About Sita

Miriam Zernis (vocals ~ harmonium) has been leading heart-opening kirtan and sacred music events with great joy since 2007 in NY, CT, AZ, CA and Canada. She was given the spiritual name ~ Sita ~ many years ago, inspiring her to follow the Bhakti Yoga path that she was introduced to at the Sivananda Yoga ashrams around the world. 


Sita's Light came into being in November 2007 as a CD produced as a labor of love for her teachers, and specifically dedicated to Swami Vishnudevananda, who worked tirelessly for the cause of peace in the world and the propagation of the yogic teachings. He also delighted in kirtan as did his guru, Swami Sivananda. 
 
Sita credits devotional music masters Deva Premal, Miten, Manose, Krishna Das, the late beloved Shyamdas, Snatam and GuruGanesha Singh for their inspiration in opening her awareness to the Divinity of chanting. She has studied Classical Indian Music vocals and harmonium with Professor Paramjeet Singh and composer and renown sitarist Hasu Patel. 
 
Sita has been practicing yoga since 1994 and is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Acharya, Reiki Master and certified Holistic Health Coach. She spent 21 years as a news writer and editor at ABC News, until 2006 when she retired to fully dedicate herself to devotional music, yoga, health coaching and Reiki.  
Sita is also available to lead mantra chanting and yoga philosophy workshops.