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 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 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.

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.

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 in February at Dharma Yoga House

Nia at Dharma Yoga HousWhen: Fridays
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 February, we are focusing on the emotional realm of Nia which includes conditioning the core of the body: the pelvis, chest and head. All of our major organs and our chakra system are located in the center of the body – each one protected by the regions defined as the pelvis, chest and head. When we mobilize these three areas, we charge our chakras and feel into emotion that is stored in these energy centers. Thus, conditioning the pelvis, chest and head allows us to strengthen and support our emotional body.

Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal (below)


Nia at Dharma Yoga House




Nia: Moving to Heal – NEW class in Newport Beach, CA

M2H Nia Winter CYC (1)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: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 & 13, 2019
Location: Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Class fee: All 6 classes: $113.00 (Resident), $123.00 (Non-resident)
Drop-in’s welcome! Drop-in to any class $20 *Pay the front desk.

Things to bring and know:


 Nia: Dance into a Healthy Body – Saturdays in Corona Del Mar

Nia Winter CYC, part 1Dance 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: January 19 & 26, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 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.

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.


Introducing Beautiful World, a Nia-inspired routine by Jennifer Lucero-Earle

Beautiful World San DiegoDate: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Dorothea Laub Dance Place, 2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106 – Studio Room 106
Cost: $15 drop-in or class card with Janice & Kriszti
Pay in person. No need to pre-register for this class.

Beautiful World is an expression of my hopes and dreams for embodying presence on this sacred planet we call home. Inspired by the tarot card of Justice and one of its archetypal expressions as sacred activism, Beautiful World celebrates gratitude, hope, truth, humanity, compassion, possibility and universal love. The physical 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. It’s the perfect Nia creation to embody in preparation for the Dance of Sacred Activism.

Come to class, then take a short break and come back for the ArcanaDance: The Dance of Sacred Activism workshop at 2:30pm! See directly below for more info…


ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Sacred Activism: Exploring Justice with Tarot & Movement

ArcanaDance Sacred ActivismDate: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Dorothea Laub Dance Place, 2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106 – Studio Room 106
Cost: $35 in advance/$40 day of

“Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world.” – Andrew Harvey

In the tarot, the Justice card represents the archetype of cause and effect.

Justice invites us to explore how we can serve as a balancing force to restore harmony when there is disharmony or discord.

What does it mean to embody sacred activism? 

During this introductory ArcanaDance workshop we will use Justice as a guide to discover how we can move through the world as sacred activists for causes that hold meaning for us.

ArcanaDance™, created by Jennifer Lucero-Earle, is a therapeutic practice designed to facilitate self-discovery, empowerment, transformation & healing through a fusion of tarot, archetypes, guided movement & music.

No tarot or dance experience is required. Tarot decks will be provided for   use during the workshop. Wear comfortable clothes to move freely.

Reserve your spot:
Email Jennifer at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com

Payment: Cash, check, Venmo, Square or PayPal 


ArcanaDance: Dance of Sacred Activism




Nia: Dance into a Healthy Body – March 2019 sessions in Corona Del Mar

Registration is open.

Nia Winter CYC, part 2Dance 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
Register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cnbreg/Activity_Search/nia-dance-into-a-healthy-body/44500

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.

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.


ArcanaDance™ – The Dance of Letting Go: Exploring Surrender with Tarot & Movement

Dance of Letting Go - SeattleDate: 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
Venmo: Jennifer-Lucero-Earle


ArcanaDance: The Dance of Letting Go




Special Classes:

See Nia and ArcanaDance special classes, workshops and retreat offerings here.

Nia with Jennifer in Seattle on March 5, 2019

Copy of Tori Amos SeattleDate: 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 TarotNia, ArcanaDance™ or Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance class, workshop or mini-retreat to you. Contact me at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com to discuss options.