6-Week Yoga Challenge at Goorus Starts September 4!

Summer is always such a special time of the year—vacation travel, cooking on the grill with friends, lounging at the beach or the pool, and indulging in ice cream.
We have fun all summer long, then suddenly along comes Labor Day and the reality of daily life hits us!
And, as a result, getting back to a regular yoga routine can be especially challenging in the Fall.
Here at Goorus, we like to think yoga makes life better. Think back to why you started a yoga practice in the first place. Has yoga made your body healthier? Has yoga helped you develop a better frame of mind? When you have a regular yoga practice, do you have more energy? Improved sleep? Increased productivity?
Whatever initially drew you to yoga, we are here to help you re-establish the habit of a regular practice…which is why we are launching our Fall Yoga Challenge! A challenge is often a life-changing journey that will clear your mind and strengthen your body.
If you are new to yoga, our challenge can be an opportunity to discover amazing things about yourself and your abilities. If you already have a regular practice, then our Fall Yoga Challenge will be an opportunity to take it to a profoundly deeper level.
The 6-Week Challenge begins on Monday, September 4 and ends on Sunday, October 15. The Challenge will be simple to undertake, since we already keep track of your attendance at the Front Desk.  Be sure to check in every time you visit Goorus, and we’ll do the rest!
How It Works

  • Complete 30 classes over the 6-week period and you will receive a $50 studio credit
  • Complete 24 classes in 6-weeks and you will receive a $35 studio credit
  • Complete 18 classes during the Challenge and receive $20 in studio credit

You may make up for a missed day by taking two classes on another day (i.e., a double). You may only do 2 doubles.
Triples—3 classes in a single day—are not allowed.
You may take any class on our schedule (e.g., Urban Zen, Yin, and The Class)
Credit can be used toward a membership package, retail items, or workshops. 


  • Be sure you are reasonably healthy and fit before undertaking the challenge.
  • It’s helpful to sign up with a friend for support and encouragement.
  • Don’t make any major lifestyle changes such as dieting or fasting during your challenge.
  • Minimize your intake of alcohol and tobacco. If you are already taking prescription medication and your body is accustomed to it, then it should be fine for you to continue.
  • Take it easy! The primary challenge is to commit to your practice and get to the studio a minimum of 2, 3, or 5 days per week over the course of six weeks. Don’t push yourself any more in class than your body is accustomed to; in fact, it may be wise to back off a bit intensity-wise.
  • This is a challenge, not a competition. There is no winning or losing. You can stop at any time without shame or regret.
  • If you think you have injured yourself during the challenge, be sure to seek advice and suggestions from an instructor before continuing.
  • Drink lots of water and have fun! Why not follow us on social media and post pictures of yourself doing yoga during the Challenge? Twitter: @GoorusYogaPP, Instagram: @GoorusYoga, Facebook: www.facebook.com/goorusyoga/

Fall Workshops
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one of our Fabulous Fall Workshops at Goorus Yoga:

Tuesday, August 29 | 7-8:30pm | $30-$35
Breathwork Experience
Led by Jon Paul Crimi

Sunday, September 17 | 2-5pm | $50
Find Your Voice | Find Your Self
Led by Annika Vandevelde

Friday, October 13 | 7:00-9:00pm | $35-$40
Breathwork & Soundbath
Led by Guru Mitar Kaur
Saturday, October 28 | 5:00-6:15pm | $30-$35
Savoring the Soundscape: A Sonic Immersion
Led by Michael & Jahna Perricone

Class News
The Class will be with us 2 more days each week starting the week of September 18!  Natalie Kuhn will teach The Class on Tuesdays at 6:30am while Erin Ward will teach The Class on Thursdays at 6:30am.
Yoga Teacher Training
Mazur led Goorus’ first-ever 200-hour yoga teacher training all summer long, every weekend, from June 24 through August 27. We are so proud of our graduates! {see above picture}  We are gearing up to offer our first 300-hour yoga teacher training in January. If you are interested in participating in our training to obtain your 500-hour level of certification, please contact Gretchen at gretchen@goor.us.
Kia Miller of Radiant Body Yoga will be leading an advanced yoga teacher training at our studio Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 16.  During that time, all of our regular classes will move into the smaller asana room.  Due to the limited space, we ask everyone to pre-register for your favorite classes online or by phone that week to ensure you get your spot...of course, you can always try our classes from the comfort of your own home that week as well. Be sure to let us know if you'd like to practice online, live and interactive!
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That’s all for now folks!
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.