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One South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960


Paula Heitzner is an E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor.
During the past 35 years she has trained others to teach the time-honored principles, practices and philosophy of Yoga. She currently provides a Yoga Teacher training and Certification Program  at the Nyack Yoga Center located at the New Age Center in Nyack, N.Y.,

Paula is a certified advanced Kripalu Yoga teacher and is skilled in Iyengar, Siddha, Integral, Kundalini, Sivananda, Bikram and Ashtanga Yoga. She has studied, in depth, western mind/body modalities including Reichian Work, Alexander, Ido-Kenesis, Polarity, Bio-Energetics and Continuum. Her classes are a synergy of East and West.

She has taught dance for over 50 years, developing a Fitness Dance Program based on jazz that is as unique and original as her yoga classes and presentations. Paula still performs and choreographs.

Paula's Philosophy

A Gift of Artwork by Jerry Wennstrom hangs in Paula's Studio

When I started studying yoga, some half century ago, it was still considered a cult. I am gratified to see the form achieve world wide credibility, with proven results as a resource for health and wellness. Sadly, in my opinion, yoga has been commercialized in a way that defeats its purpose and is at odds with its true spirit and original intention. It seems that every gym and newly minted teacher is using gimmicks like ropes, swings, promoting excessive heat, or offering quickie yoga express classes. This "yoga-lite", fast food culture of yoga practice is not where the essence of yoga can be found. I am committed to teaching this ancient art the old fashioned way. I believe in attention to grounding, centering, aligning and breathing. No need for bells and whistles here. For an honest, authentic yoga journey, one must journey within. I hope you will join me.