Gold Country Yoga

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he change and transformation a dedicated Yoga practice can bring about is priceless.  And the great news is that anyone can benefit from Yoga; whether you are new to Yoga or have taken classes for a while, whether you are strong to begin with or not, whether you are stiff or flexible, in shape or not—Yoga will simply help you feel better!

Yoga is meant to be a practice–something you engage with on a regular or even daily basis. Of course there are days that simply get away from you, but you’ll be amazed how even a few minutes of Yoga every day can go a long way in supporting your physical health and emotional well-being.

Gold Country Yoga offers different length classes and a broad variety of themes and styles that will make it easy for you to find just the right class for what you need every day.

Benefits of a Home Yoga Practice

Feel more comfortable and at home in your body

Increase your strength, mobility and flexibility

Find relief from common aches and pains

Feel grounded & resilient in the face of challenge

Learn how to effectively reduce stress and tension

Become more accepting of yourself & others

Invaluable chance to care for your health & well-being

Greater ease falling asleep and staying asleep

What’s Included in Your Membership

Hundreds of professionally produced Yoga Classes right at your fingertips 24/7

Active Movement, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Relaxation & Mindfulness classes

Specialty Yoga Workshops and Special Series on a wide range of topics

Multi-day Yoga Challenges and Retreats for a truly guided experience

Targeted practices to address your changing daily challenges and needs

Expert guidance with plenty of skillful modifications for different levels

Membership pages and On-Demand Library are easy to use and navigate

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Are We the Right Fit?

It is crucial to find a teacher that you trust—someone who is skilled, experienced, creates meaningful practices and communicates Yoga in a way that resonates directly with you.  Ellen’s warm personality, dedication, depth of knowledge and consistent teaching principles will help you deepen your understanding of Yoga and move towards your goals of improved health and well-being.

Try Ellen’s Teaching for Free

Curious to learn more about how you can feel your best every day? Explore a series of guided practices from the comfort of your home—and find out for yourself how Gold Country Yoga classes can transform your life!

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What We Offer

• Yoga for physical and emotional well-being
• Movement that is much more than just exercise
Postures that respect your unique body
• Yoga that includes reflection and mindfulness
• Support to create a home Yoga practice
• A family-run business dedicated to good health

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What We Do Not

• Extremely fast-paced or power Yoga classes
• Practices solely focused on exercise and cardio
• Gymnastic, extreme poses and practices
• ‘No pain, no gain’ as a motto
• Excessive fixation on aesthetics or appearance
• Bland, corporate Yoga with high-paid execs

Meet the Family Behind the Scenes

Ellen, Teacher & Owner at Gold Country Yoga, brings over 25 years of Yoga, movement & dance experience to her classes.  She skillfully combines traditional postures and creative movement sequences with mindfulness practices for a truly unique and engaging Yoga experience.

Mark, an Emmy Award-winning television and film professional, has extensive experience producing instructional Yoga videos.  He records all classes with multiple cameras, crystal-clear audio and carefully edits each one to highlight teaching details and create a seamless, flowing experience.

The Felines: Our cat family of four adds a little extra sweetness and delight to our classes. You may see Speedy climbing onto Ellen’s back in a Yoga pose, Mr. Smokes leaping up the cat tree, Tulane taking a nap on a Yoga blanket or Maddie parading her cuteness across the room.

Want to See More?  Browse Our Library

 Preview the On-Demand Library below: hundreds of Classes, Specialty Workshops and Multi-Day Yoga Challenges.

Recently Added Classes

We add classes regularly, often several new ones each week.  Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

Meditation & Smiling
Let's practice a simple guided meditation focusing on the outer and inner quality of smiling.
Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
Gentle Movement • 04-28-22
Another complete Gentle Movement class that's accessible while offering depth and variation.
Healthy Back: Stenosis
For all those who experience spinal stenosis, this focused practice is a great way start experiencing relief.
30-Minute Restore 5
Take a half-hour and treat yourself to another deep dive into complete relaxation.
Quiet Yoga - Mindful Movement 1
Enjoy a complete Mindful Movement practice with less talk, and more silence!
Yoga Nidra
Ellen guides you through a deeply relaxing practice known as Yogic Sleep.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 03-27-22
Wake up or shake up your day with this complete Yoga class.
Chair Yoga • 03-27-22
Try a gentler practice focused mostly on seated postures, but includes some standing and floor work.

