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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.

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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.

Restorative Yoga for Transition
A complete Restorative Yoga class focusing on the nature and reality of life's inevitable transitions.
Series: Moving Meditation pt. 3
The latest installment of this Special Series mixing Movement and Mindfulness.
Yin Yoga for the Spine
A short practice of Yin Yoga for your spine, upper and lower back.
Take a Seat 3
Another seated class for those of you looking for something very gentle, with no weight on your feet.
Meditation 5
A very short warmup followed by a guided, seated Meditation.
Yoga Details • Home Setup
A short video showing the various props you'll need for a home practice, plus alternatives you might already have.
Core Moments 4
Treat yourself to 17 minutes of focus on your core! Your abs might thank you!
Yin Yoga for Hips & Hams
A short practice of Yin yoga for the hips and backsides of the legs. Try an active warmup first to prepare!
Series: Posture pt. 3
The 3rd installment in the About Your Posture series.

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.

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.
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.
Gentle Movement Yoga • 04-02-21
Another of our popular Gentle Movement Yoga classes. This is a complete, accessible class.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt. 2
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Part of a short series.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt 1
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Part of a short series.
Series: Yoga & Sleep pt. 2
Another in a series on sleep with practical exercises to help you understand how to get a better night's slumber.

Active Level 2

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

30-Minute Moves 4
A great movement practice to get you up and moving. Mix with a restorative or quieter practice for a full class.
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.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt. 2
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Part of a short series.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt 1
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Part of a short series.
Series: Moving Meditation pt 2
Part of a series deeply exploring the nature of mindfulness applied to movement, breath and posture.
Rise & Shine Yoga
Get up and start your day with this great class in the Rise & Shine series.
Yoga for Fatigue
A longer, Specialty Workshop focusing on the roots and ways to alleviate fatigue.
Office Break • Shake it Off
Feeling stiff? Overbearing boss? Stressful meeting? Shake it Off with this super quick release!

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.

Simple Strength 3
As the name implies, it's Simple Strength. Getting stronger does not need to be complicated!
Rise & Shine Yoga • 11-30-20
A complete Rise & Shine Yoga practice.
Core Moments 3
14:52, Core, Core, Legs, Shoulders
A great short, focused practice with exercises for your core. Mixes well with others in the à la Carte library!
Core Moments 2
Another focused core workout to mix and match with your other favorites.
Deep Yin Yoga 2
Dive deeper into your Yin practice! Mixes well with more active classes.
Yang Yoga for Strength 3
31:16, Core, Arms, Legs, Shoulders
A great, challenging Yang practice focusing on your core, shoulders, arms, & legs.
Yang Yoga • 06-04-20
65:00, General Class
A 65-minute Yoga Yoga practice.
Sunny Salutations 3
A 40-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Sunny Salutations 3: another great variation.
Yang Yoga for Strength 1
A 40-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Yang Yoga for Strength.

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.

Chair Yoga • 3-31-20
A 58-minute Yoga practice using a chair for support and balance. Suitable for all students.

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.

Meditation 3
Another guided meditation in the à la Carte series.
Series: Moving Meditation pt 1
A Yoga à la Carte practice called Moving Meditation. Gentle movement with extra attention!
Breathe 3
Another short sequence of breathing practices to mix and match for a longer class.
Breathe 2
A short breathing practice in the Yoga à la Carte series.
Meditation 2
Another stand-alone meditation practice to weave into your day.
Breathe 1
Take a break and do some deep, conscious breathing.
Calm Heart & Mind • 05-23-20a
A 23-minute Calm Heart & Mind practice.
Yoga Details • Mindfulness
This is a 5-minute talk on the role of Mindfulness in Yoga practice and daily life.
10-Minute Drop-In
A 15-minute introspective practice called Yoga à la Carte • 10-minute Drop-In. 5 extra minutes for free!

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.

