Dancing Home with Lucia Rich
Dates and Times of Class: 4 Drop-In Sessions; Saturdays, February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, 2024 10-11:15 AM; Doors Open at 9:45AM
Cost: $25.00 per Session
A space to unwind, shake loose and move back into connection with your best Self. Guided instruction and a curated playlist combined with your body’s own organic movements lead the way in this free-form somatic process. Come as you are and dance your way Home. No dance experience necessary.
All bodies 18 and up are welcome!
Lucia Rich (She/Her) is a SomaSource Practitioner, Yoga/Wellness Instructor and Collaborative Theater Artist devoted to the practice of embodiment through her personal practice, teaching and performing for over 20 years. A life-long lover of movement, Lucia has trained professionally in classical, contemporary, improvisational and 5Rhythms Dance. She has studied somatic movement and 5Rhythms for over a decade with Dr. Melissa Michaels (founder of SomaSource) and completed her SomaSource LifeCyle Practitioner training in 2022. Since then Lucia has been leading Dancing Home here in Ossining and throughout Westchester. She is passionate about creating sacred spaces and opportunities for mindful movement exploration.
An early interest in experimental dance, theater and beyond led Lucia to pursue an MFA in Lecoq-based Physical Theater from London International School of Performing Arts in 2005. Since then she has performed in venues worldwide, including NYC, London, Edinburgh, Canada, Bulgaria, Turkey, France and Germany. She has taught in many creative settings such as The New School, Hunter College, Manhattan School of Music, Professional Performing Arts School and 3 Elements Yoga Studio in NYC, Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Dobbs Ferry, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School in Steamboat Springs CO, The Actor’s Academy in Denver, CO and the University of Connecticut.
Grounding ever more into her creative flow, Lucia strives to surrender to the beat of her own heart in her dance, home, and professional life. She is the founder of Embodied Arts & Wellness, est. 2023, which offers unique embodiment opportunities for all ages through the Sacred and Expressive Arts.
“Lucia has inspired our communities for decades. Her dance is grounded and surrendered. Her heart is wide open, pouring forth such sweet love. Her creativity is an endless stream of surprises. Her capacity to bring her audience and community to tears is like none other. She also causes us all to laugh and delight in the human reality that we all find ourselves moving through. Being with Lucia is like basking in sunshine. She is warm, radiant, and clear. I can hear her laughter now; gracious, spacious, free. Lucia is filled with light because she is not afraid to be with the darkness. On and off the stage, she is a teaching and teacher of paradox and wholeness!”
–Dr. Melissa Michaels