Gold Country Yoga

On-Demand Membership

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

Give Yourself the Care and Support You Deserve!

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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? Sign up, become a Member today and enjoy our entire library of On Demand classes for 14 days; cancel anytime if it’s not for you!

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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.

Gentle Movement • 02-14-24
Join Ellen for some Gentle Movement, inviting students into a deeper experience through simplicity.
Finding Safety
Let's take some time and explore what it means to feel safe in your body and emotional being.
Sweet, Simple Settling 7
A short practice to find or return to a simpler, centered place inside.
Yoga for Headache Relief
Take a deeper dive focusing on active and relaxing practices for headache relief.
Yinsights 2
A short Yin Yoga practice connecting with insights and intuition.
Yoga Nonstop 2
A short, flowing class that doesn't stop moving—but won't wear you out!
Tending to Yourself
A deeper class with some gentle movement, but with an invitation to turn inward and care for yourself.
Gentle Care
Slow down and extend some gentle care toward yourself!
Grounding Floor Practice
Let's stay on the floor for 30 minutes of movement and exploring the nature of grounding.

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.

Finding Safety
Let's take some time and explore what it means to feel safe in your body and emotional being.
Yoga for Headache Relief
Take a deeper dive focusing on active and relaxing practices for headache relief.
Yinsights 2
A short Yin Yoga practice connecting with insights and intuition.
Yoga Nonstop 2
A short, flowing class that doesn't stop moving—but won't wear you out!
Tending to Yourself
A deeper class with some gentle movement, but with an invitation to turn inward and care for yourself.
Gentle Care
Slow down and extend some gentle care toward yourself!
Grounding Floor Practice
Let's stay on the floor for 30 minutes of movement and exploring the nature of grounding.
Feeling Untethered?
Take a closer look at the reasons you might be feeling untethered, and how to be more grounded.
Yoga Warmup 5
Take 20 minutes to enliven and warm up the body and refresh your spirit!

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.

Intro to Chakra Yoga
Ellen gives a short talk introducing this fascinating series exploring Chakra Yoga, practices around the 7 energy centers of the body.
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.
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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 • Posture 1
Take 5 minutes at your desk to give your posture a boost.
Office Break • Posture 3
5 minutes of simple movement and attention will help enliven your posture today!
Office Break • Posture 2
Another 5 minute practice to wake up and shake up your posture at work!
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 • Wrist Relief
An 8-minute Office Break to stretch and de-stress your wrists.
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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.

Sweet, Simple Settling 7
A short practice to find or return to a simpler, centered place inside.
Group Centering 1
A settling practice to share with others before a meeting or gathering.
Group Centering 2
A settling practice to share with others before a meeting or gathering.
Sweet, Simple Settling 5
Continue to explore the nature of settling through these simple practices.
Sweet, Simple Settling 6
Take 15 minutes to settle mind, body and spirit in this gentle, relaxing class.
Sweet, Simple Settling 3
A short and sweet class to help get you settled any time of day!
Sweet, Simple Settling 4
Settle in with this accessible, short class — simply delicious!
Sweet, Simple Settling 1
A short, warm practice to settle the body and spirit.
Sweet, Simple Settling 2
Another in this series of short, accessible practices to help bring you back to yourself.

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!

Gentle Movement • 02-14-24
Join Ellen for some Gentle Movement, inviting students into a deeper experience through simplicity.
Finding Safety
Let's take some time and explore what it means to feel safe in your body and emotional being.
Gentle Movement • 10-04-23
Join Ellen and Maddie for a complete, gentle class to move and relax!
Sweet, Simple Settling 6
Take 15 minutes to settle mind, body and spirit in this gentle, relaxing class.
Daily Trio 12
Three simple postures to get you moving and stretching in a short time!
Stretch Break 2
Take 30 minutes and treat yourself to a break with great stretching and gentle movements!
Gentle Movement • 05-03-23
Enjoy 40 minutes of great, Gentle Movement with a focus on the hips, neck and twists—and mindfulness of course.
Self-Embrace
Give yourself a big hug—literally and figuratively—with this 23-minute class focused on self-care.
Moving Into Meditation
Let's use some movement as a natural transition into silence, stillness and meditation.

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.

Try Ellen’s Teaching for Free

Curious to learn more about how you can feel your best every day? Sign up, become a Member today and enjoy our entire library of On Demand classes for 14 days; cancel anytime if it’s not for you!