March Workshops, Modern Family, & A New A.M. Class!

Greetings, yogis!

Lots of good things happening at Goorus this month:
Bea Ammidown is leading Yoga & Writing at Goorus on Saturday, March 12, while Guru Mitar will be back at the studio on Sunday, March 13 for her popular Soundbath & Breathwork event.

Last December, we closed down the studio for a full day while the cast and crew of TV’s Modern Family filmed “The Cover-Up.”  That episode (#16) is scheduled to air on March 16 at 9pm (FOX).  You won’t see any of our regular practitioners, but you will see yoga in a new (and hilarious) way!

Starting March 22, we will be testing the viability of a 1-hour Level 2 class from 6-7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The fabulous Dev Rice will be leading this early morning yoga class, called Organic Flow.  If you are an earlybird, come join us on the mat.  Don’t worry!  Susan’s “Wake Up Yoga” class at 6:30am on Tuesdays/Thursdays will continue in the small room during the one-month trial period.

Finally, YogiApproved.com recently recommended the following four new yoga books—just perfect for Spring reading:

1.     Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness:  A Guide to Finding Joy in Unexpected Places by Sam Chase (3/1)

2.     Aim True:  Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance! By Kathryn Budig (3/29)

3.     Your Body, Your Yoga:  Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best Suited To You by Bernie Clark (4/12)

4.     Perfectly Imperfect:  The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice by Baron Baptiste (5/3)

Happy reading!

Gretchen & John

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.