Tuesday, August 3, 2021


Today's Classes


Hatha Yoga on Zoom (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe




Retreats & Workshops


Paws In The Park Virtual Yoga Class Fundraiser
Aug 8, 2021




News


Reopening Survey
[posted:2021-07-19]




Pop-up Restorative Yoga Class this Saturday, June 26th
[posted:2021-06-23]




FREE On-Line Yoga Classes
[posted:2021-04-05]




Recent Features


Plough Pose - Halasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-31]




Triangle Pose - Trikonasana
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-27]




Supported Child's Pose
Yoga Tip of the Month
[posted:2021-01-27]




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.





"Thank you for being such a wonderful instructor. My life is better because of your yoga and that is truly a priceless gift to give." ~ Joanne Kurt





"How lucky I am to have found your sweet sanctuary, Joanne. I enjoyed it for years before the pandemic but have found it to be such a safe and comforting place of respite now. Thank you for taking such good care of us all in your studio. It really is a haven of good health and well-being when we need it most. Happy Anniversary! Hugs." ~ Susan M.





"Joanne has the enviable knack of making yoga gentle and fun for everyone. Having practiced various styles of yoga, her experiences and expertise have allowed her to develop a unique approach to the instruction of hatha and raja yoga. Joanne lives by her motto of breathe, stretch and relax!" ~ Yogi Tambiraja