Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Today's Classes


Early Bird Yoga - registration required.
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Restorative Yoga - NEW CLASS!
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Flow Yoga - NEW TIME!
07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Comfort and Joy - Holiday Sadhana
Dec 11 to Dec 15, 2017




Flow Yoga Fundraiser for The Toronto Humane Society
Dec 30, 2017




Yoga on New Year's Eve - 8:30 pm or 10:30 pm.
Dec 31 to Jan 1, 2017




News


Holiday Food & Toy Donations
[posted:2017-11-28]




Wednesday, December 6th classes are cancelled
[posted:2017-11-28]




Live wellness. Give wellness.
[posted:2017-11-24]




Recent Features


VIP Shopping Party at Lole!
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-10-25]




18th Anniversary Yoga Class Special
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-10-11]




CONTEST - Who loves a giveaway?
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-06-03]




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.





"Happy 10th Anniversary to you and The Big Stretch. Here's to all of your hard work and creativity that you've put into your studio - not to mention the consistently excellent teaching and quality yoga classes. May you continue to thrive." ~ Shelly Rowen





"I'm a terrible sleeper, but last night I had the best night's sleep ever. Normally I wake up a few times and always at 4:30 a.m. Needless to say, I never feel rested when I finally get out of bed. This morning I woke up at 7:15 a.m. and felt energized. I look forward to my next class. Thanks again." ~ Dianne





"Joanne has the enviable knack of making yoga gentle and fun for everyone. Having practiced various styles of yoga, her experiences and expertise have allowed her to develop a unique approach to the instruction of hatha and raja yoga. Joanne lives by her motto of breathe, stretch and relax!" ~ Yogi Tambiraja