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 348 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 348 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.

Special Series:

  • 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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Explore Classes by Style

Easy Yoga

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! 

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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.   

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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! 

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Seated Practices

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. 

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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.

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Inspiration & Support

Here are some classes to guide you in some more subtle areas: how to find inspiration for practice and how to give yourself support along the way.

Mindfulness Breaks
5:19, Breath Work & Meditation, Mindfulness, Reflection, Relaxation
A short talk and suggestions on how to take Mindfulness off the mat and with you into your daily life.
Yoga & Inquiry • Belonging
57:14, Inquiry, Inquiry, Mindfulness, Reflection
Let Yoga guide you deeper into the most important questions. Ellen guides this exploration on the nature of Belonging.
Yoga for Challenging Times
47:09, General Class, Inquiry, Backbends, Hips, Introspection, Neck, Shoulders
A longer practice to help support you when confronting things in your life that are challenging.
Yin Yoga for Closure
45:13, General Class, Inquiry, Hips, Shoulders, Twists
A deep practice and inquiry into what it means to find closure. Start with something more active for a full class.
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. 

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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. 

Office Break • Neck Check 2
14:04, Neck, Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back
A short break you can take at your desk to wake up and loosen up your neck!
Office Break • Self-Massage
14:34, General Class, Face, Forearms, Hands, Legs, Shoulders
Treat yourself to a short self-massage you can learn and practice at your desk, at work, or anywhere!
Office Break • Shake it Off
6:00, General Class, Arms, Hands, Legs, Shoulders
Feeling stiff? Overbearing boss? Stressful meeting? Shake it Off with this super quick release!
Office Break • On the Wall
14:02, Inversions, Back, Hamstrings, Shoulders
Let's use a wall to support for this short restorative practice.
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Specialty Workshops

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. 

Workshop: On Connection
43:49, General Class, Gentle Movement, Hands, Legs, Mindfulness, Spine
A short but complete workshop exploring the nature of Connection in our Yoga practice and ourselves.
Workshop: Yoga Classics 2
78:00, General Class, Backbends, Hamstrings, Hips, Lunges, Shoulders
Another homage to the classic forms and movements of Yoga.
Workshop: On Balance
49:05, Balancing, Balance, Beginner Friendly, Hips, Inquiry, Legs
A complete Workshop exploring the nature of balance—both inside and out.
Workshop: Yoga for Fatigue
47:30, General Class, Back, Breath Work, Legs, Shoulders
A longer, Specialty Workshop focusing on the roots and ways to alleviate fatigue.
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Yoga Details & Instruction

These videos are instructional in nature and feature an exploration and break-down of poses, techniques or philosophies presented in Yoga.  Expand your knowledge and deepen your practice with these hidden gems!

Yoga Details • Home Setup
4:59, Instruction, Home Practice, Instruction, Props
A short video showing the various props you'll need for a home practice, plus alternatives you might already have.
Yoga Details • Restorative vs. Yin Yoga
7:19, Instruction, Instruction, Restorative, Yin
This short talk explores both the similarities and differences between Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga.
Yoga Details • On Sleep
5:34, Instruction, Details, Instruction
Ellen offers a short talk on the issues around sleep trouble and practical considerations for improving your slumber.
Yoga Details • Frontside Fascia
40:49, Instruction, Core, Neck, Quadraceps, Shins
Frontside Fascia explores the anatomy and movement of these important connections.
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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. 

Yin Yoga w/ Therapy Balls 2
41:23, Therapy Balls, Gluteus, Hips, Neck, Shoulders
Explore a perfect combination of slow, deep Yin Yoga with the skillful use of therapy balls.
Yin Yoga w/Therapy Balls
49:40, Therapy Balls, Back, Chest, Hip Flexor, IT Band, Shins
A great mix of two deep, healing practices: Yin Yoga and Therapy balls for self-massage.
Neck Rescue
18:00, General Class, Therapy Balls, Neck, Self-Massage, Shoulders, Upper Back
An 18-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Neck Rescue. Use therapy balls and self-massage to help your neck!
Hips on the Ball
19:00, Hips, Hips & Gluteus, Therapy Balls, Adductors, Gluteus, IT Band, Self-Massage
A 19-minute Yoga à la Carte practice called Hips on the Ball: a therapy ball self-massage for the hips.
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Explore the Entire Library

