About Us

Founded in 2007, BambooMoves is a growing community that consists of yoga studios in Forest Hills, NY, Englewood NJ, Palisades Park NJ, and Baltimore, MD. BambooMoves hosts regular 200 & 500 hour Yoga-Alliance certified Teacher Trainings, workshops, and retreats.

BambooMoves Yoga is a welcoming community for people of all backgrounds to train their body, mind, and spirit in a nurturing yet challenging practice. Through our teaching students will become flexible and strong in body and mind and better equipped to deal with the various challenges of our stress filled modern lives; essentially embodying the qualities of bamboo itself.


Our Mission

Abiding by yogic ethical principles (yamas & niyamas), we conduct our business, teachings, and classes based on the principles espoused in Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras.  Honoring the ancient teachings of yoga, BambooMoves inspires the body, transcends the mind, and uplifts the spirit.  We believe that everyone can experience more peace and happiness – one smile, one breath, one move at a time.

Our classes are for students of all levels from first time yogis to life long practitioners. Each studio serves as a community center and sanctuary offering nutritional programs, workshops, selfless service, and healing.







This multi-level class is recommended for experienced practitioners as well as newer students! Following the teacher’s cues, you’ll get to work at your own pace. Each class will include flowing sequences, hands-on assists, relaxation and meditation. Posture variations will be provided for all levels of practice. Newer students should be advised that there may not be detailed how-to descriptions; for that we recommend taking a Basic Flow or Gentle Warrior class. (75–90 min)

Basic Flow

This class is a practical introduction to the yoga practice. It is a slow vinyasa sequence that includes the essentials, from sun salutations and standing poses, through simple inversions, relaxation, and meditation.  Additionally, each class will break down a different pose so that the student can learn proper foundations to prepare him for more advanced classes.  This class is more vigorous than the gentle warrior, but is still open to new students. (75 – 90 min)

Gentle Yoga/Chair Yoga

Designed for those with mobility or other limitations, but also suitable for practitioners of all levels.  Includes gentle movements, stretching, and breathing as well as restorative poses.

All Level/AM Yoga

For practitioners with previous yoga asana experience, but all are welcome. Variations are offered from beginner through advanced.

Relax & Renew

This is a restorative class ideal for rejuvenating the body physically and emotionally. This class includes breathing exercises, gentle and supported postures using bolsters, pillows, blocks and/or blankets, relaxation and meditation.
(75-90 minutes, formerly known as ‘Gentle Flow & Relaxation’)

Pre-Natal Yoga

This is a restorative class ideal for rejuvenating the body physically and emotionally during pre-natal yoga. This class includes breathing exercises, gentle and supported postures using bolsters, pillows, blocks and/or blankets, relaxation and meditation.
(75-90 minutes, formerly known as ‘Maternity’)



Getting Started


  • For sanitary purpose, please do not wear shoes into the studio
  • Arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the scheduled class time
  • Classes are at least 1 hour and 15 minutes, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.  Please make arrangements to attend the entire class and avoid leaving early if possible
  • New students are welcome in all classes. Registration can also be done online by selecting a package below.




Below you will find pricing information for BambooMoves services.

BambooMoves customized services are available at the privacy of your home, or on-site at one of our yoga studios.  Refine your yoga practice by taking advantage of our specialized services.

Private Yoga Instruction

If you’re beginning your yoga practice or wish to deepen and refine your practice, consider private sessions.  Receive personal guidance  tailored to the needs of your own body.   Available in home and in studio.

Energy Healing

A technique for restoring, circulating and balancing your natural life-force energy. It is a method for improving your sense of well-being on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.  Simply performed, direct applications of qi (energy) are administered as well as massage techniques enabling greater energy flow and healing to occur.


Hypnosis is perhaps the most effective self-improvement method known producing results far beyond what most people are able to achieve by willpower alone.  Our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all rooted in our subconscious programming.  Under hypnosis, the mind is accessible to reprogramming new patterns.  The result is that change can take place quickly and automatically.  The bonus is deep relaxation and a prolonged state of inner tranquility.

John Mongiovi is one of 21 practitioners in the United States who has been licensed as a Hypnotist by examination of a state medical licensing committee, and is a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  He has been in the full time practice of clinical hypnosis for over ten years, and has been an advisor to thousands worldwide.

