Apps are a great way to keep ourselves motivated to exercise, and they often make working out way more convenient. Lucky for us, our new fave fitness app does both.
Guru’d is a platform for yogis to connect and cultivate a community, as well as a tool for yoga students to find, book and register for classes and events hosted by their favorite teachers.
I am a lifetime yogi who is curious, interested and always learning. I was born and raised in Los Angeles and am now a single momma of 9 and 12 year old girls. I have owned my own businesses and consulted for others, and in the past four years, I have been diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, twice.
I have been practicing yoga and running for decades. I also owned 2 children’s fitness centers and love to run and dance. Yoga gave me the tools to develop my intuition and recognize my illness, which saved my life. It also helped me get through treatment and recover. I practice yoga every day – not physical asana practice every day; yoga.
Dancing, and keeping up with my kids!
I knew that I wanted to create a way to find all my yoga teachers, and their schedules, in the same place at the palm of my hand. I kept missing classes and workshops because I was getting distracted by all the pictures on Facebook of lovely vacations and food. That was the inspiration for Guru’d.
I was not into technology at all! I actually had to buy an iPhone so I could understand apps.
Guru’d is an app where a student can find their teachers, favorites or discover new ones, based on names, styles, location and event type. A teacher can list their schedule, events and any schedule changes all in one place so their students can always find them.
Having all of their teachers in one place! I get so much positive feedback about this. Guru’d will also be creating and hosting yoga events soon. Anything that Guru’d can do to support yoga teachers in a way that helps them and brings awareness to the benefits of yoga, I’m in! It’s very personal for me.
The process of creating an app is tricky! You have to ask so many questions, but not get lost in the options. I am curious by nature and enjoyed learning something new. It’s constantly changing, even now, as I am getting ready to release my newest update. It’s exciting!
My favorite part is also the most challenging part. Creating and introducing something new is a disruption to the current process. It’s a completely different way of empowering a yoga teacher to build their business beyond the studio.
Keep it simple. And just keep swimming!
… a medical diagnosis.