Meet Our Instructors

Denise Searle  • Founder, Owner/Operator

Pilates, Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®

Denise was introduced to the Pilates Method  in 1990 while in LA working in advertising. She struggled with a back injury from her years of doing gymnastics, cheerleading and teaching aerobics. After doing Pilates just a few times, she knew there was something very special about the work.

In 1995, Denise moved to Aspen and decided to pursue a career in the field she had always been most passionate about - fitness. In 1997 Denise graduated from The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado and opened the Art of Fitness, Aspen's longest running Pilates studio.

After teaching the Pilates Method for 7 years Denise wanted to expand her teaching with another form of movement work and became certified in Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis®. She feels very strongly that both these techniques compliment each other.

Denise feels grateful everyday to be doing something she loves and helping  people feel better and look better.

Janet Miller

Janet Miller  


Janet started doing Pilates while working as a Personal Trainer because she wanted to keep doing all the activities she loves for a long time to come! As Janet began to see changes in her body, such as improved posture, flexibility, balance and a stronger core, she decided to become a Pilates Instructor to share the benefits with others. Janet graduated from The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado in 2003 and The Masters Program in 2008. Her interest lies in helping clients to obtain their optimal health, physical performance and more balanced body thru movement. Janet's intention is to live a full, balanced and pain free life, taking charge of her own health and helping as many people as possible achieve the same!

Seia Rassenti  

Gyrotonic ® & Gyrokinesis ®

Seia Rassenti, has spent the last decade dancing as a member of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. On the road to becoming a professional dancer, she spent many years studying different styles of dance and modalities of care for her body and mind. At 17, she discovered the restorative powers Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis. The circle movements felt very healing. In looking towards the future, she decided to become certified in these methods in order to better help others feel good in their own bodies.

Adrianna Thompson

Adrianna Thompson  

Gyrotonic®, Gyrokinesis®

Adrianna is one of a select few Specialized Master Teachers, both in Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis®, in the world. As well as being a Specialized Equipment Master Trainer, she developed a new application for dancers in Gyrotonic® with Mr. Horvath and Specialized Master Trainer Miriam Barbosa which she frequently conducts internationally. An accomplished professional dancer and Choreographer in New York City for 15 years, she has worked with dancers from New York City Ballet, Jose Limon, Martha Graham, MOMIX Dance Company and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet just to name a few. She has worked extensively with the founder of Gyrotonic®, Juliu Horvath, and travels the world leading teacher trainings.