Monday, December 10, 2018

Today's Classes

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

Gentle Stretch Yoga
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Big Stretch Yoga
07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Retreats & Workshops

Comfort and Joy - Holiday Sadhana
Dec 10 to Dec 14, 2018

Holiday Pooch Parade Fundraiser
Dec 22, 2018

Yoga on New Year's Eve
Dec 31 to Jan 1, 2018


Holiday Food & Toy Donations

2019 Untamed Wilderness Calendar

Holiday Pop-Up Market

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Upcoming Workshops

Comfort and Joy - Holiday Sadhana
Monday, December 10, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." ~ Marilyn Monroe

If you often find yourself feeling more stress and less joy as we come into this busy time of year, join Joanne for 5 consecutive early morning yoga classes to ease into the holidays with comfort and joy.

The Sadhana experience provides a greater understanding of the routine and the rewards of a daily yoga practice.

Salute the Sun each morning with a flowing series of postures and breathwork that will refresh and rebalance the inner you, rejuvenate and strengthen the outer you.

Monday, December 10th until Friday, December 14th. 6:45 - 7:45 am. Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by December 3rd, $90, after that $100 (includes HST). Pre-registration is required to reserve your space. Suitable for all levels of practitioners. Missed classes are non-refundable and are not transferable.

Holiday Pooch Parade Fundraiser
Saturday, December 22, 2018

It's fun. It's furry. It's festive. It's a fundraiser!!!

The Big Stretch Yoga Centre and Bayview Leaside BIA present the Holiday Pooch Parade in support of The Toronto Humane Society. My rescue dog Rufus and I will be leading the parade of pooches and their families along our beloved Bayview Leaside strip on Saturday, December 22nd at 9:30 am. Register for the parade or come along and watch.

Each registered dog's family will receive a Loot Bag and prizes will be awarded for the most festively dressed dogs AND owners, smallest dog, largest dog, etc. courtesy of the local merchants of The Bayview Leaside BIA.

You must register EACH dog that wishes to participate - unfortunately, you will not be able to turn up on the day without pre-registering.

Registration is required - $10 per dog. All monies go directly to The Toronto Humane Society. Donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

Happy Howladays!

Here is the link to register:

Yoga on New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019


This all levels yoga class is set to rich rhythms and inspiring music and held by candlelight.

With two classes to choose from this New Year's Eve - either 8:30 pm or 10:30 pm, this luxurious yoga class commences with meditation on our wonderful year and postures of strength and endurance to bring in the new year revitalized. Rejuvenated and refreshed after savasana, we are reborn and ready to take on a new year of peace, joy, love and success.

Two classes available on New Year's Eve:

Early Yoga Class: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm.
Midnight Yoga Class: 10:30 pm - 12:05 am.

Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by December 20th $30, after that $35 (includes HST). Advanced registration required with payment. No drop-ins. Fee includes HST.

Please register early to get your preferred time slot as these classes always sell out quickly.

New Year's Day - Restorative Yoga
Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Relax, restore, rejuvenate and refresh.

Happy New Year!!! Enjoy this gentle and luxurious entry into a new year of love, peace, joy, prosperity and laughter.

Linger peacefully in gentle, supported postures which help to restore movement and flexibility to your body. The use of bolsters, blankets, straps and blocks bring you into a place of comfort and tranquility that encourages deep healing and release, allowing for complete surrender of body and mind.

This deeply relaxing and soothing class held in candlelight with soft music, creating a peaceful atmosphere for your practice. It is suitable for beginners, people experiencing stress or anxiety and people who are recovering from illness or injury. It is also recommended to anyone, including advanced practitioners seeking a gentle, meditative class.

There is a deep peace waiting for us, beneath our busy lives, under all of our tension, and beyond our fears. Restorative Yoga will help you tame your mind and expand your heart to find your deep peace, one breath at a time.

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

All levels of practitioners are encouraged and welcomed.

Advance registration with payment required to reserve your "relaxation station". Instructor: Joanne Lowe

2:00 - 4:00 pm. Special rate for booking early: Register with payment by December 20th $35, after that $40 (includes HST).

"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

"Harmony Dawn Retreat is very spiritual and full of love and happiness. I loved my visit and getting to know all here. Thank you for the great food and home." ~ Denise Vince (Newmarket)

"Thank you very much for a restful retreat filled with peace, an opportunity to meet people and a chance to enjoy family hospitality in an idyllic setting. Thanks for the healthy, dream filled weekend!" ~ Lindy King