The Art of Ananda

Niyama Yoga Retreats

Niyama Yoga Retreats was founded in 2020 when Nicole Zornitzer realized that there was a need & untapped market for wellness & adventure retreats that took into account the traditional yogic precepts.  After working for other retreat companies as a lead teacher, Nicole quickly realized the need to incorporate meaningful intention and themed based programs.  In accordance with her background in Therapeutic Yoga, Sound Healing, & Ayurveda, and commitment to serving her community, the birth of Niyama Yoga Retreats “The Art of Ananda” occurred.

In yogic philosophy and Vedic texts, Ananda invites one to experience a sense of balance, well-being, ease, happiness, and joy in any given moment.  Niyama Yoga Retreats’ mission is to expose our clients to the brilliant experience of Ananda (bliss).  Ananda is something achievable for all people when led by an experienced, educated, & properly trained professional.

We were founded under the premise of honoring the 8 Limbed Path to Yoga while incorporating tangible methods to achieve contentment and bliss in highly pranic environments.  With the knowledge and understanding of traditional Yogic Philosophy & Ayurvedic medicine we are acutely aware of the need to expose ourselves to environments that foster evolution of the mind / body connection.

Niyama Yoga Retreats has mastered the art of Ananda and carefully chooses global partners who are likeminded and have the desire to carefully curate meaningful adventures.  Our retreats are created with intentional themes to ensure a fruitful experience for all whom attend.   Nicole has recently joined forces with several international destinations and has expanded the scope of Niyama Yoga Retreats to include additional fitness, wellness, adventure, teacher training programs, & immersion retreats.

Whether you are seeking a relaxing, meditative, “yin-like” experience or a more challenging adventure themed excursion, Niyama Yoga Retreats offers it all!  Each retreat is led by our founder, Nicole who also brings a minimum of one assistant with her to ensure that each participant is personally attended to.  Our retreats span across the globe to intentionally expose our tribe to new energy, new cultures, different environments, & interesting methods of healing the body.

Upcoming Retreats

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October 28 – November 4, 2024
Amorgos Island Greece

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Adventure Wellness Retreat

February 26 – March 5, 2025
Ayampe, Ecuador

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July 11 – July 18, 2025
Ubud, Indonesia

Niyama Yoga Shala is proud to partner with Vistamar Hotel & Resort in Ayampe, Ecuador, where we host monthly retreats, workshops, yoga immersion programs, teacher training programs, yoga therapy, sound therapy, ayurvedic counseling, and more!  Our South American Shala offers our community the ability to travel to the sacred country of Ecuador & experience truly living off the grid while immersing oneself in nature and much needed self-care in a safe environment.  To join us or learn more, please contact our U.S. based Shala where we can guide you appropriately.  


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