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]




Corporate Yoga

Yoga@Work

The Big Stretch's director, Joanne Lowe, worked at a thriving Toronto advertising agency as an account executive within the corporate financial sector, in charge of coordinating complex and complicated multi-component marketing programs for some of Canada's largest banks.

After leaving the ad agency to become a full-time yoga instructor, Joanne returned to her roots in the corporate sector by developing a program called Yoga@Work. Her approach makes it easy for corporate clients to fit yoga into their busy schedules - and they find yoga to be a great release during their hectic day.


"More than just a way to alleviate the symptoms of stress, Joanne is teaching a way to improve work habits and employee satisfaction. She knows the language and the nature of office stress, but most of all she knows how to relax." ~ Ascent Magazine





Skyscraper Yoga

Cradling the phone, hauling a briefcase, pounding the keyboard, endless hours at the desk - they all take a toll on your body.

Stress is counter-productive, but modern businesses are faced with the effects of stress on the workforce at many levels. Stress affects manual workers and office staff, as well as top management - there's no discrimination here. Companies are becoming increasingly aware of how stress can impair work performance; many hours per year are lost due to stress-related illnesses.

Yoga@Work's simple breathing, stretching and muscle relaxation techniques relieve various symptoms of stress, including tension headaches, fatigue, anxiety, back-pain, depression and insomnia.

Life at work can be full of distractions. A clear mind, calm manner and flexible body - all benefits of yoga - equal productivity, quick thinking and creativity in the workplace. Yoga is a genuine help to teams under pressure and a great way to say "thank you" to staff that are delivering the goods.

The Yoga@Work program is designed to reduce stress, restore perspective and improve physical and mental well-being. It will also improve employee morale, motivation and working relationships.

Get more out of your workshops, retreats, off-site conferences and clinics. Yoga can be used as an innovative training technique as part of team-building sales incentives or new product launch, conference or seminar. Incorporating yoga into the daily curriculum of a three-day seminar, for example (by using yoga to begin the day or as a midday break) will allow the employer to reap the benefits of focused, clear-thinking and stress-free employees.

Yoga@Work is a flexible program. What else would you expect? Each program is custom-tailored to meet the needs of your company.

"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.




"Gauzy white curtains covering large open windows form an undulating wall on the south side of this spacious studio. Students are drawn here by the serenity of the space, as well as the soothing encouragement of director Joanne Lowe." ~ Toronto Life Magazine




"Thank you AGAIN for your support! Your ongoing fundraising events are helping WWF to reach important conservation goals." ~ Chelsea Lumiere, Donor Relations Coordinator, WWF-Canada