Thursday, September 19, 2019


Today's Classes


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




Retreats & Workshops


Yoga with Furry Adoptable Pets at The Toronto Humane Society
Sep 26, 2019




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




News


BIG NEWS - WE'RE MOVING!!!
[posted:2019-09-03]




Summer Holiday Closure
[posted:2019-08-13]




20th Anniversary Love Letter Writing Contest
[posted:2019-07-26]




Recent Features


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]




Rebecca is our Yogini of the Month
Yogis/Yoginis of the Month
[posted:2014-11-13]




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.





"You have accomplished a lot and are an amazing role model for living your life. Kudus to you. As I say to all who ask about where I do yoga in describing you, Joanne, 'her voice exudes serenity'. Love ya." ~ Monika Stegmann





"Hi Joanne. I just wanted to tell you how much I am loving Wednesday morning 7am yoga. I go to bed Tuesday night thinking 'oh goodie tomorrow is yoga'. It's a wonderful point in my week and a great way to start the day Wednesday. Just wanted you to know what joy and happiness you bring to my life!" ~ Wendy S.





"I'm new to the Leaside neighbourhood and was looking for a great yoga studio. I'm so happy that I've found The Big Stretch Yoga Centre! I definitely feel at home here not only in Leaside, but in your warm, welcoming and inspiring yoga studio." ~ Jennifer B.