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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

Mar 10

Equanimity Meditation

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome and Namaste, today we are exploring Equanimity. One of the most powerful skills that arises from a meditation practice. Cultivate equanimity in the face of life’s ups and downs, and find deeper access to joy. When we cultivate equanimity, there’s an inner peace that we can abide in in any situation in life. There’s a calm […]

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Mar 09

Clarity – Day Two

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome and Namaste 🙂  Today is day two of our meditation challenge, I’m so happy you are here. We are exploring another one of the main skills that is cultivated in a meditation practice today: CLARITY.  Clarity is another one of those umbrella terms for skills that are learned through a variety of traditions that I learned […]

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Mar 08

Concentration – Day One

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome and Namaste 🙂  Today is day one of our meditation challenge and I am so glad that you are here. We are exploring one of the main skills that is cultivated in a meditation practice today: CONCENTRATION.  Concentration is really one of the most powerful skills that we gain from a consistent practice and it’s a […]

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Mar 07

Meditation Challenge Tips

By Ally | Meditation Tips

THANK YOU! I’m so grateful for the overwhelming response and participation in this meditation challenge. I am honoured to be your guide in learning together in this community and I have some quick tips to set you up for success.  The main one is: Practice FIRST THING in the morning if you can. You will need 25-30 […]

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Mar 01

Tonglen – the Space of the Heart

By Ally | Meditation

This is one of the most powerful compassion practices that I’ve learned over the years.In today’s guided meditation we’ll be awakening compassion through the practice of Tonglen.   Tonglen is a Tibetan Buddhist Practice which is sometimes translated as “giving and receiving”. It’s a very powerful practice, a simple practice. And some find it a little […]

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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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