Meet Our Instructors
My name is Laura McKaskle. I am certified through BASI Pilates. I created and founded Bodhi Pilates with the hope that Pilates transforms you as it has me. Pilates has had a profound impact on my mental and physical awareness. I was a busy attorney for an international law firm when I began practicing Pilates. I fell in love instantly, not only with the physical changes to the shape of my body, but to the relief I felt by re-aligning my spine and strengthening my core. I was reshaped and renewed physically and emotionally, which allowed me to find harmony and balance. I left my career as an attorney and became a Pilates instructor to help others realize similar transformations. Bodhi Pilates is a dream fulfilled for me, to create a beautiful, fun and energetic place where people can share their passion for Pilates and strengthen their minds and bodies.
My name is Meredith Larimer. I am a PMA certified instructor. I am also a certified Massage Therapist, and I have been practicing for over 13 years. I have studied neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and pre/post-partum therapies. I became interested in Pilates because of massage. Pilates training allowed me to reach my peak of physical fitness and experience true mind-body awareness. Pilates for me is a form of massage through active movement. As a busy mother of four children, it is vital that I maximize my time spent being active or in the gym. I found that the ultimate forum for maximum health and success is Pilates.
My name is Ashley Curran, and I have always been a student of movement. I was born in Colorado, and was a competitive figure skater for 10 years, a dancer and an avid skier since the age of 3. I was classically trained and received my Pilates teacher training through Hope Petrine in Denver, CO. I love the beauty and simplicity of the classical exercises but enjoy incorporating more of the modern functional exercises into my classes. I have worked with 90 year old students, professional dancers and para-Olympians. I have also been a yoga teacher since 2002 and teach hatha, vinyasa and adaptive yoga. I teach yoga to people with mobility disabilities, and I have presented at teacher trainings, conferences and camps all over the state to yoga teachers, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
My name is Laura McInnis. I began teaching Pilates in St. Louis, MO in 2001 at the Pilates Center of St. Louis.
I was an apprentice under classically trained Karen Prechtl (Romana Kryzanowska). I also learned from many of Pilates Center of Boulder teacher trainers. I then worked with many other contemporary master instructors and attended Michelle Larsson's Core Dynamics. In 2008, I moved to New Mexico and began studying under Blythe Eden and Suzanne Gutterson for 5 years. I am extremely diverse, dedicated, and a driven instructor. I am also certified to teach on the Bodhi Suspension System, and I am currently furthering my education and attending Balanced Body's Comprehensive teacher training program.
My name is Tammy Shipley and I received my Pilates Mat and Reformer training through Balanced Body Education. I enjoy being active and learning about the body. I’m a licensed physical therapist and have worked with a variety of ages and conditions. My Pilates journey began as I sought to find a form of exercise that would work on my core strength, flexibility, and alignment due to an extensive spinal fusion for scoliosis I had as a young teenager.I found that Pilates could be modified for my body, and helped me to feel more balanced, efficient, and experience less discomfort in my daily, fitness, and recreational activities. I love the whole body approach and connection for both mind and body that Pilates brings.With my background in physical therapy, I am passionate about how effective Pilates is for injury recovery and prevention, and improving the overall quality of life for Pilates practitioners of all fitness levels. I enjoy continually learning and am continuing my education in both the fields of Pilates and Physical Therapy.
My name is Sarah Herscovici. I am trained in Lagree Fitness Pilates and have been teaching for over a year. I grew up playing a variety of sports including soccer, tennis and long distance running. I originally got started in Pilates as I was looking for an intense, yet sustainable way to work out...and Pilates is just that! I fell in love with the practice and plan to continue my education with BASI in the Spring of 2019.
My name is Heide Zufall, I recently relocated to Colorado from Northern Virginia and is learning to be a mountain girl. A former international dancer who majored in dance at SUNY Purchase, Heide appreciates the importance of wellness in body, mind and spirit. After many years as a yoga student, Heide completed a teacher training program at Health Advantage Yoga Center in Herndon, VA. She then began taking Pilates at The Pilates Room in McLean, VA and liked how much stronger she felt physically from the inside and out. Pilates helped her to strengthen the weakness around her joints and spine caused by years of dancing and “tucking”. Upon encouragement from Janine Donlon, she became a certified Pilates teacher and completed a comprehensive training program on all apparatus and mat with PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh under the guidance of Christine Romani-Ruby. Heide continues to learn by attending various Yoga and Pilates workshops, lately focusing on anatomy.
“Strengthening the posture and improving alignment will hopefully alleviate stress in the body and mind and make your world outside the studio better. “
My name is Joseph Lyons, I grew up in Colorado, and I have always been an active outdoors person. I knew that I had a passion for fitness and nutrition and the desire to help others reach their fitness goals. I studied Music Performance in College and still love it to this day. Throughout my life, exercise and nutrition have always been important to me. I began practicing Pilates and within several months my body started to change and became more lean and defined. I was hooked! I moved to California several years ago and I found a wonderful Pilates instructor with whom I started training. When I saw the changes he was making in people's lives, I knew that I wanted to do the same. That’s when I decided to get certified as a Pilate’s instructor.
I received my Mat and Apparatus certifications through Mind Body Connection in San Francisco. During my certification process I had the benefit of working with some of the very best Pilates professionals in the Bay Area. Since being certified, I continue to further my education by attending Pilates on Tour conferences throughout the United States. I have been fortunate to train with and observe some of the most diverse group of Pilates professionals, learning something different from each of them.
I moved back to Colorado in 2015 and I’ve been teaching in various studios in the area. I feel very fortunate to be part of the Bodhi Pilates Team! My clients have ranged in age from teenagers to people in their eighties. From athletic people who want a boot camp style workout, to people who have been referred by Physical Therapists looking to Pilates to assist in healing or gaining relief from chronic pain or injury. I have a wide variety of clients that I work with who I coach, helping to change their bodies and make them more functional for everyday life. I have had some great success stories with my clients. My philosophy is that through nutrition and Pilates you can change your body from the inside out.