Our amazing teachers
Co-Owner & teacher
Taylor Howe Fahlstrom
Taylor grew up playing soccer, doing gymnastics and water-skiing. She attended college where she studied psychology and played soccer, leaving college after her freshman year to pursue her dream of becoming a massage therapist and help people heal through bodywork. While in massage school she fell in love with Pilates after experiencing firsthand the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of controlled movement. After completing massage school she traveled to Thailand where she continued her bodywork training.
When she returned from her travels she completed comprehensive Pilates training through Power Pilates and graduated in 2005, and she has been a full time teacher ever since. Taylor treats everyone as an individual and works with a wide range of ages and abilities. Over the years she has fallen even more in love with Pilates after witnessing so many clients heal and transform their bodies—and their lives—through Pilates. When Taylor isn’t teaching she loves spending time with her husband Jason, daughter Lily, dog Koa and her mom and dad.
Jodi received her comprehensive Pilates certification from Peak Pilates and has been teaching since 2012. She enjoys working with all clients, whether it’s to get a great workout or to help clients meet their specific goals. In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and dog.
Jennie was born and raised in Arizona. Although she was a very active child, a healthy lifestyle wasn’t modeled in her home. While pregnant with her first child she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. This diagnosis forever changed her life, moving her to seek out a deeper understanding of health and wellness.
After she gave birth, she enrolled in a mat pilates class at a local gym. It was love at first breath. After many years of throwing around the idea of furthering her own practice and sharing what she loves with others, she graduated from the Rocky Mountain Pilates teacher training program. In her spare time, Jennie loves to workout, shop, work on creating a comfortable and aesthetic interior for her home, hang with her three kids and husband, and soak up as much of the outdoors as possible.
Kristen started Pilates training in 2005 with Richard Rossiter at Pilates of Boulder in order to keep in shape through graduate school. She has received certification through Richard for all Pilates equipment and mat. As well as being a full-time kindergarten teacher, Kristen has been teaching privates and classes at Rocky Mountain Pilates since it opened in 2005!
Shana discovered Pilates around 10 years ago and instantly feel in love with how it brought together mind, body and spirt for her. After she discovered she had Diastis Recti after her second child she really understood the importance of Pilates and how important it was to move our bodies the correct way. She loves how Pilates can heal, strengthen and challenge the body and mind.
Nancy Macri began her long and extensive career as a fitness instructor in 1985 at a small dance studio in New York.
Nancy moved to Boulder in 1990 where she continued to learn and teach every new fitness program that was introduced into the market and has worked at numerous health clubs including RallySport, The Pulse, Lakeshore, Valley Lab, Lifetime and Colorado Athletic Club.
Her vast experience as an instructor has included teaching Aerobics, Step, Spinning, Body Pump, Kettlebells, Aqua, Senior Fitness, Fitball, Barre and Pilates. She is certified as a personal trainer with AFAA, Les Mills Body Pump, Pilates at Rocky Mountain Pilates with Taylor, CPR, along with countless CEC’s and workshops.
Nancy is thrilled to be teaching at Rocky Mountain Pilates and sharing her lifetime of expertise, knowledge and passion for health and fitness with her cousin Taylor.
Lisa recently completed her 500 hour comprehensive teacher training here at Rocky Mountain Pilates after 10+ years of practicing at the studio. She discovered the benefits of Pilates after childbirth and has enjoyed furthering her knowledge of the exercise. She is dedicated to fostering wellness in other’s lives and strives to help clients achieve their goals of improved performance, pain relief, and an increased sense of well-being.
A native of Dallas, Lisa moved to Colorado in 1997 to attend CU and received a BA in Communications and minor in Business. She now lives in Broomfield and stays busy with her husband Dave, daughter Sammie, sons Joey & Dominic, and labradoodles Ginger and Steuben.
Fitness has been a passion for Courtney her entire life. She grew up doing gymnastics and continued her gymnastics career at college, where she got her degree in Health & Physical Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As a certified Personal Trainer Courtney trains individuals of all levels and abilities. She also holds certifications in Corrective Exercise, Group Fitness, & Yoga and is a Cheerleading coach and a Holistic Mental Wellness coach. After playing competitive rugby for 15 years, Courtney now runs ultra marathons in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Courtney credits Pilates for transforming her body awareness and posture and for allowing her to breathe on a much deeper level. Pilates is now an essential part of her training program. She loves empowering people to live happier and healthier lives, and her new found love for Pilates has helped her do that!
Kristin teaches movement awareness, connectivity, alignment, and efficient movement patterns for greater ease, range of motion, stability and core strength.
She has been teaching Pilates for over 18 years at studios, community centers and universities in such places as Columbus, OH, Seattle WA, New York, NY and
successfully owned a Pilates studio in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently has been teaching Pilates and dance at Coker University in South Carolina. She was introduced to
Pilates in her rigorous dance training and the system continued to support her as a professional dancer for over 20 years.
