A course for experienced or budding teachers as well as aspiring yogis

 

BambooMoves expanded education courses are designed to inspire and give you time to learn more about what you love. We invite yoga teachers & practitioners from all traditions to explore our specialty training programs

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Continuing education & specialty training

PathofWisdom

About the course

 

Join BambooMoves to dig deeper into speciality yoga topics with our 40-hour course The Path to Wisdom. Take advantage of this opportunity for self-study and professional development and fulfill Yoga Alliance continuing education requirements.

Course philosophy

 

All the great texts introduce us to seeing in ways to create opportunities for us to recognize ourselves. The great texts lead us to look within; that is when we come to recognize ourselves.

 

It is generally accepted that the Yoga Sutras is the “go to” text. The class will participate in a reading in the round of the complete Sutras followed by discussion. We will also examine The Upanishads, a universal text as relevant to the world today as it was to India five thousand years ago. The Vedas, India’s scriptures, look outward in reverence and awe of the phenomenal world. The Upanishads look inward, finding the powers of nature only an expression of the more awe-inspiring powers of human consciousness.

 

In addition, each student will chose a chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, to read aloud, comparing translations and facilitating a discussion of the reading for five minutes.

Topics covered

 

  • Advanced anatomical concepts
  • Sequencing
  • Assists
  • Finding your voice
  • Pranayama practice
  • Meditation
  • Harmonium 101 & chanting
  • and more

Dates & Location

 

The 40-hour course will take place over two weekends at BambooMoves Englewood. Weekend dates are October 19-21 and November 9-11.

Meet the teachers

 

Stephanie Miller-Kopyar

Stephanie Miller, 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). Stephanie is the director of the BambooMoves Advanced Yoga Practitioner and Continuing Education Programs. Read more

 

Tim Miller

As a freelance house painter and artist for over ten years, Tim’s discovery of yoga in his twenty’s created an important shift in his life. It was undeniable that the transformative affects of yoga asana and meditation had completely changed him for the better. Read more

 

Allison Egan-Datwani

For over 25 years Allison has been guiding people to move, breathe, feel, release, center, and heal. Read more

 

Betsy Gelb

The day Betsy 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. Read more

Meet the teachers

Stephanie Miller-Kopyar

Stephanie Miller, 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). Stephanie is the director of the BambooMoves Advanced Yoga Practitioner and Continuing Education Programs. Read more

 

Betsy Gelb

The day Betsy 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. Read more

Tim Miller

As a freelance house painter and artist for over ten years, Tim’s discovery of yoga in his twenty’s created an important shift in his life. It was undeniable that the transformative affects of yoga asana and meditation had completely changed him for the better. Read more

 

Allison Egan-Datwani

For over 25 years Allison has been guiding people to move, breathe, feel, release, center, and heal. Read more

About the course

 

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Topics covered

 

  • Advanced anatomical concepts
  • Sequencing
  • Assists
  • Finding your voice
  • Pranayama practice
  • Meditation
  • Harmonium 101 & chanting
  • and more

Dates & Location

 

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About the course

 

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Topics covered

 

  • Advanced anatomical concepts
  • Sequencing
  • Assists
  • Finding your voice
  • Pranayama practice
  • Meditation
  • Harmonium 101 & chanting
  • and more

Dates & Location

 

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Frequently asked questions

Do your specialized courses fulfill Yoga Alliance continuing education (CE) requirements?

Yes. When you take one of the BambooMoves continuing education courses, your time counts towards any required continuing education hours.

Can I take a workshop or course even if I am not a yoga teacher or seeking CE credits?

We welcome anyone to join us for any of our specialized courses. Students of all experience levels have found great benefit in our continuing education classes; many students join us for courses merely because they are interested in the subject matter–not because they are teachers or must fill continuing education requirements.

Should I take a specialized course to prepare me for teacher training?

While there is no requirement that students preparing for BambooMoves teacher training enroll in any of our specialized courses, some students do find the courses to be a useful tune-up before teacher training begins.

What type of yoga does BambooMoves teach? Will I learn to teach Vinyasa, Hatha & Ashtanga yoga?

