Thursday, October 21, 2021


Today's Classes


Hatha Yoga Livestream on Zoom (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


News


Re-Opening Guidelines for In-Person at the Studio Classes
[posted:2021-09-25]




Studio Doors Re-Open Monday, September 27th
[posted:2021-09-25]




Autumn Class Schedule Update
[posted:2021-09-06]




Recent Features


FREE LIVESTREAM CLASS
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2021-09-06]




Plough Pose - Halasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-31]




Triangle Pose - Trikonasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-27]




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.





"I'm new to the Leaside neighbourhood and was looking for a great yoga studio. I'm so happy that I've found The Big Stretch Yoga Centre! I definitely feel at home here not only in Leaside, but in your warm, welcoming and inspiring yoga studio." ~ Jennifer B.





"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





"Love your sense of humour, and that you always lead us to give back." ~ Arlene Hershfield