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 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
After the tragic passing of a dear friend in 2013, Will began searching for a way to transmute grief, anger and heartache. This search led Will to BambooMoves Yoga where he completed his 200hr teacher training in Hatha Raja Vinyasa Yoga under Stephanie Miller. Driven to help others mindfully heal and unlock their full potential, WIll teaches a meditative flow, incorporating eastern wisdom with a modern soulful touch.
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.
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.
Sabrina Sun is a passionate artist focusing on ballet, movement, fashion design, sculpture, and photography. She started dancing and performing at a young age, passing professional level in Cecchetti ballet (with Cecchetti Council of America) and Vagonova ballet (with Viktor Yeliohin, former soloist with Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine). Over the succeeding years she has trained with Broadway Dance Center, Steps and the Alvin Ailey Dance Schools. Sabrina’s classes include a variety of modalities such as deep stretching, yoga, and pilates. She enjoys passing on ballet techniques to her students, focusing on alignment, proper ballet terms and small movement variations.
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.
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.
Alexis L. Owusu is a Dance educator that has been engaged in movement since the young age of 10yrs old and has been dancing for over 25 years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children; during her studies she was blessed with the opportunity to travel to the continent of Africa to further her dance experience. In 2012 she obtained her certification of completion in beginner level belly dance instruction through BambooMoves and has since then curated a dance style which fuses her expertise in traditional Ghanaian dance, Belly dance and Afro beat to introduce her movement style “Afro Belly”.