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

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12-Month Obligation

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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!


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.

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!
Yoga & Mindfulness: Equanimity
Join Ellen for some gentle movements and deeper reflection on the topic of equanimity.
Yoga Outside: Beach Gentle Movement
Join Ellen for a Gentle Movement class on the beach in sunny California!

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.

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.
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.

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.

Series: Posture pt. 2
This second of a series explore the nature of posture further with more active practices and direct experience.
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.

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: 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!
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!

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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