Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga - Bobcaygeon Sarovara Yoga

Meet the Team

At Sarovara Yoga we are proud to bolster a truly diverse community of both students & teachers. Our space is not only a yoga studio but also a well-loved one day retreat centre. Sarovara Yoga is a sanctuary on the water where where we aim to foster local community and support health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening.

Ally Boothroyd - Sarovara Yoga - Bobcaygeon Ontario

Ally Boothroyd

Studio Founder & Retreat Curator/Director

Ally is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. Her aim is to help people to calm, balance and restore their nervous systems. She teaches tools for reversing exhaustion, stress and overwhelm and helps people reconnect to their sensitive biorhythms and the natural world. Ally is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of yogic traditions. She brings an openhearted, inclusive view to her teachings, which are a rich blend of Kripalu Yoga along with Classical Hatha Tantra, Yoga Psychology, Yoga Nidra, Integrative Restoration, Amrita Living Yoga, Energy Medicine, and Avalonion Priestess Ritual & Ceremony. Ally's path has been one of healing from anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia through the science of yoga, particularly yoga nidra.  Her life's work is to help people to connect to, restore and renew all levels of their being.

Ally loves sharing both in her local weekly classes as well as through local and international retreats and she also loves sharing free resources with her community to support them with their journey. Learn More about Ally

Lisa Diem - Sarovara Yoga

Lisa Diem

Yoga Teacher & Retreat Assistant Director

Beginners as well as those with a regular practice take comfort in Lisa's classes as she provides a very welcoming, warm and loving environment to begin a new journey. Lisa's combines classic yoga postures in a thoughtful but light-hearted way, based on what each students needs.  Pranayama (breathing techniques),  Asana (postures) and Meditation are all incorporated together for developing awareness. Bringing the breath, the mind and the body together as one. Her love of yoga, life and fun natured energy comes to shine in each of her classes. 

Lisa completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Peterborough, Ontario at Amrita Living Yoga.  Lisa also brings her love of Ayurveda, her skills as an Energy worker, her passion for healing Crystals, Essential Oils and Herbs to her classes. She is also certified Reiki first degree.

Check out Lisa's Monday morning class: Flow & Restore Yoga - 9:30am - 10:45am


Laura Young

Amrita Yoga Teacher


Laura is a recent graduate of Amrita living yoga and is excited to start offering classes. Yoga has been an important and grounding part of her life for many years now and taking YTT was a dream come true. By day Laura is an Public Health Nurse in Sexual Health but her hobby and passion is Yoga! Laura has a passion for many different types of yoga but her current focus is to lead gentle and meditative practises! Laura is so thankful for this opportunity to teach at Sarovara Yoga as Ally has been her mentor and favourite teacher for many years now!!

Check out Laura's first class on the schedule: Gentle Hatha Yoga - Mondays at 5:15pm - 6:30pm - June 17th- August 26th (excluding August 12th)

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Brian Henderson

Kripalu Yoga Teacher


I truly love yoga.  I love what is has done and continues to do for my body, for my mind and for my spirit. That love of yoga has made me want to share it with others - to help them discover and explore yoga in their own lives, in their own experiences.  And I chose Kripalu - a Yoga and Ayurvedic school and wellness centre in western Massachusetts - to do my teachers training because of their 40 year history in educating yoga teachers.  Kripalu Yoga emphasizes radical self-acceptance, curiosity and self reflection, and a strong and deeply supportive practice of pranayama (breathing), asana (poses) and dhyana (meditation).  I am also a retired financial services executive who spent a good portion of my career living and working in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Yoga in the Kawarthas, working and practicing with such remarkable people as Ally, the community at Sarovara, and the larger community, is as rich and interesting as anything I've ever done.

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Sarah Anne

Yoga Teacher & Reiki Healer


Sarah is a 200hr certified Yoga Teacher and Energy Healer. Helping people develop a deeper connection with their body is her passion. She believes that when we work to heal through a mind-body-spirit connection , we form a better understanding of our body systems, and how they work together to keep us healthy & happy.

Sarah also believes that there is no one size approach to taking care of our bodies and wellness. Every person has their own needs, wants, abilities, and shadows. She fosters a holistic approach to heal the body from the inside-out, supporting the different layers of the self; physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.

Check out Sarah's next workshop at Sarovara Yoga - Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing Touch


Ireni Stamou - Restorative Aerial Yoga - Sarovara Yoga - Bobcaygeon

Ireni Stamou

Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher 


Ireni comes from a rich dance background,  yoga and bodywork. In the last decade, she has devoted to the practice of yoga, somatics, and bodywork therapy.  Passionate about the body and the inner alchemy of the soul, Ireni’s investigations into the science and philosophies of body-mind techniques have led her to develop a revolutionary approach to injury-free practices, longevity,  and restoration. In Costa Rica Ireni has created truly original programs where one is invited to cultivate a unique sensibility to yoga, dance, and meditation in communion with nature. Her body of 25 + years of knowledge results in a perspective that is both highly-focused and lovingly open-hearted integrating the movement within each medium into a holistic and diversified practice. Her restorative aerial yoga practice has been one of the most popular and loved class here at Sarovara.

Check out Ireni's next Restorative Aerial Yoga Workshop.

Next Steps...

Check out our current schedule to learn what weekly classes are available and what workshops and retreats are coming up!