October News & Announcements

Exciting things are happening at the studio this Fall! Support and grow your practice with a Fall workshop or join the 6-Week Yoga Challenge. Please mark your calendar for the screening of “Sit Up & Change: Tales of Transformation” on Monday, October 9 at 8:30pm at L.A. Live Regal.  
Yoga Challenge
We are 4 weeks into our 6-Week Yoga Challenge. Our congrats to the following folks, who are off to a great start!
1. Howard K
2. Jill C
3. Lexie B
3. Laura C
3. Cathy L
3. Sandy M
3. Leslie W
There's still time to get in on the action, as the Challenge doesn't end until October 15. 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

Fall Workshops
Spend a few hours laughing and learning in these workshops designed to help you better understand yourself and your yoga practice. 

Friday, October 13 | 7:00-9:00pm | $35-$40
Breathwork & Soundbath
Led by Guru Mitar Kaur
New this year at Goorus: Guru Mitar will lead a monthly breathwork & soundbath event the 2nd Friday of every month from 7-9pm.

Saturday, October 21 | 2-4pm | $35
Yoga Nidra: The Art of Letting Go
Led by The Den’s Meditation Chick Hilary Jackendoff

Friday, October 27 | 6-7:30pm | $35 early/$40 late
The Night Before: A Test Anxiety Solution
Led by Hilary Jackendoff & Josh Eckhaus
Is your teen nervous about the SAT or ACT? Nail it the night before with Goorus!

Saturday, October 28 | 5:00-6:15pm | $30-$35
Savoring the Soundscape: A Sonic Immersion
Led by Michael & Jahna Perricone
Our congratulations to Michael and Jahna, whose songs, “I Have a Dream” and “Opening”, were among the list of finalists in the 2017 Global Peace Song Awards. We are anxiously awaiting the announcement of winners on September 21.
Sit Up & Change: Tales of Transformation Screening in LA
Scott Powell and Susan Cambigue-Tracey’s short documentary, Sit Up & Change: Tales of Transformation has been picked up by the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Kansas International Film Festival. The 15-minute short highlights the transformative stories of several diverse people who take Susan’s chair yoga class twice weekly at Goorus. Susan guides them toward a heightened awareness of mind, body and sprit. Each student faced challenges in their lives which felt overwhelming, but they found hope, regained confidence, and developed new skills through this form of yoga. Designed to give hope, and inspire people to live longer, healthier lives, there is plenty of heart in this film to motivate anyone who has felt similar challenges.

Sit Up & Change” will be screened locally at the L.A. Live Regal Cinema at 1000 W Olympic Boulevard at 8:30pm on Monday, October 9. There will be time for Q&A and celebration afterward. Buy your tickets here.

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.