Friday, October 18, 2019


Today's Classes


Retreats & Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 6 week Autumn / Winter Session
Oct 23 to Nov 27, 2019




Hatha Yoga Foundations with Shelly Rowen
Nov 7 to Nov 28, 2019




News


New Students Offer! 30 days of yoga for $70
[posted:2019-10-11]




20th Anniversary Sale!
[posted:2019-10-07]




Our new address: 320 Broadview Avenue, just south of Gerrard on the West Side.
[posted:2019-10-05]




Recent Features


NEW STUDENTS OFFER - 30 days of yoga for $70!
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2019-10-11]




VIP Shopping Event at Lole - 50% off
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2019-06-28]




CONTEST - Who loves a giveaway?
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-06-03]




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.





"Dear Joanne,
Thank you for your wonderful yoga classes - you've had me soooo relaxed again today that my brain couldn't form the words to thank you and wish you a cozy weekend!!!
On the way out I overheard two ladies commenting that your class was exactly what they needed - being stretched every which way - and I couldn't agree more!
So next time you find me just grinning at you you'll know why!! Ha ha... Looking so much forward to your next class."
~ Hanne





"The Big Stretch has become my favourite studio in the city, with Joanne becoming my favourite teacher in turn. The atmosphere is welcoming and peaceful and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a safe haven to nurture their yoga practice." ~ Gillian Ivey





"It is always a lovely experience being in your class and seeing your kind visage guiding us through healing movements! With much gratitude and appreciation, see you soon." ~ Asifa