Slow, Saucy and Sacred

A Cocréa Wellness Retreat

Oct. 3rd – 6th, 2019

at Eudaimonia Retreat

Nevada City, CA

Slow Down. Get Still. Listen to your Body.

Journey into the Rapture of Being in Body

 

Give yourself 4 delightful days and 3 luscious nights to heal your relationship with pleasure through touch, dance and presence.

Learn tools to practice receiving, listening deeply to your yeses and nos, and slowing down.

We offer the practice of slow and subtle partner dance to drop in deep with another human, with yourself, the earth and community. 

Imbibe music and find surrender to the Truth of what wants to move in you.

Make love to the mystery that resides in the space between.

A dance and wellness retreat offering you the opportunity to slow down, turn inwards and explore your sensuality from a place of reverence, safety and acceptance.

From the moment you step on site at Eudaimonia you’ll be met with ease and an invitation to slow down. Nestled in the sloped majestic oak, madrone and fir forest you will find your accommodations and be inspired to treat yourself to a sauna or a hot soak. 

Our group will gather together in the impeccably crafted 30’ dance yurt and enter into a space where the mind can rest and the body can feel. Enjoy 4 delightful days and 3 luscious nights of movement, restoration and exploration guided by what YOUR body finds pleasurable.

Our spacious days will allow for gentle learning of an intuitive nature, held with the intention of inviting and allowing, opening to greater sensitivity, enjoyment and embracing of our own sensual nature. 

With only 30 people maximum on site, the intimacy of this retreat promises to enhance your ability to nurture real connections and unplug from neuropathic stress of day to day life. 

Reset. Relax. Relish the pause.

This retreat is for you if:

  • You desire to have more intimate and nourishing connections on and off the dance floor.
  • You want to become a better partner dancer and have more satisfying dances.
  • You long for a deeper connection to and awareness of your sensual nature.
  • You are willing to slow down and be curious about the subtleties of connection to yourself and others.

 

What to expect:

  • A co-created container of acceptance, trust and safety.
  • Freedom to explore, open up and express who you are as a sensual being.
  • Invitations to slow down, turn inwards and connect deeper with yourself, others and nature.
  • Dance and movement exercises to improve your connection and communication skills on and off the dance floor.
  • Nourishing Thai Massage classes to give you tools for self and relational body care.
  • Morning yoga classes to start your day grounded and centered.
  • Opportunities for self-inquiry, self-reflection, vulnerability and playfulness.
  • Three organic, locally sourced, incredibly delicious meals served each day and prepared on site with love by Taste Your Roots

 

What you will learn:

  • Dance skills that create deeper connection, trust and safety.
  • How to recognize and honor your boundaries and those of another.
  • How to remain present, empowered and connected to yourself when in connection with another.
  • Confidence to express yourself more freely, on and off the dance floor.
  • Somatic listening and subtle communication skills.
  • Breathing practices and visualizations to harness your sexual and creative power.
  • Cultivation of sensuality for your own enjoyment and pleasure.
  • How to connect, dance and move with others sensually and intimately while staying in integrity and authenticity.

The Place We Share

Built masterfully into the hillside of the North San Juan ridge , Eudaimonia is a magical pocket realm that will have you feeling both present and transported the moment you step on site.

Room to Groove

The Madrone Hieron serves as the heart of our experience. This 30’ diameter yurt will host us in our dance, our learning and our deepening into presence. With a gorgeous wrap around deck and doors that lead directly to forest views, a sweet sound system and all the yoga tools you could ask for, you are fully supported and held in whatever journey you need to embark on.

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Relax at Will

Enjoy all of the outdoor spa ammenities of this epic space.

        • 8 person Scandinavian-Style Cedar Sauna, with Shungite, Black Tourmaline, and Quartz Crystal Grid
        • 8 person Colloidal Silver- and UV-Filtered Hot Tub
        • 2 Outdoor Baths – either personal hot bath or cold plunge. Optional medicinal salt blends available by donation.
        • 3 Outdoor Showers
        • Large outdoor double sink
        • Meditation shrine with Amethyst crystal 
        • Changing room with filtered-water station (chlorine- and fluoride-free) and sink
        • Eco-compost toilet bathroom
        • Communal kitchen

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Facilitation Team

WREN LAFEET

A dancer in the Fusion social partner dance movement since it began, Wren’s eclectic style has largely informed fusion as an emergent dance form free of any fixed aesthetic. Fueled by his curiosity in spirituality, the body, global community, the natural world and relationships, and guided by his devotion to love and the idea of the Beloved, partner dance has served as the vehicle for his inquiry and understanding. He has inspired the formation of multiple fusion dance communities on the west coast of North America, and teaches partner dance internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living through his signature modality, Cocréa. His facilitation encourages individuals to create themselves as safer spaces for the embodiment of the full range of human expression. Promoting dance as medicine, spirituality and 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 into higher vibrational states.

Working with the holographic overview of humanity provided by the Gene Keys and combining its contemplative practice with his own somatic exploration and intuitive listening through the body, as well as his study of human conflict through theater, Wren empowers individuals and communities to dance with joy, helps free insights locked in the body, coaches people to more easily access their sensuality and even on privileged occasion supports the healing of chronic disease. Wren’s deepest desire is to guide people into right relationship with the moment; to listen and respond appropriately to what is being called for in service to the highest possible good. He holds a BA in Drama and Dance from the University of Washington, is an author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,” a TEDx speaker and your muse for all things somatic.

Facilitation Team

USHA ROSE

Usha Rose is a Somatic Sex, Intimacy, andRelationship Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Dance and Yoga Teacher, and Licensed Massage Therapist. She is trained in the Somatica™ Method of Sex and Relationship Coaching and is a graduate of the International School of Temple Arts Practitioner Training. She also spent three years studying closely with Sonika Tinker and Christian Pederson in the LoveWorks Relationship Training Mastery Program, including two years in the Assistant and Leadership Program.

She is the co-founder of Foothills Fusion Dance, a weekly, social dance in Grass Valley, CA and co-founder of Convergence, an annual Ecstatic and Fusion dance mini-festival in Northern California. She is also the Production Manager and Facilitator for Cocréa, a mindful partner dance company that produces transformational dance retreats and workshops around the globe.

Usha discovered the conscious dance community in 2010 when she started attending Ecstatic Dance Oakland. Since then she has studied SoulMotion™ with Vinn Marti and Zuza Engler, completed the JourneyDance™ Teacher Training with Toni Bergins and continues to be inspired by the many teachings of Contact Improv and 5Rhythms™.

She took her first partner dance class (Salsa) in 2005, although she was first introduced to partner dancing as a young child in her living room with her grandmother who was an avid Lindy Hop dancer. It was around 2010 when Usha discovered Blues dancing, and soon thereafter fell in love with Fusion dancing. She has studied several other partner dance forms including Salsa, Tango, Swing and Zouk, to name a few. In addition to teaching locally, she has taught dance at several events around the country including Enchanted Forest Gathering, Jumpsuit Family Gathering and Northern California Dance Camp.

Facilitation Team

CHRISSY MEHNERT

Chrissy can’t remember when it began, but dance came as naturally as breathing to her body. From a young age she studied dance primarily in the form of solo movement for performance and competition. Her first dance company saw her through many early professional opportunities, and her love of choreography took her to organize Pulse Dance Project, NYU’s first student-produced dance performance group. Eventually, she found that in many ways, her professional training was limiting her growth by under-valuing the uniqueness of all bodies. This awakening led her to the yoga studio. Her first and most honest class startled her with its resonance, springing her awakened life forward into opening after opening.

She trained in the summer of 2009 with Yoga to The People, dove right into teaching 10+ classes a week and gaining the YTTP studios in Berkeley and San Francisco a foothold. Until 2013, she was a prominent teacher for YTTP, when she moved out to the Northern California foothills. At the first night of Foothills Fusion Dance in 2015, Chrissy committed to a new dance form. Partner dance intimidated, allured and in time deeply transformed Chrissy’s being. No other practice has contributed so much to her unfolding as mindful partner dance. Now, her offerings are weaving through the overlapping layers of yoga and dance, inspiring each of her teachings with the other.

ON SITE ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Goddess room (queen suite studio): with spiral staircase leading two the second floor entrance. With couch, breakfast nook, balcony with cafe table and air conditioning. Easy access to strawbale bathhouse.
  • Red Door studio (queen suite studio): located on the ground floor, with fold-out couch, desk, mini-fridge, sound-dampening panels, large HD flatscreen TV, balcony with standing bar, and air conditioning. Easy access to strawbale bathhouse. 
  • Jewel Room (queen suite loft): overlooking the crystal spa area, with forest view and fireplace-style heater.
  • Love Den (small queen suite studio): nestled in the forest with floor-to-ceiling windows. Near the Madrone Hieron.
  • Glamping Yurt: fully furnished with queen bed, dresser, loveseat and/or desk, lights, electrical outlets, heaters, and fans. 3 available.
  • Lotus Bell Tent: Elegant 12ft diameter tent complete with queen bed, lights, an electric heater & heavy blankets to keep you toasty and warm. Also included is a writing desk, dresser, and a tea/coffee station. 3 available.
  • Bunkhouse Yurt: a 20ft, basic yurt with 4 bunk beds (sleeps 8). No electrical, but has propane heater and LED lanterns. Involves a bit of a steep walk from the Madrone Hieron and Crystal Spa. May not be suitable for everyone. Good shoes (e.g., hiking shoes) and headlamps are needed to navigate this trail safely. 
  • Basic camping: 7 camping terraces throughout the property. Some are close to the Yurt Temple and spa, and some involve a longer walk.

The Straw Bale Bathhouse includes two large, luxury soaking tubs (suitable for two people each), in private rooms with sinks/vanities, with skylights. Two standard-flush toilet rooms, each with bidets.

Goddess Room

Queen Suite Studio with spiral staircase leading two the second floor entrance. With couch, breakfast nook, balcony with cafe table and air conditioning. Easy access to strawbale bathhouse.

Red Door Room

Queen Suite Studio located on the ground floor below the Goddess Room, with fold-out couch, desk, mini-fridge, sound-dampening panels, large HD flatscreen TV, balcony with standing bar, and air conditioning. Easy access to strawbale bathhouse. 

Love Den

Small Queen Suite Studio nestled in the forest with floor-to-ceiling windows. Near the Madrone Hieron.

Jewel Room

Queen Suite Loft overlooking the crystal spa area, with forest view and fireplace-style heater.

Private Bell Tent or Yurt

Fully furnished with queen bed, dresser, loveseat and/or desk, lights, electrical outlets, heaters, and fans. Three available of each.

Bunk House Yurt

A 20ft, basic yurt with 4 bunk beds (sleeps 8). No electrical, but has propane heater and LED lanterns. Involves a bit of a steep walk from the Madrone Hieron and Crystal Spa. May not be suitable for everyone. Good shoes (e.g., hiking shoes) and headlamps are needed to navigate this trail safely. 

Straw Bale Bath House

We come together in this perfectly integrated natural retreat setting to listen, pause and feel deeply into our pleasure body so we may know ourselves and our wholeness even more.

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Early Bird prices END July 21st

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