Friday, July 28, 2017


Today's Classes


Retreats & Workshops


Early Bird Yoga - 6 week Summer Session
Jul 5 to Aug 9, 2017




5 day Summer Sadhana
Aug 14 to Aug 18, 2017




September Yoga Retreat at Harmony Dawn, Rice Lake, Ontario
Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017




News


NEW!!! Drop-in Candlelight Restorative Yoga
[posted:2017-07-25]




Our BIG September Yoga Retreat At Harmony Dawn
[posted:2017-06-24]




Yes, we are air-conditioned!
[posted:2017-06-12]




Recent Features


CONTEST - Who loves a giveaway?
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2017-06-03]




New Student Special!!! 30 days for $55 (includes HST)
Coupons/Special Offers
[posted:2016-12-13]




Rebecca is our Yogini of the Month
Yogis/Yoginis of the Month
[posted:2014-11-13]




About The Big Stretch

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.





"Yoga is an integral part of my life keeping me centred, calm, and appreciative of the simple things in life. Healing poses stretch the mind and body, not to mention my posture has improved greatly along with my flexibility, which in turn has helped some medical issues. I'm blessed having Joanne in my life as she shares her gift with me and others." ~ Helen Younder





"I want to tell you how much I admire and appreciate the beauty and respect you bring to the classes you teach - undoubtedly an extension of how you live your life." ~ Rose Roberts





"On behalf of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, thank you for your ongoing support and dedication. Your contributions are truly appreciated." ~ Tasha Thomas, Development Associate, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario