Sunday, July 21, 2024


Today's Classes


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




Retreats & Workshops


Sadhana - 5 consecutive mornings of Yoga - LIVESTREAM
Aug 12 to Aug 16, 2024




News


FREE class this Saturday!
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Our Livestream Yoga Class Schedule
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Important Announcement
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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.





"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





"Hi Joanne. I just wanted to tell you how much I am loving Wednesday morning 7am yoga. I go to bed Tuesday night thinking 'oh goodie tomorrow is yoga'. It's a wonderful point in my week and a great way to start the day Wednesday. Just wanted you to know what joy and happiness you bring to my life!" ~ Wendy S.





"Oh my that was a lovely way to start the day. Can't wait 'til tomorrow. I have wanted to sign up for one of these for many years...so glad to be doing this now!" ~ Wendy S.