Meet Our Therapists
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.
Certified Pilates Instructor
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 has been teaching Pilates since 2008. In addition, she has an extensive background in movement, having danced professionally in classical and contemporary ballet companies in New York and Colorado and teaching movement and dance for more than eighteen years in ballet 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.
Certified Pilates Instructor, Movement Educator
Rayann is passionate about functional applications of Pilates work to every day life. Her teaching focuses on posterior chain strengthening, the uniqueness of the individual, and gradual movement re-patterning. She is extensively trained in the work of Pilates elders Eve Gentry and Kathleen Stanford Grant, both pioneers in Pilates based rehabilitation.
With 16 years of experience as a movement educator and 6 years as a full time Pilates teacher, Rayann has worked as a mentor for Pilates teachers in training in the lineage of Eve Gentry, a studio owner, and workshop presenter. She has helped countless people living with pain to feel confident in their their bodies again. With kindness and humor, Rayann challenges her clients to discover the next level of strength and integration for their bodies. She creates practical strategies for developing healthy movement patterns both in and outside the studio.
Certified Pilates Instructor
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.
Certified Pilates Instructor, 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 Bachelor in Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University and is STOTT PILATES® Certified. Drawing upon her extensive dance and movement background, Michelle gives well- rounded full-bodied workouts with a sense of humor and lightheartedness. She enjoys motivating individuals through appropriately challenging exercises using symbiosis of the mind and body to reach the next fitness level. Whilst working with people of all different ages and abilities, she encourages individuals to reach their fitness goals; improving strength, posture, and alignment through Pilates.
Michelle has a deep understanding of how people are structured differently and tailors workouts to the individual, which allows for optimal progression. Her unique experience enables her to work with a broad range of clients, including those with injuries and special needs such as pre- and post-natal, scoliosis, osteoporosis, knee and hip replacements, disk herniations, labral tears, thoracic outlet syndrome, arthritis and chronic low back pain. Whether you are looking for rehabilitation or a killer workout, Michelle is excited to help you achieve your goals!
Certified Pilates Instructor, Movement Educator
Katie believes that healthy movement facilitates a fulfilling life. She trusts that we inherently know how to move healthily, but often forget or deviate from our true movement pathways and develop pain and injury patterns. Katie has been exploring movement through dance and Pilates globally; dancing professionally throughout the United States and the Netherlands and teaching Pilates in New York City and Colorado.
Katie’s goal is to empower each individual to be in control of their own health and to provide each person with the knowledge and tools to move in a sustainable, strong and pain free way. Through the Pilates method, she teaches embodiment, awareness and encourages movement exploration for any body; from the elite athlete and the injured to the person who simply enjoys moving. Katie will support you through a joyful process. Katie is training to be a massage therapist and will graduate in May of 2016.
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Rolfer™, Yoga Therapist, Thai Bodyworker, Ayurveda Practitioner
Kimberly Loeb is a registered massage therapist, certified Rolfer™, Sivananda Yoga and Yoga Thrive (therapeutic Yoga for cancer) instructor, Yanumoja Yoga therapist and Wise Earth Ayurveda practitioner. She has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda and Yoga in the United States and Canada since 2003, and began exploring bodywork and massage in 2009. Her clients and students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, fitness levels and life experiences, however, they all share a common desire to deepen and develop their body awareness, live without fatigue, pain or stress, and take an active role in their own healing. Kimberly specializes in using Rolfing® Structural Integration and Yoga therapy to help you take an active role in your own healing, and learn how to manage your pain so you can experience lasting change and feel your best.
Licensed Massage Therapist, Integrative Bodyworker, Certified Positional Therapist, Embodiment Educator
Christina began her career as a Massage Therapist at Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2009. Since then, she has earned certification as an Integrated Positional Therapist through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with creator, Lee Albert, NMT, certification as a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist through Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage and certification as an Ayurvedic Practitioner through Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda Founder and former Dean, Hilary Garivaltis. Christina has further studied a variety of body therapies including Acupressure, Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy. She has had the privilege of touching thousands of peoples lives while working in private practice and at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health; North America’s largest yoga retreat center.
In her practice, Christina uses an integration of bodymind techniques that work to address all layers of the Self. Eastern techniques such as Acupressure, Thai and Ayurveda address the subtle levels of the body within the fascia and other systems, while Western techniques such as Manual Muscle Testing and Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) address the brain’s motor control center and movement patterns of the body. IPT incorporates stretches and the osteopathic techniques of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Strain-Counterstrain (SCS) to realign the body’s structure. Based on the research of osteopathic physician, Dr. Lawrence Jones, IPT effectively treats pain patterns caused by injury, stress, repetitive strain, postural distortion and chronic neuromuscular conditions.
Christina's approach is compassionate, intuitive, healing and genuinely respectful of the individual. Each session is tailored to your needs using the information you share, postural assessment and deep listening to your body. Presently, Christina is studying Somatic Psychology and Traditional Eastern Arts at Naropa University to deepen her understanding of the bodymind system.
Certified Massage 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.
Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Franklin Method Educator 3
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 certifiers: The Ron Fletcher organization and Polestar Education. Currently, Tambre is completing the Franklin Method Teacher Training. 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 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.