meet our team

Rose Sapiashvili

Rose Sapiashvili is the owner of BambooMoves Englewood and a BambooMoves 200-hour ERYT. Rose originally found yoga while seeking a balance to high-intensity training and fell in love at first “om” A dedicated practitioner ever since, she went on to receive her certification through BambooMoves in 2015. Blending her love of movement and music, expect a carefully sequenced flow set to an eclectic playlist. Her classes focus on building strength and developing flexibility, in both body and mind, guiding students to connect more deeply with themselves through the practice. When not in the studio, she is a devoted mama to two little ones at home. Inspired by all the wonderful teachers and students at Bamboo, she is forever grateful for the community here.

Erin Loscalzo

Erin Loscalzo is a BambooMoves 500 hour E-RYT. Erin has been a dancer all of her life, traveling 49 out of 50 states in the country as a professional dancer. She holds a B.A. in Musical Theatre with a double minor in Psychology and Dance. She has been introduced to yoga many times throughout her dance training, but it wasn’t until she found BambooMoves that she truly understood the true meaning of yoga. She has always been interested in holistic healing and used yoga as a form of therapy for herself. Her students should never expect the same class twice. As she is grateful for being present in the moment, her energy reflects that of her students as they journey to find their true happiness together. Through her dance training and open heart, you will be led through a class to combine one body, one mind, and one spirit. Erin asks that you leave all cares and worries outside so that you can open your heart and mind to the beauty of yoga. *BambooMoves Certified Instructor

Patti Lewis

Patti began her journey taking yoga as a senior in high school. She became a group fitness instructor during college. Although there were detours allowing for growth as an artist, art therapist, and dancer, she found her way back to her yoga practice after the birth of her children. Patti has studied Bikram, Vinyasa, and Hatha Raja yoga. All of her teachers have found form in her teaching style. Patti’s experience as an artist and her love of dance shows in the imagery, strength, and flow of her class.
Patti Lewis is a 500 hr. ERYT, receiving her training at Bamboomoves Yoga and HOMe Yoga. She continues to add to her training through workshops and intensives. Moving from a place rooted in the philosophy of yoga, the poses carry not only form but focus on transformation inside and out.

Allison Egan Datwani

Allison is a creative & compassionate yoga teacher with a precise & innovative style. Allison loves to guide people towards achieving strength, grace, & peace of mind, so they can live their best lives. Since the late 80’s starting at Spa Lady as a teen, Allison has guided people to move, breathe, & heal. Her knowledge of the mind, body, & emotional connection is drawn from a lifetime of dance training as well as body building with New Jersey’s best. In the early 90’s, she successfully competed as a lightweight in natural bodybuilding competitions & was featured in ESPN’s fitness show “Body Stars.” Allison was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor certified with the American Council of Exercise. Finding a new way to heal and serve after 9/11, Allison received her yoga teacher training from Cyndi Lee’s Buddhist inspired school, Om Yoga. Seeking yoga’s wisdom, she studied with numerous gurus such as Dada JP Vaswani, Art of Living’s Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, & many others who share the sentiment of going into your heart to find the answer to anything. Allison’s students range from the domestic Goddess to the CEO. In addition to the many lovely people she works with each week, Allison coached by way of yoga, Joshua Bell, the violinist. She also rehabilitated the NBA’s Alonzo Mourning post kidney transplant. Zo then went onto victoriously play with the Miami Heat. Allison worked with the home shopping channel QVC, where she created fitness & Pilates video content to sell products as well as taught internationally with QVC to promote sales. At this time Allison created & produced a DVD series called “Yoga Wisdom for Tight Hips & Shoulders.” She has also been a wellness consultant for the “Today Show” & featured on Infomercials promoting health such as “Exercise Right for Your Blood Type, CableFlex, & Urban Rebounding.” Today Allison is happily raising her 2 sons with her husband as she teaches livestream yoga classes & seasonal workshops at BambooMoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ. Allison trains aspiring teachers in yoga teacher trainings at Ramapo College of New Jersey and is a featured teacher at Yoga International & at Union.fit. Being an artist & writer, Allison fondly creates artwork & writes weekly posts in her lifestyle blog, Glamorous Yogini.

Jodi Levenson

Back in college, Jodi avidly participated in yoga, dance and sports. But it was yoga that gave her a blissful feeling from the very first class. Jodi has been a practicing Speech Therapist for 25 years. After taking a 10-year hiatus to raise her 3 beautiful children, she went back to her yoga practice. Four years ago she made a decision to become certified as a yoga teacher. To her surprise, in addition to teaching yoga classes, she has been able to share the mindfulness teachings of yoga with many of her adult therapy patients and has made a difference in their lives. She has practiced many styles of yoga but has a special love for the movement of Vinyasa and enjoys sharing it with others. For Jodi, yoga is an unending journey that teaches her more about herself each and everyday. She hopes to bring this opportunity to her students doing it with a vigorous, challenging and joyful approach. She encourages her students to build strength, endurance and flexibility by pairing breath with organic movement and interesting choreography.


