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!


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.

Yoga for Stiff Joints 1
Loosen up and limber up those stiff joints with movements, breathing and awareness.
Gentle Movement Yoga  • 12-16-21
Enjoy a full hour of Gentle Movement to start or restart your day!
Simple Strength 8
Another installment in our Simple Strength series; get stronger without tying yourself in knots!
Restore & More 3
The third in a series of classes combining Restorative Yoga with other aspects of practice.
Yin & Yang Yoga 1
A great combination of Yin & Yang Yoga for the perfect, balanced practice. Intermediate level.
Restore & More 2
Another class in this great series: some active practice and intentional relaxation.
Self Care: Touch
This is the first in our Self Care series: a short exploration and practice of touch as a form of healing.
Inspiration & Support • Home Practice
Ellen offers a short talk to help support and inspire your home yoga practice.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 11-21-21
Wake up and start your day (or restart your day) with this complete, active class!

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.

Open the Chest
A 30-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Open the Chest; open your upper torso!
Yang Yoga for Strength 2
A 33-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Yang Yoga for Strength 2.
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.
Take a Seat 1
A 30-minute seated practice in the Yoga à la Carte series. This is a gentler class for those who prefer practicing in a char.
Face & Eyes
15:00, Face & Eyes, Eyes, Jaw, Neck
A 15-minute Yoga à la Carte practice focusing on the Face & Eyes.
Meditation 1
A 17-minute guided meditation practice that you can mix and match with other Yoga à la Carte classes.
Twist & Restore
A 31-minute Restorative Yoga à la Carte class called Twist & Restore.
Deep Yin Yoga 1
A 29-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Deep Yin Yoga. Take a deep dive into your connective tissue after one of our active practices!
Stretch & Unwind
A 32-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Stretch & Unwind. It's a shorter, easy all-around 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.

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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.

Yoga 101 • Stretching
Back to basics in this beginner series, focusing today on the essence of stretching.
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!

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!

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? 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!