About Our Founder Nicole Zornitzer

E-RTY 500, Yoga Therapist, Reiki Energy Healer, Ayurvedic Counselor
Nicole Zornitzer founded Niyama Yoga Studio in 2007. Nicole is an Experienced Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, ERYT 500 with 28 years of experience. Nicole’s background in modern dance lead her on her path to ultimately find yoga.  In May of 2020, Nicole will be a graduate from the Maryland University of Integrative Health with a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine.  

Nicole has certifications in Integrative Yoga Therapy, The Barkan Method, Children’s Yoga through the Radiant Child Program, Pre and Post Natal Yoga and Aerial Yoga through Fly and Release Aerial Yoga and Yoga Nidra.  Nicole is also a certified Reiki Level 2 Energy Healer in accordance with the Usui System of Natural Healing, studying under Rosie Lazroe; 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 studies with a variety of renowned yogi’s such as Janet Stone, Seane Corn, Johnny Kest, Shiva Rea, MC Yogi, Baron Baptiste, Karen Brody and Elena Brower.  A place that Nicole holds dear to her heart is Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, she takes mini sabbaticals there each year to continue her own spiritual practice and growth.  

Nicole is 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.

Danielle Lesser - Levine

RYT 200

Marci Jaffer

RYT 200, Advanced Buti Yoga Instructor
Marci discovered yoga in 2001 when she was searching for something restorative while training for marathons.  Soon after she began taking Vinyasa Flow Classes; she not only felt her body restoring and healing itself, but, was also shocked to discover that yoga instilled in her an immense sense of focus that sparked her creativity and helped her to achieve the mind-body connection.

After years as a practicing student, Marci finally felt compelled to share in the practice that changed her life with others.  She received her RYT 200 through and is a certified Advanced Buti Yoga Instructor.  As a high school English teacher, Marci also has an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English Literature, and finds the combination of yoga and writing/journaling to be healing and life-changing.  She teaches others to journal and combine this with yoga as a means to identify one’s true self in order to live the best life possible.

Tiffany Curren

RYT 200, Breathwork Facilitator & Healer, Reiki Energy Healer
Tiffany Curren is a Breathwork Facilitator and Healer, Reiki Practitioner and RYT 200 with a certification in Yoga Nidra.  She was trained to facilitate Breathwork under both Erin Telford and David Elliott in Levels 1 & 3 respectively.  She received Level 1 & 2 Reiki certification from Carol Anne Patterson, Certified Reiki Master Teacher.  She received her RYT 200 at the NJ Yoga Teacher Training, and her Yoga Nidra certification from Scott Moore, E-RYT 500.

Tiffany holds a safe space for people to dive deep and look within, to free up space and live with purpose.  Her personal experience with Breathwork has shown her the power of this intense and beautiful practice.  Her path began with an unlikely, divine moment at the young age of 5, at an ashram in Connecticut.  She was quietly walking when she happened to be stoped by Swami Satchidananda, who lifted her up over his head, smiled, and gave her a new name; Shakti Prema.

She is hoping to teach people how to breathe and meditate, to help them get centered and find peace in their lives.  She lives 30 minutes outside of NYC with her husband, kids and three rescue dogs.

Claire Bilavsky

RYT 200, Reiki Energy Healer
Claire is a creative, soulful, genuine and authentic human being.  As a graduate from York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art, Claire continues to live out her passion through personal work and teaching private lessons.  She has always been comfortable getting lost within rhythm of her paint brush.  Once yoga was introduced to her in 2008; Claire’s art form expanded into realms of breath and body.  Both have become therapeutically focused on the feeling and what will emote while grooving in the flow.  She received her 200 RYT certification through Indigo Yoga with Stephanie Parcells and Cindy Romano, 30 hour Yoga Alliance certification through Spirit Speak with Seane Corn and is a Reiki Level 1&2 Practitioner.  She is looking forward to making yoga an accessible art form to all through teaching.

Danina Rinaldi

RYT 200
Danina has a degree in Biology and Chemistry and working as a Sales Manager in a Pharmaceutical Testing Laboratory in New Jersey.  She has practiced yoga for 10 years and became to attached to this modality that she decided to become a certified Yoga Instructor.  She received her RYT 200 from New Jersey Yoga Teacher Training in June of 2019.  She is also has advanced training in Hot Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Children’s Yoga.

Danina believes yoga is everyone, at any age and any level.  When she is not practicing yoga, you can find her taking in the sun in the Summer, hiking in the Fall, and reading books on self improvement during the cold Winter months with a cup of green tea!  She is dedicated to enjoying life, family and good food.  In the words of Coco Chanel, “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”.

Cheryl Wilson

RYT 200, Reiki Energy Healer

Barbara Maher

RYT 500
Barbara began teaching yoga 16 years ago, prior to retiring as a corporate finance professional.  Teaching has provided Barbara the opportunity to share her love of yoga in an environment that encourages health and wellbeing.  She is drawn to the physical asana aspect of yoga as well as the sense of calm that is experienced from connection to breath.  Her training is in Hatha Yoga with an emphasis in Anusara Yoga, these styles of yoga focus on appropriate alignment.  Attention to alignment is the key to a successful asana practice, allowing the body to function in the way it was designed to move.

Barbara is committed to helping her clients live a pain free live through yoga asana.  She loves incorporating props into her classes to best assist all bodies to feel comfortable and relaxed during their time on the mat.

Christina Donofrio

RYT 200

Stacy Rose

RYT 200

Jackie Levitan

RYT 200

Lynn Spampanato

RYT 500
Lynn has been working in the field of health and wellness for nearly half of a decade.  Lynn’s reasons for wanting to focus on the body’s health are based on her own personal experiences of needing rehabilitation.  Through her journey of wellness, she stumbled upon yoga and this was a huge turning point in her life.  Through yoga she learned to love her body and her being.  She discovered the gift of becoming mobile and having the ability to move without pain.  Lynn knew she needed to share this with others.

In Lynn’s classes she focuses on alignment basics and emphasizes proper postures.  She has used her own struggles to help others be the best version of themselves.  Not only did yoga change her body, it changed her mind and the way she now views life.  It is her mission to share this with all whom cross her path.

My mission is simple….. bring yoga to as many people as possible and we all will reap the benefits.

Yoga Philosophy:

Yoga will change your life if you let it. Your understanding of your body, mind, needs, and desires will enable you to make positive changes. Yoga is a way of life, a journey that has no destination other than to bring you closer to your true self. It is so much more than an asana practice when you bring about philosophy, spirituality, and meditation. Yoga opens doors you never knew existed and breaks down barriers you were unaware of. Yoga leads you on a path of a healthy and happy lifestyle.

 

 

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Randolph, New Jersey 07869

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