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

Also, see my calendar for special classes and events.


Upcoming classes – Class registration links are updated every Thursday. Check back.  

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

 


 
Somos Luceros – Vamos a Gozar: Dancing in Honor of Abuela’s Memory and Legacy (via Zoom)

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Class Time: 10:00AM PST

Time Zones: 10:00AM PST | 11:00AM MST | 12:00PM CST | 1:00PM EST

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

Class is one hour.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfuquqj0sHdTrznCI7OtbNcXxTOv1liMr

Join us for Vamos a Gozar: Dancing in Honor of Abuela’s Memory and Legacy

 

Vamos a Gozar Dec 2022Every year, for the past six years, we have celebrated my abuela’s life through dance. Six years ago she was 98 years old. We got to honor and cheer her on, via our community dances, through her 99th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd and 104th birthdays.

Vamos a gozar translates to “let’s enjoy.” One of my abuela’s favorite phrases, it captures her spirit and life motto so perfectly. She loved nothing more than to gather with people and have fun. For over 100 years she moved with a self-assured relaxed easy stride swaying her hips in a flowing skirt. It was a gloriously hypnotic sight.

Abuela would want us to dance in joy and enjoyment, and to shake our hips with playful abandon and confidence. It is the greatest way to honor her memory and legacy. Let’s do it!

And if you feel called to it, feel free to wear something red, a flowing skirt or fabric, and/or wear a rose in your hair or pinned to your clothing.

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, December 7, 2022

Class Time: 9:00AM Pacific Time 

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

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

Class is one hour.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsdOygqTIqHdUgyhN7TgnbeHUJsHprqSce

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 December 7 2022Classes for the months of November and December will focus on Exploring Expressions of Power.

All classes will be crafted using dance movement repertoires from Shake Your Soul (Leven Institute).

The dance movement repertoires we will embody and explore allow us to feel the power of the major fluids systems of the body: synovial, intercellular, arterial blood, venous, and cerebrospinal fluid.

Power is energy and the fluid systems in our bodies provide us with different qualities of energy that allow us to express our power in a variety of ways. In this series, the Shake Your Soul repertoires will aid us in “trying on” relaxed power, fluid power, rooted power, resilient power, and attuned power.

Class dates: November 2, 16, 23 and 30 and December 7 and 14.
*No class on Wednesday, November 9 and no classes December 21 and 28.

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

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


 

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

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