s important to celebrate our own beauty, as well. For me, and I’m sure many of you, Power Life has been a space where I feel truly proud of my inner and outer beauty. The Power Life community is a welcoming and accepting place, which is pretty rare in the fitness industry. The awesome part about yoga is that you are in touch with both your body and your mind. You’re there to “work out” both your physical self and your inner self. Self-love takes work – it isn’t always easy. But every step that we take towards loving ourselves, makes it that much easier to love on others as well.
So you want to know: How can I see my own beauty, and help others realize theirs?
Here are some things you can incorporate into your everyday routine to feel STUNNING every single day:
Most importantly, know that you have a home at Power Life and that you are beautiful Just. As. You. Are. We can’t wait to see your gorgeous self in the studio!
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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.