Browse All Classes (Icon View)
30 Minute Yin 4
33:39, General Class, Chest Opening, Hamstrings, Hips, Twists
A short Yin practice to sooth and restore!
30 Minute Moves 6
26:19, General Class, Back Bends, Hamstrings, Lunges, Shoulders
Let's move and get it flowing with this short practice. Mix and match with a restorative finish!
2nd Chakra • Pleasure & Emotion
1:03:05, Hips, Gentle Movement, Hips, Legs, Reflection
Join Ellen for an exploration and practice focused on the 2nd Chakra, the focus point for pleasure and emotion in the body.
Gentle Movement • 07-15-22
48:04, Upper Back, Legs, Neck, Shoulders, Twists
Join Ellen for the latest complete Gentle Movement Yoga class; a great, accessible way to start your day!
Chakra Yoga • 1st: Grounding & Belonging
1:00:00, Hips & Legs, Balance, Feet, Gentle Movement, Inquiry, Legs
Begin your exploration of the 7 chakras with this great practice exploring the root of your body, and the source of grounding & belonging.
Intro to Chakra Yoga
7:42, Instruction, Instruction, Philosophy, Reflection
Ellen gives a short talk introducing this fascinating series exploring Chakra Yoga, practices around the 7 energy centers of the body.
Sunny Salutations 4
29:09, General Class, Back, Hamstrings, Lunges, Shoulders, Twists
Another in this ongoing series of interpretations of the classes Sun Salutation with Ellen's creative spin!
On the Floor 1
29:09, General Class, Chest Opening, Legs, Side Bends, Twists
A short practice that's active, but based entirely on the floor. Move, stretch and expand yourself while staying grounded!
Browse All Classes (List View)
30 Minute Yin 4
33:39, General Class, Chest Opening, Hamstrings, Hips, Twists
A short Yin practice to sooth and restore!
30 Minute Moves 6
26:19, General Class, Back Bends, Hamstrings, Lunges, Shoulders
Let's move and get it flowing with this short practice. Mix and match with a restorative finish!
2nd Chakra • Pleasure & Emotion
1:03:05, Hips, Gentle Movement, Hips, Legs, Reflection
Join Ellen for an exploration and practice focused on the 2nd Chakra, the focus point for pleasure and emotion in the body.
Gentle Movement • 07-15-22
48:04, Upper Back, Legs, Neck, Shoulders, Twists
Join Ellen for the latest complete Gentle Movement Yoga class; a great, accessible way to start your day!
Chakra Yoga • 1st: Grounding & Belonging
1:00:00, Hips & Legs, Balance, Feet, Gentle Movement, Inquiry, Legs
Begin your exploration of the 7 chakras with this great practice exploring the root of your body, and the source of grounding & belonging.
Intro to Chakra Yoga
7:42, Instruction, Instruction, Philosophy, Reflection
Ellen gives a short talk introducing this fascinating series exploring Chakra Yoga, practices around the 7 energy centers of the body.
Sunny Salutations 4
29:09, General Class, Back, Hamstrings, Lunges, Shoulders, Twists
Another in this ongoing series of interpretations of the classes Sun Salutation with Ellen's creative spin!
On the Floor 1
29:09, General Class, Chest Opening, Legs, Side Bends, Twists
A short practice that's active, but based entirely on the floor. Move, stretch and expand yourself while staying grounded!
Evening Wind Down 2
27:35, General Class, Forward Bends, Relaxation, Spinal Movements, Twists
Another great option to slow everything down after a long day, and set yourself up for a good night's sleep.
Restorative Yoga • 06-01-22
50:31, General Class, Back, Hamstrings, Hips, Side Bends
Slow down and Restore with this complete and relaxing class!
Rise & Shine Yoga • 06-01-22
47:55, Twists, Core, Hips, Lunges, Shoulders
Rise & Shine with Ellen and Mr. Smokes in this brisk class covering core, hips, lunges and shoulders.
Quiet Yoga • Mindful Movement 2
39:39, General Class, Hips, Inversion, Legs, Meditation, Twists
A complete practice focusing on movement and mindfulness—but using fewer verbal cues.

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