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 Somos LucerosArcanaDance™, Embodied Movement Explorations for Body Wisdom and Wellness, and Somatic Dance-Yoga.

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 Somos LucerosArcanaDance™, Embodied Movement Explorations for Body Wisdom and Wellness, or Somatic Dance-Yoga, 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

Somos Luceros – We are light, embodied. Somos Luceros is a somatic dance practice designed to illuminate the wisdom of your body and cultivate deep embodiment of archetypal qualities that offer lightness, depth and joy. The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling, opening new chapters in our bodies where we can see and feel our most luminous potential. Release the stories in your body that weigh you down and reclaim your light. In Spanish, Somos means “we are” and Luceros means “bringers of light” or “bright stars.” This name honors my father, my paternal indigenous ancestors in South America, my heritage, and our collective oldest ancestor, the stars. We are dancing bodies of light.

Embodied Movement Explorations for Body Wisdom and Wellness  – A fusion of somatic movement practices that includes dance, yoga, QiGong, archetypal expression (mainly tarot), and other modalities that emphasize mindfulness and that guide self-knowing. In this class we center the experience of living, feeling, sensing and moving in our bodies. We learn practices to know ourselves more deeply, cultivate joy, restore from stress, explore creative self-expression, and ways to nourish the various systems (fluid, muscular, skeletal, organ, nervous, and cellular) of our body. Move your body, develop a deeper appreciation for the intelligence and wisdom of your body, and to learn practices to be well in mind, body, heart and soul.

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.

Coming Home to Ourselves Somatic Dance-Yoga Practice brings together movement as metaphor with the expanse of yoga with the intent to guide us to deeper embodiment beyond the yoga mat. These classes include simple yoga postures in dance form, mindfulness prompts, various meditation practices, the application of mantra (in English and Sanskrit), mudras, and the weaving in of the rich and deep yoga philosophy that guides us into deeper levels of self-knowing. I am a graduate of the 300-hour Honor Yoga’s Roots Yoga Teacher Training with Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute.

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.

Movement Lineage

All of my somatic movement offerings draw from trainings and various experiences, over the course of three decades, in the following modalities: SomaSoul Somatic Therapy (Leven Institute), Shake Your Soul® the Yoga of Dance, Yoga Practices (all 8 limbs), QiGong, Nia (Classic, Moving to Heal, 52 Moves, and Nia 5 Stages), African Dance, Afro-Caribbean dance, Orixa Dance, Life-Art Process (Anna Halprin, Tamalpa Institute), and BrainDance (Anne Green Gilbert, Creative Dance Center).

With deep thanks to my many somatic movement, expressive arts, and experiential healing teachers and trainers over the past thirty years: Dan Leven, Heather Bilotta, Sage Brody, Staci K. Haines, Linda Thai, Debbie Rosas, Carlos Rosas, Britta Von Tagen, Ann Christiansen, Dr. Robert Woodbine, Gary Kraftsow, Bud Stone EdD, Shari Specland, David Darling, Thomas (Tom) Myers, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Jean Houston, Stanley Krippner, Monika Kretschmar, Barbara Sarah, Anna Halprin,Anne Green Gilbert, Dr. Giordana Grossi, Aileen Panke, Steve Rosa, Youssouf Koumbassa, M’Bemba Bangoura, Susanna Barkataki, and many more.

Training & Certifications
SomaSoul Somatic Therapy (towards becoming a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist & Somatic Movement Educator), the Leven Institute,  2020-2022.

Shake Your Soul® the Yoga of Dance, Level 1, the Leven Institute – 2022

Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies Certificate Levels 1-3 with Linda Thai, Collectively Rooted – 2022

BrainDance, The Creative Dance Center – 2022

Four Seasons (Medical) QiGong 12-24 month training, Urban QiFit – 2021-2022

Six Healing Sounds (QiGong), The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), 2022

Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience, the Strozzi Institute | Embodied Leadership – 2021

Yoga & the Autonomic Nervous System with Gary Kraftsow, The American Viniyoga Institute (AVI®) and 8 Limbs Yoga Centers – 2021

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Honor Yogas Roots, Ignite Institute for Yogic Studies and Social Change – 2020.

