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, Archetypal Choreography, 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 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.

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.

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.

Class Schedule

Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.
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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 with Jennifer via Zoom Video (live)

Announcement: As the world monitors this global health crisis, I am moving classes online for the time being. I will assess this option on a week by week basis. You can register for these online classes via the links shared below.

Nia Zoom AprilThis week, I am offering three classes:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00PM PDT
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30AM PDT
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 10:30AM PDT

Join for one, two or all three classes. Please be sure to click on the links below to register. Your registration in advance allows me to contact you quickly in the event of an unexpected change (internet outage, illness, etc).

Each class will be one hour but I have allotted 1 hour and 15 minutes to allow for tech snafu’s and for a closing circle.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
6:00PM PDT – 7:15PM PDT
Register in advance for this class:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAuceigpjsoujJ2T0skOuKokDloqGb89A

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10:30AM PDT – 11:45AM PDT
Register in advance for this class:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdu6qqDIjOyEp-5br_2XtnHfXo-4FMw

Sunday, April 5, 2020
10:30AM PDT – 11:45AM PDT
Register in advance for this class:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpIpdeqppjIiOahIr6mt8Ibj1WzBQkIW4A

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

All of these online classes are offered by donation.

Pay what you can:
Venmo: Jennifer-Lucero-Earle or https://venmo.com/jennifer-lucero-earle
PayPal: jenniferlucearle@gmail.com or https://paypal.me/jenniferluceroearle
Zelle: jenniferlucearle@gmail.com

There will be no in person classes in the near future. I will continue to heed the guidance of the CDC and local government professionals. Let’s all do our part to flatten the curve.

Feel free to share this invitation with others!

What to wear and have with you:

  1. Wear comfortable clothes to move in freely.
  2. We dance barefoot but if you need the additional support, feel free to wear flexible (and comfy!) sneakers or shoes.
  3. Have water nearby so that you can stay hydrated.
  4. Feel free to have a yoga mat, towel or chair for our last song.
  5. 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.

Some helpful tips:

  1. If you are not familiar with Zoom, this webpage offers excellent instructions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
  2. 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!
  3. Log in to Zoom a few minutes beforehand. I will long in 10-15 minutes before class. This extra times allows us to greet each other, check in and play with the sound together 😉
  4. Find a place where you have some room to move around freely.
  5. When entering the Zoom meeting, put yourself on mute.
  6. Make Sure Your Sound and Video are ON – there’s a way to test this on your screen.
  7. Select “Speaker View” on the top right corner of your screen to have the image of me large and clear.
  8. Enjoy the class and each other <3

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


Nia Dance – The Joy of Movement – Saturdays in Corona del Mar – Canceled 

Notice as of March 27, 2020: The City of Newport Beach has canceled all classes indefinitely.

This is what they said:

“All City of Newport Beach Spring classes have been postponed until further notice. We continue to monitor our class schedules and have assured participants that refunds will be issued for classes not held. Any classes that are shortened or cancelled will be either partially or fully refunded at the end of the session. Additionally, we have paused registration and are not accepting new sign-ups. We will encourage participants to remain patient or consider transferring into a later session in the hopes that we will return to regular programming soon. Our goal is to stay as flexible as possible to enable us to be ready to return as soon as we receive clearance from the Governor.”

What’s next?
We wait.
We visualize a swift return to normalcy.
We pray for the vulnerable and hold them in safety.
We look out for each other.
We find ways to stay connected.
We practice self-care and compassion.
We find a way to dance!

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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!

Canceled CYCWhen: Saturdays from 10:15am – 11:15am
Canceled dates: March 14, 21 & 28, 2020
Location: Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 Fifth Ave, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle

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.

 


Nia: Moving to Heal – Wednesdays in Newport Beach, CA – Canceled

Notice as of March 27, 2020: The City of Newport Beach has canceled all classes indefinitely.

This is what they said:

“All City of Newport Beach Spring classes have been postponed until further notice. We continue to monitor our class schedules and have assured participants that refunds will be issued for classes not held. Any classes that are shortened or cancelled will be either partially or fully refunded at the end of the session. Additionally, we have paused registration and are not accepting new sign-ups. We will encourage participants to remain patient or consider transferring into a later session in the hopes that we will return to regular programming soon. Our goal is to stay as flexible as possible to enable us to be ready to return as soon as we receive clearance from the Governor.”

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!

Marina Park April 2020When: Wednesdays from 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Canceled Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29,  2020
Location: Marina Park Community Center, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Instructor: Jennifer Lucero-Earle

Things to bring and know:

 


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 TarotNia, ArcanaDance™, Archetypal Choreography, or Stretch and Fly Yoga Dance class, workshop or mini-retreat to you.

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