About Lois

Lois Nesbitt has devoted herself to sharing yoga with students and teachers in New York City and the Hamptons for 25 years. She attracts students of all levels with her engaging and informative style. Her upbeat classes fuse an energizing flow with state-of-the-art alignment, enabling every body to practice safely and joyfully.

Known worldwide as a teacher’s teacher, Lois has guided hundreds of aspiring students across the threshold into the art of teaching. Lois was a leader in the Anusara Yoga community and has studied the history and philosophy of yoga with the world’s top scholars. Lois also practiced Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga for almost ten years, immersing herself in the power of breath-oriented flow.     

In addition to her public classes and private lessons, Lois also leads retreats and workshops internationally. Through her popular public Injury Clinics and private lessons, she has helped many out of pain caused by injuries, accidents, surgeries, and life’s daily wear and tear on the body.

Lois is currently crowdfunding and writing Hip Op: Beyond Recovery, about how she endured, survived, and thrived via a total hip replacement. Hip Op tells of how one little, imperfect human triumphed over adversity to become a better person from the inside out. The book is full of tips for anyone facing a life challenge, be it something physical, a layoff, a breakup, or a loss of any kind. [Want to support this heart-felt endeavor? Donate here.]

Before dedicating herself to yoga, Lois was a professional writer, editor, and artist. She received her B.A., Magna cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Princeton University, where she taught literature and writing.


Lois' Yoga Flow

See how Lois flows in this video shot in China!