Lumalia’s debut memoir, Blooming Upside Down, is out now!

Embodied Magic: A Somatic Experience and Book Release Celebration - In Person or Online

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Enter into the world of somatic experiences, where healing unfolds through the powerful mind-body connection within a supportive community. You’re warmly welcomed to explore an intimate journey into the enchanting landscapes held within your body, surrounded by a circle of safety and connection. Join us for an evening filled with celebration, joy, friendship, community, and the magic of co-creation.

Experience a transformative guided somatic movement meditation led by Lumalia, a group somatic experience facilitator and debut author, whose insights will guide you through a profound exploration of your body’s wisdom. Following this, surrender to the beats and rhythms of a DJ request dance hour with the talented DJ Cosmo. Immerse yourself in the pulsating energy of the music, letting it move you freely.

Indulge in elixirs meticulously curated to awaken the untamed spirit within you. This night is an invitation to play, to rediscover the marvelously stunning essence of being alive. Save your spot for the guided movement meditation class, as Lumalia’s classes have a history of selling out.

The event on January 25 is not only a celebration of the beauty of being alive but also a significant part of Lumalia’s book release, ‘Blooming Upside Down: A Memoir on Healing from the Incurable.‘ Join us for an unforgettable blend of movement, music, and magic.

Janurary 25, 2024

 In Person: 730pm-10pm  Jaja PDX 819 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214

Online: 10:00am – 1130am PDT Zoom

What to Expect at this Somatic Experience


Jaja PDX 819 SE Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214

Online: Zoom

Somatic Experience & Book Launch Schedule In Person:

  • 7:00 pm Doors open, Lumalia available for book signing and purchases
  • 7:30 pm Welcome & herbal elixirs served for additional fee
  • 7:45 pm Community Somatic Intuitive Movement Meditation Class with Lumalia
  • 9:00 pm – 12:00 am Soma Dancing with DJ Cosmo

In – Person Details: 

  • Wear: dress in clothing you can comfortably sit and move in. Welcome to bring your own meditation pillow. We will be sitting and standing for some of the movement class.
  • In-Person Parking: Street parking around Taylor, 8th and 9th. Recommend public transportation, biking, or carpooling.
  • In Person Entrance: Enter off Taylor Street near the Jaja PDX sign. You’ll enter into a hallway and then walk through the entryway of the Haven Art Gallery. The entrance to our space is to the left, where you’ll be greeted. 

Online Schedule PDT:

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  • 10:00 am Welcome Ceremony
  • 10:05 am Movement Class Introduction
  • 10:10 am Community Connection
  • 10:15 am  Class
  • 11:10 am Dance Party
  • 11:20 am Closing

Online Details

  • Have space to sit and allow for entire upper body movement. And optional space for full dance party at the end.
  • Come ready with your camera turned on. This practice is a community practice.
  • Having headphones in can help you dive in deeper.

Somatic Movement Class Expectations

  • Explore the art of shifting and choosing your emotions.
  • Connect with the depth of your innate wisdom.
  • Make new, supportive friends.
  • Enjoy a sense of community.
  • Embrace the freedom to express yourself.
  • Join in the movement: whether you love ecstatic dance, somatic movement, or just letting loose, this is your space.

Exchange and Reservations

    • Tickets are $15-$25 sliding scale for in person  and $10-20 for online.
    • We welcome everyone, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but we have limited spaces available in person.
    • Tickets sold at the door if tickets are available. We will post on our Instagram social media stories if we sell out.
    • Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. Email us if you would like to transfer your ticket to another name 
    • Due to the nature of the online event no online recording will be available for replays.


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Raves from Past Somatic Experiences in Portland, Oregon:

“I felt such a softness in my own body.”

“I’ve never felt anything like this, thank you.” 

“My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.”

“It felt so good to share without words.”

“I loved moving so freely, I want to do more of it.”

“Being witnessed can be a challenge for me so it felt nice to have the safety in it.”

“I feel like the smile doesn’t want to leave.”

“It’s nice to not have to talk.”

“It felt so good to be in our bodies in a group.”

“It’s nice to see the reminder of what that feeling  feels like in somebody else.”

“That was more fun than VR”

“That felt fun.”

“It made me cry, in a good way.”

“It felt good and very playful.”

“It felt good to play in the emotions of everything.”

“I was afraid at first, but then I dove in and it felt really beautiful.”

About the Portland In-Person Co-Hosts:

Jaja PDX, A multidisciplinary community art space in the heart of Portland that also hosts a circus school and performing company.

Inside Jaja’s building is The Haven a living and breathing healing art gallery and studio space.

Our evening DJ, DJ Cosmo hosts weekly Soma Dance night every Thursday night at Jaja.



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About the Author

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Hey, I’m Lumalia, the main voice behind Celebrate Again. I call myself a connection architect because I have a deep passion for guiding us all to fall back in love with life through states of beauty, but many of us are far from feeling at home in our own bodies, so we seek to find safety in others. 

Yikes, that’s scary, I know; I did that for three decades, too, until I returned home to myself.

I’m so excited to share with you all I’ve learned and this beautiful journey back home to what makes you absolutely stunning just because you are alive today.


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