Kirsten Akens


Kirsten Akens is an award-winning journalist with bylines in national publications including O, the Oprah Magazine, People, and Lifehacker. Colorado Springs-based for more than 25 years, she also writes regularly for Springs and the Colorado Springs Independent, the alt-weekly where she was an editor for nearly seven years. When Kirsten isn’t offering advice about what to see, do, and eat in the Pikes Peak region, she’s teaching people how to rest through restorative yoga at Root: Center for Yoga and Sacred Studies. Learn more at


Looking for something to do in Colorado Springs? Local author Kirsten Akens has 100+ ideas of things to keep you and your whole family busy all year long. She talked to FOX21 Anchor Abbie Burke about where she came up


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