Take your dancing to a new high. Step to a new beat. The Heartbeat of the music, of the land, of your own spirit.
Join the Cocréa team for a sweet weekend of connection, movement and learning. Play with friends in the open structure of this emergent dance form. Drink manna from the exquisite Heartland environment as we join and celebrate another lap around the sun through summer.
This weekend will also mark the 29th and 35th birthdays for Valora Hanko and Wren LaFeet!
So shake the dust off the city or from town, and come bid farewell to summer with us.
This is an opportunity to harvest experiences and integrate the summer with Beloveds, and gather in new skills for connection to take into the winter months with one another. Join us in the Foothills for a day of classes in Fusion dance led by Usha Rose, Chrissy Mehnert, Joe Gray and Wren LaFeet guaranteed to elevate your spirit and your skill alike.
As Pertains to What is Up
This is a CAMPING EVENT. Plan to arrive 12pm and 2pm on Saturday to pitch your tent and get settled in.
This is also a LEARNING EVENT. Come prepared and fueled for 4 hours of super fun, high yield YUM SAUCE GRADE EDUCATIONAL CONTENT. These classes are specifically designed to support you having consensual, clear eyed and enthusiastically high vibe booty shaking experiences with others. We are about supporting your HELL YES and nothing less.
We will FEED YOU a super delicious pizza dinner (if you buy the Full Weekend Pass. *See below.)
There are only 222 tickets TOTAL. Get your ticket early!
Purchase Tickets Now
The dance party is gonna be OFF THE WALL.
CommuniYum on Sunday is gonna be DELICIOUS.
The revolution WILL BE EMBODIED.
Moving on… to details…
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (Included in Full Weekend Passes ONLY)
2pm-6:30pm – Movement Classes with Usha, Chrissy, Joe and Wren
2pm-3pm – Yummy Connection with Usha and Wren
3pm-4pm – Opening Space with Usha and Chrissy
4pm-5pm – Percussive Movement and Hip-Hop Inspired Improv with Joe and Wren
5pm-6pm – Getting Still with Joe and Chrissy
6:30pm-8:00pm – Pizza Dinner! Design your own and have it baked in Heartland’s Cobb oven!
SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY (included in both ticket options)
8:00-9:00 – Joe Gray (Fusion Set)
9:00-10:30 – Sharu
10:30-12:00 – Geometrae
12:00am-2:00 – TBA
SUNDAY SCHEDULE (Included in both ticket options)
8am-9am – Yoga with Chrissy
9am-10:30 – Brunch
10:30-12:00 – CommuniYum with Sasha Rose :: Facilitated by Wren
12:00-2:00 – Linger, snug, depart
Regenerative Exchange Structure based on ideas developed and proposed by Heartland Community
This event will be funded by YOU: our community. Every Lifeblood pass holder will be considered an investor. Your early ticket purchase will ensure that we can put this event on for all of friends and chosen family and show you a damn fine time. In the event that we sell our target number of tickets to be able to hit our goals of paying production staff what we are truly worth for our time (honoring that there are many forms of capital, and throwing an awesome party for our community is certainly one of them, and then there’s bills), Lifeblood pass holders will be refunded up to the entire ticket cost.
In exchange, we hope you will help us spread the word by sharing the event, talking it up, and generally making a big fuss about what a kick ass time it’s gonna be. We hope that you will join us in bringing more medicinal and healing movement experiences to the world by becoming a part of our team!
Full Weekend Passes
Lifeblood: $85 (25 Total Available)
Co-Creator: $105 (20 Total Available)
Heartbeat: $125 (20 Total Available)
Night Time Party + Sunday CommuniYum
Early Riser $25 (50 Total Available)
Afternoon Delight: $35 (52 Total Available)
Night Owl: $45 (55 Total Available)
To keep it super sweet we are limiting the number of ticket holders to 222, so JUMP ON UP IN IT!
CommuniYum is an intentionally held, mindful dance journey intended to bring individuals into empowered, authentically expressive relationships with their bodies and their communities. Drawing inspiration from the format of 5 Rhythms and Soul Motion, and the music of contemporary ecstatic dance and bass music culture, we come together to play and commune in an inspiring 1.5 hour facilitated experience through the 6 Connection Realms of Cocréa: Self, Earth, Music, Other, Community and Whole.
Cocréa is Fusion as Aesthetic, as Spiritual Practice, as Life.
At its core, Cocréa is a practice of adapting to life’s emergent changes through a process of allowing, accepting and embracing difference from a desire to understand. Embracing life as a dance, Cocréa is a continually evolving holistic movement modality intended to bring individuals into strong, empowered, expressive relationships with their bodies.
Based in the structure common to many of the world’s social partner dances – mainly Blues, dancers invite and allow an easeful flow of ideas to emerge through listening and responding in presence to the moment. With its origins in the Fusion partner dance movement, the practice is to meet one another where we are and engage in an explorative movement dialogue. As we hone this dynamic, kinetic toolbox, we emphasize connection, communication and creative expression between two people within a community of others.
Weaving threads of consciousness, culture and intimacy, the practice focuses on how movement can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for cultivating pleasure as well as personal, interpersonal and collective healing and transformation.
For more info on Cocréa’s Facilitation Team, please visit our Co-Creators page.