Social Artistry: Discovering the Creative Dimensions of Leadership with Jean Houston, Meridian University – 2019

Nia Technique: White, Blue, Brown, Black and First Degree Black Belts, Nia 5 Stages, Moving to Heal, and 52 Moves. Certifications completed between 2010-2018.

Master of Arts, Experiential Health and Healing with emphasis on somatic awareness, The Graduate Institute – 2003-2005.

Bachelor of Arts, Physiological Psychology, State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz, 2003 

Class Schedule

Currently all classes are held via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9AM PST and Sundays at 9AM PST.
Workshops are held on Saturdays and series offerings are held on Fridays.
See my calendar for these special classes and events.


Upcoming classes – Class registration links are updated every Thursday. 

Join me for classes on Sundays and Wednesdays and once a month on Saturdays.

 


 
Somos Luceros – Moving into Clarity: An Embodied Dance Exploration of our Window of Well-being (via Zoom)

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2023

Class Time: 9:00AM PST (NEW TIME!)

Time Zones: 9:00AM PST | 10:00AM MST | 10:00AM CST | 12:00PM EST

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience ($5-$25).

Class is one hour.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-CqqDkoHNQtQ6lbKsoS91a-Rex4biRl

Join us for Moving into Clarity: An Embodied Dance Exploration of our Window of Well-being

SL Moving into Clarity Jan 29Our guiding tarot card for this class is the Six of Swords/Air and our Embodied Movement Exploration cards are Close, Expand, Search, and Shake.

The invitation is to explore what it means to move from ambiguity or choppy waters to clarity and peaceful waters.

The Six of Swords/Air is an archetypal embodiment of moving into new awareness that guides us from an unsettled mind into a more tranquil one.

What aids us? What guides us? What do we need to put closure to? What helps us expand our perception to see possibilities for a smoother path ahead? How do we search for clarity? And how do we shake ourselves off and step onto solid ground?

Let the dance guide us into our window of well-being, where we can make space for the sensations that can accompany ambiguity while resourcing ourselves with calming, grounding and resilient movement.

Our movement repertoire will be a fusion of the Embodied Movement Oracle cards named above (Close, Expand, Search, Shake), the Nia routine Clarity, and ArcanaDance (somatic tarot) movements inspired by the Six of Swords.

The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling. You are invited to receive the choreography, bring it into your body and make it your own.

Somos Luceros is a somatic dance practice designed to illuminate the wisdom of your body and cultivate deep embodiment of archetypal qualities that offer lightness, depth and joy. The dance moves are simple and guided by the language of storytelling, opening new chapters in our bodies where we can see and feel our most luminous potential. Release the stories in your body that weigh you down and reclaim your light. In Spanish, Somos means “we are” and Luceros means “bringers of light” or “bright stars.” This name honors my father, my paternal indigenous ancestors in South America, my heritage, and our collective oldest ancestor, the stars. We are dancing bodies of light.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class/meeting.

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience:

What to wear and have with you:

  • Have the Zoom link/meeting ID and password provided to you by Zoom (confirmation of your registration).
  • Wear comfortable clothes to move in freely.
  • We dance barefoot but if you need the additional support, feel free to wear flexible (and comfy!) sneakers or shoes.
  • Have water nearby so that you can stay hydrated.
  • Feel free to have a yoga mat, towel or chair for our last song.
  • Optional: Earbuds or wireless headset. You may want to use a wireless headset/headphones – it appears to be a good way to hear the music more clearly. If not, feel free to hook up a speaker to your laptop, tablet or phone OR use the speaker in the device you are using. It’s all good! Make the choice that feels right for you.


Embodied Movement Explorations for Body Wisdom and Wellness
via Zoom (live)

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Class Time: 9:00AM Pacific Time 

Time Zones: 9:00AM PST, 10:00AM MST, 11:00AM CST, 12:00PM EST

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience ($5-$25).

Class is one hour.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodO6przItHdQrGklenUiOSgPZRC9KeCJo

Join us for Embodied Movement Explorations for Body Wisdom and Wellness

Body wisdom is being aware of and attuned to what our body needs to feel well. This somatic intelligence and tending can be accessed and cultivated in many ways.

Every week we will explore a variety of somatic movement practices that include somatic dance, yoga, QiGong, archetypal expression (mainly tarot), and other modalities that emphasize mindfulness and that guide self-knowing.

