Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Today's Classes


Flow & Let Go Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Big Stretch Yoga
07:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


4 day Summer Sadhana
Aug 13 to Aug 16, 2018




Yoga with Furry Adoptable Pets at The Toronto Humane Society.
Aug 23, 2018




7 Day Autumn Sadhana - Early Morning Yoga
Sep 17 to Sep 23, 2018




News


Yoga mats, bolsters, eye pillows in stock.
[posted:2018-07-23]




Long Weekend Closure - August 4 - 6
[posted:2018-07-23]




Yoga at The Toronto Humane Society
[posted:2018-06-18]




Recent Features


NEW STUDENTS - 30 days for $55
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-12-30]




VIP Shopping Party at Lole!
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-10-25]




18th Anniversary Yoga Class Special
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-10-11]




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.





"Thank you for your warm welcome. I am really enjoying the classes. I appreciated at the end of the session today when you told us to thank ourselves for taking time out of our busy days to come and do this. Now that my boys are a bit bigger I've promised myself to take some time for me. I love how your classes are structured. I thoroughly enjoy the relaxation and deep breathing." ~ Amanda





"Clean and serene, this spacious, south-facing studio boasts large windows and gauzy white curtains. The instruction, from director Joanne Lowe, is equally soothing. Drawing on the influence of several philosophies, she developed her own unique approach to teaching. Classes follow vinyasa or flowing style, beginning with pranayama (rhythmic breathing) and ending in savasana (final relaxation). Gentle Stretch classes are suitable for beginners, pregnant women and seniors. Big Stretch classes integrate breathing with classic hatha sitting, standing, bending and twisting postures."





"Congratulations Joanne! You have the kindest and warmest heart, the space is truly remarkable and wishing you many more wonderful years!" ~ Irina Fortey