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.

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Alley Brook

Certified Spiritual Body Worker and Medium

Alley has been a professional massage therapist for over 35 years. Her qualities and touch can be described as, warm, strong, firm, energized, knowing, compassionate, intuitive and effective. Alley is well qualified to work with accident-injuries, trauma, stress, as well as chronic issues while supporting her clients to melt more deeply into themselves. With Alley’s talents and spiritual sight, she offers memorable and effective sessions. Alley's intention is to support you as you integrate into your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. Alley is great with unraveling fascia, muscular, lymphatic situations, trauma and stress. Spiritual Bodywork sessions can go way beyond the physical into multidimensional healing and release. After all, we are much more than our physical bodies.

Mediumship is Alley’s favorite work. All private sessions will guide you to interact with the Ascended Masters, Archangels and Beings of Light. These Divine Beings will personally assist you with your spiritual development and evolution. As the interaction continues, spiritual purification will occur. Alley's clients include infants with colic, children, adults, and animals with illness, physical and emotional issues, stuck creativity, pre and post-surgery, and anyone searching for spiritual evolution. Each session is unique, and you never know what will/could happen. She calls the technique Spiritual Purification which is a multi-dimensional downloading of whatever is in the way of your spiritual evolution. Your spiritual senses will be unlocked while your unique spiritual talents unfold. These sessions can be described as energetic alchemical shifting with clairvoyant information for your understanding.

Alley is also available to clear haunted situations including houses and land. With her technique called Spirit Resolution, Alley will help stuck souls resolve and move into the Light.

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.

Meredith Downing

Meredith Downing

Certified Pilates Instructor and Movement Educator

Meredith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. She previously taught Pilates at the Duke Diet and Fitness center (an obesity weight loss clinic in Durham, NC) and at InsideOut Body Therapies (Durham NC), where she underwent her year-long Advanced Pilates training.

She views teaching as a collaborative process with her students and enjoys empowering them with knowledge so that they feel confident moving with greater body awareness in their daily lives. Meredith loves inspiring people to be curious about their movement patterns and encouraging people to recognize that every day is an opportunity to experience one’s body in a new way.

She has worked with a wide range of clients including those with acute and chronic injuries as well as athletes. She feels privileged to be a part of her clients’ journey towards greater health and well-being.

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.

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® (www.hendricksonmethod.com) 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.

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Daver Verdoner

Licensed Massage Therapist

From early on in his life, Daver found that the healing powers of touch could help relax and heal both body and mind. By studying a variety of modalities that work both on physical and energetic levels, Daver taps into the innate healing wisdom of each human body

In 2005 Daver was attuned as a second level Reiki practitioner. He utilizes these energetic sensitivities and intentions in conjunction with other techniques. In 2011 he attended a 300-hour Shiatsu training with Heartmind Bodywork. Daver continued his training at the Denver Integrative Massage School, where he graduated in 2014 with an additional 600 hours of training.

The modalities Daver has studied include Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Reiki.  By using this variety of techniques, each session is tailored to the specific needs of the individual client.