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"She let go.

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely,
without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a
book on how to let go… She didn’t search the scriptures.

She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her day-timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.

She just let go.
She didn’t analyse whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort. There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore."

- Reverend Safire Rose

I discovered the poem above several years ago. It's been my annual tradition to read it aloud as the years turn. I don't write resolutions or goals in the new year. I much prefer to spend this liminal time cultivating a blank slate - this is a time of emptying, celebrating, waiting for inspiration and taking a deep cleansing breath. In a culture that rewards effort-ing and striving as the year begins, I lean into its opposite so that I can alleviate any self or other imposed pressure and enter the year feeling fresh, spacious and in a state of curiosity.

Photo above right: Collage of our Holiday Nia Jam this past Sunday. Huge thanks to Nia Black Belt teacher Courtney Stammler for bringing us together for such a special class!

Creating a clear canvas for our minds and hearts is what allows magic to appear. Each January is invitation to allow an intention to magically bubble up and excite us. In doing so, we may find that we are not limited by choosing intentions that are far too realistic or confining. We will explore this process together, in community, on Saturday, January 5th :) 

I do hope you enjoy the poem! This Friday at 10:30am at Dana Point Fitness we will have a special Nia class focused on letting go of 2018. Every year I love to guide a cathartic dance where we can celebrate the passing year and also release anything we don't wish to carry forward into a new year. This Friday, we will move to the Nia routine, Cadence. You can listen to the music here.

Friday, December 28, 2018
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Dana Point Fitness (formerly Mind Body Wellness Club), 34207 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
*Studio is located upstairs
Cost:  $18 drop-in

In this newsletter you will find: 
  • Nia in January in Dana Point 
  • New Years Day Nia Jam in Los Angeles
  • Registration is open - Special Nia class and Sound Bath for the New Year with Jennifer & Brooke
  • Tarot Readings as a Gift 
  • Save the date: ArcanaDance workshop on Sunday, February 3, 2:00pm - 5:00pm at Dana Point Fitness
  • Registration is open for Winter Newport Beach Nia & Moving to Heal 
  • Special Nia workshops with Lola Manekin in San Diego
Nia in January at Dana Point Fitness - Dance Into Inspiration 
The theme for all January Nia classes in Dana Point is "Dance Into Inspiration." We will be exploring an aspect of Nia's philosophy - Music, Movement & Magic. The basic learning here is that we are all wired, in our own unique way, to respond to the muse of music. In responding to the muse of music, we experience magic. The technique that allows us to hear the muse is the art of listening. My favorite definition of magic comes from the Cambridge English Dictionary: "the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible." Listening is a special power. Our response to listening can make the impossible, possible. As you listen to the music, what magic will your body create? I am so excited for our Friday sessions in January! Come to one, two, three or all four classes. 

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: Dana Point Fitness (formerly Mind Body Wellness Club), 34207 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
*Studio is located upstairs
Cost:  $60 for the series or $18 drop-in 

New Years Day Nia Jam in Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Join me, Marilyn, Courtney, Janice, Kriszti and an amazing group of Nia teachers from across Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego for a free Nia class to kick off 2019. 

Nia Jam's are so much fun, celebratory and a great way to experience different teachers and teaching styles. Join us and bring friends :)!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Bay Club-Rolling Hills Estates, 51 Peninsula Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Cost: FREE
Questions? Contact Miriam Nash at nianut@hotmail.com. 

Create a Vision, Move Your Body & Seal it with Sound:
A New Year Intention-Setting class blending Tarot, Nia, ArcanaDance™ & Sound Bath
with Jennifer Lucero-Earle & Brooke Lowe
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00PM - 3:00PM


Where do you want to place your attention in the year ahead? If you have an idea for an intention or simply want to invite one to surprise you, join us for this new year intention-setting class!

What you will experience:
  • Use tarot imagery to inspire a meaningful intention for your life in 2019.
  • Dance to release 2018 and welcome 2019 to a classic Nia routine (no experience required).
  • Bring your 2019 intention to life through guided movement with ArcanaDance™.
  • Receive and seal your intention with the healing resonance of a Sound Bath guided by Brooke Lowe.
Join us! Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm!
Location: Dana Point Fitness (formerly Mind Body Wellness Club), 34207 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
*Studio is located upstairs
Cost: $60 in advance/$65 day of

The first two hours are comprised of intention-setting with Tarot, Nia & ArcanaDance™ with Jennifer Lucero-Earle. The last hour from 2:00pm – 3:00pm is a Sound Bath with Brooke Lowe.

Option to attend first two hours (Tarot, Nia & ArcanaDance™) for $40 advance/$45 day of OR Sound Bath only for $20 advance/$25 day of.

Reserve your spot:
Email Jennifer at jennifer@jenniferluceroearle.com
Learn more and Pay: www.jenniferluceroearle.com/workshops-and-retreats

Tarot Readings as a Gift

If you'd like to gift someone a reading, I will happily provide you with a gift certificate and envelope to give to your loved one. I do readings via video, phone and in person at select times and locations.

Learn more about reading options: www.jenniferluceroearle.com/tarot-with-me/sessions


Save the Date!
The next ArcanaDance workshop is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM at Dana Point Fitness.

More info to follow!


Calendar
All of these classes and events are listed on the  calendar on my website :)

Tarot Readings
I see clients regularly via video or phone and am thrilled that I will soon be offering in person sessions in Costa Mesa.

Here's all the information you need to contact me to schedule a session: www.jenniferluceroearle.com/tarot-with-me/sessions





Stay connected:
If you are on social media, please head on over to the Nia Dance Southern California Community Facebook page to stay updated on Nia happenings in the OC and broader SoCal area. Huge thanks to Laurie Libby for setting up this page <3.  

I am so looking forward to joining you on the dance floor!

With warmth,
Jennifer
Registration for Newport Beach Winter session classes is OPEN 
Starting in January, you will have two class options. Saturday Nia at 10:15am in Corona del Mar continues and I am adding a gentle Nia: Moving to Heal class on Wednesdays at 4:00pm at the beautiful Marina Park facility in Newport Beach. The space looks out at the water!

Below are the flyers for the Winter Session classes in Newport Beach.
Search for "Nia."
Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/cnbreg/Activity_Search
One of my dearest friends and Nia colleague, Lola Manekin, is coming to San Diego in late January for three days of classes and workshops. Lola is a black belt Nia teacher, originally from Brazil, owns an amazing studio in Baltimore, MD and an author of the self-guided journal Today is the Day. I love her. She is one of my most favorite people on the planet.

I will be driving down to San Diego for her Sunday, January 27th workshop. Do let me know if you want to carpool with me! I'd go Saturday the 26th but can't since I will be teaching Nia in Newport Beach <3. Huge thanks to Janice Steinberg and Kriszti VanSlyke of Nia San Diego for bringing Lola to SoCal!
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Visit my website: www.jenniferluceroearle.com

Calendar of classes and events: www.jenniferluceroearle.com/calendar

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