THE CENTER SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
DATE & TIMES
February 24 · 11 PST – 5pm PST
February 25 · 1:30 PST – 5pm PST
Early Bird Pre-Sale before Feb. 23rd
$139 per day / $249 both days
General Admission Weekend of Event
$169 per day / $309 both days
Feel the absolute joy and presence of another person tending to the space between you.
Whether you’re completely new to partner dance, have been dancing in other spaces for awhile, or have a completely different embodiment practice, this workshop is an opportunity to support you in taking your embodied movement with others to a new level!
Cocréa is as much a path of personal development as it is a training ground to become a better dancer. In this two day workshop, Wren LaFeet will hold a trauma sensitive, consent informed container to support and guide you in a beautiful practice of embodied listening – both with the self and others. Cocréa embraces form and structure that supports the flowering of powerful presence and intimacy with one another, using the architecture of the body and awareness to create space for freedom and play.
SATURDAY | 11AM-5PM
We focus on the FUNdamentals of Mindful Partner Dance.
Breathe is a central feature of mindfulness, and listening is essential for communication. Partner dance is communication in motion. Thus, we will hone techniques that empower embodied listening through mindful breathing.
We go in depth into partner dance components such as frame, tone, momentum/inertia and lead/follow dynamics, and explore how these become informed by a social justice lens and a heart centered model in the Cocréa container.
SUNDAY | 1:30PM – 5PM (following Ecstatic Dance next door)
We explore the Slow, Saucy and Sacred elements of moving together into bliss.
Technique focuses are a close embrace where our bodies are touching or almost touching, a relaxed frame in which the lead/follow roles are less defined, and a cirulating of the breath that allows us to move our energy towards or away from our partner (micro-cosmic orbit).
We will also learn potent ways of listening to the music and our partner simultaneously. This technique allows us to keep the dance moving and about the dance, rather than about our thoughts and the future.
This practice is all about PRESENCE!
Experience how we can notice and move with awareness of our sensual energies as they arise within a dance, and how to hold these energies in their highest possible light. We move in the realm of honouring the sacred in everyone with our dance, and with our touch, by celebrating and owning our pleasure and turn-on for ourselves.
Some partner dance experience recommended if taking Day 2 only.
Day 1 participants are welcome to participate in Day 2.
You can register for each day separately or together.
You can expect to leave this weekend feeling nourished, surprisingly satisfied, confident and proud of yourself! Whether you ever dance again or not, (and we certainly hope that you will!) you will find this practice and experience extremely beneficial to your overall well-being as an authentically embodied human.
Listen. Attune. Embody. Connect.
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.
HeartMath Certified Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner