JOYasanAH, LLC is a yoga and dance based movement brand who's mission is to support each person's journey to be well in body, mind and spirit, and to be filled with joy!

JOYasanAH embraces the Renew Body Sequence method of self-healing and other related fitness, wellness and healing practices.

On June 1, 2018, Bonnie Myah Wallace took ownership of Nia Connecticut and the name became JOYasanAH, LLC.  Nia Connecticut has been part of the Dayville, CT fitness community for almost two decades.  Former owner, John Snell, continues to teach his own fusion class, TaiYogaQi, at the new studio, along with several other amazing instructors, including Bonnie.  On August 10, 2018, the studio re-opened in it's new location, 915-A Riverside Dr., North Grosvenordale.  On September 24, 2018, we celebrated our grand opening with the NE CT Chamber of Commerce.  We have welcomed international DJ, DJ Tazdeen Rashid and well-renowned medium Roland Comtois to the studio since moving to the new location.  We are greeting new students each day and we have many new exciting events on the horizon.

(c) 2018 Bonnie Myah Wallace

Meet the Team

We are proud to offer an amazing group of expert instructors and healers.

Bonnie Myah Wallace

Owner and Instructor

Bonnie has over 400 hours of yoga/fitness training as well as 12 years experience teaching group fitness and yoga.  Bonnie is also a board certified music therapist and carefully crafts her class playlists for a healing environment.  She is the creator of Renew Body Sequence, a healing pattern of movement for students of all ability levels to safely advance their practice and feel completely alive in their bodies.

John Snell

Former Owner and Instructor

John, a Reiki Master, began Nia Connecticut in January 2000 with his wife, Donna. John introduced Nia to a few people in Northeastern Connecticut and gradually grew his following to a full service spa/studio in Dayville.  Even though the studio has evolved, John continues to share his love for teaching and healing with us. In addition to Reiki, John is certified in Nia, Pilates, Yoga and trained in Zumba. John is certified in Energetic Matrix Alignment bodywork, Tibetan Energy healing,  and Ilahinoor Healing.

Brenda Seaver

EmbodYoga Instructor

Brenda Donoghue Seaver is a certified yoga instructor in Embodyoga with Karen Miscall-Bannon of KMB Yoga, Placerville CA from Ebb & Flow Yoga in Northboro, MA. Brenda's classes share with others the spiritual and overall health benefits she has benefited from within her own practice. Brenda class helps you incorporate the wholeness of the yoga experience - a peaceful, nonjudgmental and loving space. Students will learn how to incorporate that feeling of peace in their daily lives by using the tools of breath work and yoga philosophy learned during class with Brenda.

Don Chasse, Jr.

Registered Yoga Instructor - 200 hr

Donnie is long-time yoga and TaiYogaQi student of John's.  He became certified to teach yoga several years ago and students absolutely love his classes.  His energy is peaceful, calm and contagious.

Mandee Bush

Zumba Instructor

Hello! I'm Mandee Bush and I live in Charlton, MA. I've been a Zumba instructor since November 2013 and I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I seriously hated working out before I started taking Zumba classes, but through getting lost in the music I realized how AMAZING working out can be.
I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Kids & Kids Jr.. Every class is judgement free & appropriate for everyBODY so if you are 18 or 70, it's your workout and I can share modifications that can make it work for you.
Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! I promise two things: you will have fun and get sweaty. So ditch the workout & join the PARTY!

Fred Maerkle

Reiki Practitioner and Sound Healer

Fred provides Reiki, tuning fork therapy (including Biofiled Tuning, and sonic back pain treatment), and singing bowl therapy with Tibetan Singing bowls.

Christine Chatelle

Certified Personal Trainer &

Silver & Fit Instructor

am the mother of a beautiful 4 year old girl who inspires me every day to be the best person I can be. I’ve been an athlete from a young age with my main focus on Martial Arts and Gymnastics. I love nature and exercising outdoors; hiking, kayaking, tennis, etc. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and have a B.A. in Psychology. For 15 years, I worked in the Mental Health and Addiction Services field using Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help people live happier, more productive lives. I became a Personal Trainer 3 years ago because I have a passion for health and fitness and a need to help people live their lives to the fullest. I’ve seen the very negative effects of pharmaceutical use from all angles and I know that nutrition and exercise can alleviate almost all needs for medication. Most recently I received my Reiki I Certification and look forward to using my energy to help others. Our miraculous bodies are made to heal themselves. Anything is possible when you believe 😊

Renee Smith

POUND Instructor

Renee became certified to teach the POUND Rockout Workout in 2016, only a few months after she walked into her first POUND class and instantly fell in love. In addition to being a fun, drum-inspired, full body workout for all ages and fitness levels, Renee’s favorite thing about POUND is its all-inclusive philosophy and the sense of community that naturally develops among class members, known as the “Posse”. In addition to POUND, Renee is also an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and is certified to teach Generation POUND for ages 6-12, Indoor Cycling and TRX Suspension Training. In her spare time, Renee loves to play the drums and spend time cuddling with her dogs. She is also a Registered Nurse and Executive Director for Day Kimball Healthcare at Home.