Ashley Patchen is the new owner of Alchemy of Movememt! Ashley has been teaching Zumba for over 8 years throughout multiple locations on the front range. She started teaching Zumba after falling in love with world rhythms while performing and competing in Salsa, Bachata, and Bollywood. Her classes have elements of hip hop, samba, bachata, bollywood, bhangra, zouk, kizomba, and of course the Latin rhythms normally encountered in a Zumba class (salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggaeton).
Sarah Jane Romano brings her technical and world dance training to the Alchemy mix. With a decade of teaching experience and a passion for the groove, Sarah Jane hails from New York where she grew up dancing in traditional ballet, jazz and tap classes. She eventually moved to the world of Nia and Zumba, and finally broke out on her own funky path to incorporate her Hip-Hop roots and embrace her passion for African, Afro-Cuban, Latin and Eastern dance.
Erin Ross brings a spunky, lively energy to her classes that is grounded in dancing for fun, freedom and self-expression. After searching for years to find a dance community that was based on simply dancing for joy, she discovered SoulSweat in 2012 and was hooked. Her choreography is accessible and welcoming, and Erin understands dance as path to opening our hearts. She has formal training in American Tribal and Cabaret Style belly dance; she is also a certified Zumba instructor.
Jill Emich brings a dynamic class with uplifting music and themes. Dance has always been a way of stoking her inner fire and she is excited guide you to connect with yours through high energy moves, strengthening and lengthening cool downs and an all around good time. She blends all styles of dance, connecting you to your heart so you can Shine from within. Jill is the founder of Shine Restaurant and Potion Bar and Shine Potions in Boulder Colorado and the author of lifestyle cookbook Eat Drink Shine. She believes in transformation and healing through movement and community and is excited to be part of the Alchemy Team!
Laurie Pemberton, creator of Alchemia, has been teaching movement and yoga for over 15 years. After many years teaching Nia and Kundalini Yoga Laurie created Alchemia, transformative movement blending dynamic dance and free form movement with specific techniques drawn from Kundalini Yoga and martial arts. Every Alchemia experience is designed to activate the deep and powerful healing forces in each of us. For more, visit www.alchemiadance.com
Carrie-Ann Wendt teaches Creative Movement for children at Alchemy. Carrie brings a deep fondness for movement and an inner knowledge of how to connect with her body and use it as a palette of expression of her experience of the world. When dance became a regular part of her life, it was like a feeling of coming home.As a Creative Movement teacher she uses her skills as a trained and experienced Early Childhood Educator to help create an environment where children have the opportunity to experience the joy of moving in a physical body. Her goal is to provide children an atmosphere that encourages curiosity, creativity, imagination, playfulness, cooperation, and joy.