Balancing Life and Health

Lois A. Hitt - Founder and President

Lois A. Hitt has been influencing people's lives for over 40 years. She is an inspiring, knowledgeable, encouraging teacher renowned for her keen observations infused with humor. Yoga called to her in 1973 while she was working as a stockbroker at a New York Stock Exchange firm. Currently, she serves as Adjunct Professor in the College of Public Health of Temple University teaching yoga and meditation, certifies yoga teachers at The Spirit of Yoga Studio and develops the yoga and meditation programs for The Becoming Center, where she teaches both group and private sessions. A significant portion of her teaching practice now involves private lessons in which she employs all aspects of her therapeutic yoga training attained through years of study.

Lois is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance, a designation recognizing yoga teachers with significant teaching experience. In response to requests from long-time yoga students interested in bringing Lois into their workplace, The WellCore Group was founded in 2003, and has brought weekly yoga/meditation and stress awareness programs to Dow Chemical (formerly Rohm and Haas) and other corporate settings. Her program developed for the Wharton School, begun in 2004, still flourishes today. Practices begin with breath awareness, continue with gentle stretching and yoga poses, and end with restorative relaxation, to counteract the effects of stress and tension in the workplace.

Her teaching style has evolved through more than four decades as a result of both experience and the study of three yoga systems: Kripalu, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. Lois has created a unique and caring environment for seasoned and new participants alike. She utilized both yoga and meditation to care for her body, mind and spirit during pregnancy and the birth of two girls.