Ilene Cohen is a highly experienced Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, IAYT-certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher, and owner of PranaSpirit Nutrition & Wellness. Ilene provides a host of medical nutrition therapies addressing a variety of conditions across the lifecycle, including Diabetes, Gastrointestinal Disorders and Prenatal care.  As a yoga teacher, she offers customized private and group yoga classes.  By combining Western and Eastern modalities, she offers a truly holistic, individualized and self-empowered approach to attaining optimal health and vitality.


Ilene wanted a career where she could help others, and found it in her passion for living a healthy, zestful and balanced life. She believes that nutrition is vital to our life as what we eat and drink plays an integral role in being the healthiest we can be. Ilene practices what she preaches, as she truly loves eating healthy foods and has experienced the benefits of good nutrition, so it is intuitive to her to help others have a healthy meal plan.  In offering nutrition, yoga and other wellness services, Ilene works with each person using a customized approach that takes into account their tastes, medical history and current health condition, and genetics, while incorporating healthy foods and activities that clients already love.  





Ilene has years of experience, training and education which fuels her passion for passing this onto others. Ilene holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bronx Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. Ilene worked as a Senior Clinical Dietitian at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she conducted diabetes education classes, worked with an endocrinologist supervised weight loss program, and supervised dietetic interns. She then worked as the lead diabetes educator at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center. She has done consulting as a nutritionist for major companies like Bayer, and insulin pump trainings for Animas and Medtronic.  In addition to her NYC based private practice, Ilene is currently a Certified insulin pump trainer for the Animus insulin pumps, and a speaker for organizations, including the JDRF in NYC. 


As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with experience as a Certified Spanish tutor, Ilene is excited to offer a new Spanish Continuing Professional Education course for Registered Dietitians. She has used her fluency in spoken and written Spanish to communicate with up to 85% of her patient population at various hospitals in the New York City area. For more information about the course, click here. 














My philosophy is that a team approach works best as people are most successful when they are involved in their own goal setting.  I love watching people progress, meet their goals and succeed. 

~~ Ilene Cohen

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Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my [instruction and practice are based on my certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and not derived from my status as an E-RYT ® with Yoga Alliance Registry.