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 LucerosArcanaDance™, and Somatic Dance-Yoga.

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 LucerosArcanaDance™,  or Somatic Dance-Yoga, 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.

Coming Home to Ourselves Somatic 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 graduate of 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.

Movement Lineage

All of my somatic movement offerings draw from trainings and various experiences, over the course of three decades, in the following modalities: SomaSoul Somatic Therapy (Leven Institute), Yoga Practices (all 8 limbs), QiGong, Nia (Classic, Moving to Heal, 52 Moves, and Nia 5 Stages), African Dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Orixa Dance, and Life-Art Process (Anna Halprin, Tamalpa Institute).

With deep thanks to my many somatic movement, expressive arts, and experiential healing teachers and trainers over the past thirty years: Dan Leven, Heather Bilotta, Sage Brody, Staci K. Haines, Debbie Rosas, Carlos Rosas, Britta Von Tagen, Ann Christiansen, Dr. Robert Woodbine, Gary Kraftsow, Bud Stone EdD, Shari Specland, David Darling, Monika Kretschmar, Barbara Sarah, Anna Halprin, Dr. Giordana Grossi, Aileen Panke, Youssouf Koumbassa, M’Bemba Bangoura, Susanna Barkataki, and many more.

Training & Certifications
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Honor Yogas Roots, Ignite Institute for Yogic Studies and Social Change – 2020.

SomaSoul Somatic Therapy, the Leven Institute – In process, 2020-2022.

Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience, the Strozzi Institute | Embodied Leadership – 2021.

Nia Technique: White, Blue, Brown, Black and First Degree Black Belts, Nia 5 Stages, Moving to Heal, and 52 Moves. Certifications completed between 2010-2018. While I am not currently a licensed Nia teacher, I draw from practices and processes learned throughout my deep training and teaching of Nia over the course of 17 years. 

Master of Arts, Experiential Health and Healing with emphasis on somatic awareness, The Graduate Institute – 2003-2005.

 

Class Schedule

Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.


Upcoming classes – Class registration links are updated every Thursday. Check back.  

Note: I am taking Saturdays off during the Summer of 2021. Join me for classes on Sundays and Tuesdays.

Classes will be on break from July 24 – August 6, 2021

Classes on break anniversaryI will be on vacation celebrating my wedding anniversary.

Classes will resume on Sunday, August 8.

While I am away, feel free to rent class recordings.

Somos Luceros Somatic Dance:
http://jenniferluceroearle.com/move-with-me/somosluceros

Coming Home to Ourselves Somatic Dance-Yoga:
http://jenniferluceroearle.com/move-with-me/yoga-dance

Somos Luceros – Lioness: An Embodied Exploration of Pride, Power, Protection & Play (via Zoom)

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 10:00AM PDT

Time Zones: 10:00AM PDT | 11:00AM MDT | 12:00PM CDT | 1:00PM EDT

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience.

Class is one hour.

Register for class:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclf-6orD0vE9xUPwnxjzOtkQUwcwZ_Ootx

Lioness August 8Join us for Lioness: An Embodied Exploration of Pride, Power, Protection & Play to the music of Wiyaala.

Lioness is a body of work that was initiated and choreographed by my dear friend Janice Steinberg of Nia San Diego. She and I both fell in love with the music of Wiyaala awhile back. When Janice said she was creating a routine to Wiyaala’s music, I asked her if I could learn it. With her blessing I have embodied and reinterpreted Lioness for Somos Luceros.

The lioness is primarily the hunter and leader of their pride (family/community of lions, lioness’ and cubs). They are keenly aware that the survival of their pride is dependent on their skill, strength, speed, agility, courage, and grace. Unlike lions, they retain a sense of playfulness into their adulthood which makes them quite fun and creative. Their roar, used to proclaim their territory and defend their loved ones, can be heard up to two miles away. The lioness teaches us to be self-assured, caring, protective and purposeful.

Lioness is an invitation to explore and embody pride, power, protection, play and proclamation (the lioness’ roar) along with their gifts of grace, agility, strength, courage, and beauty. This body of work has brought me so much joy. I look forward to dancing it with you. And yay – it’s Leo season!

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, August 10, 2021 

Class Time: 4:00PM PDT – 5:15PM PDT

Time Zones: 4:00PM PDT, 5:00PM MDT, 6:00PM CDT, 7:00PM EDT

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience.

Class is 75 minutes.

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdeGspz4iH9GeaIA38UVNZvKA6tzNmIL_

August 10 yoga danceComing 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.

The focus/theme of this class is Cultivating Courage. 

For two weeks in August all of my classes will focus on embodying qualities associated with inner strength: courage, dignity, compassion, boundaries, confronting fear with kindness and curiosity, and cultivating brave tranquility. In this class, we will explore aspects of these qualities through our somatic yoga-dance practice.

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.

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:


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

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


 

ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Strength: Exploring Bravery & Courage via Tarot & Movement (via Zoom)

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 10AM – 12PM PDT, two hours

Time Zones: 10:00AM PDT | 11:00AM MDT | 12:00PM CDT | 1:00PM EDT

Pay what you can in exchange for this two-hour workshop (recommended: $25-$45)

The workshop is two hours, held live via Zoom and will not be recorded.

Register for workshop:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpf-2prT8tGdD93l2RNg3EnZVPoIfpkFp4

Strength Aug 14Join us for the Dance of Strength: Exploring Bravery & Courage via Tarot & Movement

During this ArcanaDance™ workshop we experience the magic of using tarot, guided movement and music to summon “flexible defiance and brave tranquility” (terms from Chris-Anne Donnelly, creator of the Muse Tarot). 

In the tarot, the Strength card represents the archetype of bravery. Strength is a primal call to summon our inner courage when faced with uncertainty and/or adversity.

This is the perfect archetype to explore when you are noticing that fear, doubt and perceptions of weakness are limiting and restricting your life. 

Guided by the voice of Strength, we will bring a somatic infusion of fierce compassion and self-love to embolden our hearts and lives. You are so much stronger than you know!

In this workshop you will:

  • Experience a movement exploration of the qualities of Strength
  • Play with and learn from tarot
  • Discover ways you can cultivate flexible defiance and brave tranquility

 No tarot or dance experience is required.

ArcanaDance™ is a fusion of tarot and movement that feels like dance therapy! Using imagery, music and guided movement prompts, ArcanaDance™ makes personal growth fun, empowering, multidimensional and transformative

Pay what you can in exchange for this two-hour workshop (recommended: $25-$45):

What to bring with you:
A journal, pen, and tarot deck.
If you do not have a tarot deck, Jennifer will send you links to some online apps that you can use for the workshop.

*This workshop will not be recorded. ArcanaDance™ experiences are personal. To protect our personal and collective privacy of the group, the workshop will not be recorded.

 


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 Tarot, ArcanaDance™, Somos Luceros, or a Somatic Dance-Yoga class, workshop or mini-retreat to you.

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