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.

Mindful Pause 1
Take a short pause in your day and enjoy this guided, mindful practice.
Yoga Break 5
Take a 20-minute Yoga Break and treat yourself to some forward bends and inversions with relaxing breath work.
Daily Trio 7
Try 3 short poses to liven up your day with a focus on your back, hamstrings and side bends.
6th Chakra • Vision & Perception
Ellen explores the 6th Chakra in this complete practice. This is part of a 7-class series.
30-Minute Moves 7
Take 30 minutes to move! Focus on your back, core, legs and shoulders.
Gentle Movement • 11-28-22
A complete and gentle class focusing on the lower body.
Restorative Yoga • 11-28-22
A complete Restorative Yoga classes with bends, inversions and twists.
Simple Strength 11
Continue developing strength without complexity in this installment focusing on the arms, back, core and legs.
Stretch Break 1
Take a short break to stretch, restore and relax! Focus is on hips, twists and side bends.

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.

Meditation & Mudras
A short practice exploring mindful hand gestures to enhance the experience of awareness during meditation.
Meditation & Smiling
Let's practice a simple guided meditation focusing on the outer and inner quality of smiling.
Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
30-Minute Restore 5
Take a half-hour and treat yourself to another deep dive into complete relaxation.
Yoga Nidra
Ellen guides you through a deeply relaxing practice known as Yogic Sleep.
Yin Yoga for Psoas
Let's use Yin Yoga to give some much-needed attention to this muscle deep in the body!
Extra Easy 4
Another especially gentle class to wake up and enliven your body and spirit.
Simple Strength 9
Increase your strength without over-thinking your practice! A great way to stay in shape.
Meditation 6
Try a short meditation to calm and still your mind.

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.

Yoga Details • Downward Dog
This 7-minute Yoga Details video offers a closer look at a classic pose: Downward Facing Dog.

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.

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.

3rd Chakra • Strength & Action
Let's explore the 3rd chakra, the source for much of the strength to act that we can cultivate in our lives.
2nd Chakra • Pleasure & Emotion
Join Ellen for an exploration and practice focused on the 2nd Chakra, the focus point for pleasure and emotion in the body.
Chakra Yoga • 1st: Grounding & Belonging
Begin your exploration of the 7 chakras with this great practice exploring the root of your body, and the source of grounding & belonging.
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.
On the Floor 1
A short practice that's active, but based entirely on the floor. Move, stretch and expand yourself while staying grounded!
Quiet Yoga • Mindful Movement 2
A complete practice focusing on movement and mindfulness—but using fewer verbal cues.
Healthy Back: Stenosis
For all those who experience spinal stenosis, this focused practice is a great way start experiencing relief.
Quiet Yoga - Mindful Movement 1
Enjoy a complete Mindful Movement practice with less talk, and more silence!
Self Care: Relaxation
Give yourself the gift of self-care—and relaxation. It's a wonderful combination for health and healing!

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!

Healthy Back: Scoliosis
31:25, Speedy, Back, Special Series
A special back care class focusing on the causes and relief of scoliosis.
Yin Yoga • 01-24-22
A complete Yin Yoga class for the whole body — along with Speedy the Yoga Cat!
Yoga Break 4
Take a break and shake up any stiffness or fatigue with this short, engaging practice!
Take a Seat 4
Enjoy a well-balanced practice entirely in your favorite chair. Combine it with any relaxation practice for a full class!
Restorative Yoga & Breathwork
Enjoy a full practice combining these two great, complimentary practices: Restorative Yoga & Breathwork.
Self Care: Breathing
Take care of yourself with this short practice focused on breathing.  You deserve it!
Yoga for Stiff Joints 1
Loosen up and limber up those stiff joints with movements, breathing and awareness.
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.

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!