Thursday, February 21, 2019


Today's Classes


Big Stretch Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 8 week winter session
Jan 16 to Mar 6, 2019




Yoga with Furry Adoptable Pets at The Toronto Humane Society
Feb 21, 2019




News


We will be Closed on Family Day
[posted:2019-02-15]




Class Fees Increase February 1, 2019
[posted:2019-01-21]




Holiday Food & Toy Donations
[posted:2018-12-05]




Recent Features


FREE Lole Meet-Up Class
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2018-09-18]




Downward Dog Days of Summer SALE
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2018-08-14]




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




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.





"Big Stretch is a great space with a fantastic yoga instructor in Joanne. She is so talented and calming, and she connects with her class in a very peaceful and health affirming way. If you haven't tried it you should seriously consider it. Eleven years ago she convinced me that doing yoga was possible for me, and I haven't looked back!" ~ Maria Milanetti





"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





"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