You are invited into an experience of deep listening, trust and play.
 
I believe remembering and perhaps re-learning how to play is an essential quality for a happy life. As I’ve grown, I’ve come to understand how deeply central relationship is to life. It is in fact the very foundation of our consciousness. We are constantly in relationship to everything in our reality. So how we communicate in those relationships is equally essential. Dance is one version of play that allows us as grown (and growing) humans to not only enjoy this early experience, but it also offers us the opportunity to evolve and expand our capacity within interpersonal relationships.
 
This playshop is intended as a space to uplevel your attunement and sensitivity through the medium of organic, lightly structured partner dance, while also giving you tools and vocabulary for generating intimacy and play as mature, feeling, sensual and vibrantly alive humans being.
A continually evolving holistic, embodiment practice, Cocréa seamlessly weaves the connected fluidity of blues fusion dance with: 
• the organic expression of authentic movement
• concepts from contact improvisation
• skills and practices from navigating deep interpersonal relationships – romantic, platonic, polyamorous and otherwise
• deconstructing gender rolls 
• exploration of the resolution and non-resolution of conflict through the lens of theater
• and a contemplative approach to life.
 
Themes and skills we’ll explore in this playshop:
• Simplicity and clarity of invitation
• Presence and honoring of what’s happening Now
• Suzuki physical theater for honing presence
• Proper dipping technique that evokes surrender and trust
• Elasticity and tensegrity that feed coherence
 
Whether you’re completely new to partner dance, have been dancing fusion for awhile, or have a completely different embodiment practice, this workshop is an opportunity to support you in taking your dance experience to a new level! 
 
Cocréa = Collaborative, Organic Communication, Revolutionizing Embodied Awareness.
 
What is being offered: Cocréa is as much a path of personal development as it is a training ground to become a better dancer. 
 
Building on the foundational elements of social partner dance technique as our common language, Wren LaFeet’s playful guidance teaches how to wield creative expression with consideration to another body and practice nuanced responsiveness to one another in improvisational, co-created dance. Cocréa is a gateway to accessing the body’s wisdom to deepening Self and relational attunement. Our intention is to explore form and play creatively from our heart, body and spirit, in full support and appreciation of ourselves and one another.

I want my LIFE to feel like that dance.

Rev. Devorah Bry MA, CHT

Embodiment Specialist, Moving from the Center

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wren LaFeet

Wren LaFeet

Founder, Facilitator, Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance

 

Wren has inspired the formation of multiple dance communities in North America, and continues to offer intentional partner dance spaces internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living. His facilitation encourages individuals to create themselves as safer spaces for the embodiment of the full range of human expression. By cultivating “brave” spaces to encounter and touch places of shadow and light within, he explores the realm of consciousness as relationship, with sensation as the ground of that consciousness.

Promoting dance as a salve for our modern ailments of disconnection and alienation, his practice insists we trust our bodies with the music and our partner to catalyze elevating our whole being and planet into higher vibratory states.

 

CREDENTIALS

  • BA in Drama and Dance, University of Washington
  • In 9th year of offering movement and embodiment facilitation professionally
  • Certified Danyasa Inspired Yoga Instructor, lead by Sofiah Thom
  • Awake At Work Mindfulness Facilitator Program Graduate and Collaborator, lead by Anakha Comen
  • Do Good Things with Power Embodied Leadership Program Graduate, lead by Zahava Griss 
  • Author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,”
  • TEDx speaker, “Pioneering the New Renaissance through Movement, TEDxBend
  • Pacific Performance Project (P3), Intensive Training Graduate with Robin Hunt, Steve Pearson and Peter Kyle
  • Actors Theater of Louisville Apprentice Program, 2003-2004
  • Featured Presenter: Abundant Leadership Retreats, Body Intelligence Summit with Gay and Katie Hendricks, Conscious Dancer Podcast, Beloved Festival (4 years)

Read Wren’s full bio and learn about Cocréa’s other facilitators and collaborators here.

SCHEDULE
11AM – 4PM: Workshop in Collaborative, Organic Connection
6:30-7:00 Warm-Up
7:00-7:20 Cacao and Intention Setting
7:20-9:00 Cocréa CommuniYum Dance
9:00-9:30 Integration Circle
 
Evening Dance will be a closed container!
Please arrive by 7pm to participate.
 
