Welcome to Sarovara Yoga. Our studio, overlooking a secluded bay on Pigeon Lake is located in Port 32 of Bobcaygeon. In the heart of the Kawartha Lakes,  surrounded by water and nature, Ally leads Kripalu yoga with a focus on mindfulness & meditation. The word ‘Sarovara’ describes this yoga sanctuary perfectly. The meaning of the ancient Sanskrit word is ‘a body of water deep enough for the lotus flower to bloom’. Classes here always make for some good nature watching – whether it’s otters playing on the ice, herons fishing, beavers swimming across the bay or ospreys diving for fish!

Why Practice Kripalu Yoga?

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has become well known for it’s seemingly infinite amount health benefits.

For your body

  • stretch & tone muscles
  • release chronic tension
  • improve respiration, heart rate & circulation
  • increase immunity
  • improve posture, balance, strength & flexibility
  • promote elasticity of the spine
  • improve quality of sleep
  • improve skin tone
  • can lower blood pressure & blood sugar
  • improve metabolism
  • reduce pain and toxins in the body

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For your mind

  • calm & center the nervous system & therefore the mind
  • de-stress, refresh & elevate mood
  • calm restless thoughts
  • cultivate concentration & improved attention
  • support mental clarity & confidence
  • decrease stress hormones cortisone & adrenaline
  • increase the “happy” neurotransmitter – serotonin
  • increase awareness  of the body & senses
  • improve short term memory

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For your spirit

  • encourage self-acceptance
  • honour inner wisdom & instinctive knowledge
  • invite deep peace & release anxiety
  • reduced tension & stress
  • learn to let go of that which no longer serves you
  • cultivate non-judgmental awareness
  • learn to relax through breathing techniques
  • foster a connection to all beings & with nature
  • stimulate intuition and creativity


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