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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

Thank you for being here. 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 Ally's weekly classes as well as her local and international retreats and her  free online resources to support you on your journey. Learn More about Ally

Lisa Diem - Sarovara Yoga

Lisa Diem

Yoga Teacher & Retreat Assistant Director

Hi, I am Lisa Diem and my motto is Yoga is for ANYONE! Beginners as well as those with a regular practice take comfort in my classes as I provide a very welcoming, warm and loving environment to begin a new journey. In each class I combine classic yoga postures in a thoughtful but light-hearted way, based on what you need.  Pranayama (breathing techniques),  Asana (postures) and Meditation are all incorporated together bringing awareness to "the self" in each class. Bringing the breath, the mind and the body together as one, l believe yoga can literally change our lives on and off the mat. My love of yoga, life and fun nature energy comes to shine in each of my classes. 

Yoga has been a big part of my life over the last several years and has helped me over come many obstacles physically, emotionally and mentally.  It has brought me to my true spiritual calling where I am learning peace within. My love is to share my passion with others.

Check out Lisa's Monday morning class: Gentle Morning Yoga - 9:30am - 10:45am

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Laura Young

Amrita Yoga Teacher

 

Hi! I'm Laura and I am a recent graduate of Amrita living yoga and I'm excited to start offering classes! Yoga has been an important and grounding part of my life for many years now and taking my YTT with Ally was a dream come true. By day I am a Public Health Nurse in Sexual Health but my hobby and passion is Yoga! I have a love for many different types of yoga but my current focus is to lead gentle and meditative practises!

I am so thankful for this opportunity to teach at Sarovara Yoga as Ally has been my mentor and favourite teacher for many years now!!

Check out Laura's first class on the schedule: Gentle Hatha Yoga - Mondays at 5:30!

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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.

Check out Good Morning Meditation and Movement - Wednesdays at 8am!

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Sarah Anne

Yoga Teacher & Reiki Healer

 

I'm Sarah Anne, a 200hr certified Yoga Teacher and Energy Healer. Helping people develop a deeper connection with their body is my passion. I believe 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.

I believe 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. I encourage 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

 

Next Steps...

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

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