About Miriam Zernis


I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

I have been practicing yoga for 19 years and teaching for 12 years. I am an Internationally Certified Sivananda Yoga Master and continue to explore the physically and intellectually stimulating practice as a means to advanced spiritual awareness, as well as a healthier body and mind. I am famliar with all styles of yoga including Jivamukti, Anusara, Integral, Ashtanga and Kundalini.

I am also a 6th generation Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui System of Natural Healing, as well as a Karuna Reiki ® Master. Karuna translated from Sanskrit means "to take compassionate action to diminish the suffering of others." I have also studied Shinpiden Level Japanese Reiki.

As a health and wellness consultant, I am accredited by the American Association of
Drugless Practitioners.

I am also a Designs for Health Nutritionist, helping you chose the best and highest quality supplements to achieve optimal health along with a healthy, whole foods diet.

I resigned from my position as news writer and Senior Editor at ABC News after nearly 21 years in January 2006 and headed to India to live at the Sivananda ashram where I completed the advanced yoga teachers training course. I am now fully dedicated to teaching others not only holistic nutrition, yoga and Reiki, but also how to live a more balanced, healthy and joyful life -physically, mentally and spiritually. I am well versed when it comes to stress, chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease, pain management and incorporating superfoods into every day life.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule your initial consultation and we can discuss your unique situation in depth and determine how I can help you reach your personal goals in an affordable way. Email me at lightdncr57@aol.com

Testimonials - "Miriam is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to." Paul - Brooklyn, NY

"My life has been changed, thanks to the work I've done with Miriam. She knows her stuff and is willing to go the extra mile every time to make sure you feel taken care of."  Carolyn - CT

"Never met a nutritionist like Miriam and I have worked with several due to chronic illness. She knows so much about how to personalize plans and never gives up trying to make sure you get to work to feel better." RDB - CT

"Miriam has intuition that goes along with her knowledge which makes her a very powerful, compassionate and connected coach. She has totally changed my life."  Nadia - NY