Saturday, March 28, 2020


Today's Classes


Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Temporary Closure due to COVID-19
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Big Stretch Yoga Cancelled: Temporary Closure due to COVID-19
11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 8 week Spring Session
Mar 25 to May 13, 2020




Breathe and Restore - A Breathwork Workshop with Restorative Yoga
Mar 29, 2020




Spring Urban Yoga Retreat - A Sunday Afternoon Retreat
Apr 5, 2020




News


BIG Surprise Coming Soon!
[posted:2020-03-27]




Temporary Closure - Due to COVID-19
[posted:2020-03-16]




We are Closed on Family Day
[posted:2020-02-11]




Recent Features


NEW STUDENTS OFFER - 30 days of yoga for $70!
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VIP Shopping Event at Lole - 50% off
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CONTEST - Who loves a giveaway?
Coupons/Special Offers
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Upcoming Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 8 week Spring Session
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This session will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned.

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." ― Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrate the beginning of a new day in the quiet and stillness of the morning. The Centre's signature class is suitable for many. This Hatha yoga class integrates the breath with an extensive variety of postures to increase strength and flexibility, bringing balance, while calming the mind.

Get up early, watch the sun rise, listen to the birds sing, walk amongst the blossoming tulips and crocuses, and join us for a lovely series of classes to strengthen your body, open your heart, expand your awareness and lift your spirit.

It's better than a double latte to start your morning!

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 am, 8 weeks, March 25th - May 13th. Special rate for booking early - register with payment by March 18th, $155. After that, $170 (includes HST). Registration required.



Breathe and Restore - A Breathwork Workshop with Restorative Yoga
Sunday, March 29, 2020

This workshop will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned.

Pranayama, or rhythmic breath control, is the Yoga of Breathing. Prana is the life force or vital energy of the body. The breath revitalizes the body, balances emotions and creates clarity of mind.

In this workshop we will review, learn and practice various pranayama techniques. Accompanying the breath with some supported restorative yoga postures will allow us to really experience the healing effects of the breath in this slow and nurturing class.

There is a deep peace waiting for us, beneath our busy lives, under all of our tension, and beyond our fears. Restorative Yoga will help you tame your mind and expand your heart to find your deep peace, one breath at a time.

Wear comfortable clothes and layers to keep warm. Try not to eat a large meal beforehand. Please do not wear strong scents such as perfume or cologne and bring along a small towel or facecloth to use with props if you are wearing makeup, lotions etc. Feel free to bring along some cozy socks, your favourite blanket and eye pillow.

All levels of practitioners are encouraged and welcomed.

Advance registration with payment required to reserve your "relaxation station". Special rate for booking early: register with payment by March 22nd, $35, after that, $40 (includes HST).



Spring Urban Yoga Retreat - A Sunday Afternoon Retreat
Sunday, April 5, 2020

This retreat will be postponed to a later date. Stay tuned.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -- ANAIS NIN

Treat yourself to our Spring Urban Yoga Retreat, right here in downtown Toronto at Big Stretch Yoga -- no long drives or packing for overnight stays. Our mini yoga retreat will include flowing hatha yoga, restorative yoga, meditation, breathwork, and close with refreshments, treats and surprises.

To make things even more special, our event will also include karma yoga -- a fundraiser for The Toronto Humane Society with a grand finale of adoptable fur friends joining us for a fun, furry and super adorable closing stretch.

Please wear white as a symbol of peace and bring along a flower -- one long single stem with a blossom to be added to our communal bouquet.

Sunday, April 5th, 1 - 4:30 pm. Space is limited, so please book early.

Special rate for booking early: book by March 29th, $135 (includes HST), after that $150 (includes HST).

Retreat yourself!!!



Yoga for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders
Sunday, April 19, 2020

There are many causes of tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders including repetitive strain, poor postural habits and stress.

Learn simple ways to stretch and strengthen this area that you can do at home. Tight shoulders in downward dog and warrior poses? Find comfort and ease in your yoga practice.

This is a gentle, relaxing and restorative class, appropriate for all levels of students. Beginners are welcome. 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

Special rate for booking early - register with payment by April 12th, $35. After that, $40 (includes HST). Registration required.

Instructor: Shelly Rowen






"Joanne, thank you so much for organizing an AMAZING retreat. We both felt like new people -- re-energized and so calm....love Natasa and Ann." ~ The Hatsios sisters





"Trees, meadow, wind, fire, moon, yoga! Great food. This place rocks! Namaste." ~ Shelly Rowen





"Joanne, thanks for leading us through a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend retreat! As always, you created a warm, fun and interesting environment and introduced me to new ideas and approaches to life. My body, mind and spirit thank you! Namaste" ~ Dianne Perkins