Marisa Oldefest, owner, Peace Of Mind Pilates
Yoga studio manager at Body Mind Energy Center
Marisa is a certified Pilates Instructor with over 1500 hours of instructor training. She has been teaching Pilates for 16 years and is also a certified massage therapist. Marisa developed a love for fitness and movement after taking her first dance class at age nine. She went on to study ballet with Colorado School of Ballet and Performing Arts in the RAD and Cecchetti Council Method. Later she studied with David Taylor Dance Theater and The Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. Marisa found Pilates after an auto accident left her with a neck injury. After just one Pilates private session session she felt immediate relief from her pain and realized she needed to become an instructor so she could share the benefits of the Pilates method with others. Marisa received her Pilates certification from Pilates of the Rockies in Denver in 1998. She continued to teach there for 5 years and opened Peace Of Mind Bodywork in 2002. She has been working with clients combining the Pilates method with massage to help them alleviate pain and stay healthy, fit and strong. In 2014 she renamed Peace Of Mind Bodywork to Peace Of Mind Pilates and, became a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, expanding her studio to offer group classes at Body Mind Energy Center.
Pilates is Marisa's passion and she is always taking teacher workshops and is preparing for her Pilates Method Alliance certification in order continue to offer her clients the very best in the Pilates industry. Marisa truly loves teaching everybody at every age and stage of their life!