Jennifer Lucero-Earle, Photo by Walter Zamojski
Jennifer Lucero-Earle, Photo by Walter Zamojski

Let me move you! I offer classes, workshops, retreats and custom experiences with Somos Luceros, ArcanaDance™, Archetypal Choreography, and Stretch and Fly.

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 am a somatic alchemist. I create and facilitate embodied 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 Somos Luceros, ArcanaDance™,  Archetypal Choreography, Coming Home to Ourselves Yoga Practice, 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.

Movement Offerings

Somos Luceros – We are light, embodied. Somos Luceros is a somatic dance practice designed to illuminate the wisdom of your body and cultivate deep embodiment of archetypal qualities that offer lightness, depth and joy. The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling, opening new chapters in our bodies where we can see and feel our most luminous potential. Release the stories in your body that weigh you down and reclaim your light. In Spanish, Somos means “we are” and Luceros means “bringers of light” or “bright stars.” This name honors my father, my paternal indigenous ancestors in South America, my heritage, and our collective oldest ancestor, the stars. We are dancing bodies of light.

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.

Archetypal Choreography is comprised of bodies of work I’ve created that blend the languages of archetype with my training in the Nia technique. These Nia-inspired choreographed routines allow you to experience the essence and power of an archetype and become a pathway to understand and expand, via the language of the body, personal and universal consciousness. Note: Nia, co-created by Debbie and Carlos Rosas, is a movement and body literacy practice that combines the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts. I completed several certifications in Nia, culminating in a First Degree Black Belt and additional specialty trainings in the Nia 5 Stages of Self-Healing, 52 Moves, and Moving to Heal.

Coming Home to Ourselves Dance-Yoga Practice brings together movement as metaphor with the expanse of yoga with the intent to guide us to deeper embodiment beyond the yoga mat. These classes include simple yoga postures in dance form, mindfulness prompts, various meditation practices, the application of mantra (in English and Sanskrit), mudras, and the weaving in of the rich and deep yoga philosophy that guides us into deeper levels of self-knowing. I am a currently (June – December 2020) a trainee in the 300-hour Honor Yoga’s Roots Yoga Teacher Training with Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute.

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.

Class Schedule

Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.


Upcoming classes:


Somos Luceros: Dance of Magnetism – Embodying Our Aliveness to the music of Angelique Kidjo

via Zoom (live)

Dates: Saturday, November 28, 2020 and Sunday, November 29, 2020

Both days: 10:30AM PT – 11:30AM PT

Time Zones: 10:30AM PT | 11:30AM MT | 12:30PM CT | 1:30PM ET

Register for one or both classes:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdeuvpjkiHdWs5Htm16uDnVdeIjXxjSYF

Join us to Dance of Liminality: An Embodied Exploration of Transitions & The Space Between

Magnetic Nov 28 and 29 (1)To be magnetic is to have the power to attract and influence the attention of others. I liken it to having a command of our life force energy. To notice that by exuding light from within we can illuminate and draw others to life, just like all forms of life reach up for the Sun.

Angelique Kidjo is a force in the worlds of art, music, advocacy, culture and creativity. Experimental, playful, collaborative, joyful, magnetic and fierce, her passion is tangible. Her voice and presence expand out, radiating from her center like the sun extends its rays of warm light to bring all things to life. She wants us to feel and dance with abandon…to express every ounce of joy and emotion until our feet can’t move any longer. Her presence is magnetic and she invites us to embody the aliveness of magnetism.

The focus is of Magnetic is embodying our aliveness – guided by the sonic brilliance of Angelique Kidjo. This dance is an experiential and embodied expression of what it means to be magnetic, to know the power of our own aliveness to animate us and to inspire others. We explore different rhythms and movement patterns that wake up our cells, tissue, bones, muscles, and limbs. We use our hands to gather and shape energy. We drum with our hands and feet. We learn to cultivate vital energy so that we can sense the somatic patterns of radiance, warmth, vitality, and aliveness.

The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling. You are invited to receive the choreography, bring it into your body and make it your own.

Somos Luceros is a somatic dance practice designed to illuminate the wisdom of your body and cultivate deep embodiment of archetypal qualities that offer lightness, depth and joy. The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling, opening new chapters in our bodies where we can see and feel our most luminous potential. Release the stories in your body that weigh you down and reclaim your light. In Spanish, Somos means “we are” and Luceros means “bringers of light” or “bright stars.” This name honors my father, my paternal indigenous ancestors in South America, my heritage, and our collective oldest ancestor, the stars. We are dancing bodies of light.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class/meeting.

