Monday, December 6, 2021


Today's Classes


Hatha Yoga In-Person at The Studio (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Hatha Yoga In-Person at The Studio (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Comfort and Joy Restorative Yoga
Dec 11, 2021




Comfort and Joy Restorative Yoga
Dec 16, 2021




Holiday Virtual Yoga in Support of Toronto Humane Society
Dec 21, 2021




News


Holiday Toy & Food Drive
[posted:2021-11-25]




Lots of Space!
[posted:2021-10-26]




Re-Opening Guidelines for In-Person at the Studio Classes
[posted:2021-09-25]




Recent Features


FREE LIVESTREAM CLASS
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2021-09-06]




Plough Pose - Halasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-31]




Triangle Pose - Trikonasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-27]




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.





"I'm a terrible sleeper, but last night I had the best night's sleep ever. Normally I wake up a few times and always at 4:30 a.m. Needless to say, I never feel rested when I finally get out of bed. This morning I woke up at 7:15 a.m. and felt energized. I look forward to my next class. Thanks again." ~ Dianne





"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





"Dearest Joanne, thank you so very much for your very special Tuesday class!!! I love each and every class you are giving but Tuesday's are extraordinary - I feel so deeply stretched and relaxed - I never want to get up and leave afterwards. Wishing you always warm and sunny days. Cheers!" ~ Hanne