Saturday, August 1, 2015

Today's Classes

Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Happy Long Weekend!
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Happy Long Weekend!
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Retreats & Workshops

5 day Summer Sadhana
Aug 10 to Aug 14, 2015

Summer Yoga Retreat at Harmony Dawn, Rice Lake, Ontario
Aug 21 to Aug 23, 2015

Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Refresh and Renew - September Session - 4 weeks
Sep 9 to Sep 30, 2015


Our BIG Summer Yoga Retreat at Harmony Dawn

Long Weekend Closures - Saturday, August 1st until Monday, August 3rd inclusive

Buy your pre-paid classes and retreat with Interac e-transfer

Recent Features

Two FREE yoga classes in July!
Coupons/Special Offers

Rebecca is our Yogini of the Month
Yogis/Yoginis of the Month

Rufus' 15th Anniversary Fundraiser for The Toronto Humane Society
Coupons/Special Offers

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.

"Oh my that was a lovely way to start the day. Can't wait 'til tomorrow. I have wanted to sign up for one of these for many glad to be doing this now!" ~ Wendy S.

"I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about starting a yoga practice .... to simply GO FOR IT!!! The experience is wonderful and very rewarding as you become more and more flexible. There is something magical when you can connect with your body in a peaceful way. ~ Irina Fortey

"I've been doing body work of different types over the last decade or so and understand and respect the process and LOVE how you've expressed it. I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my life and appreciate the respectful, gentle offering of your gifts.  Namaste." ~ Lorraine Clemes