Meet Our Therapists

Renée Beshures, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator

Renée Beshures

Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Educator

Renée combines her vision as a bodyworker and a teacher of Pilates and Yoga to help her students advance towards optimal health and well-being. Renée is a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Yoga Instructor, and Movement Educator. With other thirty years of experience teaching in the health and fitness industry, she has worked with a variety of clients ranging from the elite athlete to those with both acute and chronic injuries.

Renee infuses each lesson with detailed alignment, attention on the breath and the use of imagery. She believes that the combination of these elements facilitates an awakening that leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and to the world around. Renée is a graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program, Richard Freeman’s Yoga Teacher Training Program and she is a Franklin Method Educator. In addition Renée has studied with Tias Little, Rodney Yee, John Friend, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Shiva Rea, Wendy Bramlett, Amy Alpers, Rachel Segal, Cara Reeser, Debra Kowley, Amy Lange, Rael Isacowitz amongst many others.

In 1999 Renée along with her husband, David Schwartz, co-founded BoulderBodyworks with the vision of creating a center that offers the very best in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

Megan Dougherty

Megan Dougherty

Certified Massage Therapist

Megan Dougherty is a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of professional massage practice and 15 years of practice in Meditation and Yoga. Megan graduated with over 1,200 hours of training from Boulder College of Massage Therapy with an Associate's Degree as a Master of Massage and Bodywork. Her work while earning her Associate's degree highlighted the correlation between Trauma Resolution and Spiritual Growth. She is client-centered and aims for precision in meeting her clients with exactly what is needed in each session.

Megan is well-versed in all traditional massage modalities, but is most passionate about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) therapy. (A fancy way of saying massage is like meditation or Yoga Nidra.) Her sessions create an opportunity to bring 'everything to the table' because the web of the mind-body experience is unfathomably interrelated. Modern science is now formally supporting how fascia, the body's network of connective tissue, is affected by our emotions and our habitual patterns of either repression or expression. These patterns extend to all our relations: to work, a trigger from your spouse, the news you watched yesterday, or a memory from 10 years ago. As such, the mind-body-psyche-soul connection can always use a hand (or two!) to get ironed out because there are so many ways it can get snagged in any given day. Megan's sessions encourage the return to balance on all levels.

In her spare time, Megan enjoys doing the tango, growing food, snowboarding Volkswagen-size moguls, star-gazing at Chaco Canyon, seeking out great vintages of Brunello, dancing bluegrass with her 2 year-old, and strategically mapping out how to bring back the 60's.

Camcie Foster, Certified Pilates Instructor

Camcie Foster

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Camcie believes that Pilates can be truly transformative. Clients of all ages and abilities can enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle through improved freedom of movement, increased self-awareness and greater mental and physical control over their own body. Camcie is dedicated to helping her clients find what Joseph Pilates referred to as “true health” through the maintenance of the body with the full integration of the mind and spirit in each and every workout.

Camcie received her Pilates certification from the Pilates Center of Boulder in 2007 and has worked as a team member of BoulderBodyworks since that time. Prior to this she had an extensive background in movement already, having danced professionally in classical and contemporary ballet companies in New York and Colorado. She has been teaching movement and dance for more than 25 years in ballet and dance schools around the country.

She is fully committed to helping people find joy inside themselves through movement. Whether you are recovering from an injury, desiring to have a more fit body or you are a high level athlete, Camcie has the ability to inspire and support you every step of the way.

Rayann Gordon

RayAnn Gordon

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

RayAnn first discovered the body’s ability to heal itself through Pilates while rehabilitating her own injuries. Today she is passionate about applying Pilates to everyday movement. Influenced by years of movement repatterning training and a number of somatic techniques, she has a keen eye for the habits that restrict movement and cause pain. If you are looking to change your posture and daily movement habits, Rayann will help you take the benefits of Pilates out of the studio with release and strength work, training in self care and proper alignment. If you are looking to experience the full power and agility of Pilates practice, Rayann will get you moving and keep you moving, helping you to find ease in the most challenging moments!

RayAnn has worked as a mentor for teachers in training with Pilates Core Integration (in the lineage of Eve Gentry). She is a continuing education presenter for Pilates instructors and a meditation instructor in somatic meditation for the Dharma Ocean Foundation. She is a graduate of the Kathy Grant Heritage Training.

RayAnn continues to study the role of fascia in movement and is currently pursuing her Yamuna® Body Rolling certification. She also continues her education with movement masters Irene Dowd and Cara Reeser. She meets each of her students with curiosity, compassion, and respect for the uniqueness of each body.

Gina Hughes, Certified Pilates Instructor

Gina Hughes

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Gina trusts that a healthy body, united in mind and spirit, provides a happier lifestyle. She wholeheartedly embraces the benefits of the Pilates Method of Contrology as it enables the body to nurture, heal, and invigorate itself through breath, movement, stretch, strength, support and coordination. Gina graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in modern dance performance and then went on to get her Pilates Certification. She is a passionate, experienced and gifted teacher who is committed to a positive and encouraging approach to inspire clients to their fullest potential. Gina has been teaching both therapeutic clients and fitness clients at BoulderBodyworks since 2001.

