Staff List

Scott Kleinfeld
Scott has been teaching various styles of yoga for over 13 years. Scott completed the “Life of a Yogi” training in Dharma Mittra Yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra in Manhattan. Scott’s passion is to share his ideas and skills with others in order to assist them in achieving their goals. He hopes that everyone can find peace in their daily lives, harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. "The true teacher is within us all."
Kaori Takahashi
*Bamboomoves Certified Instructor
Erin Loscalzo
Erin Loscalzo is a BambooMoves 500 hour E-RYT. Erin has been a dancer all of her life, travelling 49 out of 50 states in the country as a professional dancer. 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.
Loren Abrams
Loren is the owner of Palisades Park Yoga. Loren has been a social worker for most of his career, working with people diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues.  He has enjoyed working in service of others but was always searching for more.  In 2011, 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. Teaching and Healing drove Loren to join Bamboomoves, and purchase Palisades Park Yoga. 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.  
Ileana Abrams
leana Abrams, RYT, is a certified Stone Yoga teacher and registered Yoga Alliance instructor. She began her yoga journey as a form of exercise that helped to alleviate aches and pains in her body. She soon realized all the added benefits of this physical expression; she found a place on her mat that provided her a calm and balanced mind. In her years of training she has attempted to bring that mindset to every part of her life including the corporate environment she works in. Ileana enjoys working with props to both help make poses more accessible to her students and to deepen one’s practice. Classes focus on alignment combined with a method of finding inner peace no matter where you are, on or off your mat. Ileana’s journey has deepened her sense of mindfulness in everything she does and has provided a forum for self-discovery which is her message to all of her students.
Stacey Accardo
A natural born athlete, STACEY excelled in sports as she possessed an infallible determination and dedication. As captain of her High School & College track teams, she proved to be a consummate leader as she brought her teams to many victories. In keeping with her insatiable thirst for health and fitness, STACEY became a Registered Nurse as she continued to participate in competitive sports through triathlons. She truly found her calling when she was introduced to Yoga. After experiencing a complete transformation in her life, both body and soul, Stacey felt compelled to bestow this newfound knowledge to others so that they too could experience the profound impact it has had on her life. She went on to receive her certification through Yoga Synthesis in Ramsey by Raji Thron. Stacey has three beautiful children who also participate in the practice of Yoga.
Yula Ra

Yula discovered yoga casually working out at a gym with friends, and little did she know that she would soon embark on a journey that would transform her life, mind, and body. Yula received her 200-hour certification under Raji Thron, known as " the teacher's teacher" in yoga. Ashtanga and vinyasa style are her main practice; and besides that, her training included hatha, kundalini yoga, restorative and yin yoga. She combines all the different types of yoga into her teaching. As a mother of two beautiful girls, she had never been very athletic or flexible, but her love for yoga soon changed that. “It’s all in the mind,” she often says, and her own personal life is proof that of that strength. Currently Yula is training under nevine Michaan's katonah yoga. Inspired by the Katonah yoga, Yula believes that the human body is designed to fit: like a ball in a mitt, a foot in a shoe, a button in a buttonhole. The more you up your fits, the more you increase your functionality. Expect to have fun discovering your own body in her class, because we are meant to fit in.
Lara Szlamkowicz
Lara Szlamkowicz, ERYT 300. She earned her first certification at Bamboomoves Englewood. Lara has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since the 90s, and is currently working towards earning her 300hr teacher certification with Raji Thron. She teaches all levels of students with a light and playful heart. Her teaching style is spiritually grounded in Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, and colored with elements of the many great styles and teachers that have graced her yogic journey, from Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Iyengar and Acro. Lara’s professional career choices have organically drawn her toward serving the wellness of others, taking her from holistic chef, to art therapist, to full time yoga teacher. Being a mother of two children, one with special needs, has provided a depth of life experience, compassion and sensitivity to the challenges and differences we all experience. Being a yogi has taught Lara to see challenges as opportunities for growth, and to realize the incredible potential the human body has for synergistic self-healing. Her mission as a yoga teacher is to help her students uncover the powerful tools already within themselves and enjoy the true majesty that is being human. Lara also specializes in tailoring individualized one-to-one private sessions to help yogis of all levels and abilities along their path to Yoga.
Lena Lee

Lena began her yoga journey, initially for physical fitness purposes but quickly found that it offered much more, both mentally and spiritually. Lena’s mother, who is an artist and Korean tea master, emphasized the importance of harmony between the mind, body, and soul from an early age, and helped Lena discover that yoga was the ideal instrument for this purpose.
Lena completed her teacher training in 2014 at the Stone Yoga Center, and is a certified RYT 200. Passionate about yoga, Lena became a teacher to share her love of yoga and the benefits it brings, to her students. Lena currently balances her daily life with asana practice and meditation, and has found that it has helped her become a happier, healthier, and stronger woman.
Dena Malarek
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 one's true self. Dena values every opportunity to explore individual strength, discovery, and compassion on the yoga mat and hopes to bring this process into her daily interactions in the world.
 
Maria Mark
RYT certified Stone Yoga Teacher and registered Yoga Alliance instructor.  As a registered nurse I know that there is a connection between the body and the mind.  My yoga journey began looking for relief from stressful situations in life.  Discovering that releasing tension in my body also releases tension from my mind allowed me to experience this connection. Asana practice shapes the body and the mind leading to a powerful transformation of body, mind, and spirit. Wanting to deepen my understanding and share this experience with others led me to become a yoga instructor.  I seek to bring this understanding and experience to all my students. 
Joe Guacci
Joe discovered yoga well into his 40’s as a way to manage stress and address health concerns. He began his yogic journey in 2008 and has been a regular practitioner at Devotion Yoga since 2013. Joe went on to complete his 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in June, 2016, and joined the DY teaching staff after finishing his apprenticeship in April, 2017. Joe believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone and welcomes individuals of all ages and levels of ability to the mat to discover the benefits of the practice and its affect on the body, mind and spirit. His classes focus on the fundamentals of both the breath (prana) and movement (asana) which are meant to serve as a strong and sustainable foundation upon which to safely build your yoga practice and explore your potential.
Emily Reimann
Emily Reimann is an intuitive energy healer. She is certified in the advanced level of Integrated Energy Therapy®, is a Reiki Master Practicitoner, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and is currently studying acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Emily was first introduced to yoga and the art of meditation in her adolescence, and has been practicing both ever since. Since then, Emily has dedicated herself to continuing her education and learning as much as she can about the mind, body, and spirit.

Emily has a sincere empathy for all life as well as a deep respect for the environment and strives to live as naturally as possible. She was first drawn to the therapeutic aspects of yoga and healing, enjoying the connection they created between body, mind, and spirit.

Emily believes that living a balanced, healthy lifestyle filled with compassion is the key to happiness, and that a holistic approach is necessary to achieve that bliss. She also believes that everything happens for a reason, and that we all intuitively know what we need in order to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. She uses yoga, breathwork, energy healing, and time spent in nature to find nourishment and peace of mind, and her goal is to help others on their path towards healing.

Katherine Adamenko
Katherine Adamenko, CHC, has been passionate about moving her body her entire life as a ballerina, bodybuilder, and Japanese butoh dancer. Throughout, yoga has been a wonderful grounding force in her life and her passion for teaching led to her to become a 200 hour RYT through Azaya Yoga. She enjoys bringing uplifting and energizing classes to her students of all levels and ages. As a certified wellness coach, Katherine helps clients to realize and achieve their healthy dreams.

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