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience:

What to wear and have with you:

  • Have the Zoom link/meeting ID and password provided to you by Zoom (confirmation of your registration).
  • Wear comfortable clothes to move in freely.
  • We dance barefoot but if you need the additional support, feel free to wear flexible (and comfy!) sneakers or shoes.
  • Have water nearby so that you can stay hydrated.
  • Feel free to have a yoga mat, towel or chair for our last song.
  • Optional: Earbuds or wireless headset. You may want to use a wireless headset/headphones – it appears to be a good way to hear the music more clearly. If not, feel free to hook up a speaker to your laptop, tablet or phone OR use the speaker in the device you are using. It’s all good! Make the choice that feels right for you.


Coming Home to Ourselves Dance-Yoga Practice
Movement, Mindfulness, Meditation, Mantra, and Mudra
via Zoom (live)

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Class Time: 4:00PM PT – 5:15PM PT

Time Zones: 4:00PM PT, 5:00PM MT, 6:00PM CT, 7:00PM ET

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcO6rpj4oHdGhrSSvzceFnTS2xJqG2IEE

Yoga Dance December 1 (1)Coming Home to Ourselves Dance-Yoga Practice is a somatic dance yoga practice that brings together movement as metaphor and the expanse of yoga with the intent to guide us to deeper embodiment beyond the yoga mat. This practice is about befriending your body and reuniting with it as a sacred beloved and noticing how your mind and body work together to create harmony in your life.

This class includes simple yoga postures in dance form (alternating fluid movement and stillness), mindfulness prompts, various meditation practices, the application of mantra, mudras, and the weaving in of the rich and deep yoga philosophy that guides us into deeper levels of self-knowing and unity of mind and body.

The focus/theme of this Tuesday’s class is Presence in the Now. The first of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is “Atha yoga anushasanam.” The sanskrit to english translation is roughly, “now, the teachings of yoga begin.” December marks six months since I began teaching this class. I graduate from my 300 hour yoga teacher training on December 6. For this Tuesday’s class, I am bringing back the very first class I taught (June 30), which focused on “coming home” to ourselves mindfully via the moving body, breath, sound, and symbol. Being present in the now is our gateway to coming home to ourselves. I am looking forward to sharing this practice with you.

Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Make sure you have a yoga mat or towel. Feel free to also have a blanket or pillow to sit on for the seated portion of class.

We do not do any weight bearing poses in these classes. This practice is truly gentle and I am working towards making yoga accessible. If you would like to see a sample class, simply email me and I will share the link and password with you.

If you are new to language I have used above to describe class, here are some simple guiding definitions:

  • What is movement? For this class it is body postures in motion. We will take simple yoga asanas (poses) and embody them through a dance that blends fluidity and stillness.
  • What is mindfulness? A quality of focused awareness to the present moment and of our sensations that includes our body, mind, and emotions.
  • What is meditation? Various experiential practices and techniques that support mindfulness and focusing our mind and body.
  • What is Mantra? A sound, word or group of words (such as affirmations) that aid in mindfulness, meditation and focusing the mind and body.
  • What is Mudra? Hand and body gestures that both ground and move energy in the body.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class/meeting.

Class is 75 minutes long.

Pay what you can – Here is the info to make a payment of your choice, in exchange for the class experience:

Venmo: Jennifer-Lucero-Earle or https://venmo.com/jennifer-lucero-earle
PayPal: https://paypal.me/jenniferluceroearle
Credit Card (Square): https://my-site-105290-108786.square.site/
Zelle: jenniferlucearle@gmail.com


Some helpful tips:

  • If you are not familiar with Zoom, this webpage offers excellent instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
  • Log in to Zoom a few minutes (5-10) beforehand. If you arrive late, after I start teaching, I won’t be able to grant you access to the room. When you log in, you will virtually ushered into a “waiting room.” As soon as I see that you are there, I will grant you access to enter the Zoom room where we will be dancing together. This extra time also allows us to greet each other, check in and play with the sound together 😉
  • You may want to use a wireless headset – it appears to be a good way to hear the music more clearly. If not, feel free to hook up a speaker to your laptop, tablet or phone OR use the speaker in the device you are using. It’s all good!
  • Find a place where you have some room to move around freely.
  • When entering the Zoom meeting, put yourself on mute.
  • Make Sure Your Sound and Video are ON – there’s a way to test this on your screen.
  • Select “Speaker View” on the top right corner of your screen to have the image of me large and clear.
  • Enjoy the class and each other <3

There will be no in person classes in the near future. I will continue to heed the guidance of the CDC and local government professionals. Let’s all do our part to flatten the curve.

Feel free to share this invitation with others!

Looking forward to dancing with you online until we can resume dancing together in person.


 

See 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 TarotNia, ArcanaDance™, Archetypal Choreography, or Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance class, workshop or mini-retreat to you.

Contact me at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com to discuss options.