Creator and Facilitator
A dancer in the Fusion social partner dance movement since it began, Wren’s journey of discovery began at the tender age of 15. Fueled by his curiosity around sexuality, the natural world and an awareness of “something” bigger than himself or anything he could see, his devotion to love has been his guiding light, and partner dance the method of his understanding. After a rigorous dance training at The Branson School, followed by a BA in Drama and Dance at University of Washington, and four years unsuccessfully cutting his teeth in the Seattle entertainment industry, his work truly came alive when he discovered the Gene Keys and Beloved community in Portland and gained a holographic overview of humanity, and his own wacky self. In working somatically with the contemplation work of the Gene Keys and intuitively through listening to body language and his own felt sense, Wren has enabled countless students to dance with joy, helped free insights locked in the body and even assisted in the healing of chronic disease. Wren’s goal is to help guide people into right relationship with the moment; to listen fully and respond appropriately to what is being called for in service to the highest good of all involved.
Wren is an author in the published work, “Reinhabiting the Village,” and a TEDx speaker, a certified Danyasa™ inspired yoga instructor and Skills for Change coach in training.
Enjoy a more in-depth conversation about Wren’s journey to Cocréa on the Conscious Dancer Magazine podcast series.
Antje Martina Schäfer
Co-Creator and Facilitator
Coming to the US from Germany at the age of twelve, I grew up with my feet constantly in more than one culture. My passion for movement to music has been a prime connector to spirit and source of joy, as well as a gateway to finding connection to others in community. As my bi-cultural upbringing ignited the desire to strive for deeper understanding and communion with all humans, dance has revealed itself as a perfect parallel to life in this diverse world.
Accessing the rich creative community of San Francisco, I discovered a gift for bridging and cross-pollinating ideas between communities, a passion that still drives my work today. I tested my own creative powers through the world of art and music event production and tapped into new, vibrant outlets for my dancing and personal discovery through transformational festivals of the West Coast beginning in 2009.
Through discovering blues and fusion partner dance in 2012, I became exposed to a whole new level of connection made possible through movement. Awe-inspired, I envisioned the first Connexus, a day-long conscious partner dance event, which Wren and I co-produced six months later.
My focus is on how the dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and transpersonal co-creation, discovery, and appreciation. I have spent the last year weaving my life experiences with the dance as an active co-creator of the Cocréa teachings of ‘dance as life’, while simultaneously being schooled again and again, by our students and of course, life itself.
The Gene Keys
The Gene Keys are about living a life of genius. Genius is an often-misunderstood word. Every one of us is born a genius. It’s not about having a huge intellectual capacity – it’s about finding your higher purpose in life – that thing that sets you apart from all others. It’s about finding that thing of greatest beauty inside you and releasing that into the world. We have all seen, heard of and perhaps even met human beings with extraordinary qualities – people who radiate a presence or a sense of the beyond – and who seem beyond the suffering of the rest of humanity. And yet these kinds of states are the natural flowering of our human evolution, and they actually exist inside us as a dormant potential in our DNA. The Sole purpose of the Gene Keys is to unlock that vast potential inside yourself.
For more information, visit www.genekeys.com
Onedoorland Synergenius Stew + Dios
OneDoorLand Arts and Healing Sanctuary is tucked away in deep South East Portland. We are co-creating a living model of conscious community, urban permaculture, visionary art, and vibrational medicine using light, sound, and Tea Ceremony. This Community of Art Monks is devoted to Self-Cultivation and Loving Service to Humanity. We create inspirational media to share more beauty and truth with the world, through our production company OneDoorLand Synergenius Stew+Dios. Through the Alchemy of deep introspection and artistic expression, we help one another unlock the immense creative potential hidden within us all. We create Artist Portraits, Music Videos, and Project Documentation to help illuminate our collective magical reality.
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