On Aug. 7, an accidental fire in the unit above CorePower Yoga in the 29th Ave. Town Center at 7485 E. 29th Place forced CorePower Yoga out of its home. The fire didn’t reach the yoga studio, but the water from putting out the fire permeated the studio, leaving damaged carpet, mirrors and showers and spreading mold throughout the facility.
“There was so much more water than I had ever anticipated,” explained Dakini Jaeger, owner and franchisee of CorePower Yoga. “We had to replace the entire floor and subfloor, put on a fresh coat of paint and put in a brand-new ceiling. We no longer will have carpet and we will finally have our mirrors back.” Jaeger says she learned a lot from this process and her yoga practice helped her deal with the difficult time in a more gracious way.
With CorePower Yoga’s home unusable for two months, yoga classes were held in a nearby available unit in the E. 29th Ave. Town Center.
“While it hasn’t been ideal with a lack of mirrors and no showers, we’ve been lucky,” Jaeger said. “It’s about a community coming together. Yoga is where the student ‘shows up.’
“The hardest thing for me was the lack of control,” she added. “I care so deeply about the people who come to my space. I really feel that it’s an extended family, and my inability to make it an environment that facilitates their yoga practice has been challenging. Losing the beautiful space that has all the things that the class members are so attached to has been difficult for me. Everyone was displaced—not just me and my 36 employees.”
As of Oct. 1, CorePower Yoga has returned home with more than 60 classes a week for beginners to advanced practitioners, like meditation classes, beginner yoga, and Yoga Sculpt, a high-end endurance class. There also are multiple styles of yoga.
“You can expect our teachers to be newly energized in a clean, brand-new space and be really motivated to be back on our mats in our sacred environment,” Jaeger said.
CorePower Yoga’s classes are 40 percent men and 60 percent women. They range from high school students to retired men and women “who are just trying to move their bodies,” according to Jaeger.
“CorePower students are family,” Jaeger stressed. “CorePower is a corporation that owns about 100 studios, but only five of us own our own studios. A lot of my teachers live in Stapleton. It’s a family feel. The intention is about building community.”
For CorePower Yoga information, call 303.377.7444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.