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.
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.
Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.
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 Into Health – Fridays in Irvine, CA
Move your body, develop body literacy, inspire your mind, tone your nervous system, feel your power, connect with your heart, express your unique spirit, & experience greater health & vitality.
Nia is a holistic and embodied experience of joy, pleasure, and honoring your uniqueness . Nia is a fusion of movement arts, 52 moves based on the functional form of the body, and a philosophy rooted in teaching love and reverence for your body and life. More deeply, it is an invitation for you to explore how you can maximize your joy as you dance through life and say yes to being transformed by the majesty of your body, mind, heart and spirit.
Each class has a focus and intent rooted in somatic education and 7 intentional cycles that take your body on a safe movement odyssey from warm up, get moving, cool down and floor play.
This class is open to everybody. No previous experience necessary. All movements are adaptable and modeled in levels.
Bring: your bare feet, water, a mat or towel for the end of class, and an open mind.
When: Fridays from 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: SoulPhysio Wellness, 17805 Sky Park Circle Suite F, Irvine, CA 92614
Drop-in rate: $15
Payment: Cash, Check, Venmo, or PayPal
Nia Dance – The Joy of Movement – Saturdays
November – December 2019 Sessions 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!
When: Saturdays from 10:15am – 11:15am
Dates: 7 sessions from November 2 – December 14, 2019
Specific Dates: November
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & December 7 & 14, 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 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.
– 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
November – December Sessions 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
Dates: 5 sessions from November 6, 2019 – December 11, 2019
Specific Dates: November
6, 13, 20 & December 4 & 11, 2019
Location: Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle
Drop-in to any class $20 (Drop-in’s always welcome) *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.
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™, Archetypal Choreography, or Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance class, workshop or mini-retreat to you.
Contact me at email@example.com to discuss options.