Jill Schwalbe

Yoga is Jill’s passion. Her teaching is purposeful, drawing on anatomy and kinesiology to create intelligent sequences and give each class clear and deliberate direction. Her goal is for every student to walk out feeling balanced, fulfilled and trusting in the ability to transform their practice when discipline and focus are applied. Her classes teach the power of precision, alignment, and breath awareness, inspired by the same meticulous approach she used in her career as a CPA. Her other passions are her family, music, and continuing to explore and expand upon her own practice. All of the teachers who have shaped Jill’s yogic path have her deepest gratitude and respect, including Zhenja LaRosa, who first lit her up about the workings of the human body, and Jill’s current mentor Magi Pierce, whose sharp intellect consistently challenges her to dig deeper into her own studies and teaching.

Elaine Ziner

Astrology & Reiki Healer

Elaine Ziner is an intuitive healer, reiki master and ordained minister who has  studied  mind- body and the effects on the emotions since 1995. Elaine combines her unique knowledge of astrology and the planetary effects on the body mind and spirit with Reiki healing to align the Whole-Self and identify blockages on the physical, mental and spiritual level. She Graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Bereavement Counseling from  New York University in 1995 and became a Reiki Master/Teacher and Theta Healer in 2008.  She received her ordination as a minister in 2017. Her  Mantra is “The only permanent thing in life is Change” “ Life is full of changes and the healing of the effects of those changes are essential for the evolution of ones soul”.

Alyson Raskin Ph.D

Alyson Adashko Raskin, Ph.D. is a bilingual (Spanish/English) school psychologist,  certified TRE (Tension and Trauma Release Provider), certified neurogenic yoga teacher and advanced clinical hypnotherapist.  She has worked therapeutically for over 25 years with individuals who have experienced stress and trauma. She has led programs utilizing body/mind strategies for adults and children in schools, yoga studios and privately. Her integrative approach draws upon training and studies in clinical, school and positive psychology; trauma-informed, cardiac, and children’s yoga, yoga for injury prevention, psychoanalytic psychotherapy; hypnotherapy;  breath-work; bilingual/multicultural studies and nonviolent communication.

Dena Isles

Dena completed her 200 hour yoga training with BambooMoves in 2011. Inspired by her lifelong path in the arts as a dancer and dance educator, Dena embraces asana practice as a moving meditation that unites power, alignment, grace, honesty and fluidity. As a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Director of Arts-in-Special Education Programs, Dena is motivated to support others in exploring self identity, passion, and potential. Much of her experience is with individuals with significant disabilities, harnessing the power of movement, arts, and yoga to express and magnify the true self. Dena values every opportunity to explore individual strength, discovery, and compassion on the yoga mat and welcomes chances to translate this process to daily interactions with our world.

Betsy Gelb

The day she entered BambooMoves, her new life began. Having found yoga and essentially a new family, Betsy enrolled in the BambooMoves 200 hour teacher training as a way to deepen her practice. As a former mental health nurse and educator, she found herself drawn to the teaching opportunities yoga offered to her. Practicing yoga informs and guides her as she strives to live life in the moment every day. Teaching is just one component of practice. Betsy is deeply and eternally grateful to her teachers, past, present, and future, and hopes to inspire her students to realize their highest potential as well. *BambooMoves Certified Instructor
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Wonjung Kim

An award-winning singer who has performed in major concert venues throughout the world, Wonjung Kim received her Advanced Certificate at Juilliard and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University. Ever a student  of breathing and relaxation techniques as they pertain to vocal training, the discipline of yoga was a natural extension of these interests, and she completed her the BambooMoves 200 hour Advanced Practitioner Training  immersion specializing in Hatha Raja Vinyasa in October of 2016.


Loren Abrams

Loren was introduced to yoga twelve years ago by his father in law. Loren and his wife, Ileana,  have been able to explore the yoga world together over that time. Loren is a 200 hour Bamboomoves trained instructor in Hatha Raja Yoga.  In 2014 Loren purchased Bamboomoves Palisades Park later called Yoga Palisades Park a small yoga studio in Palisades Park NJ.  The studio had many different teachers and served a diverse community  of approximately 150 members. He taught, healed, and practiced daily with this community until the pandemic of 2020 when the studio was forced to close. Loren has a deep appreciation for what yoga has provided his life.  Yoga has given him a method to stay healthy and happy with a strong mind and body.  He is inspired to be able to share what he has learned with
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Will Esposito

After years of competing as a collegiate wrestler, Will began searching for a new way to challenge his body and mind. This search led Will to BambooMoves where he completed his 200hr training. Driven to help others unlock their full potential and live a life of purpose, Will co-founded a nonprofit organization called HYPELITE that creates outlets for youth to explore their interests and cultivate their passions. Will integrates this same essence in his style of teaching, infusing his love for music and movement for self expression and discovery.

Marcy Kahn

Marcy is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2007. She has additional certifications in prenatal, children’s, chair yoga and Reiki Level 1. Marcy was inspired by her love of dance and movement at the age of three when her parents noticed she couldn’t stop moving when the music went on. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Yoga has become her passion and joy and hopes to share this with all of her students. Each class is taught with mindfulness to movement with the breath, self-awareness and LOVE. Her desire is that each student will be able to take what they create on their mat out into world, giving them the ability to cope with whatever life brings.