BambooMoves teaches Hatha Raja Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha yoga concentrates on our physical health and mental well being through asana (yoga postures). Raja Yoga is the path of self-discipline and sadhana (practice) through the study of Patanjali’s eight limbs of Yoga. This study of the eight limbs is also known as Ashtanga Yoga – “ashta” in Sanskrit means eight and “anga” means limb. Vinyasa is best described as moving consciously with the breath to create union between the body, mind, and the universal self. Vinyasa yoga initiates an awareness that links each action to the next – one breath at a time.

How much experience do your teachers have?

Our teachers are each 500-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers and yoga studio owners.  Each teacher has dedicated their life to the path of yoga and conscious living.

Do you offer payment plans or different payment options?

We offer customizable payment plans. However, it is required that the course is paid for in full by the first day of training. Payments can be made by check or credit card. To set up a payment plan please email stephanie.miller@bamboomovesyoga.com.

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Stephanie Miller-Kopyar

Stephanie Miller, 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT). Stephanie is the director of the BambooMoves Advanced Yoga Practitioner and Continuing Education Programs. She studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC and is Dharma Yoga Level IV certified. Her studies also took her to India where she studied at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute with Saraswati. Stephanie is currently furthering her studies in Anatomy and Physiology with Leslie Kaminoff in NYC. She is 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. She provides a paradigm for growth, space to experience the Self, and a light loving heart.

Suzanne Scholten

Suzanne Scholten, a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). Suzanne’s focus is using the Yoga as a means to study ones self to find healing and empowerment. Private sessions are what she does best to create a practice people may use at home for their specific ailments or goals. She began her journey in India and Thailand. Suzanne is certified in Rocket Yoga, Gentle Yoga with Naomi and did most of her training at Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, Suzanne started working with her mother, a Physical Therapist at a local hospital putting in over 750 hours of a volunteer time, learning much about how the human body works. In college Suzanne worked to get her personal training license but after working with many people of different backgrounds both physically, emotionally, and culturally she began to explore finding peer counseling to be more her passion. Suzanne utilized these skills in her Americorps and Peace Corps positions. While working with her peers, she appreciated that much of the stress people were feeling needed other techniques to heal, so this is what lead her to India for the first yoga training.

Monica Ott

Monica is the owner of BambooMoves and a 500 hr-RYT. Monica began her journey with BambooMoves Englewood in 2008 working as their Studio Manager learning the ins and outs of the yoga world in the tri-state (NY/NJ) area. She loved talking to new students, regulars, and anyone that showed interest in yoga, but she preferred to stay mostly ‘behind the scenes.’ Her teacher, Stephanie Miller (owner of BambooMoves Englewood) eventually convinced her to take the 200 hour BambooMoves Teacher Training which ended up changing her life and her path (her dharma). In 2013, she and her husband Nikolai opened up BambooMoves Baltimore in Locust Point. Providing an environment for everyone to tap into their highest potential, the BambooMoves yoga community started growing and continues to be a place of inclusiveness and joy. In 2017, Monica received her 500 hour certification through Chris Loebsack of Boundless Yoga. In addition to yoga, Monica is also a professional singer/songwriter who has released several recordings, most recently a yoga mantra album ‘Veil of Time,’ recorded with NYC’s top sound engineer Robert L. Smith (‘The Get Down,’ Lady Gaga, Glee) and co-produced by Joe Bonadio, drummer (Sting, Marc Cohn). You can see her performing LIVE in Locust Point every Wednesday night at 6pm during the All Levels Live Music Class!

Shayna Freedman

Shayna has a 200 hour RYT from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center NYC, studying with master teachers Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi. Shayna’s classes reflect her extensive acting background, pairing her love of storytelling and self-expression with imaginative sequencing and playful exploration of breath, movement, and music. Drawing from her personal experiences with injury and healing, Shayna emphasizes alignment and mindfulness, encouraging students to ‘move like you.’ Shayna is passionate about creating a safe space for students to discover and embrace both the light and dark found within themselves and for them to know this new awareness may lead to living a bigger, bolder and more compassionate life. Of the many life lessons yoga has taught her, Shayna is most grateful for its constant reminder that every moment is an opportunity to begin anew. With devotion, discipline and continuous practice, all else will follow.

Greg Nardi

Greg Nardi has studied yoga and eastern healing arts extensively since 1996. Since 1999 he has studied at the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, South India.

