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Nicole Zornitzer

Our Founder

Nicole Zornitzer founded Niyama Yoga Studio in 2007 in a small location that was within an existing wellness center.  Having over 30 years of experience in the wellness industry & 23 years’ experience in Corporate America working for the largest global cosmetics company in upper management provided her the opportunity to use her talents in an industry that was more meaningful.  Nicole’s background, education, and commitment to her clients is paramount to the success of her business and she prides herself in the importance of education, proper training, and surrounding herself with others who have similar values.  

In 2019 Nicole opened her first large brick and mortar Yoga Shala and quickly expanded to 3 Yoga Shalas in New Jersey as well as a satellite location in South Florida.  In the spirit of evolution and growing with market needs, Nicole has continued to nourish her New Jersey presence while also expanding to a more global market with Niyama Yoga’s Wellness Retreats and expansions throughout the Southeast of the United States.  Her vision is always expanding and she prides herself in being first to market on many healing modalities that have only recently gained momentum. 

In 2020 Nicole founded Niyama Yoga Retreats, which is an international wellness & adventure retreat business that carefully curates intentionally based travel experiences.  She travels the world with many like-minded yogis who have found solace and acceptance and community because of Nicole’s efforts.  

Nicole’s certifications include:

E-RYT 2000 Integrative Yoga Therapist, Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant C.A.L.C.) receiving a post baccalaureate degree in Ayurvedic Medicine as well as becoming an Integral Sound Therapist, receiving an advanced degree from the International Sound Healing Academy, Level 2 Diploma CPYT (Prenatal Yoga), Radiant Child Children’s Yoga Instructor, Certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, Reiki Energy Healer, Fire Cupping Practitioner, Advanced Yin Yoga Certified, Mindful Barre Fusion Certification, Yoga Alliance accredited leader of teacher training programs that include 200, 300, Yin, & Yoga Nidra.  

Nicole also works with many public & private schools (i.e. The Fusion Academy, Livingston N.J. school system, Arc Morris Center for Rehabilitation for Essex, Morris, Sussex Counties, N.J.), & medical institutions across the country offering yoga therapy to children and adults with special needs, injuries or those simply looking to incorporate yoga into the daily school schedule.  She has partnered with corporations, community centers, professional football (most notably the New York Jets Football Team) and lacrosse teams to encourage health and wellness while helping in their success to achieve maximum benefits of the practice of yoga and meditation.  

Nicole’s inspiration:

After suffering from her own personal health crisis in 2015; Nicole turned to her background in yoga to save her own life.  It was during this time that she realized the importance of fusing an Ayurvedic lifestyle into her already busy world of yoga, Corporate America, motherhood, and relationship.  Nicole attributes her motivation and her “why” to her children, Jared & Larissa who are the loves of her life.  Through the patience of her partner, Robert, and his support she has been able to see her dream and dharma come to fruition.  When she is not in the Shalas or traveling the globe, you will find her riding her bicycle, hiking a mountain, cooking, reading, and most importantly spending quality time with her loved ones and possibly drinking a delicious glass of wine while snuggling with her puppies Steel, Coda-Bear, and Monte.


Stacy Campoli

Shala Director

RYT 500, Advanced Yin Yoga, Ashtanga, Yoga Nidra Meditation & Restorative Yoga Certifications, Fire Cupping Energy Worker and Reiki Healer, & Lead Teacher Trainer for both RYT 200 & RYT 300

With over 14 years of experience in teaching, Stacy trained under the guidance of Niyama Yoga & Wellness and Yama Therapeutics in 2010 receiving her first RYT 200 certificate. Stacy also graduated in December 2016 from LifePower Yoga Teacher Training which specialized in Power Vinyasa and Ashtanga. In 2020, Stacy received her advanced 50 hour Yin Yoga certificate. Finally, in 2023, Stacy graduated from Niyama Yoga’s 300 hour therapeutic yoga teacher training to become ERYT-500.

Stacy leads a powerful dynamic vinyasa flow, grounding Yin practices and meditations. Stacy was awarded the LifePower Yoga National Yoga Performer Artistry title in 2019, being named the best Yoga teacher in over 150 locations nationally. In addition to leading powerful practices, Stacy works with clients individually to help them reach a state of wellness through asana, reiki, meditation and Fire Cupping. 

Stacy enjoys bringing a sweaty, powerful practice to her students while also appreciating the value of the slow surrender of a Yin practice. She lives in nearby Morris Plains with her husband Gustavo and their two dogs, Avila & Murphy.


Mary McCourt

Shala Manager

RYT 500, Advanced 50 Hour Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Chair Yoga & Children’s Yoga Instructor & Lead Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer and RYT 200 teacher trainer assistant

With over 10 years of experience in the world of yoga, having graduated with her advanced 300 hour training and yin training under the guidance of Niyama Yoga Shala, Mary has become an invaluable asset at our Shalas.  In addition to her role at Niyama Yoga Shala, she was an art teacher for over 30 years in Essex County, New Jersey and has now chosen to channel her creativity into her yoga offerings, her magnificent yoga inspired jewelry, painting, and cooking.  When Mary is not assisting with the management of Niyama, you will find her enjoying time in her “zen den” garden with her amazing partner and dog.  


Heidi Camuti ​


E-RYT 300, E-RYCT 100 Children’s Yoga, Barre Fusion, Restorative Therapeutic Sound Healer, Mindful Meditation Instructor, Aerial Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodyworker

Heidi’s training and background offers a plethora of healing modalities and her extensive background in self-study and the art of healing the body naturally is unsurpassed.  Heidi has been a practitioner of yoga for most of her life and her enthusiasm for this way of living and showing up on the mat or at the barre is contagious!  Her classes are engaging, fun, challenging, & dynamic, all while being delivered in a mindful and loving manner.  From her selection of music, to posture, to focus on breathwork or introspection, all clients of Heidi’s leave her offerings with a renewed sense of self and purpose.

With a background in TV production, Heidi is also the Marketing Manager and assists in the creation of all of our Shalas social media platform’s presence.

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