Mandala Springs Resort
Cobb, CA


June 10th – 13th, 2024
Monday evening – Thursday afternoon

Link opens on soulplay.co

As SoulPlay’s website says, “Dance. Connection. Nature.”

This festival brings together all of the things Cocréa is about and has been since its inception.

We need spaces like this one in the world right now.

Expansive. Creative. Imaginative.


Sober places where we can consciously connect, learn and grow.

Experiences that teach us, “Now is where I have the power to change”.

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’ll never forget when we first met and danced for hours. That one experience helped heal a lot of brotherhood wounds and I never felt that safe being held by a man.


Workshop participant

You are a wizard! You make incredible magic happen between people (individuals and groups). You have x-ray vision right into the heart of what’s needed and then you offer the exact medicine for whatever that thing is and the medicine you share is playful, juicy and sweet, so it’s a joy to receive.


Private client and long-time Cocréa dancer

A Slow, Saucy & Sacred Invitation



What is Being Offered

This 4-day experience will be a deep dive into the magic and intimacy of Micro Dance, where we can saucily play in the slow burn and restorative nourishment of profound presence.

This experience is a brave space to lean into any edge that dancing with others may present, while being given space to gently broaden your comfort zone.

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1: Container Setting – Creating a Magical Container: Structure and Connection – Ecstatic Dance


Day 2: Embodying Invitation: Consent & Attunement – Connection Technique: Rhythm & Groove – Shaping Space with Awareness and Physics – Social Dance curated by Wren


Day 3: Musicality: Listening with your Whole Body – Softening into Surrender: Dips and Deepening Trust – Leading from Humility: Invitation and Following First – CommuniYum Dance


Day 4: Microcosmic Majesty: Sublime Subtlety in Somatic Conversation – From Lost in the Sauce to Found in the Flow: Accessing The Inner Dance – Final Sacred Sauce Dance

Cocréa is as much a path of personal development as it is a training ground to become a better dancer. This two day workshop will be an exploration of embodiment and refinement in listening – both with the self and others. We will embrace form and structure, and deepen into a practice of presence with one another.
Playing within the structures common to many of the world’s social partner dances, participants will learn tools to invite and allow an easeful flow to emerge through deep listening and responding in presence with the moment. Through meeting and joining energy, we emphasize connection, communication and creative expression between two humans within a community of others.
Themes we’ll play through:
  • Consent
  • Emergence
  • Polarity – the Mutable Energetics of Lead and Follow
  • Change and Co-Creation
  • Pause
  • Patience
  • Stretching into Discomfort and Uncertainty as an Opportunity for Growth
  • Shaping intention and energy for Optimal Listening
What the attendee could learn/intention of the workshop: 
  • Core Stability & Balance
  • Lead-Follow-Neutral Dynamics
  • Variable Frames of Connection
  • Accessing Intuitive Movement
  • Expanding Connection Points
  • Activating Your ‘Spinaesthesia’ (Jedi Musicality)
  • Embodying the Freedom of the Sacred Clown
Building on the foundational elements of social partner dance technique as our common language, Wren’s playful and sincere 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.
You will choose between an array of housing options for this retreat. Visit their webiste to learn more!
All accommodations come with meals included for the duration of the immersion.

Join us at SoulPlay’s first festival weekend where you’ll get to experience Cocréa sharing Mindful Partner Dance FUNdamentals based in Blues Fusion technique, contact and theater improvisation concepts and relational alchemy intelligence.

Cocréa is a meeting place in practice for those seekers on the longest pathway from the head to the heart through the body.

Welcome to the dance floor of life.

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. He is a celebrated TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” and ardent proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through authentic connection and consensual touch. 

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.

  • BA in Drama and Dance, University of Washington
  • 12 years experience offering movement and embodiment facilitation professionally
  • Author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village”
  • TEDxBend speaker, “Pioneering the New Renaissance through Movement”
  • HeartMath Certified Trauma-Sensitive Practitioner
  • RADT-1 Substance Abuse Recovery Counselor, Embodied Recovery
  • Graduate of Embody More Love program, Do Good Things With Power, Zahava Griss
  • Certified Attunement Therapy practitioner, Tristan Bray
  • Awake at Work Facilitator Training Graduate, Anakha Comen
  • Certified Danyasa Inspired Yoga Instructor, Sofiah Thom
  • Co-Creator of the Momentom Collective Green Residency
  • Featured Presenter: Abundant Leadership Retreats, Embodiment Conference, Body Intelligence Summit, Conscious Dancer Podcast, Beloved Festival (4 years), Oregon Country Fair (5 years), Envision Festival (5 years)