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 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.
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 at Dharma Yoga House
Time: 10:45am – 11:45am
Location: Dharma Yoga House, 34207 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
*Studio is located upstairs
Cost: Donation-based (suggested $10-$20)
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.
For the month of April, we are exploring Nia’s 9 movement forms:
- Dance Arts: Jazz, Modern & Duncan Dance
- Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do & Aikido
- Healing Arts: Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique & Yoga
These 9 movement forms are like archetypes, each one is multidimensional and has a personality or ideal. Together, we explore how we currently express them through our bodies and how to stretch ourselves to find new expression.
Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal (below)
Nia: Dance into a Healthy Body – April – June 2019 sessions in Corona Del Mar
Dance into health with Nia! Improve your muscle tone, posture, flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, stress threshold, and capacity for joy. Nia combines the expressiveness of dance, the power of martial arts & the mindfulness of the healing arts. The moves are simple to follow & practiced barefoot to soul-stirring music.
When: Saturdays from 10:15am – 11:15am
Dates: 11 sessions from April 6 – June 22, 2019
Specific Dates: April
6, 13, 20 & 27, May 4, 11 & 18 (No class May 25), June 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2019
Location: Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 Fifth Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Drop-in rate: $20
Drop-in’s can pay in person at the front deck at the Community Youth Center (CYC).
The drop-in process is below.
– 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 in Newport Beach, CA
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!
When: Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 12 & 19, 2019
Location: Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Class fee: All 7 classes: $131 or $20 drop-in
Drop-in’s welcome! Drop-in to any class $20 *Pay the front desk.
Things to bring and know:
- Bring water and a yoga mat or towel for the end of class.
- We dance barefoot but if necessary, you are welcome to wear soft flexible shoes or sneakers.
- Chairs will be provided for those who need to or would like to dance in a chair.
- Parking for Marina Park classes is free if you use the Parkmobile app. Please go to http://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/recreation-senior-services/marina-park/parking for more information about parking procedures.
See Nia and ArcanaDance special classes, workshops and retreat offerings here.
ArcanaDance™ Presents – The Dance of Emotional Alchemy: Transforming Anger through Tarot & Movement
When: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Balance Studio, 418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $55 advance/$60 day of
To register: Email Jennifer at email@example.com
This ArcanaDance™ workshop is an invitation to learn how to alchemize the raw energy of anger into a conduit for self-empowerment.
Anger has the ability to strengthen our boundaries and motivate us to defend and fight for what deserves protection. Anger can guide us to pay attention to our inner world and listen to what we need. Few of us are taught how to feel and express anger in healthy self-honoring ways.
What you will experience:
- A physical exploration of the archetype of anger.
- Explore your unique pattern with anger.
- Learn to use somatic tarot as a tool to understand and reframe the emotional imprint of anger.
- Discover ways to embody the energy of anger for self-empowerment
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.
Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal (below):
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.