 

In 2004, Greg was authorized to teach by his guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2009, at the age of 94, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois passed away leaving behind a legacy that has touched countless lives around the world. Shortly after Guruji’s passing, Greg attended an authorization level 2 training course in Mysore with Sharath Jois. Greg is committed to honoring his teachers by spreading the ashtanga method, which has been such a blessing in his life.

 

He is an internationally renowned teacher of workshops in Yoga asana and philosophy. He and his husband Juan Carlos founded Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide a Yoga shala in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. in the United States.

 

He is an autodidact who perpetually studies Sanskrit chanting and indian philosophy. He counts Georg Feuerstein, Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Narasimha, and Vyass Houston amongst his influences in this field. He teaches yoga philosophy and Sanskrit mantra chanting as a faculty member of John Scott Yoga.

 

Greg’s view on yoga respects the indian roots of the Yoga tradition and the parampara method of transmission while making these traditions intelligible to the western practitioner. His style of teaching assists students in finding the approach to the practice that is most beneficial for them.

Chris Loesback

Chris Loebsack has been practicing yoga since 1995 and teaching since 2003. Chris uses the power of yoga to create a space for students that cultivates trust, playfulness and Divine connection with themselves and with community. Living by her mantra, Clarity, Integrity and Love, she draws upon her partner yoga practice to share the healing power of touch and safe intimacy. Her background includes a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Theater from East Stroudsburg University. In the following years Chris earned her 200hr certification through Sundari Yoga as well as certifications in Restorative Yoga, AcroYoga® (Level 1 & 2), Zenyasa® 300hr and Dharma Yoga® 500hr ERYT and is nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance.

 

A passion for discovering subtlety in movement has lead Chris to deepen her education with the Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers® kinesiology program. Her playful yet focused classes are filled with user friendly gems of applied anatomy leaving students with a greater understanding of how to find comfort and space in their bodies and smiles beaming across their faces. She encourages teachers to set a higher standard of excellence through knowledge and has become a valuable mentor to many upcoming yoga educators. Her most recent steps have taken her onto the path of studio ownership with Boundless Yoga Studio in Stroudsburg, where she has taught for over 11 years.

 

Chris teaches privates, classes and workshops across the globe. She is currently the co-director of the Boundless Yoga Studio 200hr and 500hr Teacher Training programs and an Adjunct Teacher Trainer for the Om Factory® School of Yoga NYC 200hr and the Bhakti Barn® 200hr Teacher Training. She has also been featured in Fitness Magazine®, Yoga Journal: Yoga Mentor, and the New York Times. In addition to yoga you are likely to find her hanging off the side of a mountain, as rock climbing occupies much of her time.

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Allison Egan-Datwani

Allison Egan Datwani is a creative and compassionate yoga teacher with a precise and mindful style. For over 25 years Allison has been guiding people to move, breathe, feel, release, center, and heal. Her knowledge of the mind, body, and emotional connection is drawn from a lifetime of studying movement, starting with dance as a young adult to gym workouts and then eventually committing to finding herself on the yoga mat.

 

She received her yoga teacher training from Cyndi Lee’s Buddhist inspired yoga school, Om Yoga. Seeking yoga’s wisdom, Allison studied ancient scriptures like the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita with Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally. Allison has been on several TV shows promoting health including being a wellness consultant for the “Today Show”.

 

Today Allison teaches weekly yoga classes and seasonal workshops in addition to leading the subtle body yoga studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Allison writes weekly posts in her lifestyle blog, Glamorous Yogini and creates online yoga practices at Yoga International. Her Compassion Yoga Flow online practices at Yoga International raise awareness for The Himalayan Institute’s One Tribe Project that is building libraries in Cameroon.

Betsy Gelb

The day Betsy 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.

Tim Miller

As a freelance house painter and artist for over ten years, Tim’s discovery of yoga in his twenty’s created an important shift in his life. It was undeniable that the transformative affects of yoga asana and meditation had completely changed him for the better. Tim’s love for vinyasa yoga, the moving meditation, compelled him to further studies and he received his 300 hr from the Piermont Yoga House in 2014.

 

Through the healing vibrations of the harmonium and precise verbal cueing, Tim guides students into a practice that is meditative and grounding. Tim teaches both public classes and privately to clients. He also specializes in a service called “Guided Practice Assistance” (GPA) where a student can receive assists throughout an entire class.