Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Today's Classes

Hatha Yoga In-Person at The Studio (All levels) - Pre-registration required.
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Instructor: Joanne Lowe

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

Retreats & Workshops

Candlelight Full Moon Flow & Restorative Yoga with Meditation
Feb 5, 2023

Heart Chakra Restorative Yoga for my Valentines
Feb 16, 2023


Upcoming closures - Feb 9 and Feb 20

Product Sale

Bonus Class Sale

Recent Features

Product Sale
Coupons/Special Offers

Bonus Class Sale
Coupons/Special Offers

Plough Pose - Halasana
Yoga Tip of the Month

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.

"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.

"Thank you, great Restorative class today Joanne!! What a treat and on such a beautiful day, felt like a vacation. Must do more of this kind of thing, thank you so much for offering it to us!!" ~ Heather Foran

"Thank you for bringing the magic of The Big Stretch to the comfort of my living room. It's been such a long time since I've been able to enjoy the yoga goddess guidance and my body thanks you for it! The Zoom era of The Big Stretch is going to make my 2021 stellar. Much love to everyone! It was a pleasure to practice along side you! I just love The Big Stretch Community. xo" - IRINA