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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

Feb 18

Ten Day Meditation Challenge – Spring 2020

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome to the Spring 2020 Ten Day Meditation Challenge!I am so excited that you are here! Please take a moment to watch this quick 10-minute welcome video and let me know in the comments who you are and your experience with meditation and a reflection on where you believe that meditation leads. I love connecting with […]

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Feb 12

Uplifting Air Element Meditation

By Ally | Meditation

This guided meditation is meant to uplift and invite inspiring energy into your body & mind. Often times, people reach out to me during this time of year because they are feeling “bogged down” or have the “winter blues” or are experiencing S.A.D. symptoms or a bit of depression. This is actually a fairly common occurrence […]

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Jan 25

Hridaya Heart Space Meditation

By Ally | Meditation , Spirit

This is a short uplifting pranayama practice for clearing the mind and cleansing the energy followed by a Heart Space Meditation. Know that I was in Costa Rica filming this video so there are some loud birds and monkeys in the background and faint sounds of my neighbours in the distance. Please use this as an […]

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Dec 16

Letting Go Breath

By Ally | Meditation , Moon Phases

​In this video I will guide you through a 10 minute breathing practice to tap in the the effortless emptying out/letting go that happens within each exhalation.  This is the perfect time of year as we come towards the winter solstice to embrace the natural time of releasing, slowing down, moving towards that fertile void […]

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Oct 09

20 Minutes of Gratitude

By Ally | Gratitude , Meditation

This 20 Minute Gratitude Meditation is meant to lead you into a state of FEELING gratitude deeply in your body.​ What is Gratitude Meditation? Gratitude meditation is a type of meditation that focuses on expressing gratitude for the things in your life. “Buddhist monks begin each day with a chant of gratitude for the blessings of their life. […]

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Oct 01

7 Chakra Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Spirit , Yoga Nidra

This Full Length Hour Long Yoga Nidra is like a massage for the central nervous system and the energetic body. Sense & Cleanse each of the 7 main Chakras along the centre of the body.    ​In this hour long Yoga Nidra, I will guide you through a relaxation of the whole body and visualization […]

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Apr 08

Cultivating Hope

By Ally | Meditation

In this meditation, I wanted to explore the virtue of hope   Through neuroscience we’re discovering that what we practice, we become. Hope is different from optimism, which I think CAN be about wishing. Wishing in a direction and then hopefully it will happen. Hope is a choice; it’s a courageous choice. Based in reality […]

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Apr 01

Ocean Waves Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Moon Phases , Yoga Nidra

This Yoga Nidra is meant to sooth your nervous system and allow you to connect to the element of water. ​   ​In this 40 Minute Yoga Nidra, I will guide you through a relaxation and visualization for the element of water (jala), the yin energy of chandra (the moon). This is helpful for pitta […]

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