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.
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.
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.
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!
Hello I am Andrea. I am a Intuitive Energy Worker, E-RYT 200-hour certified Yoga teacher and Yoga Nidra Guide. In all my sessions, either a yoga class or an energy session, we will work together to bring more peace and balance to your energy body. I have a serious passion for holding and creating a space of rest, bliss and peace. Connecting back to our bodies and our wholeness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves. The yoga and energy in my classes will help to provide just that.
Having struggled for years with different autoimmune problems, I went on a mission to continue to find holistic ways to help my body heal. During all my teachings, I really started to appreciate how nourishing rest was in my healing journey. Practicing Reiki/Energy Work, Yoga Nidra, breath work, meditation and gentle yoga on a regular basis was a game changer for me and my body. That is why I am so passionate to share these practices with others.
My yoga classes are for everyone, no matter where you are on your yoga journey. My classes are gentle and include breathwork, Kriyas and different forms of meditation.
Yoga found me during a challenging time in life and helped me to build up a well of inner resources. I completed my initial 200-hour power yoga training in 2012 with Corepower Yoga while studying at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
After college I had the opportunity to travel Southeast Asia and later landed back in the mountains of Colorado, where I lived in Summit County for five years. During this time, I had the opportunity to study yin yoga with Sarah Powers, which inspired me to further lean into yoga as a source of healing and growth. This path led me to a career in mental health in addition to training in restorative and trauma informed yoga.
I completed my 500-hour training as a part of my 800-hour Yoga Therapy certification through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy. In addition to wrapping up my certification, I am currently working towards a Masters of Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University in Boulder.
I aim to meet every student where they are to facilitate a space for all students to flourish and grow. My classes embrace mindfulness techniques as a way of grounding students in their own innate wisdom. I view the practice of yoga as an invitation to question limiting beliefs, explore our edges, and to practice an intentional way of being in the world.
Prema is a multifaceted alternative healer that weaves botanical medicine and natural therapeutics to awaken the vital expression within her clients. She uses Sound + Vibrational Therapeutics and Ancient Healing Modalities to recalibrate the mind-body-soul and spirit.
Prema has studied with the most prestigious teachers from around the world. She holds certifications in various healing modalities including Reiki, Integrative Energy Therapy, Sai Shakti Healing, Meditation and Yoga Nidra. In addition, she holds certifications as a Clinical Nutritionist, Clinical Medical Herbalist in the Vitalist Tradition, and as a Flower Essence Therapist obtained from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.
Prema has an extensive background in the birth and Ayurvedic postpartum realm, reproductive health, fertility, trauma and natural therapeutics. She is a wellness educator, culinary chef and a culinary nutritionist.
Prema came to Yoga Nidra in her own healing journey. She is a cancer survivor sharing her passion and love with all. To learn more about Prema visit www.vitalistlifestyle.com.
Hey y’all! Hayley here. I am a Yoga Instructor, Healer, Shamaness, Cacao Priestess, and Physical Therapist Assistant. My journey started 15 years ago with yoga and has led me to where I am today. I absolutely love helping people heal the body, mind and spirit through movement and energy work. It is my life’s passion.
My career as a Physical Therapist Assistant has taught me so much about healing the physical body and due to this experience, I have a much deeper understanding of how the emotional and spiritual components affect the healing process within the body. There truly is a deep relationship between body, mind and spirit.
In my yoga classes, I love to combine flow with breathwork and intention; flow to glow! Play is a big part of my life; so, there will be moments of play and experimentation in my classes, as well.
Off the mat, I love connecting with nature, backpacking, and leading ceremonies. I am also a proud plant-mom and amiteure herbalist. I spend a good amount of time concocting fun blends and smelling yummy herbs.
Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me. Big love to you!
Felicia Romero Scott
Felicia was looking for a workout to help better control the high & low glucose levels in her bloodstream from having Type 1 Diabetes. She tried her first Heated Vinyasa Yoga class and immediately noticed a huge difference physically, mentally, and spiritually.
She wanted to share the benefits of yoga and deepen her own practice, so she enrolled in YTT200 to help others find a sense of contentment, self awareness and mind body connection on their mat.
Felicia finds immense love and inspiration in teaching and seeing students discover their own personal yoga journey and enjoys nurturing and encouraging them along the way.
She consistently continues her education and just recently graduated her YTT300 with Jonny Kest.
She is proud to be apart of the Rocky Mountain Pilates and Yoga community, in hopes to grow and share the life changing benefits of yoga.
During her free time , you will find Felicia hanging out with her hubby and adult children, SUPing on a lake, hiking a trail, practicing yoga in her garden, or most likely taking her dog, Bruno, aka, “The Sweetest Dog Ever”, for a swim at the lake.
Hey! I’m Nicole Bergeland, born and raised in beautiful Minnesota but loving this ColoRADo life! I enjoy coffee dates with my husband and playing outside with our 2 kids, Ruby and Brooks. When I found barre in 2013 I had chronic low back pain and overall lack of core strength. Results came quick and I never thought I could feel such intense burn from the littlest movements! Needless to say, I have been practicing barre ever since and started teaching in 2018. See you in class soon!