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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

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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Feb 03

5 Minutes of Gratitude

By Ally | Gratitude , Meditation

This 5 minute gratitude meditation is a guided experience of internalizing awareness on the sensations of gratitude and and an accessible exploration of meditation. ​   ​​This short guided meditation is very beginner friendly and will guide you through the practice of gratitude in a quick and potent way.   Please take a moment of […]

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Oct 06

5 Minute Metta Meditation

By Ally | Meditation

Welcome. I’m so glad you are here.   This 5-minute meditation is a metta (loving kindness/compassion) guided meditation.   This short guided meditation is very beginner friendly and will guide you through the practice of metta in a quick and powerful way. When you shift your energy to one of compassion/loving kindness, it makes a […]

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Oct 03

30 Minute Grounding Yoga Nidra

By Ally | Yoga Nidra

WELCOME & NAMASTE, This Yoga Nidra Grounding Relaxation Full Body Scan is like a massage for the central nervous system.  In this 30 Minute Yoga Nidra, I will guide you through a relaxation and visualization for the element of earth (prithvi), the muladhara (root/base chakra), and vata dosha elevation (wind/air element elevation).   A gentle […]

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