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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 11

Care – Day 4

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome and Namaste 🙂  Today we are exploring one of the skills that arises from a meditation practice which is a deep sense of CARE.  One of my beloved teachers, Jeff Warren categorizes many of the compassion practices under the umbrella term of Care. You may be familiar with some of these practices such as Metta, Loving […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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