Monday, October 24, 2016

Today's Classes

Gentle / Big Stretch Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Gentle Stretch Yoga
05:45 PM - 07:00 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Big Stretch Yoga
07:15 PM - 08:30 PM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

Retreats & Workshops

Early Bird Yoga - 10 week Autumn session
Sep 28 to Nov 30, 2016

Candlelight Restorative Yoga - Refresh & Renew, November Session - 4 weeks
Nov 2 to Nov 23, 2016

Yoga Nidra with Shelly Rowen
Nov 13, 2016


We will be closed on Monday, October 10th.

We are celebrating our 17th Anniversary!

Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Daily Bread Foodbank

Recent Features

17th Anniversary Pre-Paid Yoga Class Sale
Coupons/Special Offers

New Student Special!!! 30 days for $55 (includes HST)
Coupons/Special Offers

Malas on sale until Sunday, August 21st - 25% off
Coupons/Special Offers

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.

"My downward-facing dog wags serious tail." ~ Gordie Kita

"Joanne, thanks again for creating an opportunity to connect with myself." ~ Kim C.

"Joanne, congratulations on achieving this wonderful milestone! You are fabulous and your wonderful spirit and energy creates your special yoga studio and fills it with love, compassion and healing energy. My best to you and may the next 15 + years be as wonderful. Hugs and namaste." ~ Dianne P.