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.
"Joanne, thank you again so much for your many gifts so freely and kindly given, I feel like I had a week of refreshment in only 2 days. All our hosts, and every member of our group brought optimism and forward looking energy, fantastic! Namaste." ~ Susan
"I've been doing body work of different types over the last decade or so and understand and respect the process and LOVE how you've expressed it. I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my life and appreciate the respectful, gentle offering of your gifts. Namaste." ~ Lorraine Clemes
"Thank you for investing in a child's future". ~ Precious Gems Project