John can help you gain the mental edge and use the power of thought to help in many areas, specially with:

Habits and compulsions    Smoking    Weight loss
Worry and preoccupation    Self-esteem & confidence    Public speaking
Fears & anxieties    Sleeplessness    Performances & auditions
Energy and motivation    Learning & study skills    Loss & disappointment
Interviews, presentations, sales    Athletic enhancement    Focus & concentration



Learn more about John Mongiovi at www.johnmongiovi.com




The Road to Yoga | 200 Advanced Practitioner Training Program

The Road to Yoga teacher training program was designed for those yoga practitioners who are looking for a roadmap that guides them into the heart of this practice with a practical and contemporary approach.


This program entails a transformational journey for the body and mind. By following the path of traditional Hatha-Raja Yoga, which includes the eight limbs that guides the practitioner to eventually reach the goal of yoga at his/her own time.


This roadmap will take the trainee from the physical aspects to the spiritual aspects of this practice, expanding on all basic yoga practices and techniques.


Would you like to deepen your practice? Or maybe interested in launching a career as a yoga teacher? Well, this is your chance to embark in a transformational journey that will change your life forever!

Topics of Study

. Asana, which includes Energetics and Alignment Principles

. Class Planning & Sequencing

. Pranayama & Meditation

. Sanskrit & Chanting

. Body Anatomy & Physiology

. Subtle Anatomy, which includes Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas, and Vayus

. Yoga Philosophy, which includes the study of The Yoga Sutras & The Bhagavad Gita

. Yogic Diet, Nutrition & Vegetarianism

. Kriyas & Fasting

. Adjustments & Assists

. Yoga Therapeutics

Training is APRIL 22nd thru JULY 31st. Sessions begin every Friday evening at 6pm and end on Sunday at 2:00pm. Weekly evening meetings will take place from 6:00-9:00pm at your local studio.

Weekend Dates

April 22-24

May 13-15

June 3-5

June 24-26

July 8-10

July 29-31


The Road to Yoga teacher training program, will take place at the beautiful BambooMoves Retreat and Training Center in Glen Spey, New York.  Early reservation is suggested due to limited space available.


Application Fee (non-refundable): $50

Tuition Fee: $3,500

Tuition Early Bird Special:

Tuition paid in full by January 20th : $3,000 | by February : 20th $3,250

*Tuition includes teaching manual, accommodations, meals, and course. Does not include additional textbooks required.





Suzanne Scholten

Owner, Partner Bamboo Group LLC

Forest Hills

Suzanne Scholten, a 500 Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). Suzanne’s focus is using Yoga as a means to study oneself to find healing and empowerment. Suzanne is certified in Rocket Yoga, Gentle Yoga, and underwent training at the  Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. She does private sessions best to create a practice people may use at home for their specific ailments or goals.


Stephanie Miller

Owner, Partner Bamboo Group LLC


Stephanie Miller, 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). Stephanie is the director of the BambooMoves Advanced Yoga Practitioner and Continuing Education Programs. She is currently the owner of BambooMoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ where she teaches group classes and specialized private sessions. Stephanie’s teaching style guides you from your periphery, the body, to the center of your being.


Loren & Ileana Abrams

Licensed Studio Owner


Loren has been a social worker for most of his career, working with people diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues.  Five years ago, while in nursing school, he became very ill. Medical doctors were not able to help and he was forced to look at other modalities of healing. His father-in-law introduced him to yoga. As Loren learned more about yoga, he began the process of healing and strengthening his body and mind.  He and his wife, Ileana, have been able to explore the yoga world together over the last few years.  Loren started his training with Bamboomoves and then began to teach and heal at both Englewood and Palisades Park. Yoga has given him a method to stay healthy and happy with a strong body and mind.  He is inspired to be able to share what he has learned with others.


Monica Ott

Licensed Studio Owner


Monica is the owner of BambooMoves Baltimore. She began her journey with BambooMoves 6 years ago working as Englewood’s Studio Manager and eventually became a 200 hour certified yoga instructor through the BambooMoves Teacher Training. Monica has changed physically, emotionally, and spiritually as a result of her disciplined practice and wishes to bring the same life changing overall wellness to her students in Baltimore.



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107-40 Queens Blvd. #206, Forest Hills NY 11375