I believe my purpose in life is to serve as a conduit for others to awaken to the wisdom and joy of the body.
I create and facilitate movement experiences that support you in having a more loving, kind, pleasurable, respectful and empowered relationship with your body. I want you to feel vital, whole, strong, flexible, mobile, stable and in harmony with your unique body.
Whether it’s through ArcanaDance™, Nia, or Stretch and Fly, I am a masterful somatic facilitator, bringing compassion, playfulness and joy to any experience. My guidance is simple, clear and will allow you to move your body in ways that honor and align with your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual capabilities and values.
My maiden name, Lucero, means “bright star.” I am excited to move, groove and share my light with you.
ArcanaDance™ – The tarot, embodied. If tarot cards could dance, this is what they’d look like!
Created by me, ArcanaDance™ is a fusion of tarot and movement that feels like dance therapy. Arcana is defined as a secret. Dance is defined as movement to music. When fused together, ArcanaDance™ is defined as a secret that is revealed through movement.
Nia, co-created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas, is a cardio-dance practice that combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts. Nia puts pleasure and joy at the center of your movement experience. I am licensed Black Belt Nia teacher and have additional training in the Nia 5 Stages of Self-Healing, MOVE IT and Moving to Heal. See Nia in action.
Stretch and Fly, co-created by me and Liziah Richards (www.liziahtherapies.com) is a unique empowering movement practice that combines simple dance moves and yoga. Experience original choreography that blends flowing movement and dynamic stillness.
Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.
Nia in Dana Point – Next Series Starts Friday, June 22, 2018!
Join me for this introductory series focused on exploring your movement potential with Nia’s 5 sensations (FAMSS) – Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Strength and Stability. Nia is a wellness and fitness format that combines the expressiveness of dance, the power and explosiveness of martial arts, and the mindfulness of the healing arts. The foundation of Nia is “through movement we find health.” With 9 movement forms, 13 somatic principles and over 52 movements that mobilize your entire body, Nia is a holistic practice that creates a pathway for you to explore both your movement potential and capacity for wellness. As you learn to listen and respond to your body, you begin to feel increased joy and pleasure in movement, which inherently improves your well-being. This series is excellent if you are new to Nia or want to deepen your practice.
Date: Fridays (see below)
- June 22, 2018 – Moving the sensation of Flexibility
- June 29, 2018 – Moving the sensation of Agility (with Jennifer and special guest teacher, Rebekah Hartman)
- July 6, 2018 – Moving the sensation of Mobility
- July 13, 2018 – Moving the sensations of Strength and Stability
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Mind Body Wellness Club, 34207 Pacific Coast Highway Dana Point, CA 92629
Cost: $60 for the 4 week series or $18 drop-in
Classes are one hour and practiced barefoot to soul-stirring music. Everyone is welcome. The choreography is simple to follow and you get to do it your own way. Start where you are and come explore your movement potential!
Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal (below)
Nia in Newport Beach – Summer 2018
Nia in Newport Beach, CA
Nia is returning to Orange County, CA this summer! With huge heart thanks to long-time Nia teacher, Marilyn Tradewell, I’ll be teaching Nia for 6 weeks this summer at the Community Youth Center (CYC) in Newport Beach, CA.
Registration will open in the coming months on the City of Newport Beach website. Search for Nia: Dance Into a Healthy Body.
When: Saturdays from 10:15am – 11:15am
- June 30
- July 7
- July 14
- July 21
- July 28
- August 4
Location: Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 Fifth Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Come to all 6 classes or drop-in for one or more. Drop-in rate: $20
See Nia and ArcanaDance special classes, workshops and retreat offerings here.
Bring a workshop or retreat to you
Invite me to customize an experience for your group, circle, organization, company or institution. I’ve facilitated custom movement experiences for sister circles, women’s groups, wellness groups, the University of Washington (UW), UW Medicine, Seattle Yoni Ki Baat (YKB), Northwest Tarot Symposium, and The Readers Studio, an international tarot conference. I can bring a Tarot, Nia, ArcanaDance™ or Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance class, workshop or mini-retreat to you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.