Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Today's Classes


Early Bird Yoga - registration required.
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Restorative Yoga - NEW! Begins in September
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Flow Yoga
06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Candlelight Flow Yoga - NEW! Begins in September
07:15 PM - 08:15 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


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




Candlelight Flow Yoga with Live Music
Oct 19, 2017




News


We will be CLOSED August 26 - September 3
[posted:2017-07-30]




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




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




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.





"Big Stretch is a great space with a fantastic yoga instructor in Joanne. She is so talented and calming, and she connects with her class in a very peaceful and health affirming way. If you haven't tried it you should seriously consider it. Eleven years ago she convinced me that doing yoga was possible for me, and I haven't looked back!" ~ Maria Milanetti





"I wanted to tell you that for several hours after my yoga class last night I felt euphoric. There is no other word for it - a very smooth, happy state of calmness. Thank you!" ~ Margaret Jamieson





"Your thoughtfulness does not go unnoticed as I rush in and out of your studio. I hope that I am generous enough to express my gratitude each time. This note will serve to reconfirm how much you give to me and how much I appreciate your teaching. With many thanks." ~ Sandy Harris