Monday, September 20, 2021

Today's Classes

Hatha Yoga on Zoom (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

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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.

"Hey Joanne, so much thanks for including me in your zoom class premier! I share in everyone's comments. I can't wait to join you again soon. You and the studio weekly classes, for me, have been sooo missed and my body needs it! It thanks you for getting me back to the routine of yoga again! This is a very exciting beginning to 2021! Can't wait to join in soon fully when my back is a bit better and in the meantime I will just enjoy the gentle stretches. How does the saying go.... is it "I am only here for the savasana?!! ~ ALEXIS

"Thank you for another great yoga class yesterday. Whenever I make the time to come and visit, I'm always rewarded and leave more relaxed, more refreshed and more limber than when I came in." ~ Stefan Lehmann, Victoria, B.C.

"Joanne, thank you for inviting me!! I loved teaching the workshop and exchanging ideas. I'm glad to hear that people enjoyed looking though the drawings this week. It's so amazing to see what emerges from the unknown." ~ Tania Love, Workshop Instructor