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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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.

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.
Gentle Movement Yoga • 06-14-21
An hour-long Gentle Movement Yoga 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.

Yoga 101 • Restorative Yoga
Back to basics with an introduction to the deep surrender of Restorative Yoga.
Office Break • Neck Check 2
A short break you can take at your desk to wake up and loosen up your neck!
Office Break • Self-Massage
Treat yourself to a short self-massage you can learn and practice at your desk, at work, or anywhere!
Office Break • Shake it Off
Feeling stiff? Overbearing boss? Stressful meeting? Shake it Off with this super quick release!
Guided Relaxation for Sleep
Can't sleep? Try this guided relaxation and let Ellen's soothing voice help you find a deep, restorative rest.
Yoga 101 • Legs
Let's go back to the basics! This Yoga 101 practice is all about the Legs.
Yoga & Inquiry • Belonging
Let Yoga guide you deeper into the most important questions. Ellen guides this exploration on the nature of Belonging.
Yoga 101 • Shoulders
Back to basics! This beginner Yoga 101 class focuses on the Shoulders.
Gentle Movement Yoga • 01-14-21
A complete practice that's gentle, accessible and will enliven your day.

Active Level 2

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

Simple Strength 1
A short, simple, strength-building practice that mixes well with other relaxing classes.
Simple Strength 2
Another focused, short, strength-building practice that's not overly complicated. Mix it with something relaxing!
Simple Strength 3
As the name implies, it's Simple Strength. Getting stronger does not need to be complicated!
Yoga Warmup 3
A great way to warm up or start the day; mix with other practices to make a longer class.
Yoga Warmup 2
Another in the great Yoga Warmup series; works as a stand-alone class, or mixes well with others!
Rise & Shine Yoga • 11-30-20
A complete Rise & Shine Yoga practice.
My Body, My Friend
Befriend your body through this hour-long practice of deep postures and inquiry.
Gently Energize 3
Another great, short practice to get your energy flowing! Mix with other active or restorative practices for a complete class.
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!

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 • 04-16-20
A 62-minute Yang Yoga practice.
Yang Yoga • 4-9-20
A 60-minute Yang Yoga practice.
Yang Yoga • 4-2-20
59:00, Twists, Core, Shoulders
A 59-minute Yang Yoga practice.
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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.

Calm Heart & Mind • 4-4-20
46 minute seated practice inviting you to relax and meditate.
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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.

Workshop: Yin Yoga
A 90-minute Specialty Workshop on Yin Yoga.
Restorative Yoga • 05-14-20
A 60-minute Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin Yoga • 05-09-20
A 62-minute Yin Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 05-07-20
A 62-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 05-05-20
A 60-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Wall Wind Down
A 32-minute Yoga à la Carte practice using the wall as a prop in a Restorative Class.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 05-02-20
A 62-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 04-30-20
A 63-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 04-28-20
A 62-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.

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.
30-Minute Restore 3
Another short, focused restorative practice you can do as a stand-alone or mixed with something more active.
Simple Strength 1
A short, simple, strength-building practice that mixes well with other relaxing classes.
Simple Strength 2
Another focused, short, strength-building practice that's not overly complicated. Mix it with something relaxing!
Simple Strength 3
As the name implies, it's Simple Strength. Getting stronger does not need to be complicated!
Yoga Warmup 3
A great way to warm up or start the day; mix with other practices to make a longer class.
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.
Yoga Warmup 2
Another in the great Yoga Warmup series; works as a stand-alone class, or mixes well with others!

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 • 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.
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.
Series: Moving Meditation pt 2
Part of a series deeply exploring the nature of mindfulness applied to movement, breath and posture.

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 101 • Core
20:32, Tulane, Core, Special Series
Back to basics with a short, beginner practice focusing on the core.
Series: Yoga & Sleep pt. 1
Enjoy an hour-long exploration of the elements of good sleep, and practices to help you cultivate it.
Yin & Meridians: Small Instestine
This Yin Yoga & Meridian series explores the pathways mapped out in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Yoga 101 • Hips & Hamstrings
Back to basics, this time focusing on the lower body. Great for beginners or a refresher!
Office Break • Neck Check 2
14:04, Tulane, Neck, Office Break
A short break you can take at your desk to wake up and loosen up your neck!
Office Break • Self-Massage
Treat yourself to a short self-massage you can learn and practice at your desk, at work, or anywhere!
Office Break • Shake it Off
Feeling stiff? Overbearing boss? Stressful meeting? Shake it Off with this super quick release!
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!

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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