Lucia has been a student of the Buddha-Dharma since 2005. In 2015 she completed her formal three year Dharma Teachers Training. She is formally empowered to carry forth and teach in all capacities; the Dharma of liberation based on the teaching of the American-Buddhist lineage of Noah Levine, Jack Kornfield, and the forest masters of Thailand including Ajan Chah, Ajan buddhadasa, and the retreat masters of Burma in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw. Her unique perspective has been published in the book, “Dancing With Dharma: Essays on Movement And Dance In Western Buddhism” edited by Harrison Blum, published by McFarland & Company.
Lucia incorporates the teachings of the Buddha-Dharma in all of her workshops, seminars and classes. She is among a small group of revolutionary teachers who are teaching the Dharma from the unique perspective that includes practicing mindfulness in both moving and stillness.
Her work includes meditation and dance, integrating the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms. Lucia leads focus groups co-teaching with masters in the fields of Buddhist meditation, trauma, addiction, grief, woman’s empowerment, Motion Theater®, wild dolphins and yoga.
Buddha instructed that meditation should be practiced standing, sitting, laying down and in all bodily functions. He encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives. In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion.