Half Gentle Yoga, Half Restorative Yoga

This class is the best of both worlds! Enjoy the benefits of a flowing movement based practice, followed by the deep meditative healing rest of a restorative practice. All in 75 minutes!

Twist - Yoga Classes Bobcaygeon

Tuesdays 7:30pm

The first half of the class will get the body warm, stretch out the muscles and move all the major joints in medicinal ways. The second half will utilize all of our props (bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets and eye pillows) to create a beautiful restorative practice. This slower paced in nature creates space for attuning to your body’s inner wisdom, promoting relaxation and inner balance.

Ally's gentle flow class is a major hit with the community here at Sarovara Yoga, yet her restorative classes sooth the entire mind, body & soul. This combination of 'yang' and 'yin' practices create an incredibly balancing experience.

This class will both benefit and lengthen the muscles in the body and then invite you to melt into the support of props as Ally guides a meditative state to rejuvenate and heal the entire central nervous system. You do not want to miss this class!!

Are you ready to feel balanced and restored?

Tuesday Evenings at 7:30 - 8:45pm. * 6 Week Session * November 12th - December 17th {please read our cancellation policy before registering for any class session} This class is limited to 10 students per session. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Ally Boothroyd - Sarovara Yoga - Bobcaygeon Ontario

Ally Boothroyd

Kripalu Yoga Teacher

Meet Your Teacher

I'm Ally, the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. My life's path has been one of healing from anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia through the science of yoga, particularly yoga nidra and lifestyle practices such as Ayurveda & chemical-free, natural living.  My life's work is to help people to connect to, restore and renew all levels of their being. My aim is to help people to calm, balance and restore their nervous systems. I teach tools for reversing exhaustion, stress and overwhelm and help people reconnect to their sensitive biorhythms and the natural world. I'm dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of yogic traditions. I aim to bring an openhearted, inclusive view to my classes, which are a rich blend of Kripalu Yoga along with Classical Hatha Tantra, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Nidra, Integrative Restoration, Amrita Living Yoga & Energy Medicine.

Check out my weekly classes as well as my local and international retreats and my  free online resources to support you on your journey.

More About Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga

The First Half: Vinyasa Yoga is such a wonderful practice. It has so many benefits; stretching, strengthening, stabilizing, sweating, detoxifying. Vinyasa means "to move with the breath" which is a flowing style of class rather than holding too many static poses over longer periods of time. A regular practice can lower cortisol levels, calms the mind, increases mental clarity and releases and reduces stress and tension. Whether you are looking to improve your metabolism and circulation, detoxify the different tissues of your body, or strengthen your cardiovascular system, vinyasa will give you the results you are looking for!  Ally leads vinyasa in her Kripalu style, creative way which means that no 2 classes ever look exactly alike. This will keep you on your toes and keep the mind present instead of just "going through the sequence". The styles of postures (asanas) that you will explore in this portion of the class include strengthening (downward dogs, warriors, planks or half planks), balancing (trees, warrior 3's, balancing tables), stretching (pigeons, forward folds, runner’s stretches), heart opening (puppy stretches, camels, cats/cows) the seven movements of the spine (flexion, extension, length, twists & lateral stretches) and many more.

The Second Half: A restorative yoga sequence involves only 3-5 poses that are experienced for 5-8 minutes each, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. With as little effort as possible, the bolsters, blocks, blankets and pillows support you in light twists, seated forward folds, gentle backbends and more. Ally guides yoga into a meditative (yoga nidra) state as you relax into the support of the props and sooth the entire nervous system. You can think of restorative yoga as "yoga for the nervous system", the practitioner emerges feeling resting and rejuvenated. 

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Would you like to join this session?

Tuesday Evenings at 7:30 - 8:45pm. * 8 Week Session * September 10th - October 29th {please read our cancellation policy before registering for any class session} This class is limited to 10 students per session. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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Next Session Start Date: Coming Back in September!

Are you ready to feel balanced and restored?

Tuesday Evenings at 7:30 - 8:45pm. * 8 Week Session * September 10th - October 29th {please read our cancellation policy before registering for any class session} This class is limited to 10 students per session. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

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