Gold Country Yoga

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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

Give Yourself the Care and Support You Deserve!

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

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Biannual

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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.

Strength & Stretch: Hips
We focus on the Hips today in this short, comprehensive practice in the Strength & Stretch series.
Strength & Stretch: Core
25:26, Core, Abs, Back, Legs, Obliques
Let's focus on the core with this short practice in the Strength & Stretch series!
Restorative Yoga • 07-11-21
A full Restorative Yoga practice offering the opportunity for deep relaxation and surrender.
Breath for Relaxation
A short breath-based practice focusing on relaxation and surrender.
Rise & Shine Yoga • 07-11-21
A great way to wake up and start your day: a complete Rise & Shine Yoga practice!
Yoga & Mindfulness: Curiosity
Movement, meditation and breath work combine in this exploration of Curiosity.
Series: Posture pt. 4
A great class in the Posture series focusing on the upper back, neck and shoulders.
Wake Up Yoga 2
A short class to help you wake up or stay awake during the day!
Restorative Yoga for Transition
A complete Restorative Yoga class focusing on the nature and reality of life's inevitable transitions.

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.

Series: Moving Meditation pt 2
Part of a series deeply exploring the nature of mindfulness applied to movement, breath and posture.
Yoga 101 • Arms
Back to basics with this short exploration exploring movement and stretching of the arms.
Yoga 101 • Relaxation
Back to basics, this time exploring the quieter, inward practice of surrender and relaxation with intention.
Yoga 101 • Lower Back
Back to basics with this introductory practice focusing on the lower back. Great for beginners!
Yoga 101 • Core
Back to basics with a short, beginner practice focusing on the core.
Yoga 101 • Stretching
Back to basics in this beginner series, focusing today on the essence of stretching.
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.
Yoga 101 • Hips & Hamstrings
Back to basics, this time focusing on the lower body. Great for beginners or a refresher!

Active Level 2

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

Yoga Classics 1
Enjoy over an hour of classic yoga postures and sequencing. Old-school on the mat!
Rise & Shine Yoga • 01-25-21
A complete Rise & Shine class focusing on backbends. Speedy the cat makes an impressive cameo!
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.
Yoga Break 2
Need a short break? Need a boost during your day? Enjoy this short mini-practice!
Neck & Shoulder Reset
Take a break and reset your neck and shoulders! Mix with a relaxing or meditation practice for a full practice.
Simple Strength 7
Strengthen your body without over-stretching your mind! The Simple Strength series mixes well with any of the quieter practices.
Yang Yoga • 12-29-20
A new, full Yang Yoga practice to get you moving—with some time to slow down at the end.
Simple Strength 5
The next in a series of strength-building practices that makes you stronger without tying you in knots!
Simple Strength 4
Another variation on the strength-building theme: short, simple and accessible.

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.

Yang Yoga for Strength 2
A 33-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Yang Yoga for Strength 2.
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!
Sunny Salutations 2
A 31-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Sunny Salutations 2—another take on a classic.
Yang Yoga • 05-21-20
A 60-minute Yoga Yoga practice.
Yang Yoga • 05-14-20
A 62-minute Yang Yoga practice.
Sunny Salutations 1
This 28-minute practice is our take on the classic Sun Salutation sequence.
Yang Yoga • 05-07-20
60:00, Twists
A 60-minute Yang Yoga practice.
Yang Yoga • 04-30-20
A 61-minute Yang Yoga practice.
Yang Yoga • 04-23-20
A 61-minute Yang Yoga class.

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.

Office Break • Mindfulness
A 9-minute Office break called Mindfulness. It's a guided meditation practice to help relieve stress and slow down peacefully.
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.
Meditation 1
A 17-minute guided meditation practice that you can mix and match with other Yoga à la Carte classes.
Move & Breathe
An 18-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Move & Breathe.
Yoga Details • Breathwork 1
A 21-minute instructional class discussing the basic details of using the breath during practice.
Office Break • Calming Breath
A 10-minute Office Break focusing on relaxing breath work for stress-reduction.
Calm Heart & Mind • 05-23-20
A 23-minute Calm Heart & Mind practice.
Calm Heart & Mind • 05-16-20
A 46-minute Calm Heart & Mind practice.
Calm Heart & Mind • 04-11-20
A 48-minute Calm Heart & Mind Yoga & meditation practice.

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.

Yin Yoga • 06-06-20
A 65-minute Yin Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga for Letting Go
A 48-minute practice called Yin Yoga for Letting Go; a deep practice and inquiry exploring surrender.
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!
Restorative Yoga • 06-04-20
62:00, General Class
A 62-minute Restorative Yoga practice.
30-Minute Restore 1
A 30-minute Yoga à la Carte Restorative Yoga practice you can mix and match with others in the Library.
Twist & Restore
A 31-minute Restorative Yoga à la Carte class called Twist & Restore.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 06-02-20
A 61-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 05-23-20
A 60-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 05-21-20
A 61-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
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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.

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.
Simple Strength 7
Strengthen your body without over-stretching your mind! The Simple Strength series mixes well with any of the quieter practices.
Yang Yoga • 12-29-20
A new, full Yang Yoga practice to get you moving—with some time to slow down at the end.
Take a Seat 2
A great gentle, seated practice you can mix and match with relaxation or meditation.
On the Mend
The perfect practice to ease back to normal after an illness. Take it easy and support your recovery!
Meditation 4
An inward practice focusing on how emotions are tangled up in our lives, and techniques to untangle them.

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 • What's a Flat Back?
A 6-minute Yoga Details video looking closer at the idea of a flat back.
Yoga Details • Downward Dog
This 7-minute Yoga Details video offers a closer look at a classic pose: Downward Facing Dog.
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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.

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.
Yoga 101 • The Neck
Back to the basics, this time focusing on your neck and ways to keep it healthy and happy.

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!

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.
Series: Moving Meditation pt 2
Part of a series deeply exploring the nature of mindfulness applied to movement, breath and posture.
Restorative Yoga for Acceptance
A complete Restorative Yoga class exploring the theme and practice of acceptance.
Yoga 101 • Lower Back
21:57, Speedy, Back, Special Series
Back to basics with this introductory practice focusing on the lower back. Great for beginners!

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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