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Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica

Aug 10

What Is Sankalpa

By Ally | Meditation

What is sankalpa? In this lesson I talk about what is primary sankalpa in Yoga Nidra. What is your Heart’s Desire? In Yog Nidra you can think of primary sankalpa as not just an intention but your true north. Your primary sankalpa is a vow or resolve made in the guided meditation of Yoga Nidra.

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Jul 31

10 Minute Yoga Nidra: Massage For Your Brain

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste,Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that uses a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. This yogic sleep technique calms the nervous system and activate the parasympathetic (relaxation, rest & digest) response. In this yoga nidra guided meditation to relax you will be guided through a body scan to calm […]

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Jul 22

25 Minute Yoga Nidra: Bliss For Your Brain

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 25 minute yoga nidra meditation is like a full body massage for your nervous system. This nidra included a body scan, breath awareness and an exploration of the silent and powerful mantra of AUM  DOWNLOAD THIS RECORDING Please let me know in the comments below how you feel after practicing this […]

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Jul 20

30 Minute Yoga Nidra For Cultivating Gratitude

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 30 minute yoga nidra meditation with binaural beats is perfect for stress reduction and cultivating gratitude. If you’re looking for a 30 minute nidra with a body scan, sound healing guided with a female voice then this nidra meditation is for you. This 30 minute relaxation is similar to integrative restoration […]

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Jul 19

50 Yoga Nidra For Sensing Energy

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 50 minute energy sensing yoga nidra is made specifically for connecting to pranamaya kosha. It’s a breath and prana yoga nidra which dives into sensing the nadis, meridians, chakras, prana vayus, pranamaya kosha, the energetic field around the body, the electromagnetic field of the heart. It’s a guided meditation for energy […]

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Jul 13

45 Minute Yoga Nidra For Sensing Opposites

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 45 minute yoga nidra for sensing opposites is for connecting to manomayakosha and creating resilience in the mental body, emotional body, feeling body through systematic desensitization, reciprocal inhibition or constructive interference. Yoga nidra can be supportive to psychology in this way along with developing awareness of the self. This meditation also […]

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Jul 06

40 Minute New Moon Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 40 minute new moon yoga nidra meditation for setting intentions and deep healing rest is meant to connect you to the rhythm of the earth and bring you into deep stillness of the mind and body. This meditation has no background sound and no music, it’s a voice only yogic sleep. […]

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Jul 06

40 Minute Yoga Nidra Guided Visualization

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 40 minute yoga nidra guided visualization takes you on a guided journey to connect deeply with your sankalpa. It’s a vijnanamaya kosha yoga nidra which is one of 5 koshas that we move through in yogic sleep. When exploring the panchakosha layers, a deep relaxation arises from connecting to the wisdom […]

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Jul 05

55 Minute Chakra Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Meditation

welcome & namaste, This 55 minute yoga nidra guided visualization takes you on a guided journey to connect deeply with your soul, atman, the intelligence of life that flows through you. It’s a anandamaya kosha yoga nidra which is one of 5 koshas that we move through in yogic sleep. When exploring the panchakosha layers, […]

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