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 in February 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.
March is the month of the MAGIC of collaboration and co-teaching. Each Friday Nia class will include a guest teacher or co-teacher. It gives me the opportunity to play and dance alongside you and to introduce you to remarkable teachers that I adore and admire. We are one beautiful growing community – it’s sacred work to lift us all up!
This Friday, join Brooke Lowe Johnson for Dance. Simplified. She’s curated an incredible playlist and will guide us through a dance by numbers experience where we can drop into play with ease and joy.
Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal (below)
Nia: Dance into a Healthy Body – March 2019 sessions in Corona Del Mar
Registration is open.
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: March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019
Location: Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 Fifth Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Class fees, two options:
1. All 5 classes: $80.00 (Resident), $90.00 (Non-resident)
2. Drop-in rate: $20
You can register for all five classes online OR you can drop-in to any class for $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.
ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Letting Go: Exploring Surrender with Tarot & Movement
Date: Monday, March 4, 2019
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: University Heights Center – Room 109, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Cost: $35 in advance/$40 day of
“I release all things that no longer serve me, I release all things that no longer work for me.”
– Beautiful Chorus
In the tarot, the Hanged Man card represents the archetype of surrender. When we drop our resistance and release what no longer serves us, we expand our possibilities.
Letting go asks that we open our hands and minds, and release ourselves from beliefs, habits, patterns, behaviors and identities that are restricting, stunting or limiting our growth. Surrender asks that we pause, center ourselves and look at what’s in front of us with new eyes.
What you will experience:
- A somatic exploration of surrender.
- Play with and learn from the tarot.
- Practice letting go and seeing from a different perspective.
ArcanaDance™, created by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, is a therapeutic practice designed to facilitate self-discovery, empowerment, transformation & healing through a fusion of tarot, guided movement & music.
No tarot or movement experience required. Tarot decks will be provided for use during the workshop.
Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal
Nia: Moving to Heal in Newport Beach, CA – Starts May 8, 2019
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.
When: Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Dates: May 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.
Registration opens March 7, 2019
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.
Nia with Jennifer in Seattle on March 5, 2019
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: Balance Studio in Fremont, 418 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: $15 or class card with Naomi Scher
I am excited to introduce a new body of work I’ve been creating. The routine is called “Beautiful World” and is an expression of my hopes and dreams for embodying presence on this sacred planet we call home. It’s a work in progress – in its early stages of development. The focus is Beautiful World, is sensory awareness. The intent is to experience deeper embodiment and presence with ourselves, one another and the world we live in.
Huge thanks to Naomi Scher for hosting me! I am thrilled to hear that Naomi is now teaching the 6pm Nia class on Tuesday nights at Balance Studio.
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 email@example.com to discuss options.