LOCATION
Due to the private nature of our location, directions will be given upon registration.
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL
This workshop is open to movers at a beginning level of partner dance experience and above.
 
ACCESS
Cocréa believes in providing low income access to those in need. Please only choose one the lower priced or free options if paying the full price would constitute a financial burden. Thank you!
 
COVID POLICY
All are welcome. Wearing masks is absolutely welcome but not required.
If you’re not feeling well, even a little, please don’t come! Please be in the mindset of care and do your best to be mindful of who you interact with leading up to this event. 
 
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable clothes to move in. Two pairs of socks. A water bottle. A snack/lunch to stay nourished. 

Harnessing the power of Presence in co-created movement.

 
This 3-hour class is intended to help dancers access more vulnerability in the embodiment of our dance to elevate our co-creation to extraordinary moments of presence. Using social partner dance as our common language, our intention is to explore form and craft containers with such great integrity that our ability to request and receive consent and play from our hearts, bodies and spirit emanates in our every movement and action. Refinement of our intuition and listening is paramount to the purpose of co-creating a more sensual experience based in our holistic humanity and the enjoyment of touch. 
 
Intended to help people at all levels of movement prowess access more sensitivity in the embodiment of our dance, we’ll cultivate elevating and transforming our co-creative movement into extraordinary moments of presence. Using social partner dance as our common language, our curiosity is to craft containers through forming our bodies and awareness of such great integrity that we create ourselves as safe spaces for another to express. Refinement of our intuition and listening is paramount to the purpose of co-creating an impeccably held sensual experience based in our holistic humanity, the enjoyment of touch and the honoring of another’s experience.
LOCATION
Indra’s Awarehouse
7904 FM 969 
Austin, TX 78724, USA
 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL
This workshop is open to all experience levels as we will be dealing with energetic attunement within a partnered movement context.
 
ACCESS
Cocréa believes in providing low income access to those in need. 
Please only choose one the lower priced or free options if paying the full price would constitute a financial burden.
 
Thank you!
 
COVID POLICY
All are welcome. Wearing masks is absolutely welcome but not required.
If you’re not feeling well, even a little, please don’t come! 
 
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable clothes to move in. Socks. A water bottle. An open mind, a willing heart and rested body.

 

Wren LaFeet

Wren LaFeet

Founder, Facilitator, Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance

 

Wren has inspired the formation of multiple dance communities in North America, and continues to offer intentional partner dance spaces internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living. His facilitation encourages individuals to create themselves as safer spaces for the embodiment of the full range of human expression. By cultivating “brave” spaces to encounter and touch places of shadow and light within, he explores the realm of consciousness as relationship, with sensation as the ground of that consciousness.

Promoting dance as a salve for our modern ailments of disconnection and alienation, his practice insists we trust our bodies with the music and our partner to catalyze elevating our whole being and planet into higher vibratory states.

 

CREDENTIALS

  • BA in Drama and Dance, University of Washington
  • In 9th year of offering movement and embodiment facilitation professionally
  • Certified Danyasa Inspired Yoga Instructor, lead by Sofiah Thom
  • Awake At Work Mindfulness Facilitator Program Graduate and Collaborator, lead by Anakha Comen
  • Do Good Things with Power Embodied Leadership Program Graduate, lead by Zahava Griss 
  • Author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,”
  • TEDx speaker, “Pioneering the New Renaissance through Movement, TEDxBend
  • Pacific Performance Project (P3), Intensive Training Graduate with Robin Hunt, Steve Pearson and Peter Kyle
  • Actors Theater of Louisville Apprentice Program, 2003-2004
  • Featured Presenter: Abundant Leadership Retreats, Body Intelligence Summit with Gay and Katie Hendricks, Conscious Dancer Podcast, Beloved Festival (4 years)

Read Wren’s full bio and learn about Cocréa’s other facilitators and collaborators here.

Cocréa was a safe container, and facilitated the practice of deep listening to my own body. 

I loved being able to experience moving with different bodies. I saw my own relationship patterns reflected back to me in partner dance, in how I moved on the dance floor. 

 

Concetta Troski, Dance Your Medicine participant

Embodying Change

We envision a world in which everyone has access to a living syllabus of empowering tools for embodied relating which honor the present truth of each being. Through practicing with this ever evolving toolbox of Cocréa, we achieve the intimate relationships we most desire in coherence and harmony with our loved ones, our communities, our planet and ourselves.

 

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DATE & TIME
SATURDAY, JULY 16th
11am-12am
 
LOCATION
the 418 Project
 
As we emerge from the chyrsalis of frozen time and held breath, immerse and play with the current Cocréa cohort of facilitators-in-training. Led by Cocréa founder, Wren LaFeet, spend the day in learning techniques and practices for deepening intimacy and freeing expression. Spend the night in somatic dialogue and sensuous revelry with community.
 
Workshops throughout the day will be around connection, presence and attunement, as well as specific skill building for reliably generating flow and fluid partnered movement.
 
After a 2 hour break from 5pm-7pm, return for a cacao fueled dance party wity luscious bass music from Heather Christie, and your own local tune weavers, Rose Dayal and Bozzy.
 
In true Cocréa fashion we invite you to an experience of synthesis, connection and communion. Bringing the worlds of Fusion partner dance, ecstatic heart guided movement and juicy, saucy bass together for a night of exploratory delight, we’re excited to share presence with you in all its iterations.
 
What you will gain by coming to class:
You will enhance your ability to create a safe container for you and dance partner, by finding more confidence within the container you hold as a lead, thus discovering creative and inspirational ways to offer invitations of expression to your follow.
As you follow, you will deepen your ability to listen, surrender, respond, and relax – creating for a more fluid conversation with your lead. 
 
One of the phrases we’ll play with embodying is “intimacy with sovereignty”.
 
You will walk away with a more fine tuned ability to “read the room”, and open up your spidey senses as to what is happening not just in your own personal dance, but what is happening around you. This will offer safety for you, your dance partner, and others on the floor, as well as create an opportunity for confidence in moving around the dance floor even more. 
You will also deepen your ability to “hear” music by learning how to understand the expressions of “voices”’ within a song, generating more awareness to instruments, singers, beats, etc. to be able to choose which sound you want to groove to within a song. 
 
INVITATIONS
 
We invite clear eyes and auric fields!
Come sober. Cocréa is about practicing authentic relating and holds consent as central to its teachings. It’s challenging (or impossible) to obtain consent when altered. As fun as it is, this is not that party. Let’s get high on endorphins, eye contact, breath, movement, touch, grimey beats and soaring melody.
 
We invite evolution and growth!
Come to the workshops. We love to dance and we love to be together in community, and we’ll be the first to acknowledge there is no better place to learn than on the dance floor in the moment. Except MAYBE in a space designed specifically to support you upleveling your Jedi bad-assery. Join Wren and Brenee for a day of psycillium activating, community soil amending somatic inquiry into epic presence and attunement.
 
We invite ecstatic play and bliss!
Come to get the funk down. Cocréa is a practice space for the dance of life. We welcome all expressions of your being, of your freedom, of your intimacy. We welcome you getting into your pleasure, we welcome you getting into your grief, we welcome you releasing deeply into your joy. We create an agreement field that we’re all going to show up all the way and play full out.

Whether you’re completely new to partner dance, have been dancing fusion for awhile, or have a completely different embodiment practice, this workshop is an opportunity to support you in taking your dance experience to a new level!

 

This dance is like therapy. It’s an analogy for life on so many levels. To dive in with others feels connecting in ways so rare, precious and soul enlivening. 

Kiki Mariotti

Social Worker and Cocréa Retreat Participants

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wren LaFeet

Wren LaFeet

Founder, Facilitator, Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance

Wren has been dancing in partnership for 23 years and loves serving humanity as a somatic permissionary to become more embodied. Teaching partner dance internationally as a practice for mindful, ecstatic, authentic living, Wren guides curious humans towards right relationship with themselves, the Earth, Music, Others, Communities and the Whole through movement; listening and responding in service to the highest good for all life. He is a noted TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” and ardent proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through authentic connection and consensual touch.

As a Danyasa trained facilitator, former Awake at Work program facilitator, certified Attunement Therapy practitioner, and BA in Drama and Dance from the University of Washington, Wren promotes dance as an embodied approach to exploring consciousness and medicinal salve for our modern ailments of disconnection and dislocation.

He is thrilled to be joining his old friend and fellow Danyasa graduate, Heather, for yet another collaboration.

Heather Christie

Heather Christie

Producer, Founder of Moonbabe Records, Mama

Heather is a folk-soul singer, producer, DJ, and the founder of motherhood-focused record label, Möonbabe Records. Her indelible curiosity and independence have led her on a lifelong creative journey exploring the performing arts, dance, and music production. Raised in Santa Cruz by a family of Grateful Dead lovers, she’s followed the dream of performing since five years old, spending her childhood in classical choir, teen singing competitions, and starring in Broadway musicals. In college, she discovered modern dance and became inspired by the avant-garde choreographer Anna Halprin. When Heather started learning Ableton she saw an opportunity to connect with people through bass and trance energy, unlocking new realms of consciousness and self-identity.
Heather has co-founded the music projects Feral Fauna, Silk Drop, Honeywild, and Sirens of Soul, with Feral Fauna’s “Tincture” gaining viral recognition with millions of streams.
Brenée Roussel

Brenée Roussel

Co-Facilitator

Brenée is a birth doula, trained CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), and is a developing preconception coach assisting people in intentionally conceiving babies. She has studied how to hold this sacred container of ushering in new expansions of the human experience since 2013. Learning the wisdom of being a gatekeeper of life has created a nuance on “midwifing” people within their personal processes from birth and beyond, knowing it is all interconnected.
Dance always came naturally to Brenée, even as a child. In time, she began exploring her “Yes!” through authentic movement. Eventually majoring in concert dance floor sessions, as well as fire dance performance, she outgrew her roots in Maine and landed on the west coast of North America.
She discovered Cocréa at Beloved Festival in 2018, finding a home within its practice that was innate in her personal practice. She began her training to become a Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance instructor in the fall of 2019 and is excited to be sharing this body wisdom as the first graduate of Cocréa‘s facilitator training.
Rose Dayal

Rose Dayal

DJ, Event Producer

ROSE DAYAL Rose is a DJ, sound healer, singer, and musician whose passion for music began at the age of 2 when she would freestyle rhythmic poetry to her parents. She derives much of her musical inspiration from the elements of the natural world and the deep realms of the unseen. She believes music, sound, and especially our voices are some of the most potent healing tools we have.
Expect to be taken on a rhythmic, sonic journey through melodic deep bass, medicine, tribal, afro rhythms, booty-shaking beats, and hip-hop.
Bozzy

Bozzy

DJ, Future Cocréa Facilitator in Training

Ian (aka Bozzy) has been DJing since 2009 and facilitating healing spaces since 2018. He loves using all his tools to help others find the beautiful intersection of depth and freedom. On the musical coin, one side is Slow, Saucy, Thick, Deep – the other is Spicy, Funky, Tribal & Effervescent. See you on the dance floor…

COVID CONSIDERATIONS

All are welcome.

Wearing masks is absolutely welcome.

We will keep an eye on the situation and adjust as needed with any changes.

If you’re not feeling well, even a little, please don’t come! Please be in the mindset of care and do your best to be mindful of who you interact with leading up to this event.

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

This workshop is accessible to movers of all experience levels.

 

ACCESS

Cocréa believes in providing low income access to those in need. Please only choose one the lower priced or free options if paying the full price would constitute a financial burden. Thank you!

 

EVENT DETAILS AND SCHEDULE
11:00-5:00
Facilitation by Wren LaFeet, Brenee Roussel and Cocréa Facilitators in Training TBD

 

We will dive in to exploration within: 
~Form and structure
~Lead/Follow Dynamics
~Spacial Awareness 
~Awareness of Music 
~Attunement to our Innate Belonging
~Impeccable Atunement to one another
 
5:00-7:00:
Dinner break 
 
7:00-7:30
Collective Cacao Deliciousness to open the Heart led by Leslie
 
7:30-8:30
Communiyum facilitated by Wren LaFeet
 
8:30-9:30
Rose Dayal
 
9:30-11
Heather Christie
 
11-12
Bozzy