At Granlibakken Tahoe


Yoga Classes

*Update* Yoga Classes not available on June 29th or July 6th

Every Saturday* 9:30-10:45AM

This class is open to all ability levels.

This class is not included for lodging guests, additional fees apply.

Class Description:

Our true essence is among the trees, the breeze and the natural world. Join Yoga Room teacher Ellie Perry for this all levels flow and dynamic movement yoga class. Ellie will guide you into the breath and with the breath into intentional movements.

Mats, blocks, and blankets are provided.

Please pre-register for this class to your best ability.

Granlibakken guests, locals and students of the Yoga Room welcome!

About Ellie:

I began my yogic journey in my late teens. At first, I was drawn to the practice for its physical benefits since I had always played sports, but was soon rewarded with the mental and emotional effects that yoga can have on one's life. I suffered from anxiety paired with sleeping problems and found yoga to be an amazing alternative medicine. Since, I have received my 200hr YTT in Bali, Indonesia in order to share such a beautiful gift with any and all who are curious.

I strive to provide students with classes that are accessible for all levels, while presenting a challenge for each individual. I feel that yoga should be a playful activity that also encourages each of us to grow, both mentally and physically, from the experience. I seek to provide a space in which students can gain awareness as well as insight to the workings of their bodies and minds. No matter the skill level or amount of practice one has, I encourage everyone to come play on the mat with me! I am excited to become part of such an awesome community of yogis and look forward to meeting you!

*Some Saturdays are excluded. Please call 530-583-4242 or click here for information.

Private Yoga Instruction

Ashley Aarti Cooper works with Granlibakken Tahoe to help guests and attendees of retreats to further their yoga practice through private instruction and nature walks.


Book Your Yoga Experience:

  • On-site/In-suite Individual, Couple, Families or Small Group Private Yoga Session
  • Starting at 1.25 hours
  • Outdoor Yoga Excursions (option to include hike, kayak, picnic, etc)
  • Yoga for Conferences/Team Building & Bonding
  • Yoga for Reunions/Bachelorette & Women's Weekends/Weddings
  • Mountain Top Meditations
  • Breathing Techniques for Mental Clarity & Stress Reduction
  • Athletic/Therapeutic/Apres Ski
  • Design Your Own Retreat

Yoga Reservations

24-hour notice is recommended for ease of booking for private sessions, and with as much notice as possible for excursions.

Call us at (636) 851-YOGA  or visit Please be sure to be detailed in your request of date, time, participants what you are looking for, and any injuries and previous experience.

24-hour notice is recommended for ease of booking for private sessions, and with as much notice as possible for excursions.

Cancellation fees apply for cancellations within 24 hours up to 50% of cost.

A credit card with expiration date will be required for booking, although payment can be accepted in cash in person.

All participants and guardians will be required to sign a release of liability waiver.

About Ashley Aarti Cooper:

Restorative Arts and YogaAshley Aarti is a lover of nature, books, music, people and creatures. She sees Yoga as an opportunity to explore who you truly are, and the infinite potential to what and where your life can lead. Yoga is connection as you find it, whether it is playful and fun or melodic and profound. Ashley has been practicing Yoga for fourteen years both on and off the mat.

Ashley received her 200 hour YTT in Goa, India. She has taught in studios and lead yoga retreats internationally and within the United States for six years. She currently lives in Truckee, CA, and specializes in private yoga instruction for one-on-one to large group classes including extensive experience teaching with the Wounded Warrior Project. Ashley works with therapeutic techniques and is studying to become a Yoga Therapist, recently completing the first 100 Hour “Yoga is Medicine” Advanced YTT with Avahana School of Yoga. Concentrating on a true yolking of breath, movement and spirit, Ashley's classes are meditative, explorative and fun.

Please visit for more information.

Yoga Retreats

The Sierra Soul Series of Wellness Events features retreats designed for all ability levels. These annual retreats are designed for people of all abilities, and offer an unforgettable experience furthering your practice while taking in Granlibakken's naturally inspiring surroundings. Check out our wellness packages for dates of our annual yoga retreats.

The Soul Shelter: A Meditation and Yoga Space

Granlibakken has renovated the Courtview room in the heart of its property to become the new Soul Shelter, a yoga and meditation space. This space boasts an abundance of natural light, wood floors, and neutral tones to help you feel at peace. Mats and blankets are available to borrow. This room is open to all guests, and can also be reserved for private sessions for groups. Rejuvenate, unwind, and relax on your next getaway.


Yoga and Meditation Space

About Yoga

Yoga is a mindful exploration of one's space, internal and external. It is a practice that is deeply personal and one that opens itself infinitely, both constant and evolving in its nature. To yoke, or to yuj, completely with all that surrounds and all that fills the individual, yoga is a uniting of the self with all else, but it is not a religion nor need it be focused in its spiritual disciplines.

Yoga asana and vinyasa, the flowing movement of one posture to the next that is so popular today, is only one branch of the eight limbs of yoga. To tap into the full benefits of yoga, one also practices breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation and sense withdrawal. The yamas and niyamas are ten codes of behavior which ask the individual to honestly examine her mind and actions so that she may move in the world with grace and consideration for the good of all that inhabit the Earth.

Benefits of yoga include greater mental clarity, flexibility in both body and mind, a calmer and steadier heart, healthier functioning systems (i.e. digestive, cardiovascular, emotional), pain relief, a lighter spirit, longer and leaner muscles, more open joints, increased range of motion, and so much more.