LOCATION

MOTION PACIFIC DANCE
131 Front St E
Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

DATE & TIMES

Saturday, Feb 3rd
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

EXCHANGE

$59 Pre-Sale
$79 Day-Of At the Door

Limited Pay-What-You-Can Donation Tickets Available

My key take aways from Cocréa are the power of listening, invitation (consent tools), conversational dance, and EMBODIED dance.

Ashé Jordan

Pro Zouk Dancer and workshop participant

I was so inspired watching the two of you lead, facilitate, move/dance and connect together in such a kind, vulnerageuous and loving way– what a joy this was!  I appreciate so much how you are with your community, your principles/values, and how dedicated you are to bringing more justice, equity, love, connection, transformation, presence and playfulness into the world.

Andrew

Kinnectar day-long workshop participant

Feel the indescribable presence of dancing in flow state with another body!

Taking inspiration from watersheds, ecstatic poetry and luscious dance music, FLOWETRY is a Cocréa workshop designed to help us listen with out hearts through our whole body and find the pathway of least resistance to Bliss.

Some of the truest bliss states I’ve found on the dance floor are when I find that current of effortless flow with a partner detached from style, but grounded in social partner dance technique. It has been my experience and my belief that entering into flow states as a partnership can be trained and easily accessed even when only one partner is technically informed. When two such bodies meet, we find our common language provides the coherence to enter flow that much more easily.

In this workshop, we’ll focus on the techniques, patterns and right mindfulness (attunement) that allow for this embodiment and access to the lucid sensuality that is the body’s poetry. In finding our connection to feeling and form, detached from the importance of our individual expression, we open the portal to presence that reliably drops us into flow.

There will be attentiveness to the energy of eros as we dive into the nourishing waters of connected movement. We will also spend time with rhythm in music, and how we can find flow within our own solo dance more effortlessly. The embodiment and holding in right relationship of both these pieces deeply informs Cocréa and the focus of this workshop.

 

At the end of the day, it’s all about listening, letting go and trusting the flow.

 

Come get carried away.

Wren LaFeet

Wren LaFeet

Facilitator • Cocréa Director and Co-Founder

 

Wren is celebrating the exquisite privilege of getting to dance in partnership for almost 25 years and loves serving humanity as a somatic permissionary. Teaching partner dance internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living, and enlivening communities by facilitating his signature modality, Cocréa, has been his joy for over a decade. Wren guides humans curious about embodiment towards right relationship by exploring the realms of Self, Earth, Music, Sacred Other, Community and Whole through listening and responding, and inviting, allowing and embracing change.

 
Wren is an able bodied white male residing in Awaswas Ohlone territory (Santa Cruz, CA). As a non-binary identified, 11th generation American descended most recently from artist and blue collar working class parents, Wren is in a deep reckoning with the numerous and nuanced aspects of self that influence how we navigate interpersonal relationships and cultural identity on the journey into right relationship.
 
Wren promotes dance as an embodied approach to spirituality that spans the chasm between false refuge and celebration through surrender, and as medicinal salve for our modern ailments of disconnection and dislocation.
Wren holds a BA in Drama and Dance from the University of Washington, and has 12 years experience offering movement and embodiment facilitation professionally. He is a TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” and ardent proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through authentic connection and consensual touch. 

HeartMath Certified Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner
RADT-1 Substance Abuse Recovery Counselor, Embodied Recovery
Certified Attunement Therapy practitioner, Tristan Bray
Awake at Work trained mindfulness facilitator