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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$149 SAVE ~15%!

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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? 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!


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


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.

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.
Yin Yoga for Psoas
Let's use Yin Yoga to give some much-needed attention to this muscle deep in the body!

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.

Yin Yoga w/Therapy Balls
A great mix of two deep, healing practices: Yin Yoga and Therapy balls for self-massage.
Core Moments 2
Another focused core workout to mix and match with your other favorites.
Breathe 2
A short breathing practice in the Yoga à la Carte series.
Extra Easy 3
An à la Carte practice called Extra Easy 3. Gentle, accessible—mix and match! Cats are optional.
A Bit of Everything 2
A Bit of Everything number 2... as the name implies, a little of everything you love.
Deep Yin Yoga 2
Dive deeper into your Yin practice! Mixes well with more active classes.
Breathe 1
Take a break and do some deep, conscious breathing.
Meditation 2
Another stand-alone meditation practice to weave into your day.
Yang Yoga for Strength 3
31:16, Core, Arms, Legs, Shoulders
A great, challenging Yang practice focusing on your core, shoulders, arms, & legs.

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: Coordination pt.2
The 2nd and more challenging in a 3-part series exploring and improving coordination, balance and dexterity.
Series: Coordination pt.1
The 1st in a 3-part series exploring and improving coordination, balance and dexterity.
Yoga 101 • Mindfulness
A great, basic class exploring the foundations and practice of mindfulness.
Yoga 101 • The Neck
Back to the basics, this time focusing on your neck and ways to keep it healthy and happy.
Yoga 101 • Balance
22:47, Balancing, Back, Core, Legs
Back to basics, learning the fundamentals of staying upright! Great for beginners.
Yoga 101 • Breath
Back to basics exploring the foundation of breath, both in description and practice.
Restorative Yoga for Compassion
A complete restorative class focusing understanding and cultivating Compassion.
Series: Yoga & Sleep pt. 3
Another in a series on sleep with practical exercises to help you understand how to get a better night's slumber.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt. 3
31:08, Backbends, Back, Chest, Legs
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Third part of a short series.

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!

Yoga Warmup 3
A great way to warm up or start the day; mix with other practices to make a longer class.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 11-30-20
57:52, Speedy, Hips, Active, Rise & Shine
A complete Rise & Shine Yoga practice.
30-Minute Yin 1
A short Yin Yoga practice to mix and match with others in the à la Carte Library.
My Body, My Friend
Befriend your body through this hour-long practice of deep postures and inquiry.
30-Minute Restore 2
Another version of a short restorative practice! Great to mix with something more active.
Gently Energize 3
Another great, short practice to get your energy flowing! Mix with other active or restorative practices for a complete class.
Meditation 3
Another guided meditation in the à la Carte series.
Gentle Movement Yoga • 11-01-20
A complete Gentle Movement Yoga practice suitable for beginners or those seeking a gentle class.
Yoga Details • Vinyasa
A short walk-through of the various stages of this classic movement sequence.

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!