Meet the gate keepers
Founder, Owner & Head Instructor
Born in '78 Dr. Reverend J Kasemir is a social philosopher, spiritual educator and minister, defense instructor, alchemist, artist, writer, and founder of Muse Academy. She is a Spiritual Guide whose ultimate passion is to liberate spiritualists and the spiritual minded to transform the way they Participate within life, Observe and create their world, and Witness and record their progress within the personal, social, and public spheres. She has established Panthers Gate as one of the pioneering spiritual centers to bring back science and spirituality to the holistic trichotomy of the Body, Mind, and Spirit of metaphysics and martial arts.As a teacher of teachers, she is respected for her founding of the interdisciplinary studies in Metaphysical philosophies and practices, services to her communities, and support of our future spiritual educators. Her honest and transparent style of teaching through critical discernment and Socratic methods has established her as a genuine voice for the spiritual renaissance. Her students constantly experience the burning of calcination confronting their challenges, obstacles, and hard to grasp emotions that many shy away from - allowing for spiritual breakthroughs that free them from the chains of the past. Her unique approach to mirror and show those who she works with, the energy and intent they create in the world, enables expansion of each persons true vision to see clear, and truly begin authentic deep rooted transformation, that is permanent.
With a diverse and eclectic experience mentoring, healing, and instructing thousands of people from a behind the veil approach, she has enabled people from all backgrounds and ages to experience profound healing and self-awareness. She serves from a non-authoritative position to truly transform the individual resulting in a change from transactional living, to authentic being. Her unconventional and unparalleled methods nurture, guide, and develop each students communication with the self, others, and the spirit world that can not be currently achieved by other means.
As a disabled Army veteran service member, who had served to help many patients entering and exiting this world as a medic, she developed a service heart that understands sacrifice through expectations. Her inquisitive search for truth behind suffering and self-manifestation only was fueled by her studies in philosophy, parapsychology, theocentric psychology, and Ministry. Taking nearly 30 years of Self-Defense experience, training and teaching, she has honed in her perception into the fears and reservations within the individual and mass consciousness, to discover those deep seeded truths that are the hidden key to unlocking our potential.
She is spiritual seer and medicine woman unlike any other, and demonstrates a Humility of the Soul and eye of the heart that can only be gained by those who truly have experienced the death and rebirth of the self.
Her process and life is not for the feint of heart but for the aspiring Spiritual Warrior.
“You are where you are, not because of where you have been, but because of where you are going"...
..."Our lives, my life, is one in the same but from a different perspective. We are all connected and our separation from others due to self-worth, is only half the picture and is therefore destructive, just as our connection to everything but our life-built foundation. It isn't until we better our matter that we transform our world. Our world is of our creation, we only need to realize that NOW is a tree in a much, much, larger growing forest.
Interdisciplinary training, from physical, mental, and emotional, to the spiritual and beyond. Teaching and training others through self-defense, meditation techniques, awareness, and psychic development she enhances ones voice, vision, and veneration.
Through healing, guided meditation, and communication, she connects the heart.
As a Root Medicine Woman with many modalities at her resource, she helps to Grow ones Roots, Will, and Identity.
Through the Holistic process of all works, the passion of liberation for the human spirit is done one being at a time.
Owner, IT Manager, & Instructor
Born December 11th, 1983, Jonathan Kasemir is an engineering physicist, inventor, pilot, defense instructor, artist, writer, and sound healer. As a Longmont, Colorado native he has an appreciation for the beauty of the Rockies, even after serving in the U.S. Navy for 6 years, traveling throughout most of Europe from Spain and Germany to Czech Republic, the Island of Crete, and under the North pole. He studied Engineering Physics, Computer Science, and Japanese at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has a passion for inventing things that benefit people's search for spiritual enlightenment and practices. He loves the physicality of the Martial Arts and the peacefulness in teaching Tai Chi. He loves seeing people happy and feeling accomplished so he strives to find what brings the potential out in people and motivates them to improve. He speaks Japanese, enjoys Anime and a good Japanese conversation, and the honorifics that follow.
Tayler April Lane
Owner, IT Manager, & Martial Arts Instructor
Tayler, our Aries, is our star Tai Chi Instructor and Teen Psychics Facilitator. Any time she’s not overseeing the management of the shop and media she’s focused on working with students on the path of holistic healing. Tayler works with people who seek intuitive development and a desire to connect with their bodies. She has a vast understanding of herbs and can concoct exactly what you want for your health and wellbeing. As your instructor she says that her goal is, “To guide her students through new ways of thinking, moving and perceiving the world within and around them”. Tayler, as our other partners, is a thoughtful listener and intuitive guide seeking students that desire to connect with the softer, more vulnerable and intimate spaces within them, as such her classes are focused on slow movements. The motivating drive from Tayler herself is, “Belief and Trust. I believed so deeply that there was more life than numbing out through a hamster wheel of a job, unsatisfying relationships, and a disconnect with self. I believed there were people who saw life in the same way I did, with unconditional love, deep conversations, healing through experiences, and living by holistic perspectives of the mind, body, and spirit.”
