Tune into Abundance

By Jenna Washnieski

We’ve all been there. We’re moving through life feeling happy and satisfied, and then this feeling of “not enoughness” sneaks in. We think if only we had MORE of something, we’d be ok. We’d be better, more lovable or impressive.

It’s an easy trap to fall into. 

When we get caught up in this way of thinking (which we ALL do, by the way), we lose sight of the wealth that already exists in our lives. We brush it to the side while we set our sights on the next bigger, better thing. Our brain attaches to an imaginary outcome in the future rather than allowing us to be present in this moment.

I recently found myself focusing on all the stuff I thought was missing from my life. It was a spiral of fear about the future, things I lacked and everything that could go wrong.. Our brains like to keep us safe. So, it makes sense that my brain was looking down all the dark hallways and planning for every worst-case scenario. And as much as I appreciate my brain trying to protect me, I don’t need her to be on overdrive. 

Attaching to these worst-case scenarios was not helpful, nor was it creating much happiness in my life. Quite the opposite, actually! I needed to give my brain another job to do.

Rather than listening to the tales of scarcity and fear, I kindly asked my brain to look down the hallways to find abundance.

I love the word abundance! It evokes a feeling of support, and enoughness, and safety. I’m sure it evokes specific images for you, too.

There is a quote I love from Wayne Dyer that says, “Abundance isn’t something we acquire, it’s something we tune into.”

I love this because it asks us to get quiet, reflective and curious about everything that already exists in our lives. The stuff that we often overlook because we’re externally focused on achieving more or buying cool stuff online. (Honestly, getting a package delivered does feels good. I get it.)

But the habit of tuning in and identifying your existing abundance will make your scarcity brain quiet down. It’ll reduce your propensity for acquiring more. It’ll make you appreciate the greatness and enoughness you already possess. 

Our yoga practice is an extraordinary opportunity to tune in, slow down, let go of the outside world and be fully present with yourself and your needs. There is so much abundance to be found on your mat – whether it’s in the strength and peace you cultivate for yourself, or the energy that’s created as you breathe alongside like-minded friends. 

Are you ready to tune into your abundance? Try this:

  • Notice the moments in your day when you feel most aligned with yourself. What’s going on? What feels especially abundant about that moment?
  • At the end of your day, reflect on what you’re most grateful for. What’s on that list?
  • Slow down! Whether it’s on your mat, on a walk, or in quiet moments alone. Allow yourself to be leisurely and focused entirely on yourself. See what comes up when you give yourself space to tune in.
  • Next time you’re on your mat, tap into each of your five senses. Allow more mindfulness into your practice. Release any pressure you’re putting on yourself to “do more” or “be more” on your mat. Embrace everything that already exists.

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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.

*Starting July 8, 4th Street will temporarily become a one-way. Students will only be able to enter our parking lot from the North via Court Ave. and exit it going south. Thank you for understanding!

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