Monday, December 17, 2018

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

Holiday Pooch Parade Fundraiser
Dec 22, 2018

Yoga on New Year's Eve
Dec 31 to Jan 1, 2018

New Year's Day - Restorative Yoga
Jan 1, 2019


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Holiday Pooch Parade Fundraiser
Saturday, December 22, 2018

It's fun. It's furry. It's festive. It's a fundraiser!!!

The Big Stretch Yoga Centre and Bayview Leaside BIA present the Holiday Pooch Parade in support of The Toronto Humane Society. My rescue dog Rufus and I will be leading the parade of pooches and their families along our beloved Bayview Leaside strip on Saturday, December 22nd at 9:30 am. Register for the parade or come along and watch.

Each registered dog's family will receive a Loot Bag and prizes will be awarded for the most festively dressed dogs AND owners, smallest dog, largest dog, etc. courtesy of the local merchants of The Bayview Leaside BIA.

You must register EACH dog that wishes to participate - unfortunately, you will not be able to turn up on the day without pre-registering.

Registration is required - $10 per dog. All monies go directly to The Toronto Humane Society. Donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Happy Howladays!

Here is the link to register:

Yoga on New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019


This all levels yoga class is set to rich rhythms and inspiring music and held by candlelight.

With two classes to choose from this New Year's Eve - either 8:30 pm or 10:30 pm, this luxurious yoga class commences with meditation on our wonderful year and postures of strength and endurance to bring in the new year revitalized. Rejuvenated and refreshed after savasana, we are reborn and ready to take on a new year of peace, joy, love and success.

Two classes available on New Year's Eve:

Early Yoga Class: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Midnight Yoga Class: 10:30 pm - 12:05 am.

Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by December 20th $30, after that $35 (includes HST). Advanced registration required with payment. No drop-ins. Fee includes HST.

Please register early to get your preferred time slot as these classes always sell out quickly.

New Year's Day - Restorative Yoga
Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Relax, restore, rejuvenate and refresh.

Happy New Year!!! Enjoy this gentle and luxurious entry into a new year of love, peace, joy, prosperity and laughter.

Linger peacefully in gentle, supported postures which help to restore movement and flexibility to your body. The use of bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks bring you into a place of comfort and tranquility that encourages deep healing and release, allowing for complete surrender of body and mind.

This deeply relaxing and soothing class held in candlelight with soft music, creating a peaceful atmosphere for your practice. It is suitable for beginners, people experiencing stress or anxiety and people who are recovering from illness or injury. It is also recommended to anyone, including advanced practitioners seeking a gentle, meditative 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.

Please 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". Instructor: Joanne Lowe

2:00 - 4:00 pm. Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by December 20th $35, after that $40 (includes HST).

"My butt is sore. My knees are weak. My hips are hurting. My energy is renewed. My spirit is soaring! Thank you for a wonderful retreat weekend." ~ Della Croteau

"Thank you for reminding me how important yoga is in my life. These past couple of days have rejuvenated my spirit and I realize I am a happier being because of it. You continue to provide wonderful time and space to practice yoga and i love how you flow the poses while describing what they do for our bodies, minds and spirit. Great to see you again - your studio provided much needed solace a few years ago when I struggled, it helped me get through. Thank you again and hope to see you soon." ~ Just Jen

"Joanne, this has been a great yoga retreat weekend. I enjoyed myself way more than I thought I would. You have a lovely, calming voice and disposition - I loved stretching so much! It was a fun group too. Look forward to coming to The Big Stretch when I am in Toronto." ~ Marilyn