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 ArcanaDance™, Nia, 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 ArcanaDance™, Nia, Archetypal Choreography, 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

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 First Degree 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.

Archetypal Choreography is comprised of bodies of work I’ve created that blend the languages of archetype with the movement forms of Nia. 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.

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.
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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 over 52 movements that mobilize the base, core and upper extremities of your 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.

Nia is practiced barefoot, non-impact, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

My Nia classes focus on developing a student’s self-love and ability to feel joy in their bodies.

As a facilitator, I strive to create a loving, mindful and open space for you to experience the joy of movement, self-expression and healing power of the Nia technique.


Nia Dance – The Joy of Movement – Saturdays in Corona del Mar

Move your body and maximize your joy through Nia. A mind-body fitness practice, Nia blends dance moves, martial arts and healing arts (such as yoga) to leave you feeling strong, flexible, agile, centered and uplifted. Dance barefoot to super fun and diverse music (sneakers welcome). Moves are easy-to-follow, fun, energizing and stress-busting. Join our joyful and judgment-free community!

CYC Feb to March 2020When: Saturdays from 10:15am – 11:15am
Dates: February 22 & 29 and March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2020
Location: Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 Fifth Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Cost: 6 sessions for $100.00 (Resident), $110.00 (Non-resident), or $20 drop-in
Drop-in rate: $20 (Drop-in’s always welcome)

Drop-in’s can pay in person at the front deck at the Community Youth Center (CYC).
The drop-in process is below.

To drop-in:
– Arrive about 10 minutes before class to check-in.
– Go to the Community Youth Center (CYC) front desk.
– The fee is $20 (resident and non-resident fee).
– You can pay via cash, check or credit card.
– If paying in cash, you must have the exact amount (they do not have change).
– If paying via check, make it payable to City of Newport Beach
– Then take your shoes off, go to the Corona del Mar room and let’s dance!
**If after paying the drop-in fee you decide you want to do pay for the entire series, they will transfer your drop-in fee to pay for the series.

 


Nia: Moving to Heal – Wednesdays in Newport Beach, CA

Next session begins April 1, 2020. Registration is open now.

Gentle Dance that is Movement as Medicine

Moving to Heal is a gentle Nia class. Nia is a fusion of dance, martial arts and healing arts such as yoga. Moving to Heal is adaptable for anyone returning to movement, recovering from injury or illness, or simply needing a slower pace. This beautiful class format is designed for people seeking ways to feel better and more joyful in their bodies. Enjoy easy-to-follow choreography to fun music in a supportive atmosphere of safety and trust. Open to drop-in’s!

Marina Park April 2020When: Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Specific Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29,  2020
Location: Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Cost:: 5 sessions for $90.00 or $20 drop-in
Register for 5 class session: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cnbreg/Activity_Search/moving-to-heal-gentle-dance/51552
Drop-in to any class $20 (Drop-in’s always welcome) *Pay the front desk.

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Special Classes:

Hamilton March 15 2020

Nia to the music of the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton!

Don’t throw away your shot!

Join me for a special Nia class in Seattle on Sunday, March 15, 2020 where I will be sharing Nia-inspired routine, with original choreography by me, to select music from the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton!

When: Sunday, March 15 , 2020
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Where: Balance Studio, 418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $15 or class card with JAG, pay JAG directly

 


 

ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Divine Play: Embodied Storytelling, Tarot, and Movement

Divine Play_FinalWhen: Sunday, March 15 , 2020
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Where: Balance Studio, 418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $60 advance/$65 day of
Payment options: Venmo (Jennifer-Lucero-Earle), Zelle, PayPal, Credit Card, Check or Cash (additional fees for PayPal and credit card)
To register, email Jennifer at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com

Lila, or Leela, is a practice and philosophy in yoga that roughly translates into “creative play with the divine.” It is spontaneous and vibrant energy that invites us to co-create our life in partnership with outside forces – nature, spirit, humanity, etc. We all carry narratives and stories about our history, present and in some ways, about our future. Divine play invites us to shift those narratives from a new lens, one rooted in a delightful dance with a generous, fun, ever-flowing, bountiful and loving Universe.

In the tarot, the Fool card is the archetype associated with trust and joy in the journey of life.

Some of our stories have been written. Some of those stories may desire a new narrative or mythology. There are stories eager to be written and new narratives waiting to be discovered. There can be joy and lightness in the creation of and sharing of story. The Fool will be our trusted guide and co-creative archetypal partner on our journey to create a personal narrative sourced from divine play.

What you will experience:

  • A somatic exploration of divine play
  • An introduction to embodied storytelling
  • Playing with tarot as a creative story-shifting catalyst
  • The seeds of a new narrative

ArcanaDance™ is somatic tarot. Created by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, this therapeutic practice is designed to facilitate self-discovery, empowerment, transformation & healing through a fusion of tarot, guided movement & music. No tarot or dance experience required.

There will be several tarot decks available for participants to use during the workshop. However, participants are welcome to bring a tarot deck of their own, if they have one they’d like to use.

Your Guides:
Jennifer Lucero-Earle is the creator of ArcanaDance™, a therapeutic somatic practice that fuses archetypes, self-inquiry and tarot with guided movement. She is also a First Degree Black Belt Nia teacher and movement facilitator with over 30 years of experience working with the tarot. What Jennifer loves most in the world is facilitating safe, non-judgmental, and culturally compassionate experiences for people to move, feel, heal, and grow into their most joyful self.

Liziah Richards is a mental health therapist, Yoga instructor, writer, and performing artist that is passionate about helping people. Through movement, therapeutic conversation, intuitive guidance and heart opening practices she supports people to live with more compassion and joy. She helps people heal from painful life experience and create new awareness and patterns that allow healthier relationship with self and others.

To register, email Jennifer at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com
To pay via PayPal.


 


Stretch & Fly Yoga Dance: The Dance of Spring Awakening

Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance 2020-01-19Stretch and Fly, created by Jennifer Lucero-Earle and Liziah Richards is a unique empowering movement practice that combines simple dance moves and yoga. Experience original choreography that blends flowing movement and dynamic stillness.

The four invitations of Stretch & Fly are to cultivate a: 1. Strong and Flexible Body, 2. Calm and Focused Mind, 3. Receptive and Expressive Heart and 4. Confident and Joyful Spirit.

Each Stretch & Fly class has a theme. The theme of our March 22 class is The Dance of Spring Awakening, celebrating the turning of the seasons from Winter to Spring!

Class begins dancing and moving with bare feet connected to the ground and ends on the mat.

When: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Time: 4:15PM – 5:30PM
Location: Whole Life Yoga Studio, 8551 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $18 drop-in
Pay Whole Life Yoga

 


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 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.