Active Level 1

These beginner-friendly active practices are a great way to start exploring our Library and evoke your curiosity about this rich practice.

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Active Level 2

Ready for a bit more? Here we explore a little more depth with active movements and strength enhancing postures.

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Active Level 3

Up for a challenge? After an active warm up fluidly linking one pose with the next we’ll explore longer-held postures to help increase strength & stability.

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Gentle & Seated Practices

If a mat-based Yoga practice is not right for you try one of our Chair Classes. We start seated with easy upper-body movements followed by a few standing postures for balance and a short relaxation that can be done on the floor or couch.

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Meditation & Breathing Practices

The title of this category speaks for itself: practices focusing on mindfulness, inward attention, breathwork and exploring the quieter mysteries found within.

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Yin & Restorative Yoga Practices

Let’s slow down! Restorative Yoga disconnects offers time relax, nurture and renew; Yin Yoga’s long-held stretching poses release tension and invite a deep inward reflection and surrender.

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Yoga à la Carte

Build Your Perfect Class! Shorter, partial practices meant to be mixed and matched together. I recommend mixing Active and Relaxing practices, in that order; but trust your body, experiment, and create your very own perfect class or longer sequence.

Meditation & Smiling
Let's practice a simple guided meditation focusing on the outer and inner quality of smiling.
Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
30-Minute Restore 5
Take a half-hour and treat yourself to another deep dive into complete relaxation.
Yoga Nidra
Ellen guides you through a deeply relaxing practice known as Yogic Sleep.
Yin Yoga for Psoas
Let's use Yin Yoga to give some much-needed attention to this muscle deep in the body!
Extra Easy 4
Another especially gentle class to wake up and enliven your body and spirit.
Simple Strength 9
Increase your strength without over-thinking your practice! A great way to stay in shape.
Meditation 6
Try a short meditation to calm and still your mind.
Yoga Break 4
Take a break and shake up any stiffness or fatigue with this short, engaging practice!

Instruction & Inspiration: Talks and Practices

Here you’ll find a mix of inspiration talks, philosophy, detailed instruction—plus practices linked with a deep inner inquiry to explore the subtler, essential questions we all face.

Yoga Details • Home Setup
A short video showing the various props you'll need for a home practice, plus alternatives you might already have.
Yoga Details • Restorative vs. Yin Yoga
This short talk explores both the similarities and differences between Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga.
Series: Posture pt. 1
This first of a series explore the nature of posture, common problems and ways to improve it.
Inspiration & Support • Authenticity
8:14, Instruction
A short talk with inspiring thoughts on the nature and expression of authenticity.
Yoga Details • On Sleep
Ellen offers a short talk on the issues around sleep trouble and practical considerations for improving your slumber.
Inspiration & Support: Wholeness = YOU
A short talk where Ellen explores the nature of wholeness with skillful inquiry.
Inspiration & Support • Intentions
A short talk on the importance of intentions, and practical advice and how to work with them.
Inspiration & Support • About Beliefs
This short talk explores the nature of beliefs and how they affect our place in the world.
Yoga Details • Frontside Fascia
Frontside Fascia explores the anatomy and movement of these important connections.

Office Breaks: Practice at Work

These 5 to 10-minute practices help during long hours at work; a few minutes of movement and simple stretches can relieve a tight back, sore wrists and tired legs.

Office Break • Neck Check 2
A short break you can take at your desk to wake up and loosen up your neck!
Office Break • Self-Massage
Treat yourself to a short self-massage you can learn and practice at your desk, at work, or anywhere!
Office Break • Shake it Off
Feeling stiff? Overbearing boss? Stressful meeting? Shake it Off with this super quick release!
Office Break • On the Wall
Let's use a wall to support for this short restorative practice.
Office Break • Quick Energy
A quick, energizing practice to shake up your office day!
Office Break • Stretch & Breathe
A 15-minute Office Break called Stretch & Breathe. A great wake up for your hands, spine & legs!
Office Break • Energize!
A 5-minute Office Break called Energize! Another short and sweet practice to shake up your stiffness and raise your energy!
Office Break • Easy Movements
A 6-minute Office Break called Easy Movements. Another great reason to get up from your desk, move and release!
Office Break • Move, Stretch & Relax
An 18-minute Office Break offering a short but complete sequence: Move, Stretch & Relax!

Workshops and Special Series

These Workshops and Special Series explore practices around a specific theme. Workshops dive deeper with longer, single classes; Series explore a topic over a range of classes.

Healthy Back: Stenosis
For all those who experience spinal stenosis, this focused practice is a great way start experiencing relief.
Quiet Yoga - Mindful Movement 1
Enjoy a complete Mindful Movement practice with less talk, and more silence!
Self Care: Relaxation
Give yourself the gift of self-care—and relaxation. It's a wonderful combination for health and healing!
Yoga for Stiff Joints 2
Loosen and open up your joints with this focused class on often overlooked parts of your body!
Yin & Yang Yoga 3
Another installment of Ellen's special blend of Yin and Yang Yoga—mixing movement and stillness.
Restorative Yoga & Wholeness
Explore a direct experience and inquiry into the nature of wholeness using the quiet and stillness of Restorative Yoga.
Healthy Back: Sciatica
Take care of your back with these practices focusing on the cause and relief of sciatica.
Healthy Back: Scoliosis
A special back care class focusing on the causes and relief of scoliosis.
Workshop: On Connection
A short but complete workshop exploring the nature of Connection in our Yoga practice and ourselves.

Therapy Balls & Self-Massage

Sometimes an additional tool is needed to get those stubborn knots in our muscles to let go. The use of therapy balls is a fun and creative way to address discomfort in specific areas while learning more about the architecture and anatomy of your own body.

Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
Yin Yoga w/Therapy Balls
A great mix of two deep, healing practices: Yin Yoga and Therapy balls for self-massage.
Neck Rescue
An 18-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Neck Rescue. Use therapy balls and self-massage to help your neck!
Hips on the Ball
A 19-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Hips on the Ball: a therapy ball self-massage for the hips.
Feet Retreat
A 16-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Feet Retreat. Give your toes, soles and ankles a little TLC!
Back Massage
A 23-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Back Massage. Use therapy balls and help your back with self-massage.
On The Ball: Yin Yoga & Self Massage
An 87-minute Specialty Workshop featuring a blend of Yin Yoga and therapy balls to focus on self-massage.
On the Ball: Shoulders
A 15-minute Yoga à la Carte practice using therapy balls to work the shoulders, upper and lower back.

Yoga with Cats!

Enjoy a practice with our resident Yogis: Maddie, Mr. Smokes, Tulane or the ever-present Speedy!

Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
Gentle Movement • 04-28-22
Another complete Gentle Movement class that's accessible while offering depth and variation.
Simple Strength 9
Increase your strength without over-thinking your practice! A great way to stay in shape.
Yin & Yang Yoga 3
Another installment of Ellen's special blend of Yin and Yang Yoga—mixing movement and stillness.
Restorative Yoga & Wholeness
Explore a direct experience and inquiry into the nature of wholeness using the quiet and stillness of Restorative Yoga.
Gentle Movement • 02-07-22
A complete Gentle Movement Yoga class for an accessible, enlivening experience.
Healthy Back: Scoliosis
31:25, Speedy, Back, Special Series
A special back care class focusing on the causes and relief of scoliosis.
Yin Yoga • 01-24-22
A complete Yin Yoga class for the whole body — along with Speedy the Yoga Cat!
Yoga Break 4
Take a break and shake up any stiffness or fatigue with this short, engaging practice!

Explore our Multi-Day Yoga Challenges

Ellen’s carefully hand-chosen practices will guide you over 7-28 days,
focusing on topics like strength building, relaxation, meditation and anatomy.

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