2020-05-13 Co-Fit 19

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Dear Students, Friends, and Colleagues,
Lots of people complain that the current stay-at-home policy is leaving them anxious, lethargic, and unfit. A friend joked that instead of gaining the “Freshman 15” pounds, she had added the “Covid-19.”
I hate to brag, but I’m apparently reaping the benefits of 30 years of mindful mind/body/spirit practices. I’m active. I’m full of energy. I’ve added creative projects to my usual “workload” of teaching (which itself always feels more like play than work). I don’t weigh myself, but I’m eating a lot and I don’t feel that spare tire forming around my waist. And I’m more than content—I’m happy!
I want everyone to feel this good!
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So I’ve looked back to figure out which tools, tips, and practices got me where I needed to go, and landed me safely here. I want to share these with each of you. 
This isn’t a one-size-fits-all checklist. And yoga isn’t always the answer—or not the one-stop shop I once hoped it would be. A perpetual student myself, I’ve adopted what works best from yoga, fitness, physical therapy, bodywork, and an obsessive study of anatomy—and put it to work for clients of all shapes, sizes and abilities.
One satisfied customer recently wrote:
Lois is an outstanding teacher and an excellent motivator. More importantly, for me, she is a student of the human body and how it changes and performs (or does not) as one gets older. She has the ability and the knowledge to choose the right exercises and stretches for the body and the mind issues that her students bring to her class and carry around with them. She takes great pride in finding the key to unlocking your ailments and improving your motion.
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To progress toward your best, you’ll need a PLAN:
  1. To start where you are (and acknowledge how you got there)
  2. To spotlight what needs upgrading
  3. To keep you moving forward
I can confidently help anyone:
  • “Too stiff” to do yoga
  • Too intimidated to try yoga
  • “Too old” to exercise
  • Coping with physical limitations (can’t walk, can’t stand, can’t bend a knee, can’t raise arms overhead, can’t put weight on arms/hands, etc.)
  • Facing, recovering from, or hoping to avoid surgery
  • Wanting to shed extra pounds
  • Living with an anxious brain
  • Pulled down by the darkness all around us
I’ve faced many of these challenges myself, including:
  • A total hip replacement that radically altered my approach to yoga
  • Unwanted weight gain as I approached 50
  • Genetic joint diseases
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Life’s wear-and-tear
  • Anxiety and insomnia
In each case, I’ve found work-arounds that allowed me to emerge fit—but also more patient, compassionate, and content with where I am today.
Ready for a change?
Seize this culture-wide “downtime” to up your game!


  1. Use the button below to fill out the fillable PDF intake form, so I can learn about your needs.
  2. Email me or phone/text 917-975-8009 to schedule a free phone or Zoom consult. We’ll discuss where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’d like to go.
  3. Book a Zoom lesson with me, and get your second session FREE!* Get started now and take 10% off all lessons before Memorial Day Weekend (May 22).
  4. If you see the value in what we do, we can take it from there. If not, at least you’ll gain clarity and practical tools to go forward on your own!
I’m here for you!
All sessions are designed to be done at home, without special equipment.
Contact me for lesson rates and packages.
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Lois Nesbitt, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, has practiced and taught yoga for 25 years. Known worldwide as an expert in the therapeutic benefits of anatomy applied to yoga, Lois has helped thousands of students in her group classes, teacher trainings, injury clinics, and private lessons to resume healthy yoga practices and lead happy lives. She attributes her skill in sharing complex ideas in simple and often playful ways to the excellent professors who mentored her at Harvard and Princeton.

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