Cocréa Mindful Partner Dance

Since 2020 Cocréa has evolved this offering and has expanded to combine the geniuses of Odessa Avianna Perez, Valora Volumptua, and Cocréa founder, Wren LaFeet. Each have their own distinct practices and skill sets they are bringing to fulfill the vision of Cocréa as an emergent, healing movement practice for developing presence, opening gateways to creativity, empowering mindful leaders and followers and generating authentic connection in relationship. We focus on how dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and collective transformation. All three facilitators bring robust toolboxes for generating coherence, intimacy and embodiment within spaces they hold. They 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.

Wren is a somatic permissionary in his 8th year of facilitating this work, a certified Danyasa Inspired Yoga Instructor, certified Attunement Therapy Practitioner, former Awake At Work mindfulness facilitator, graduate of Do Good Things with Power Embodied Leadership Program lead by Zahava Griss, a TEDx speaker and featured author in ReInhabiting the Village.

Odessa is a trauma-informed therapist and somanaut with an MA in Somatic Psychology from CIIS and over 2 decades of dance and contact improv experience. She helps folks heal from fragmentation and remember agency and belonging. She loves to engage somatics and movement to explore safety, relationship, building capacity for discomfort, interdependence and inclusion.

Valora has been traversing the exquisite realm at the intersection of relationships, sexuality, and erotic embodiment as her profession for 8 years, and is trained in the Somatica® Method of Sex and Relationship Coaching. She views relationship as a necessary primary focus for the transformation of humanity into a healthier, more connected world, and dance as a powerful vehicle for this transformation.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Freeing Joyful Intimacy: Expanding Relational Space through Movement

    90 min | Water Flow (Movement Lab)

    Everything is relationship. Practice touching into the subtle layers of sensation within the moment, and find safety so you can expand your capacity for genuine connection, pleasure and play, both on and off the dance floor. In this workshop we’ll slow down the interaction and attune to what happens in the space between invitation and what happens next. Relating is an art form. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can rewrite them like an artist.

  • Slow, Saucy and Sacred

    105 min | Water Flow (Movement Lab)

    This workshop will be a deep dive into micro-dance technique. Navigating the intimacy of close embrace with respect and honoring of boundaries, responding with instantaneous precision and flowing effortlessly between initiation (lead) and response (follow) while practicing good consent will be addressed. We’ll also dive into breath work, exploring complexity of movement and the luscious richness available within the pause.