Thursday, October 30, 2014


Today's Classes


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


Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Refresh & Renew - November Session - 4 weeks
Nov 5 to Nov 26, 2014




Restorative Yoga & Live Sitar Performance
Nov 21, 2014




Comfort and Joy - Holiday Sadhana
Dec 8 to Dec 11, 2014




News


2014 / 2015 Winter Schedule
[posted:2014-10-28]




Celebrating 15 Years on Bayview!
[posted:2014-10-01]




Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank
[posted:2014-09-30]




Recent Features


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




Yoga Etiquette - Practicing Peace
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2013-03-16]




Yogini Trio of the Month - Eileen, Barbara & Heather
Yogis/Yoginis of the Month
[posted:2012-12-19]




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





"Thank you for helping me keep in touch with my breath!" ~ Peggy W.





"Dear Joanne, my daughter and I would like to thank you so very much for your special yoga class - it was absolutely wonderful!!! I loved the circle and your sequence of asanas was both energizing and relaxing - what a special treat!" ~ Hanne B.