Her Pilates certification is from the PhysicalMind Institute in NY by master teachers, Lesley Powell and Doris Pastuer Hall. Kristin is a Laban Movement Analyst and her certification from Integrated Movement Studies in Seattle, WA. She has been a trainer and consultant for the PhysicalMind Institute and co-developed the
continuing education courses, Circular Pilates and Tye 4. Additionally her demonstrations of reformer exercises can be found on PMI, Deconstructing the
Reformer, PMI’s 2008 DVD.
Kristin loves to study movement therapy, somatics and continues to enrich her Pilates practice. Recently, she has taken workshops on fascia for greater support
with Elizabeth Larkam and presented at the Somatics Dance Conference in Geneva, NY this past July.
Carolyne’s infectious enthusiasm and ability to make any student feel accomplished – regardless of their level of expertise – has made her a sought after teacher and trainer for over 20 years. Her lifelong passion for fitness, dance and movement was sparked by ballet lessons at the age of six. In the ensuing years-after studying ballet for 15 yrs, Carolyne added certifications as a Personal Trainer, lyengar Yoga Instructor, and Nia Technique Black Belt & Teacher Trainer. She is also a Wellness and Lifestyle Coach.
While teaching at the exclusive Rancho La Puerta Spa in 1995, she was introduced to Pilates, and began studying with Pat Guyton in Boulder. She obtained her certification through Power Pilates, and continues her studies focusing on spinal alignment, pain relieving protocols and injury rehab. Carolyne is passionate about educating her students on the “How, What and Why” of Pilates and believes that all bodies-from Moms to athletes- can benefit greatly from practicing Pilates.
Carolyne is thrilled to be a part of the Rocky Mountain Pilates team and excited to be offering Pilates, Funky Dance Fusion, and more!
Elizabeth has been practicing yoga for 25 years and became a certified teacher in 2007. She integrates her education in Public Health and Health Promotion to help students develop resilience and sustain positive change. With attention on breath and body alignment, mindfully held stretches and gentle physical adjustments relieve tension and deepen relaxation. At the heart of it all is kindness, honoring our body’s limitations and celebrating our successes. Elizabeth is deeply grateful to her students and teachers for their generous exchange of inspiration and wisdom. Whether you’re just beginning yoga, or deepening your commitment, you are welcome here.
With a sincere desire to help others, James completed his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), in Portland, OR. This comprehensive program paid attention to the five pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture/Moxibustion, Herbal Medicine, Qigong, Nutrition, and Tui Na massage.
Since graduating, James has gained valuable experience in treating musculoskeletal pain with electroacupuncture, Tui Na massage, gua sha, and cupping methods. James has also trained as a Zen Shiatsu practitioner, which he especially enjoys for its relaxing, stress reducing qualities. Other skillsets include Aroma Acupoint Therapy, using specific essential oils on acupuncture points, as well as Acutonics, which utilizes tuning forks on acupuncture points. Both of these adjunctive modalities offer a very gentle approach toward working with the body.
His goal with every client is to help them to find their own resilience, self-empowerment, and to feel their best. He has interests in bioregional herbalism, herbal medicine-making, studying the I Ching, Four Pillars, and Chinese Cosmology, and enjoys playing the guitar, biking, hiking, camping, practicing tai chi, qigong, cooking, and spending time with his wife and dog.
Annette’s love for movement began at age 3, in her family’s dance studio (Arvada CO). Those early years were spent in the studio focused on daily training sessions in multiple styles of dance, gymnastics, and singing. In her young adult years, Annette was a Denver Nugget and Colorado Crush Dancer. She later added latin styles to her dance discipline, while enjoying stage performances and gigs with a few dance companies. Annette has been teaching dance fitness, and tap dance for many years. She also has her yoga teacher certification.
Annette’s Dance-Fit class explores dance styles and movement from around the world. It’s fun and accessible to everyone of all dance levels. Her passion for dance and teaching transcends into knowing that everyone can dance. When we learn to trust our body, we can play within it, and have fun!
Annette owns a natural skincare studio in Lafayette, called The A. B. Experience. Her skincare philosophy: is beautiful skin starts within. She encourages her clients to focus on nutrient dense foods, mindful practices and movement, for happy and healthy skin.
In her free time, Annette loves being with her husband. She enjoys hiking and camping in natural paradises, as well as discovering and creating new healthy recipes, baking, and reading; especially fiction. She also has a mild obsession for finding the perfect song for any specific mood.
Julie teaches to the students and energy that shows up for class. Every class is unique and developed as the hour is built through. She offers modifications and advanced options for most postures, and encourages students to work with their limitations to increase focus, commitment and self love.
