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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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.

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.
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!

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 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.
Extra Easy 3
An à la Carte practice called Extra Easy 3. Gentle, accessible—mix and match! Cats are optional.
Office Break • Quick Energy
A quick, energizing practice to shake up your office day!
Gentle Movement Yoga • 08-22-20
A 59-minute Gentle Movement Yoga class. This is a complete practice.
Extra Easy 1
A 37-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Extra Easy. It's a very gentle movement class.
Yoga Break 1
A 15-minute Yoga Break—a great, gentle and short warmup for your whole body.
Extra Easy 2
A 34-minute Yoga à la Carte class called Extra Easy 2: gentle movement to warm up and start your day!
Gently Energize 2
A 30-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Gently Energize 2. A great way to get yourself moving!

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 2
30:00, Core, Back, Legs, Shoulders
A 30-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called 30-Minutes Moves 2.
Moving Balance
40:00, Balancing, Back, Core, Legs
A 40-minute Moving Balance class in the Yoga à la Carte mix-and-match Library.
Office Break • Move, Stretch & Relax
An 18-minute Office Break offering a short but complete sequence: Move, Stretch & Relax!
A Bit of Everything 1
A 51-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called A Bit of Everything. As the name implies, it's a class that's got it all!
30-Minute Moves 3
A 34-minute practice in the à la Carte library; this is the 3rd 30-Minute Moves practice—each one is unique.
Core Moments 1
10:00, Core, Arms, Core, Shoulders
A 10-minute core practice in the à la Carte series. Mix and match with your other favorites for a longer practice!
Stretch & Unwind
A 32-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Stretch & Unwind. It's a shorter, easy all-around practice.
30-Minute Moves 1
33:00, General Class
A 33-minute practice called 30-Minute Moves — a great, short, movement practice to wake up the body.
Sunny Salutations 3
A 40-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Sunny Salutations 3: another great variation.

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.

Yin & Restorative Yoga • 4-2-20
A 63-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.
Yin & Restorative Yoga • 3-31-20
A 60-minute Yin & Restorative Yoga practice.

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.

Shoulder Sliders
Find a slippery floor for this great, unusual shoulder-focused workout!
Meditation 3
Another guided meditation in the à la Carte series.
A Bit of Everything 3
Another Bit of Everything class that you can mix and match with other favorites.
Hip Tune-Up
An à la Carte practice for tuning up your hips!
Breathe 3
Another short sequence of breathing practices to mix and match for a longer class.
Yoga Warmup 1
A short mix-and-match practice to help get you moving!
Yin Yoga w/Therapy Balls
A great mix of two deep, healing practices: Yin Yoga and Therapy balls for self-massage.
Core Moments 2
Another focused core workout to mix and match with your other favorites.
Extra Easy 3
An à la Carte practice called Extra Easy 3. Gentle, accessible—mix and match! Cats are optional.

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: 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.
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!

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 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 3
Another great, short break; this one focuses on Yin Yoga and relaxation. Mix with something more active for a longer class!
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.
Yoga for Challenging Times
A longer practice to help support you when confronting things in your life that are challenging.
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.

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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