Yoga Break 3
Another great, short break; this one focuses on Yin Yoga and relaxation. Mix with something more active for a longer class!
Yoga for Challenging Times
A longer practice to help support you when confronting things in your life that are challenging.
30-Minute Restore 3
Another short, focused restorative practice you can do as a stand-alone or mixed with something more active.
Evening Wind Down
A great practice to help slow down and relax at the end of the day. Start with a more vigorous practice if you like.
30-Minute Yin 1
A short Yin Yoga practice to mix and match with others in the à la Carte Library.
30-Minute Restore 2
Another version of a short restorative practice! Great to mix with something more active.
Office Break • On the Wall
Let's use a wall to support for this short restorative practice.
Deep Yin Yoga 2
Dive deeper into your Yin practice! Mixes well with more active classes.
Restorative Yoga • 08-23-20
A 54-minute Restorative Yoga practice. This is a complete class.

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.

30-Minute Moves 4
A great movement practice to get you up and moving. Mix with a restorative or quieter practice for a full class.
Guided Relaxation for Sleep
Can't sleep? Try this guided relaxation and let Ellen's soothing voice help you find a deep, restorative rest.
Simple Strength 6
Enjoy getting stronger with this challenging yet accessible à la Carte practice. Add a relaxation or Yin practice to round it out.
Yin for Runners
This focused Yin Yoga practice addresses the stresses and strains from running, providing relief and increased flexibility.
Yoga Break 2
Need a short break? Need a boost during your day? Enjoy this short mini-practice!
Yoga Break 3
Another great, short break; this one focuses on Yin Yoga and relaxation. Mix with something more active for a longer class!
Guided Relaxation 5
Another short but complete guided relaxation to help calm and sooth. Pairs well with active practices for a complete experience.
Neck & Shoulder Reset
Take a break and reset your neck and shoulders! Mix with a relaxing or meditation practice for a full practice.
Guided Relaxation 4
Another great, short guided experience to help you slow down and go inward.

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.

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.
Yoga Details • Vinyasa
A short walk-through of the various stages of this classic movement sequence.
Confrontation & Comfort
An Inspiration & Support talk about the nature of confrontation and the comfort we seek.
Yoga Details • Mindfulness
This is a 5-minute talk on the role of Mindfulness in Yoga practice and daily life.
Yoga Details • Breathwork 1
A 21-minute instructional class discussing the basic details of using the breath during practice.
Yoga Details • Backside Fascia
A 36-minute instructional class in the Yoga Details series called Backside Fascia.
What Is Yoga
Ellen Cremer explains what Yoga means to her and what inspires her about practice and teaching.
Greetings and Support
Ellen offer encouragement and advice on maintaining your inspiration to practice.

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 • Mindfulness
A 9-minute Office break called Mindfulness. It's a guided meditation practice to help relieve stress and slow down peacefully.
Office Break • Back in Shape
A 23-minute Office Break focusing on strengthening your back.
Office Break • Calming Breath
A 10-minute Office Break focusing on relaxing breath work for stress-reduction.
Office Break • Neck Check
9:00, Neck, Neck, Shoulders, Spine
A 9-minute Office Break to stretch and relax your neck!
Office Break • Shoulder Sweetener
A 7-minute Office Break to help with your shoulders!
Office Break • Wrist Wake-Up
A 5-minute Office Break to help energize and wake-up your wrists!
Office Break • Wrist Relief
An 8-minute Office Break to stretch and de-stress your wrists.

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: Wrist & Knee Free pt. 2
The 2nd of a 3-part series of full practices that avoid stressing the wrists and the knees. This is a stand-alone, complete class.
Restorative Yoga for Awareness
A complete Restorative Yoga class focusing on cultivating and exploring Awareness.
Series: Coordination pt. 3
The 3rd and most challenging in a 3-part series exploring and improving coordination, balance and dexterity.
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.
Series: Wrist & Knee Free pt. 1
The 1st of a 3-part series of full practices that avoid stressing the wrists and the knees.
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.

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!

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
17:56, Speedy, Neck, Special Series
Back to the basics, this time focusing on your neck and ways to keep it healthy and happy.
30-Minute Moves 4
A great movement practice to get you up and moving. Mix with a restorative or quieter practice for a full class.
Yoga 101 • Balance
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.
Gentle Movement Yoga • 04-02-21
Another of our popular Gentle Movement Yoga classes. This is a complete, accessible class.
Series: Yoga for Vitality pt 1
Increase energy, feel vibrant and vital with special breathing and movements. Part of a short series.

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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