EME February 1 2023Our focus for the month of February is the heart and specifically, nurturing our heart light; bringing mindful luminous attention to the heart center.

Our guiding tarot card for this class is the Eight of Cups/Water and our Embodied Movement Exploration cards are Open, Extension, Backstroke, and Pulse.

We will access our heart light with somatic prompts that emphasize mindful attention to the strength and luminosity of the heart center.

We ask ourselves: What is worthy of our passion and devotion? How do we lead from your heart, acknowledging it as a lantern and north star? How do we both deepen and expand our capacity for self-love and love of others? How do we strengthen the heart as an organ, a muscle, and as an energy center?

It is the heart light of devotion that is the source of energy that allows us persevere even as we encounter challenges to our capacity to love, be loved, and lead with love.

Our movement exploration will be a blend of Shake Your Soul, Nia, ArcanaDance, and QiGong.

In this class we center the experience of living, feeling, sensing and moving in our bodies. We learn practices to know ourselves more deeply, cultivate joy, restore from stress, explore creative self-expression, and ways to nourish the various systems (fluid, muscular, skeletal, organ, nervous, and cellular) of our body.

This is not a “fitness” class. This is a wellness class. Come to move your body, develop a deeper appreciation for the intelligence and wisdom of your body, and to learn practices to be well in mind, body, heart and soul.

Wear comfortable clothes to move in. No shoes required. Feel free to have a yoga mat, blanket or towel for floor-based practices.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class/meeting.

Class is 75 minutes long.

Pay what you can – Here is the info to make a payment of your choice, in exchange for the class experience:

Some helpful tips:

  • If you are not familiar with Zoom, this webpage offers excellent instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
  • Log in to Zoom a few minutes (5-10) beforehand. If you arrive late, after I start teaching, I won’t be able to grant you access to the room. When you log in, you will virtually ushered into a “waiting room.” As soon as I see that you are there, I will grant you access to enter the Zoom room where we will be dancing together. This extra time also allows us to greet each other, check in and play with the sound together 😉
  • You may want to use a wireless headset – it appears to be a good way to hear the music more clearly. If not, feel free to hook up a speaker to your laptop, tablet or phone OR use the speaker in the device you are using. It’s all good!
  • Find a place where you have some room to move around freely.
  • When entering the Zoom meeting, put yourself on mute.
  • Make Sure Your Sound and Video are ON – there’s a way to test this on your screen.
  • Select “Speaker View” on the top right corner of your screen to have the image of me large and clear.
  • Enjoy the class and each other <3

 


Somatic Interludes: A Space for Reflection, Revelation, Resourcing and Respite via Zoom (live)

Six consecutive Fridays – January 20, 2023 – February 24, 2023
Dates: Fridays, January 20 & 27, and February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2023

Class Time:  7:00AM PST

Time Zones: 7:00AM PST | 8:00AM MST | 9:00AM CST | 10:00AM EST

Pay what you can in exchange for the class experience:
Individual classes: $5-$25 each
Six-week series: $30 – $150

Each class is one hour.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcu6urTstHtRhBfPPrclAyjvbr9UC1Pmb

Join us for Somatic Interludes: A Space for Reflection, Revelation, Resourcing and Respite

Somatic Interludes Jan to Feb 2023Somatic interlude is a pause from your day to tend to yourself.

In this six week series, we meet once a week, on Friday mornings for one hour via Zoom, to take a break in community.

During this hour there is no expectation or pressure to be anything or anyone other than who you are in the moment. This is a no pressure container to get to know yourself, and the voice of your body, more deeply.

Together, we will explore introductory somatic therapeutic practices designed to offer space for self-reflection, revelations, resourcing, and respite for our mind, heart, body and spirit.

Practices include journaling, simple drawing, guided movement, mindfulness practices, and nervous system supporting breath and body sequences.

While not required, I encourage you to attend all six sessions so that you can learn the layers of these practices, develop habits of self-resourcing, and build a community of care with other participants.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class/meeting.

Payment options:– Here is the info to make a payment of your choice, in exchange for the class experience:

See special classes, workshops and retreat offerings here.

 Looking forward to dancing with you online until we can resume dancing together in person.

 


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, ArcanaDance™, Somos Luceros, or a Somatic Dance-Yoga class, workshop or mini-retreat to you.

Contact me at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com to discuss options.