OUR TEACHERS

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.

Will Esposito

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.

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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”.

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.

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.

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.