Monday, October 20, 2014


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


Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Refresh & Renew, October Session - 4 weeks
Oct 8 to Oct 29, 2014




The Yoga of Breath - Pranayama Workshop
Oct 26, 2014




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




News


Thanksgiving Closures: Sunday, October 12 and Monday, October 13
[posted:2014-10-05]




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




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




Recent Features


15th Anniversary Special
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2014-09-30]




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




Squash, Kale and Quinoa Soup
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2013-10-21]




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.





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





"You have no idea how much I appreciate your response to social justice issues. I am so proud of your efforts at community building when confronted with suffering and support for people who are left behind. Namaste." ~ Kate Arthur





"Thank you for investing in a child's future". ~ Precious Gems Project