Michelle Kinney

Michelle Kinny

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

As a dancer and rock climber, Michelle has experienced a variety of injuries throughout the years and chose to use Pilates to help with the healing process to manage pain and balance the body. Michelle holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University and is STOTT PILATES® Fully Certified.

Drawing upon her extensive dance and movement background, she gives well- rounded full-bodied sessions with a sense of humor and lightheartedness. She enjoys motivating people through appropriately challenging exercises, using symbiosis of mind and body to help individuals reach their goals whether it be rehabilitation or fitness. While working with people of all different ages and abilities, she encourages individuals to find wellness; improving strength, alignment, and awareness through movement education. Michelle appreciates and embraces everyone’s differences in anatomy, personality, and learning style; therefore designing sessions tailored for the individual, which allows for optimal progression.

Her unique experience enables her to work with a broad range of populations, including those with injuries and special needs such as scoliosis, pre- and post-natal, osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, spinal fusions, disk herniations, labral tears, thoracic outlet syndrome, arthritis, and chronic low back pain. Having a special interest in scoliosis, Michelle is passionate about helping individuals with scoliosis with pain management, posture, and function through mobility, lengthening, and strengthening.

Michelle is a passionate learner and invested in continuing education, currently focusing on Scolio-Pilates® and BioSomatics. Whether you are looking for rehabilitation or a vigorous workout, Michelle is excited to work with you.

Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Katie blends her training in Pilates and massage therapy to tailor each session to the person she is working with to help them experience the pleasure of the being coming into balance. Katie believes that we all inherently know how to move healthily, but often forget or deviate from our true movement. This is when we develop pain and injury. She has been exploring movement and bodywork through dance and Pilates, having danced professionally throughout the United States and the Netherlands as well as teaching Pilates in NYC and Colorado.

Katie’s goal is to empower each individual to be in control of their own health and to provide the knowledge and tools to move in sustainable, strong and powerfully pain free ways. Through the Pilates method and massage therapy, Katie teaches embodiment and awareness to encourage movement exploration for every body. Katie is certified in Prenatal and Postpartum massage and is very passionate about helping guide women during the transitions of pregnancy and motherhood. She believes pregnancy, birth and the postpartum periods hold great power for positive change.

Elizabeth McClain, Certified Massage Therapist

Elizabeth McClain

D.O.M.P., Comprehensive Manual Therapist

Elizabeth offers manual therapy sessions that utilize techniques from the Canadian College of Osteopathy, the Hendrickson Method® Institute, and Chi Gung practices.  In November 2015 she received her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy.  Sessions are designed for the individual's needs and may focus on musculoskeletal dysfunctions, relaxing the central nervous system, normalizing joint mobility, and restoring the cranio-sacral rhythm, depending on what is needed at the time of treatment.  

Elizabeth will be starting to teach the Hendrickson Method® ( in Boulder in 2016.  A massage therapist since 1994 and an employee of BoulderBodyworks since 2006,  Elizabeth is continually amazed at the interweaving of the human body, mind, and spirit and honored to be allowed to witness the journey of Life.

Elizabeth’s schedule is currently full. To be added to her new client wait list, please click here, enter your information in the form, and upon submission, you'll be added to her wait list.

Annette Nathan

Annette Nathan

Licensed Massage Therapist, BCTMB, and Craniosacral Therapy

Now entering her 22nd year of massage practice, Annette combines a keen interest in people, a deep listening practice and a dedicated and therapeutic skill set as key components to her style of bodywork. She has extensive training in Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, visiting the islands regularly for over 10 years from 1998 thru 2008, and has trained with master teachers in initiate work, psychospiritual principles, hula and hawaiian bodywork techniques.

Annette was introduced to Thai Yoga Massage in 2003 and after finding it to be a profound and energizing healing modality for a wide range of conditions, she had the privilege to travel to Thailand in 2012 for a 2 week intensive thai massage training. She also studied Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, and this Fall of 2017 plans on advancing her studies in Somato-emotional Release Technique.

Annette comes to us by way of Miami, FL where she acquired most of her massage training, but also worked and studied Pilates with Kevin Bowen, co-founder of the Pilates Method Alliance. She became a certified teacher of Pilates under Michelle Larsson of Core Dynamics, Santa Fe, in 2000. After certification, Annette owned and operated The Oneness Center for Pilates and Bodywork for 10 years, a boutique healing studio in the heart of South Miami before moving to Boulder in 2011 after many years of craving the mountains, energy and beauty this area provides. For the last 5.5 years in Colorado, she's been working with a chiropractic group treating whiplash and spinal injuries and gaining great compassion, insight and experience in the treatment of post traumatic soft tissue injuries.

