The intention of the space behind the name, Goorus (think Guru) is a remembrance of the heart teacher in us all.

Goorus Yoga is the only dedicated yoga studio in Pacific Palisades, believe it or not. Husband and wife team Gretchen and John Lightfoot didnt plan on opening a yoga studio. But after news of the that the yoga studio in this location would be closing, Gretchen and John decided to continue to provide an opportunity for the Palisades community to come together on the mat by providing a space to raise awareness and create opportunities for personal growth, health, inspiration, and transformation.

The natural light and lofty ceilings in the studio create a welcoming, inviting, and inspirational environment.  As soon you walk in, you feel like you can exhale fully.  The entry, adorned by canvases by local artists, is warm and peaceful; it is conducive for connecting with friends old and new.

Goorus offers a full range of classes and workshops for students of all levels including their popular Iyengar Yoga classes, classes for children, chair yoga, and even Bollywood dance. Each weekday morning begins with a balancing Rise and Shine Yoga practice.  

John Lightfoot, a Pacific Palisades native, has long deep roots in the community and is dedicated to preserving the benefits a yoga studio brings to the area. Walk in and you immediately feel the pulsing heart of the space.


Goorus Yoga Studio

15327 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA


By Natalie Macam, an LA-based yoga teacher who leads charity yoga treks to the Himalayas in Nepal every year. tigerwaveyoga.com