Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Today's Classes


Early Bird Yoga - 8 weeks, begins January 16th
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Restorative Yoga
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Flow Yoga
07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


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




News


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




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




2019 Untamed Wilderness Calendar
[posted:2018-11-27]




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.





"Thanks so much, Joanne. I love attending this class; it always sets me up for the year ahead and puts me in the real spirit of the holidays. You are a gem. Have a wonderful 2013!!!" ~ Kara C.





"Stretching Success to Another Year in Leaside." ~ North Toronto Post





"Congratulations Joanne! Here's to you for gently holding and breathing life every day into your Big Stretch vision, which sustains all of us who practice with you. You are an inspiring yoga teacher, businesswoman, citizen and human being. You'll be humbly embarrassed that I said all of that but it's true! Namaste." ~ Cheryl Sylvester