Monday, May 25, 2015


Today's Classes


Gentle / Big Stretch Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Gentle Stretch Yoga
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Big Stretch Yoga
07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Restorative Yoga - Refresh and Renew - May Session - 4 weeks
May 6 to May 27, 2015




5 day Summer Sadhana
Aug 10 to Aug 14, 2015




Summer Yoga Retreat at Harmony Dawn, Rice Lake, Ontario
Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2015




News


Long Weekend Closures - Saturday, May 16th to Monday, May 18th inclusive
[posted:2015-05-12]




Yoga Class Fundraiser for Nepal
[posted:2015-05-04]




Our BIG Summer Yoga Retreat At Harmony Dawn
[posted:2015-04-16]




Recent Features


Summer Yoga Retreat - Early bird booking discount - save $20-30.
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2015-04-16]




Rebecca is our Yogini of the Month
Yogis/Yoginis of the Month
[posted:2014-11-13]




Rufus' 15th Anniversary Fundraiser for The Toronto Humane Society
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2014-09-30]




About The Big Stretch

strengthen your body, nurture your soul and lift your spirit

A small, intimate yoga centre that opened its doors in 1999, The Big Stretch is a warm, welcoming space that offers hatha yoga classes to all age groups. With candles and music, and a small group of instructors, classes are tailored to the dynamics of the group attending. Instructors focus on each student and his or her needs, challenges or injuries. The Big Stretch also offers corporate yoga, workshops and yoga retreats.

Hatha yoga is a gentle, yet effective yoga practice that enhances your health and well-being. The simple breathing, stretching and muscle relaxation techniques relieve various symptoms of stress, including tension headaches, fatigue, anxiety,
back-pain, depression and insomnia.

In our classes, we slow down from our hectic schedules, allowing the breath to flow through the postures. Create balance by uniting opposites - effort and grace, stability and fluidity, strength and softness. Rather than just exercising, we can begin to connect the breath with body and mind, directing our attention inward.

Mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, zafus and eye pillows are provided for your support, comfort and convenience. Inspiring music and candles, warm, earthy hardwood floors, large windows and soothing blue walls create a gentle and relaxing atmosphere.





"Slowly I'm reaching for my toes. Thanks for the inspiration!" ~ Scott Colby





"Congratulations! We are so fortunate that you chose our 'hood to establish The Big Stretch - your haven of calm laced with humour. Here's to another 10 years - then 20...." ~ Margaret King





"Thank you for your kind remembrance of my 70th birthday. Also for my two favourite poses yesterday. You and your programs will hopefully enable me to age in a fit, flexible manner." ~ Margaret King