Stretch Awareness was founded in 1985 by Jayantā (Shirley Johannesen) and is dedicated to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of individuals, though the disciplines of Yoga and Meditation.

The focus of Stretch Awareness is to provide instruction and guidance, sharing with individuals and groups, the means and the skills that will help to bring balance and harmony to daily life. This is offered through many different avenues such as private consultations, retreats, workshops, teacher training courses and conferences.