How to Use the On-Demand Library
Classes in the Library are Displayed Like Slides
The example here represents an Office Break class called Wrist Wake-Up. If you hover your mouse over the icon, you'll see details like length, date recorded, a short description as well as areas of the body that the class covers. Click on the picture itself to go to the class page and play the video. You'll also find that the various class styles and special series are labeled as well as color-coded on the video thumbnail images to help you sort them out.
Classes are Organized by Style
To help you find a great class, we've pre-sorted much of the Library into easy to understand groups; you'll see it just below in a section called Explore Classes by Style. Click on any of the categories you see to find a range of classes; the example shown is Gentle Movement: Easy Beginnings. As you click that category it expands; you'll find that the classes available are presented 4 at a time, with orange left/right arrow buttons allowing you to scroll through. You'll also see green/gray circles at the bottom indicating which page of classes you're looking at. Again hover over any class to reveal more details
Bookmark Your Favorites for Later
At the bottom left of each Class page, you'll find a button that says Bookmark. Click to add to a growing list of your personal favorites. You can access these bookmarked classes by clicking on the My Bookmarked Classes option below.
Or Explore the Entire Library at Once
If you'd prefer to browse the entire Library at once, click on the Browse All Classes (Icon View) option as shown below. This display shows 12 classes at a time, with the same orange left/right navigation arrows to move between pages. To help you sort through 380 classes in the Library, use the drop-down menus to filter the viewer: select from Class Style, Class Theme, Area of Focus or Sort by Date or Title to get to where you want to go. Please note that Silver and Bronze members won’t have access to the entire Library. There's also a Browse All Classes (List View) if you are on a phone, tablet or just want a simpler, faster way to view the Library.
Gold Country Yoga Class Styles
There are currently 380 classes in the On-Demand Library covering a wide range of practices and styles. The following guide will help you understand what we're offering and how to find just what you're looking for.
Complete, hour-long classes:
- Chair Yoga - Gentle, seated practices suitable for those with balance or strength needs.
- Gentle Movement - A bit more active, but still easy, accessible; good for beginners.
- Rise & Shine - More active still; a great way to get up and get moving.
- Yang Yoga - Our most active movement classes focusing on strength and balance.
- Calm Heart & Mind - Seated meditation and guided breathing techniques.
- Restorative Yoga - Floor-based relaxing practices using props, focusing on surrender.
- Yin & Restorative Yoga - A mix of relaxing and deep stretching floor-based practices.
- Yin Yoga - Deep stretching and introspective floor practices.
- Office Break - Short, self-contained and focused practices for office workers and telecommuters.
- Specialty Workshops - Longer, in-depth explorations of Yoga on various topics.
- Yoga à la Carte - Many shorter practices that you can mix and match to make your own class.
- Yoga Details - Instructional videos showing the 'behind the scenes' of poses and practices.
PLEASE READ: Important Injury Disclaimer
Online Yoga classes require extra care on your part.
You are responsible for your own body, and making sure that you do not get injured. Please be extra cautious and do not do anything that you don't feel absolutely comfortable and safe doing.
This is true of any class, but especially so in an online environment where the teacher cannot see you and judge whether something is safe for you or not.
If you have pre-existing injuries or health concerns, please consult with your doctor before beginning any of these classes. By participating in Gold Country Yoga’s online classes, you agree that you do so at your own risk and are voluntarily participating in these activities. You further understand that it is your responsibility to listen to your body and make safe choices during practice, according to your personal needs. You agree to release any claims that you may have against Gold Country Yoga and Ellen Cremer in the event of an injury.
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Recently Added Classes
Explore Classes by Style
These beginner-friendly practices are a great way to start exploring GCY’s Yoga library and evoke your curiosity about this rich practice. A variety of fluid movement sequences and postures to help increase circulation and mobility combined with easy stretching postures will let your body and soul say…thank you!
Beyond the Basics
While still an approachable class we explore a little more depth with active movements and strength enhancing postures. The combination of traditional Yoga poses and Ellen’s unique movement creations will help you build resilience and deepen your relationship with your body and yourself.
A Stronger Challenge
Up for a challenge? Let’s dive deeper with GCY’s Yang Yoga practices! After an active warm up fluidly linking one pose with the next we’ll explore longer-held postures to help increase strength & stability. There really is no limit to the uniqueness of movements and postures in this class. Be ready for surprises!
Everyone can do Yoga at any stage of life. If a mat-based Yoga practice is not right for you try one of our Chair Classes. We start seated with easy movements focused on wrists, spine and shoulders followed by a few standing postures for balance. Class finishes with a short relaxation that can be done on the floor or couch.
Meditation, Breathwork & Relaxation
The title of this category speaks for itself: practices focusing on mindfulness, inward attention, breathwork and exploring the quieter mysteries found within.
Yin & Restorative Yoga
With all the active classes offered make sure to treat yourself from time to time with one of these quieter practices. Restorative Yoga invites you to take some time to disconnect from all the changes and challenges in life to relax, nurture and renew. Yin Yoga practices focus on long-held stretching poses to release tension in the connective tissue of the body while inviting a deep inward focus, reflection and surrender.
Series: Yoga à la Carte
Want to get creative? This wide range of shorter practices invites you to put together your own sequences. Perhaps start out with a foot massage, followed by an active class like ‘Gently Energize’ and finish with a Guided Relaxation or Restorative Yoga…also keep these shorter options in mind for a busy day when there simply isn't enough time for a full class!
Series: Office Breaks
Not exclusively for office workers, these 5 - 10min mini sessions are meant to help our bodies during long hours at work to avoid the impact of repetitive stress. A few minutes of movement or some simple stretches can come a long way in addressing a tight back, sore wrists and tired legs.
These 90-min practices on various topics are another great way to dive deeper into your understanding and exploration of Yoga. Each practice starts with a short lecture relevant to the specific theme. Please note that intensity level varies with Back Care Yoga being very accessible, Spring Detox & Core Connection offering a bit more of a challenge.
Yoga Details & Instruction
Therapy Balls & Self-Massage
The stretching element in Yoga is so valuable but 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.
My Bookmarked Classes
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