Monday, September 23, 2019


Today's Classes


Gentle / Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Moving to new location - 320 Broadview Avenue at Gerrard
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Gentle Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Moving to new location - 320 Broadview Avenue at Gerrard
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Moving to new location - 320 Broadview Avenue at Gerrard
07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Yoga with Furry Adoptable Pets at The Toronto Humane Society
Sep 26, 2019




Early Bird Yoga - 6 week Autumn / Winter Session
Oct 23 to Nov 27, 2019




Hatha Yoga Foundations with Shelly Rowen
Nov 7 to Nov 28, 2019




News


Last weekend of classes before we move to new location
[posted:2019-09-20]




BIG NEWS - WE'RE MOVING!!!
[posted:2019-09-03]




Summer Holiday Closure
[posted:2019-08-13]




Recent Features


VIP Shopping Event at Lole - 50% off
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2019-06-28]




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




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




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.





"A deep hug of gratitude to you for getting up those cold January mornings and leading us in the Sadhana! I'm very grateful for your teaching and support. After 14 days, I am feeling more open, more flexible, more physically confident and naturally, more centred and balanced. And just a little proud of myself." ~ Cheryl Sylvester





"Gauzy white curtains covering large open windows form an undulating wall on the south side of this spacious studio. Students are drawn here by the serenity of the space, as well as the soothing encouragement of director Joanne Lowe." ~ Toronto Life Magazine





"I am so enjoying the yoga classes, just perfect for my needs. Both Steve and I (and many others I am sure) feel we have found a gem in you!" ~ Aziz