HEARTBEAT 2020

Cocréa’s Yearly Community Celebration

September 11th-14th • Heartland Community • Wheatland, CA

Relish the deep intention, care and joy that has been cultivated on this land.
Enjoy meals with friends, late night dances, lake vistas and connections fed by devotion.

Dance, play and dream into reality the story you’ve always wanted to tell.

What Stories are You Excited to Tell?

With your Voice? With your Body?

Which ones are you ready to let go of in order to keep your Heartbeat pulsing Strong?

 

 

WE DANCE as a way of sharing connection and growing closer together as a people.

WE LISTEN to music and to story as a way of feeling connected both to where we’ve come from and where we want to go.

WE BELONG to a time ripe with possibility, change and uncertainty.

WE ENVISION a world in which everyone feels at home in their bodies and aligned to truth in their hearts.

Heartbeat was originally created as celebration of birth and therefore of life. We ask you to join us in this celebration this year with a contemplative eye to how you wish to move in the world.

Come enjoy the incredible place being made by the devoted Heartland team. Move with intention, observe and be curious about one another, the land you walk on, the food you eat, how we might live differently together for the benefit of all life.

This is a camping event, so we invite a closeness with the land. Bring what you need to be comfortable, and practice asking for what you need from the community that gathers for this special weekend. We want to learn how to take care of each other better.

This is a small, micro festival, so there is an intimacy that will be created. We invite you to lean in. There is magic to be made when small groups of people with similar interests gather together. What might emerge to fuel your mission, your purpose in life?

This is an event where you can let your expression be FREE. It is a clothing optional event (except at the lake). It is a touch positive event, which means it is an affirmative consent culture event. We nurture acceptance, enthusiasm and inclusion. We celebrate difference and we desire to learn more about that which is unlike us so we can walk as a human family on this earth.

This is a FUSION DANCE EVENT. We gather to learn, to grow, to advance our dance and our embodiment as a way of KNOWING one another; as a way of generating nourishing, empowering connections.

 

We dance to know our aliveness.
We dance to open our hearts.
We dance to know ourselves and the truth of our way here on this earth.

 

Beat the Truth of your Heart on the Earth with your Feet.

Why Story?
Stories connect cultures and peoples to a shared sense of identity. They help us to understand and to see where we’ve come from; to better know ourselves, who we are and what we value.

Every body tells a story and it speaks directly to our heart, whether we acknowledge it or not. Through placing an emphasis on story, we are inviting an intentional awareness to this event to pay attention to what stories we are choosing to share, and which ones we are choosing to honor and carry forward.

We invite stories of the summer, of the year and of your life journey that carry meaning for you, that we might all learn, heal and be inspired together.

What stories to do carry that nourish your heart and enliven your spirit?

Come Tell Us.

Heartland

Experience an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside venue and permaculture-inspired lifestyle rich collaborative.

Heartland exists where the wilderness of off-grid life meets an artistic collective extravagance that sings possibility to the fringe dwellers of the Regenerative Eco Village movement. Heartland offers people a break from the craziness of what so many call “life” and a view of what can be co-created with each other for each other. As in permaculture, the Heartland model is about doing more with less, it’s about allowing our individual and diverse natural Flow states to merge forging new pathways of co-creation that are the true answer to our collective purpose.

We invite teams & individuals to come to build through our Heartlander work trade program or join retreats or workshops focused on one of our 4 Heartland Pillars; OuterWork, InnerWork, Transformation, or Celebration.

We hold creativity, innovation, connection, and shared leadership as core building blocks of our vision. Our private membership based organization offers various  levels of engagement.

You’ve been called here, and we invite you to explore our tracks.

The Heartland Collective is a prototype for a larger collective of regenerative communities where members can own shared equity in land and use a commonly held currency that interchanges between each location offering unique flexibility.

Glamping Option

Your home away from home.

Ready set camp! If you’re excited to join us but aren’t prepared to do your own camping setup, avail yourself of one of our fully prepared glamping bell tents. All pre-arranged bell tents include bed, bedside tables, sheets, pillow with pillow case and and a solar light. You just need your blankets!

Pack your clothes, grab some snacks and come play with us! We’ll handle the home making.

See some of our memories from Heartbeats past!

All photos by Cole Hatcher.

Why Partner Dance?

Dancing in intentional connection with others offers a wealth of benefits. It has been shown time and again how necessary it is for us humans to engage in healthy, physical contact with one another. We hold this truth at our core and endeavor to offer spaces for this need to be met in a good way. Building upon this foundational aspect of our humanity, Cocréa opens doorways to finding versatility and ease as we move through life.

Improve Communication

  • Improve awareness and sensitivity to emotional and physiological states of other people.
  • Practice listening to verbal and nonverbal cues.
  • Calm the mind to increase presence and attentiveness to another person’s sharing.
  • Increase emotional intelligence.

Embody Consent

  • Practice asking for and giving your full embodied No and enthusiastic Yes.
  • Honoring and respecting boundaries.
  • Interpreting and understanding body language.

Build Confidence

  • Practice taking risks and trying new things in a supportive environment.
    Become more comfortable with spontaneously expressing yourself through movement.
    Enjoy the experience of feeling grounded in a powerful, fluid body and calm, curious mind.

Practice Community

  • Add variety and fun to your week through playful interaction with likeminded people.
  • Gain skills you can teach to existing dance partners.
  • Experience a sense of belonging within the larger Cocréa and Fusion communities.
  • Connect online with national and international Cocréa community.
  • Have fun and laugh with new friends.

Expand Creativity

  • Open new neural pathways of self-expression through exploration of dance form and a diversity of music.
  • Strengthen and integrate all the parts of your body to support that expression.
  • Release self-limiting beliefs that hold you back from being fully expressed.
  • Develop trust in the phenomenon of emergence and learn to be guided by the moment.

Enhance Somatic Awareness

  • Discover movement of your body as a living wisdom within you.
  • Develop stronger body awareness for more graceful movement.
  • Master spatial awareness for greater ease of movement in daily life.
  • Find flow as you move through your world.