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Niyama Yoga Retreats' Mission is to expose our clients and retreat attendees to the brilliant experience of Ananda. Ananda is achievable for all people. The Art of Ananda is a matter of being led by experienced, caring properly trained professionals to hold proper space to experience such. 

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The Art of Ananda

Niyama Yoga Retreats was founded on the concept of valuing a traditional approach to honoring the 8 limbs of yoga while incorporating tangible methods in highly pranic environments to lead to ANANDA (आनन्द); or bliss-like life experiences. Yogic philosophy and Vedic texts invite one to experience a sense of balance, well-being, ease, happiness and joy in any given moment. This is Ananda. In accordance with our Founder Nicole Zornitzer’s Ayurvedic roots, Niyama Yoga Retreats offers our clients appropriate guidance and tools to experience Ananda. 


Ananda is a feeling that is unlike any other; the moment we experience this bliss-like sensation our awareness of self deepens and our path to finding self-realization expands. 


Yoga invites one to embrace the Koshas of the body, the Koshas are the five layers of the body.

The 5 Koshas are:

  1. Physical Body (Ananamaya)

  2. Energetic Body (Pranamaya)

  3. Mind (Manomaya)

  4. Witness Self/Third Eye (Vijnanamaya)

  5. Bliss Body (Anandamaya)


When the Koshas are out of balance in any particular layer the body will experience dis-ease. These Koshas are believed to surround our soul;when cared for appropriately a state of Ananda is achieved.


High Prana Environments

With an understanding of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, the Koshas and Ayurveda we become acutely aware of the need to expose ourselves to environments that foster growth and expansion of our mind / body connection. Therefore, at Niyama Yoga Retreats we take our clients to environments that truly encourage this method of healing. Each retreat venue is chosen with very precise intention while ensuring that attention to detail, from sleeping options to food preparation, is vetted prior to choosing any retreat destination. We pride ourselves in servicing our clientele with beautiful surroundings, delicious healthy food, amazing excursion experiences, blissful spa offerings, and so much more. Our goal is for everyone to leave refreshed, renewed and inspired to achieve Ananda beyond the moments we share together. 




Our leader Nicole and her highly trained staff of wellness advocates cultivate life changing experiences on all yoga retreats. Niyama Yoga Retreats carefully curate meaningful experiences that are focused on intention-based retreats. One can expect a focal point or purpose during each retreat and leave with a toolbox to bring into your life off of the mat. We feel very strongly about have a theme around each experience and each retreat offers a very diverse experience from the other.

Our Founder, Nicole Zornitzer

Nicole Zornitzer has spent the past 15 years in the wellness industry and her incredible credentials celebrate her education and enable her to offer all clients experiences that will expand their awareness and cultivate a life of health and wellness. 

She has taught at, and lead, retreats for the past 7 years.


You will be certain to experience yoga asana, meditation, mindful exercise, Ayurvedic medicine, sound therapy, reiki and many more life altering modalities when participating in one of her retreats. 


Nicole travels with a rich staff of instructors who also embrace Niyama Yoga Shalas' and Niyama Yoga Retreats' core values of the Art of Self Study, and The Art of Ananda, respectively.

Nicole's Bio

E-RYT 2000 Integrative Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (C.A.L.C.), Integral Sound Therapy Facilitator, Level 2 Diploma CPYT (Prenatal Yoga), Radiant Child Children’s Yoga Instructor, Certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, Reiki Energy Healer, Advanced Yin Yoga Certified, Mindful Barre Fusion Certification.


Nicole specializes in Therapeutic Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga as well as leading Yama Therapeutics Teacher Training Program at Niyama Yoga Studio, which is an International Yoga Alliance Accredited Program.


Nicole Zornitzer founded Niyama Yoga Studio in 2007. Nicole is an Experienced Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, ERYT 2000 with 30 years of experience. Nicole’s background in modern dance led her on her path to ultimately find yoga. In May 2020, Nicole graduated from The Maryland University of Integrative Health with a graduate certificate in Ayurveda Medicine.


Nicole has certifications in Integrative Yoga Therapy, Integral Sound Therapy, The Barkan Hot Vinyasa Method, Children’s Yoga through the Radiant Child Program, Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Aerial Yoga through Fly and Release Aerial Yoga, Advanced 50 Hour Yin Yoga, Mindful Barre Fusion and Yoga Nidra.



Nicole is also a certified Reiki Level 2 Energy Healer in accordance with the Usui System of Natural Healing, with lineage under Dr. Mikao Usui. She believes that the best teacher is also the student, self study is something Nicole feels very passionate about. 


Annually, Nicole takes an annual sabbatical with a variety of world-renowned and respected Yogis through-out the world.  A place that Nicole holds dear to her heart is Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she visits bi-annually to continue her own spiritual practice and growth. 


Since 2008, Nicole has been the appointed yoga instructor for Livingston Public School System, bringing to the children of Livingston, NJ her passion for yoga and meditation. Nicole has specialized much of her career in teaching athletes, including the New York Jets Football League and the Trilogy Lacrosse 2020 Team.


After suffering from her own personal health crisis in 2015; Nicole turned to her background in yoga to save her own life. She will bring her experiences from her journey to wellness to the classroom in the most sincere and loving way.

Niyama owns four yoga shalas. Three are located in New Jersey: Randolph NJ, Sparta NJ, Roseland NJ and Delray Beach, Florida.

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