This awareness practice has a profound impact on your life and will ripple into every area creating growth and change. The gift she receives through helping others love and grow themselves is beyond measure. She looks forward to meeting and practicing with you.
As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Veronica cannot help but feel a profound connection to Yin Yoga. She draws inspiration from her studies and uses that to weave the wisdom of Eastern healing traditions into her Yin Yoga classes.
Veronica received her training at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2008 and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Veronica holds a license in acupuncture in Colorado and is nationally certified with the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Veronica earned her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M) from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO.
Danny teaches Sound Bath Meditation with beautiful crystal alchemy singing bowls. The intention of this gathering is to harmonize and magnify the brilliance that begins within. The direct effects are endless and always always yummy good.
This unique kind of meditation is for all. Whether just beginning meditation or a master, this gathering is powerful and revealing! The frequency of love gets to be unconditioned and embodied. Come play and receive the gift you gave to yourself in real time!
Please bring what you need to be comfortable in meditation. Sitting or laying down. Due to COVID rules you will be responsible for bringing these items.
Nikki discovered yoga in 1999 in Atlanta, GA, while teaching Pilates at a local studio. As an ex ballet and modern dancer, she was immediately drawn into the physical and demanding nature of the practice, and after moving to Boulder, she completed Richard Freeman’s 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training at the Yoga Workshop in 2005. Always craving more knowledge, she then went on to complete numerous other teacher trainings, receiving 400+ hours with CorePower Yoga (Power, Hot and Yin) and then another 300 hours in Integrated Vinyasa with Gina Caputo at the Colorado School of Yoga. Nikki’s flow classes are moderately paced, fun and light-hearted, and are appropriate for all levels. She’s known for building her classes to a safe yet challenging peak pose, always warming the body up adequately and allowing each student to work to their appropriate edge.
After experiencing a serious neck injury and living in pain for close to 8 years, Nikki discovered Kaiut Yoga and has never looked back. It completely healed her neck in ways doctors never could, and because of that, she has since dedicated most of her time and energy getting as much training in this life changing method as possible. She has been teaching Kaiut since 2018, and has seen unbelievable results in people of all ages, abilities and circumstances. She will be participating in additional advanced training this summer, as her goal is to share this method with everyone and anyone who wants to live their best life!
In addition to teaching yoga full time, Nikki also has her Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition, and when she’s not teaching, you will find her spending time with her family (which includes husband Matt, daughter Dylan, 4 dogs and 1 cat!), cooking (and eating!), and shopping in any thrift store she can find!
Bhakti’s journey with Yoga began as a youngster growing up in Northern California where she was exposed to health and wellness practices at an early age. The daughter of a dedicated health practitioner and Yoga enthusiast she believes she was destined for this work.
She spent her youth exploring sports and athletics, which constantly resulted in injury. Over years of injury prevention practices and medical interventions, she began to understand her injury prone body would require a sensitive and conscious approach to wellness. She began practicing Yoga as a way to explore her mobility while balancing it with deep strength and stabilization, thus balancing both body and mind.
Years later, after completing her BFA in theater arts she moved to Shoshoni Yoga Retreat in CO (alongside her Yogi mother) intent on achieving the highest level of certification available to Yoga teachers and beginning her career in wellness in early January of 2006. It was at Shoshoni that she met her own teacher Sri Shambhavananda and cultivated a strong Meditative practice founded on traditional Yogic tools. Soon after this spiritual awakening she was granted permission to share those meditative tools with others. In 2011, Bhakti decided to diversify her offerings beyond Yoga and Meditation. She integrated Pilates exercises into her own practice as another way to cultivate strength and stability, as well as retraining movement patterns developed over years of Yoga practice. She certified to teach Pilates with Matt Zumann and Jennifer Golden at Pilates Chicago.
After enjoying over a decade of full-time teaching in Chicago, owning her own studio and founding a non-profit Meditation community, she departed the big city and joined the wellness community in Boulder, CO. She began teaching at various places including her current studio homes EveryBODY Yoga (virtual) and Rocky Mountain Pilates at the Silos in Lafayette.
It’s here in the Boulder area that she encountered Kaiut Yoga, a therapeutic approach to asana practice designed to support all bodies through the aging process. Bhakti began studying directly with Francisco Kaiut and began training as a teacher within the technique receiving permission to share the Kaiut method with her students through the format of these amazing classes.
As a plus sized teacher and body positive advocate, Bhakti collaborated and appeared in “Body Positive Yoga” with Rodney Yee, works as a model for Yoga Journal and is a contributing writer at Gaia Yoga.
It is Bhakti’s deepest wish and her life’s purpose to continue to study both body and mind further growing her repertoire for supporting her students’ development and well-being.
A perpetual student and disciplined teacher, Bhakti awaits the opportunity to counsel and support you towards your own personal goals!