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Saturdays in June, 1:30-4:30pm
BODY SHOP: INJURY CLINIC
Healing Intensives with Lois Nesbitt

Ouch! My hip/shoulder/knee hurts! My sports injuries are catching up with me! That car accident, that bike accident, that time I tripped on the stairs. The chemo, the Lyme’s disease, the arthritis. Too many hours at the computer—or on the couch! Life’s wear and tear on my aging body. Through her weekly Body Shop: Injury Clinic at KamaDeva Yoga, Lois has guided hundreds of students to happier, healthier lives with her decidedly low-tech approach. Hands-on work to release tight spots, active exercises using nothing more than blocks, blankets, and stretchy bands. These four weekends give you the tools you need to heal and prevent injuries and limitations of all sorts. Each weekend focuses on a different body part:

  • June 4: Feet, ankles, calves and knees
  • June 11: Thighs, hamstrings, hips, and lower back
  • June 18: Torso (included scoliosis), upper back, shoulders, and neck
  • June 25: Shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands

Come to one, or come to them all (after all, you do have all those body parts, right?! And you never know when you, a friend, or a family member is going to need help. Plus, there’s no substitute for learning how the body is (ideally!) one perfect whole!). All levels of yoga students, people who have never done yoga, yoga teacher trainees and experienced yoga teachers all welcome. The more, the merrier, and the more productive! Is this program right for you? Contact loisnesbitt1@gmail.com.

Dates & Time: Saturdays, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 1:30-4:30pm
Investment: $280 for full series, or $85 drop-in per workshop
Location: At KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton

Click here to register for these workshops

 

About The Injury Clinic

When something goes wrong with your car, you take it to the body shop, pronto, right? Cuz we all know it’s not smart, safe, or cost-effective to drive around in a car that’s not functioning well. So why don’t we treat our bodies with the same common-sense respect?  Why do so many of us tolerate aches and pains that may well lead to more serious conditions (torn ligaments and tendons, bulging or herniated disks, arthritis, frayed cartilage, overworked and under—performing muscles)?

Maybe your doctor told you there’s nothing between palliative painkillers (Aleve, Ibuprofen, Cortisone shots) and surgery. So, you live with the pain. And you accept limited range of motion. And you back off the activities you love—golf, tennis, skiing, gardening, chasing your kids or grandkids around the yard, even walking!

That’s a sad way to live, and for many, totally unnecessary.

The good news? For many, hopefully all of you, there are simple, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, decidedly low-tech ways to reduce pain, recover range of motion, heal old injuries and general wear and tear, prevent further damage,  and diminish the effects of long-term conditions like arthritis, Lyme’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and others.

Basically, EVERYONE who lives in a body should sign up for this course—if you want to live long and happily in your body-home for the rest of this lifetime!

For the past several years, Lois Nesbitt has been offering a weekly, drop-in Body Shop: Injury Clinic at KamaDeva Yoga, where she’s helped dozens, maybe hundreds people (yoga students and teachers and ordinary “civilians”) work through all kinds of physical limitations and conditions.

Now, for the first time, Lois is offering a public workshop that gives you the insights into how she works, what you need to know to heal your existing ailments and prevent further ones. Each week focuses on a different part of the body, allowing you to zoom in on your personal priorities. Of course, you’ll get much more out of the course if you can join us for all 4 weekends—coming away with a map of your body, how it works, and how to use it best for a lifetime! You never know what might run amok, so why not have your toolbox ready!

Each session begins with a brief explanation of how each part of the body works anatomically—muscles, bones, connective tissue, all broken down into plain English with great visuals and simple demonstrations to make it super-clear for all.

Then we’ll dive into some anatomically sound and incredibly effective hands-on adjustments to release tight muscles, realign bones, and generally get you back to your best.

Finally, we’ll empower you with simple exercises you can do at home to strengthen weak areas, stretch tight ones, and generally restore balance to the miracle that is your ever-resilient, life-seeking body! We’ll photograph everything we do and email you the photos afterward so you can take charge of your own optimal health.


Ready To Sign Up?
Here’s Our Calendar of Healing Events:

JUNE 4TH: FEET, ANKLES, SHINS, CALVES, AND KNEES

Some things we’ll cover:

  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis (that excruciating pain on the soles of your feet)
  • Bunions
  • Neuropathy (numbness or pain in any part of your foot)
  • Ankle sprains and breaks
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tight calves
  • Shin splints
  • Knee problems of all sorts: cartilage (meniscus) tears or degeneration, ACL strains and tears, tracking problems, patellar tendonitis)

JUNE 11TH: THIGHS, HAMSTRINGS, HIPS, AND LOWER BACKS

Some things we’ll cover:

  • Hamstring strains/tears
  • Groin strains
  • Hip problems: arthritis, torn labrums, dysplasia
  • Lower backs: bulging/herniated disks, Sacro-Iliac displacement, Sciatic/piriformis syndrome, that nagging pain in your back
  • Fused vertebrae

JUNE 18TH: TORSO, UPPER BACK, NECK, AND SHOULDERS PART 1         

Some things we’ll cover:

  • Scoliosis (side-to-side spinal curvature)
  • Kyphosis (rounded upper back)
  • Compressed, bulging, or herniated disks in the neck
  • Flat necks (no natural curvature)
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • Shoulder injuries: torn rotator cuffs, tendonitis, frozen shoulders

JUNE 25TH: SHOULDERS PART 2, ELBOWS, WRISTS AND HANDS

Some things we’ll cover:

  • Rotator cuffs, continued (cuz almost everyone has something amiss here!)
  • Rounded shoulders (ditto)
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Repetitive Stress Injuries to the wrist/forearm
  • Broken wrists
  • Ganglion cysts (fluid sacks in wrist joint)
  • Strains in hand, palm, and fingers

Okay, if you’ve never suffered any of the above, consider yourself lucky and join us to find out how to prevent any and all. If, like most of us, something on this list sounds way too familiar, come on by!

Yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and physical therapists: you guys, more than anyone else, will benefit from showing up for these practical, information-packed sessions. You have not only your own bodies to take care of, but those of your students and clients! Join Lois in her vision of a world where we all become the Body Shop of our own bodies and those of everyone we encounter!

Dates & Time: Saturdays in June: June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 1:30-4:30pm
Investment: $280 for full series, or $85 drop-in per workshop
Location: At KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton

Click here to register for these workshops



Lois Nesbitt Lois Nesbitt, PH.D., E-RYT

Lois was certified to teach Anusara Yoga in 2000, and has gone on to become a leader in that community, serving on several prestigious committees that oversee the future of Anusara practice and teaching. Lois credits Anusara with transforming not only her yoga practice but her whole outlook on inspired living. Lois also practiced Ashtanga yoga daily for ten years under Shri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India and Eddie Stern of the Patanjali Yoga Shala in New York.  Her teaching combines the flow of vinyasa with the heart quality and cutting-edge alignment of Anusara to create a dynamic, energizing, and joyful practice. For more information, visit loisnesbittyoga.com. 

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