December News & Announcements

Happy Holidays, yogis ~
 
We all know that yoga is not only good for you, but also loads of fun. However, not everyone is able to squeeze it into their schedule or budget. They may be feeling intimidated or just not able to follow through on their intentions.
 
If you know someone who could really benefit from a regular yoga practice, but is new to yoga, we have four two-hour workshops lined up for January through April—each of which includes a free week of yoga afterwards!
 
For those looking to learn deepen their understanding of Iyengar Yoga, Lori McIntosh will teach a special pop-up “Fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga” class on Thursdays in January from 5:45-7pm.
 
Silvi Winthrop will also teach two meditation classes on Wednesdays in January from 6-7:15pm; these classes will meet on January 4 & January 11.
 
If you know someone who can’t—or won’t—take group yoga classes, why not gift them our online, interactive classes? They never need to leave the comfort of their home!  We can also schedule private lessons with your favorite instructor or book a yoga party for a group of your friends—just say the word and we’ll make it happen. Goorus also carries a variety of yoga mats, blocks, and foam rollers if you are searching for the perfect gift for your favorite yogi or yogini.
 
In January, we have some amazing guest teachers leading incredible workshops. If your schedule permits, we encourage you to check out the following events:
 
Sun. 1/8/17 | 2-4pm
Sweet Release: Yin Flow
Jennifer Goodman
$35 early/$40 late
 
Sat. 1/21/17 | 2-4pm
Healthy, Happy Feet: Yoga for Your Feet
Wendy Shubin
$25 early/$30 late
 
Sun. 1/22/17| 2-4:30pm
Meet Your Fascia - A Practice for Your Practice
Diana Cummins
$25 early/$30 late (Franklin Balls will be available for purchase)
 
Since the New Year is nearly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone (in a funny way, of course!) of yoga etiquette while in the studio. Enjoy the following, short installment from Tejas Yoga in Chicago! https://youtu.be/N-3f4lCkcsA

As we move from a heated election season into the busy holiday season, let your yoga practice provide a refuge. Why not try Nichola Dunne’s Urban Zen class on Sundays from 5:45-7pm? Ideal for all levels, this self-care practice consists of gentle, therapeutic movements and incorporates essential oils, Reiki, guided meditation.
 
John and I are so grateful for the wide community of friends, teachers, students, and all who have contributed to the Goorus community.  Wishing you a mindful holiday season!
 
Gretchen
 
P.S.  Goorus will be closed for the holidays on Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1.

Gretchen Lightfoot

A Yoga Alliance RYT-500, Gretchen trained with Carmen Fitzgibbon, Thomas Taubman, and Gigi Snyder of YogaWorks in Los Angeles. Gretchen’s teaching experience includes YogaWorks, Neutrogena, Fancy Feet Dance Studio, the Palisades Library, the Palisades Rec Center, and one-on-one work with a number of private clients throughout LA.

Gretchen’s classes vary in style. Her weekday morning classes run from a balanced, all-level flow to a chilled-out yin practice, to an Iyengar-style wall practice. Sunday morning flow tends to be a little more energetic (expect music). Regardless of the style, Gretchen encourages practitioners to listen to their bodies and modify where needed.