Director of Stretch & Certified Instructor, The Big Stretch Yoga Centre, Toronto
Specializing in seamlessly flowing sequences of asana, Joanne Lowe is a certified yoga instructor with more than 20 years experience in the practice and study of various forms and teaching philosophies of yoga. With an infectious love of asana practice, Joanne's warm, non-judgmental approach, gentle touch and soothing voice will guide you through a creative, ever-changing, well-balanced series of postures. She encourages participants to move slowly, deepen their breath and practice with self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Joanne has taught yoga in the Leaside neighbourhood of Toronto since 1997 and has also lead more than 15 yoga retreats at various venues in Ontario.
Returning to her roots in the corporate sector, she has developed the YogaWork program for corporations, designed to reduce stress, restore perspective and improve physical and mental well-being.
A self-professed yoga squirrel, Joanne continues to collect many little acorns of knowledge and inspiration along her path and bring forth the insights of many teachers into her classes, especially Lex Gillan, Andy Gold and Andy's mountain. She has spent time practicing and studying both formally and informally with some of Toronto's top instructors including Michael Stone, Matthew Remski, Dennison Smith, Esther Myers, Monica Voss, Karen Cove, Anne McGavin, Michael Siddall, Kathryn Beet, Shelly Rowen, Cathy Mines, Bibi Rahim Hahn and many more. Yoga in Toronto - what a fabulous city we live in to practice this living art and science!
Joanne is grateful to her greatest gurus, her students.
She looks forward to seeing you soon to breathe, stretch and relax with us.
Certified with the Yoga Network of Canada
Certified with the Yoga Institute of Texas
Certified in first aid and CPR
Insured for on-site and off-site yoga instruction
Trained in pre- and post-natal yoga