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!

Choose a payment plan that works for you; all Membership benefits are the same.

Monthly

Renews every month
$29 per month


Includes 14-Day FREE Trial

Includes All Benefits

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Biannual

Renews every 6 months
$149 SAVE ~15%!


Includes All Benefits

6-Month Obligation

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Yearly

Renews every year
$259 SAVE over 25%!


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12-Month Obligation

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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.

Wake Up Yoga 3
Take a half-hour to wake up and shake up your morning!
Inspiration & Support • Simplicity
Ellen gives a short, inspirational talk on the conscious simplicity she offers in her teaching.
Yin Yoga • 09-12-21
A complete Yin Yoga class exploring your response to someone 'pushing your buttons'.
Strength & Stretch: Shoulders
A short class balancing strength and length—and focusing on the upper back and shoulders.
Strength & Stretch: More Hips
Because once is not enough! Enjoy a closer exploration of your hips and glutes with this short practice.
Intro to Yin Yoga
A great, short introduction to Yin Yoga as Ellen guides you through some beginning poses.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 08-23-21
59:09, Core, Back, Core, Legs, Shoulders
A complete Rise & Shine practice to wake up your shoulders, back and core.
Restorative Yoga • 08-23-21
A complete Restorative Yoga class to help you slow down and unwind.

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.

Guided Relaxation 3
A 15-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Guided Relaxation 3. Another great class to mix and match with more active practices.
Guided Relaxation 1
A 16-minute practice that you can mix and match with others in the Yoga à la Carte series.
A Bit of Everything 1
A 51-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called A Bit of Everything. As the name implies, it's a class that's got it all!
Neck Rescue
An 18-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Neck Rescue. Use therapy balls and self-massage to help your neck!
30-Minute Moves 3
A 34-minute practice in the à la Carte library; this is the 3rd 30-Minute Moves practice—each one is unique.
Yoga Break 1
A 15-minute Yoga Break—a great, gentle and short warmup for your whole body.
Core Moments 1
10:00, Core, Arms, Core, Shoulders
A 10-minute core practice in the à la Carte series. Mix and match with your other favorites for a longer practice!
Shoulder Tune-Up
A 35-minute Yoga à la Carte practice to wake up and tune up your shoulders.
Back Massage
A 23-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Back Massage. Use therapy balls and help your back with self-massage.

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.

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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.

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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.

Series: Yoga & Sleep pt. 1
Enjoy an hour-long exploration of the elements of good sleep, and practices to help you cultivate it.
Yoga 101 • Twists
Back to the basics of twisting, an essential movement for health and a foundational element of Yoga.
Workshop: Yoga for Fatigue
A longer, Specialty Workshop focusing on the roots and ways to alleviate fatigue.
Yin & Meridians: Small Instestine
This Yin Yoga & Meridian series explores the pathways mapped out in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Inspiration & Support: Wholeness = YOU
A short talk where Ellen explores the nature of wholeness with skillful inquiry.
Yoga 101 • Hips & Hamstrings
Back to basics, this time focusing on the lower body. Great for beginners or a refresher!
Yoga 101 • Restorative Yoga
Back to basics with an introduction to the deep surrender of Restorative Yoga.
Yoga Classics 1
Enjoy over an hour of classic yoga postures and sequencing. Old-school on the mat!
Yoga 101 • Legs
Let's go back to the basics! This Yoga 101 practice is all about the Legs.

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.

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Yoga with Cats!

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

Extra Easy 3
An à la Carte practice called Extra Easy 3. Gentle, accessible—mix and match! Cats are optional.
Breathe 2
A short breathing practice in the Yoga à la Carte series.
Yang Yoga for Strength 3
A great, challenging Yang practice focusing on your core, shoulders, arms, & legs.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 08-22-20
A 60-minute Rise & Shine Yoga practice. This is a complete class.
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.
Wall Wind Down
A 32-minute Yoga à la Carte practice using the wall as a prop in a Restorative Class.

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? 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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