top of page


Into the silence.
To do list

Krishna, Bhagavad Gita

"Whenever the fickle and restless mind wanders away—for whatever reason—let the yogi withdraw it from those distractions and return it to the sole control of the Self." 6:26

Scale Consciousness


Yoga Sutras

The source speaks

deśa-bandhaś cittasya dhāraṇā | tatra pratyayaika-tānatā dhyānam | tad evārtha-mātra-nirbhāsaṁ svarūpa-śūnyam iva samādhiḥ

Dhāraṇā is the binding of the mind to one place, object or idea. | Dhyāna is the continuous flow of cognition toward that object. | When that, giving up all forms, reflects only the meaning, it is Samadhi.

Translated - Swami Vivekenanda

Dhyāna is the stage of meditation that follows dhāraṇā. It involves the effortless and continuous flow of cognition toward the chosen object of concentration. In dhyāna, the mind becomes completely absorbed in the chosen focal point, and the awareness becomes one with the object of meditation. This state is characterised by deep, undisturbed focus and a sense of oneness with the chosen object. Samādhi is a state of meditative absorption where the mind transcends the limitations of the physical senses and worldly perceptions. In samādhi, the meditator lets go of all attachment to external forms and experiences a profound awareness of the true essence or meaning of the object of meditation. The mind becomes completely still, and the practitioner experiences a state of unity and oneness with the object, reflecting only the pure essence beyond its external appearance.


Focus on any one

Arjuna, Bhagavad Gita

"O Krishna! what are the characteristics of the sage who possesses ever calm wisdom and who is steeped in samadhi? How does this man of steady wisdom speak and sit and walk?" 2:54

Self Test

  • What shall I bring to class?
    Just yourself and anything that supports your practice. We have mats and props available for use. You are always welcome to bring your own. We do not sell bottled water, but your'e welcome to fill up your own at the studio.
  • What shall I wear?
    Wear simple breathable clothing that does not limit your range of motion. For Strength, Sculpt & Stretch classes; an outfit you'd wear on a jog would work well. For Soothe classes, where there is less/no dynamic movement, wear a few more layers. Barefoot is best, socks for Soothe classes. Shoes will be left at the door.
  • How many people will be in class? Will I get personal attention?
    Our studio holds up to 15 students. Our teachers typically offer hands-on assistance during class. We always ask permission prior. Please don't hesitate to ask, if you have any questions or concerns regarding hands-on.
  • What type of class should I attend?
    There is a class for everyone at Stretchy's. Please see our class styles, above, for descriptions. If you are new to yoga asana, we recommend starting with a Stretch or Soothe class, or a morning session.
  • I have an injury, can I still practice?
    That depends. What did your Dr/physical therapist/provider say? Many students find yoga to be a helpful resource when working through an injury but it depends on the specifics and severity. Please consult with your Dr/therapist and inform your teacher what is going on so that we can work through any necessary modifications for class. We are here to help, but are not qualified to diagnose. Your physician or intuition are the first lines of defence when working with an injury.
  • Can I book a private or small group session?
    Of course! Working one-on-one is a great way to delve into the unique needs of your practice with a teacher. Please reach out to schedule in. Rates vary depending on instructor, group size and frequency. For more details on rates see Private Sessions on our Staff Page.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We have a 24 hour cancellation policy on all classes so please be aware of this when booking that your'e not sure your'e going to make. You can cancel or rearrange an up coming class via your Stretchy account page.
bottom of page