About Sita



Miriam Zernis (vocals ~ harmonium) has been leading heart-opening kirtan and sacred music events with great joy since 2007 in NY, CT, Costa Rica, Canada, and Europe.  

Her inspiration in opening to the Divinity of chanting comes from satsangs at the Sivananda ashrams and years of traveling with devotional music masters Deva Premal, Miten, and Manose, as well as time spent with Krishna Das, the late Shyamdas, Wah!, Snatam, and GuruGanesha Singh.  

Miriam has been practicing classical yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2001. She is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Acharya, Reiki Master, and a certified Holistic Health Coach.  She stepped onto the Bhakti Yoga path in 2006, retiring from a 21-year career as an ABC News editor/writer.

 She also facilitates mantra chanting and yoga philosophy sessions for teachers' training programs and as well as workshops and retreats.


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New Moon Mantras & Meditation

Branford, CT

Come set your last new moon of 2021 intentions with us with easy call~and~response chanting, sweet sacred music, and a special meditation. $20 CASH AT DOOR

Space is limited so RSVP REQUESTED - CALL RON 203-481-8443 AT OR EMAIL avantgardect13@yahoo.com

Solstice Spirit:An Afternoon of Ecstatic Chant & Dance

Pawling, NY

Let’s acknowledge the darkness, and walk with one another back into the Light.

4:00pm Kirtan with Sita's Light 5:00pm Ecstatic Dance with Jessica Offerman

Join us as we join the two together for a truly extraordinary afternoon of vibrant, heart-opening community experience sure to soothe and nourish your heart and soul! See the link for full details.

PWYC - $25 suggested

Hearts Wide Open New Year's Eve Kirtan

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Ridgefield, CT

The New Year is a powerful threshold, which offers an opportunity to listen deeply, reflect, restore and create anew.

Join us in sweet community to free your soul and empower your heart’s intentions for 2022.

This event is for all who love kirtan, meditation, and sacred music but also for anyone who wants to enter the new year in a unique, meaningful, spiritual way in a conscious community.

Attendees will chant, move, breathe, meditate and enter into the new year with a special meditation, hugs, loving-kindness, and more!

Bring your cushions, blankets, back jacks, and/or bolsters to sit comfortably. There will also be chairs available.

No alcohol is permitted.

No experience necessary – just an open mind and the willingness to be moved into the heart center.

PLEASE arrive at 745pm to settle in for a special opening prayer. If you’re not there on time, please wait silently by the studio doors.

🎶Please register with ANGEL COOPERATIVE before 12/29 as we need ample time to prepare. *The Angel Wing follows and exceeds all recommended CDC and CT State Guidelines. There are HEPA air purifiers in the large room we will be in for this event as well as a UVC light installed on the HVAC system. Bring a mask.

$65 per person -- Pre-payment required -- Spots are limited for comfortable spacing and tickets could sell out.