Owner and Head Instructor 8 Hands Martial Arts in Broomfield (Panther's Gate)
Alex is our Aquarius; very fluid between being grounded and pure excitement. He is our Owner and Head Instructor of the South location, 8 Hands Martial Arts. He has been with us for many years and is considered the ‘big brother’ in the partnership. He teaches group and personal classes and expects to challenge and be challenged through his trainings. He would say his highlights of teaching are, “Personal self-discovery, watching students development and progression, and enjoying the ability to move and express through movement.” His classes are designed for children to grow and become functioning members of society, for teenagers to discover who they are, and for all adults to help with adapting to the world around them. He recognizes that some days are better than others and takes an unconventional approach to learning, finding peoples natural gifts. As he says, “Life has its ebb and flow and I would rather adapt than get swept away.”
Philosopher, Martial Arts Instructor
Whomever likes a challenge and is curious about knowing more about their physical abilities, this is the Panther’s Gate partner to come to! Juan’s motive, “Perseverance Overcomes Weakness.” As our second degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do, red belt in IMA, and Taurus, his focus is on fighting without fear. His practice mission is deep mental control through strengthening one’s body movements methodically. As our other partners, Juan is a thoughtful listener, but will push you to what he intuitively knows is your ideal peak. His abilities to guide and teach through the mental to physical progression come from personal experience and is unmatched.
“Be swift and formless as the wind; close and silent as the forest. In attack, consume like a flame; in defense, stand like the mountain. Let our plans be as impenetrable as the night, and when you strike, fall like a thunderbolt.” -Sun Tzu (can be truncated to the last line for brevity’s sake)
Sang P. Nguyen
ACSM Theripist, Martial Arts Instructor
Sang is the prime example of a headstrong and sharp Scorpio. He is our shining Exercise Scientist and Martial Arts Instructor specializing in performance enhancement. His primary focus in his practices with his students is to either restore or refine one from mental, physical, and/or emotional injury. He will push you to meet your ’new normal’ of the prime YOU. As a kid he was always sick and felt frail, motivating him to become a doctor. After seeing that proper diet and exercise could prevent many illnesses he chose to utilize martial arts to become stronger, mentally AND physically - resulting from the successes of being American Red Cross certified for CPR/AED and first responder training, a degree in Human Performance and Sport from MSU Denver that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and becoming multilingual to assist a wider range of people. His method of training is ideal for young adults and up to meet his philosophy, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight."
Shingo H. Brann
Artist, Story Teller, Martial Arts Instructor
Shingo is a very passionate Taurus. Soft spoken and clear minded he is our Buddhist practice martial arts instructor that takes an approach of laughter and positivity in life. He easily finds common ground with others and brings people together with very little effort. Those who need a softer approach are an excellent match for Shingo. His wish for his students is to get out as much as possible from his teachings, possibly finding even higher ground than he has thus far in his many years of teaching. Shingo received his bachelor degree of Fine Arts at the University of California. He originates from taking care of others, hospitality, compassion, patience, and humility. Therefore, as he says, “I want to teach anyone that strives to be the best them they can be.” You may find him outside making chalk art on the patio, telling stories to others, sketching and drawing.
Wilderness Guide, Reiki Practioner, Instructor
Born December 1st, 1991, Frank studied recreation, fishery and wildlife management, and biology at Paul Smith College in Brighton New York, where he was the president of Mindfulness and Meditation. He has guided many through the Adirondack Park. He is Leave No Trace, Wilderness first aid, and CPR Certified. As an East Coast Native he has moved to the Rockies to study Shamanism, and answer the calling of being a Spiritual Warrior, to help return people back to the state of nature, and to encourage balance between the life of humanity as a spiritual collective, with its tending of Nature on Mother Earth. He is a 3rd level Reiki Practitioner, outdoors man, and martial arts instructor. "One should heal thyself to illuminate the path there to guide others into healing themselves." As an advocate of deep introspection, and mindfulness, he believes we all can heal the world through healing from within first.
"and into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul" John Muir
Yoga Instructor, Wellness Foodie, & Operations Manager
Cat (also known as Cat Friponne), our Capricorn, is just that. She is ambitious in her work and a realist. Her practices with us are Yoga and Operations Management for the business. In her yoga practice her main focus is alignment and breathing to create proper poses for a truly beneficial practice. She believes that focused and proper alignment are key to a valuable practice providing full benefit. Her practices are meant for long-term focus for overall health and wellness. Cat can look at your postures/poses during the course and clearly adjust the practice to help all involved. In her one-on-one classes she will also ask about any ailments and diet. Her motivation comes from her son, born in 2010. She began studying diet and nutrition in 2009, quickly followed by pilates and yoga. Resulting in years of fascination and practice, then eventually guiding, and now teaching. Her heart goes out to those with physical ailments, and her knowledge of diet, nutrition, and alignment, has been known to help her students, friends, and family. Her favorite quote about yoga comes from Jigar Gor, “Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.”