Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today's Classes

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

Retreats & Workshops

Early Bird Yoga - 10 week Autumn Session
Sep 20 to Nov 22, 2017

Candlelight Full Moon Flow & Restorative Yoga with Meditation
Oct 5, 2017

Candlelight Flow Yoga with Live Music
Oct 19, 2017


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Supporting The Toronto Humane Society.

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Upcoming Workshops

Early Bird Yoga - 10 week Autumn Session
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." ― Rabindranath Tagore

Celebrate the beginning of a new day in the quiet and stillness of the morning. The Centre's signature class is suitable for many. This Hatha class integrates the breath with an extensive variety of postures to increase strength and flexibility, bringing balance, while calming the mind.

7 - 8 am on Wednesday mornings. This session begins Wednesday, September 20th, for 10 weeks, and runs until November 22nd. Special rate for booking early: register with payment by September 12th, $170, after that $185 (Includes HST). Registration required for this series.

Candlelight Full Moon Flow & Restorative Yoga with Meditation
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Join us during this October's Hunter full moon for a calm and cozy practice of connecting to spirit through breath, gentle flowing movement, and deeply relaxing restorative postures. Our class will conclude with a meditation practice.

Feel free to bring along some cozy socks, your favourite blanket and eye pillow. Please bring along a small towel or facecloth to use with props if you are wearing makeup, lotions etc.

No experience necessary. All levels are welcome and encouraged.

Thursday, October 5th, 7:00 - 8:45 pm.

Special rate for booking early: register with payment by September 27th, $30. After that, $35. (Fees include HST). Registration is required to book your "relaxation station".

Candlelight Flow Yoga with Live Music
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Explore the connection between music, movement and breath.

Join us for an inspiring and rhythmic yoga class instructed by Joanne Lowe and accompanied by live music with musician Ben McCarroll-Butler.

We are so happy that Ben, a fellow yogi and a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in woodwinds will join us and treat us to a lovely soundscape as we enjoy our practice. Surrounded in candlelight and accompanied by music, breathe deep and take time to reconnect, rejuvenate and revitalize in this flowing, hatha yoga class. All-levels are welcomed and encouraged.

7 - 8:30 pm on Thursday, October 19th. Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by October 11th, $25, after that $30 (includes HST). All-levels are welcomed and encouraged.

Yoga for Core Strength with Shelly Rowen
Sunday, October 22, 2017

This is a crunch-free class and suitable for students of all levels!

When we think about core strength, we generally focus on strengthening our abdominal muscles. However, your true core runs from head to toe. The ability for your body to respond to the demands/requests placed on it, comes not from individual muscles, but from the effective communication and coordination of all the muscles, tissues, bones and nerves of your body.

Through gentle and accessible movement, our focus in this class will be on making that connection and learning how it relates to your spine, the central axis of your body from which all movement originates. When we have a strong and flexible spine we can better support our whole body and move with greater ease.

1:00 - 3:00 pm. Special rate for booking early: register with payment by October 14th, $30. After that, $35. Includes HST. Registration is required.

Yoga for Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders with Shelly Rowen
Sunday, November 12, 2017

There are many causes of tension in the upper back, neck and shoulders including repetitive motion and strain, poor postural habits and stress. In this class, learn some simple ways to stretch and strengthen this area that can be done at home.

Tight shoulders in downward dog and warrior poses? These techniques can also be applied to help you find comfort and ease in your existing yoga practice.

This is a relaxing and restorative class.

This class is appropriate for all levels of students. Beginners are welcome.

1:00 - 3:00 pm. Special rate for booking early: register with payment by November 4, $30. After that, $35. Registration is required (includes HST).

Yin Yoga for The Chakras by Candlelight
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chakras are subtle energy centres located in our body along the length of our spine. Each chakra corresponds to different physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of our self.

Yin Yoga is a slow, deep practice that increases your flexibility by stretching and stimulating the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Yin is a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating form of yoga where the poses are held longer allowing for gentle surrender and a deep inner listening.

As we move through this practice surrounded by the soft glow of candlelight, you will learn the Chakras physical location, organs they control, emotions they express, and mental characteristics they embody.

Our class, lead by instructor Joanne Lowe, will be accompanied by music specifically created to energize and clear the body and spirit and balance the Chakra energy system.

All levels are welcomed and encouraged.

Thursday, November 16th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Special rate for booking early: register with payment by November 8th, $25. After that, $30. (Fees include HST). Registration is required.

"Thank you for reminding me how important yoga is in my life. These past couple of days have rejuvenated my spirit and I realize I am a happier being because of it. You continue to provide wonderful time and space to practice yoga and i love how you flow the poses while describing what they do for our bodies, minds and spirit. Great to see you again - your studio provided much needed solace a few years ago when I struggled, it helped me get through. Thank you again and hope to see you soon." ~ Just Jen

"Thank you so much for arranging this weekend. For finding the perfect spot, for doing all the logistics so beautifully, and for being there yourself shedding joy and laughter and peacefulness. My mind, body and spirit are extremely grateful. Namaste." ~ Margie Hart, Summer 2010 Retreat

"Joanne, this has been a great yoga retreat weekend. I enjoyed myself way more than I thought I would. You have a lovely, calming voice and disposition - I loved stretching so much! It was a fun group too. Look forward to coming to The Big Stretch when I am in Toronto." ~ Marilyn