Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Today's Classes


Early Bird Yoga - 4 weeks, begins July 24th
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Flow & Restore Yoga
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 8 week Spring / Summer Session
May 29 to Jul 17, 2019




Early Bird Yoga - 4 Week Summer Session
Jul 24 to Aug 14, 2019




Yoga with Furry Adoptable Pets at The Toronto Humane Society
Jul 25, 2019




News


Yes, we have air conditioning!
[posted:2019-07-11]




VIP Shopping Event at Lole - 50% Off
[posted:2019-06-28]




Canada Day Long Weekend Closure
[posted:2019-06-21]




Recent Features


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




NEW STUDENTS - 30 days for $55
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[posted:2017-12-30]




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




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 again for contributing your time and expertise to the College and University Preparation Program by providing the CUPP students with a morning of relaxation. The hour of yoga you provided allowed the students to become familiar with their inner self. The relief felt in the session will help remind students of the importance of taking time to breathe. Your yoga session gave students that had never tried yoga before the great experience. Myself and each student walked away with the knowledge and feeling of being free of tension and stress." ~ Fay Kokolakis, Summer Student Program Coordinator, CNIB - vision health. vision hope.





"Hi Joanne,
I always leave the Big Stretch studio knowing I've spent time in a very special place.... every time ....every class....no exceptions and for many years.
In a moment of quiet clarity after yesterday's Chakra Yin Yoga workshop I realized that the Big Stretch studio for me is a safe place...a quietly consistent presence navigating seamlessly through many stages of my life - the good times and the not so good times.
How is this possible?
It is just who you are.
Namaste
Peace
Lucy"





"Thanks so much Joanne for this past year. I am so glad that I discovered yoga and you! Both are great!" ~ Catherine N.