Andrew Pollak

Andrew Pollak

Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, and Medical Intuitive

Andrew J Pollak is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and intuitive energy healer in Boulder, Colorado. He holds an MSOM degree from the Southwest Acupuncture College of Boulder and a BA degree in Japanese and Linguistics from the University of Michigan, with a year abroad at the University of Tokyo in 2001-2002 through the AIKOM exchange program.

Andrew translates Japanese research articles for the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM) and does simultaneous interpretation for visiting guest lecturers (notably Dr Katai Shuichi) to the Southwest Acupuncture College campus, where he is currently an assistant teacher.

As of 2018, Andrew makes yearly trips to Japan to lead small acupuncture study groups. In his free time, he loves to make music and dance choreography as Andrew Jam-Packed.
Tambre Rasmussen, Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Franklin Method Educator 3

Tambre Rasmussen

Certified Pilates Instructor and Level III Franklin Method Educator

Tambre has over 25 years of experience teaching pilates fitness and rehabilitation. She enjoys working with a vast array of clients ranging from healthy people wanting to become better movers to post-motor vehicle accident clients, prenatal and postpartum women, seniors with osteoporosis, equestrians, elite level cyclists, runners, dancers, competitive figure skaters and those suffering from chronic pain associated with postural stamina and overuse syndromes.

Pilates classes have often been inaccessible to people with serious injuries. Tambre was one of the first to develop lower level pilates rehabilitation classes in the north metro area; making it accessible for those transitioning from passive therapies. She feels it is crucial for patients to believe that they can safely take a more active role in their healing process and rediscover the joy of movement.

Tambre received her Pre-med degree from CU-Denver and completed internships at Health South Physical Therapy and Colorado Center for Physical Therapy. She has over 2000 hours of training with her two Pilates certifications: The Ron Fletcher organization and Polestar Education.

Tambre is also a Level III Franklin Method Educator; one of 43 in the US who have completed this state-of-the-art movement education program. She infuses Franklin Method into every Pilates lesson. Tambre has been on faculty at University of Colorado Dance Department for 4 years. She plays an active role in the local dance community, teaching workshops on injury prevention to young dancers.

David B. Schwartz, D.O.M.P., Osteopathic Manual Therapy

David B. Schwartz

D.O.M.P., Comprehensive Manual Therapist

David is a graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Canada. He has been treating clients for the past twenty years with diligence and a deep reverence for the healing forces within our bodies and minds. In 1999 he and his wife, Renée Beshures, co-founded BoulderBodyworks with the vision of creating a practice that would combine the best in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

David’s practice follows the philosophy that the application of therapeutic modalities is most successful when people are treated as whole human beings, not as individual parts. His work is a corrective manual treatment aimed at restoring healthy position, mobility and vitality to the tissues. His focus is on finding and treating the root causes of pain and dysfunction.

David treats a variety of clients ranging from the elite athlete to those with both acute and chronic injuries.

David’s schedule is currently full. To be added to his new client wait list, please click here, enter your information in the form, and upon submission, you'll be added to his wait list.

Misty-Dawn Sundseth

Misty-Dawn Sundseth

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Misty’s passion for pilates started back in high school while on a competitive cheerleading squad and later on a college dance team. Using Pilates as a tool for fine-tuning her athletic performance was just the budding phase of her passion. She trained in the STOTT PILATES ® method, a contemporary approach, and known as the Ivy league of Pilates schools. She is especially interested in pre/post natal, back health and special populations. Misty is also a yogini and believes that Pilates has transformed her personal yoga practice! Her knowledge around joint stability and mobility then working on flexibility from an intelligent place has kept her safe and injury free.


Amy Young

Amy Young

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Amy began studying the Pilates method in 1999 as rehabilitation for a recently diagnosed chronic lower back condition; Spondylolisthesis.  At the time she was  entering her 4th year as a dance major at Columbia College in Chicago.  An athlete at heart, studying dance and gymnastics since the age of three, she was no stranger to vigorous exercise and physical challenges.  However, Pilates posed something new: “I was adept at using power and force to accomplish my physical pursuits, and welcomed it. But I was completely challenged by the amount of control I had to gain over my body in order to do Pilates,” she says.  But it wasn’t long before Amy fell in love with method and  the astounding results that the unique system of exercises and apparatus brought to her physical being.  Not to mention the healing benefits and renewed strength in her spine.  

Amy earned her original teaching certificate with Romana Kryznowska, Juanita Lopez and Sari Pace in New York City, and has taught for over 15 years in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.   Amy has studied with Niedra Gabriel, Jay Grimes, Siri Galliano, Mari Windsor, Dana Santi, Cara Reeser and many more.   With an inspired blend of skillful cueing, guided imagery, intuitive spotting and a little bit of humor, Amy loves to inspire her clients to elevate their bodies to their highest potential while having fun in the process!