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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.

About Susan

Susan Cherniak

Susan Cherniak has been teaching Intermediate Advanced Modern Dance for Paula Heitzner for over 15 years at The Annex to the Nyack Yoga Center located in the American Legion Hall in Nyack.  Susan earned her BA in Dance through the Thomas Edison State College Portfolio Program.  Ms. Cherniak has taught in many schools in the New York area, including the Erick Hawkins School of Dance from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, where she trained exclusively early in her career. She has performed with a variety of companies and was a member of the Nancy Meehan Dance Company for seven years. Susan has just finished teaching at the 92nd Street YHMA Harkness Center for Dance after being there for ten years. Since 2007, Ms Cherniak is a licensed freelance massage therapist who works at Birchwood Center, throughout the NY/NJ area, and at her home in Teaneck, NJ. Susan has been the artistic director of Cherniak Dance for over twenty years. Her company has performed in many venues in New York, California, and New Jersey.