Heartbeat Collective

The world depletes us: family life, work and so on. We are creating a space where you can come back again and again to get filled up.

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Project Description

Our idea of what makes a healthy person has shifted considerably over the years. Right now, ancient healing methods are being integrated into modern practices and the importance of taking the entire person into account when considering treatment options is now common practice. Holistic care is a booming industry and understanding about the importance of community in the length and quality of a person's life is growing.

Loneliness is the modern epidemic, this is known anecdotally throughout out social networks and cited in countless contemporary medical and sociological papers. In the UK, the epidemic is increasingly recognised, so much so that the seat of national government, the House of Commons,  has deemed it appropriate to appoint a minister for loneliness. Their recent study shows that up to a fifth of all adults feel lonely most or all of the time and provides evidence showing that loneliness can be as bad for health as obesity or smoking. The British Prime Minister has also announced the first ever ‘Employer Pledge’ to tackle loneliness in the workplace. Similar practices are springing up in the US, and companies such as Cigna insurance are investing in large scale surveys on the subject.

Practices known as ‘social prescribing’ are making their way into doctor's surgeries, allowing them to direct patients to community workers, offering tailored support to help people improve their health and wellbeing, instead of defaulting to medicine.

As these subjects and approaches become increasingly accepted into the mainstream, so care industries will follow suit, providing people with the gentler remedies they are asking for, ones that include treatment for the entire body, crucially including emotional well-being.

OUR SOLUTION

A place for healing, a place for community and a successful business. We believe that there is something here, that can be all three.

We are building a center that will provide people with access to healing, in many different forms, the first being a range of treatments, with experienced practitioners. These will include bodywork, such as acupressure, acupuncture and massage and different types of energy work, such as reiki and theta healing. We will offer movement classes, such as Qi Jong and Yoga, with enthusiastic teachers. There will be different educational and workshop events, including talks by healers, teachers and other inspirational folk. We will create a membership scheme, with different levels of access to facilities, so that there are many ways to engage with the place.

We will have a cafe that will effectively be the heart of the business, as it offers a natural hub for people to gather and allow the most potent aspect of our business to grow: the community. 

OUR PEOPLE

There will be something for different demographics at different times of the weekly schedule. For the urban professionals, between the ages of 24-40, looking to find connection outside of social media, we will offer conscious/woke social events, several nights a week. For people isolated by self-employment or being at home with young children, we will offer events that appeal to them, that fit in with their lives. For older, retired people, we will have weekday events that offer social interaction with their peers. 

This means targeting different groups. And particularly at the outset, there will be a degree of responsiveness to this business: we aim to serve the local community, and as such we will react to feedback, which will be sought on a regular basis. We have a wide range of contacts and means to draw in whichever practitioners and teachers our community wishes to have access to.

We will invest in online marketing advice and tools. We will create partnerships with local businesses and community bodies in order to advertise and co-create something mutually beneficial.

Population size - 412,010

Median Age of Oakland - 36

Married - 44%

Married with kids under 18 - 46%

Male Female Ratio - 1:1

 

We are a small company of female entrepreneurs and lightworkers. We are variously parents, business owners, daughters, partners and sisters.

 

Each and every donation makes a huge difference to our business and our ability to spread the love. Thank you all for helping us help others to connect and shine their lights.

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The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

  • All are welcome to The Heartbeat Collective. It is a community center, a healing space and a for-profit business. 
  • Yes, children will be welcome. In fact, we are looking into offering childcare options, although this may have to wait until year two.
  • Workshops will be booked monthly and will feature the many teachers and healers we have connected with during our years in these arenas.
  • All funding will go towards growing our business, connecting with as many people as possible and establishing ourselves in the local community of Oakland. Funding will not be used for salaries.
  • Our initial start-up costs so far have been covered by self-funding. We have years of experience behind us, working both as employees and small business owners in healing, care giving and educational fields. And we are taking a big, fun collective risk with this endeavour.

 

 

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Founder Membership

The price of founder membership translates to a $65 per month annual membership

This is an opportunity to anyone interested in being part of our foundation and history. Founder Members will receive a fixed, very low rate year long membership of unlimited Yoga and movement classes that will be renewed at the same price annually for as long as you want to opt in.

This low rate will not be repeated, so it is a one-time opportunity to be grounded in it all. We are so grateful you want to participate in this options and will be creating a mural with your name that will be shown to the world. Limited amount of Founders will be allowed. Once its sold out, this choice is gone. 

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$ 2,400
Heartbeat Treat

For a whole year, anyone contributing at this level will be entitled to two healing modality sessions per month. This could include Reiki, bodywork or spiritual therapy.

This is an annual saving of $1200. 

This is a limited offer, once it's gone it's sold so get while it's hot!

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$ 200
Coffee Membership

This donation will give you a cup of coffee every time you buy a meal for one year :) 

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$ 50
The Simple Things

We Love you. There is no doubt. And you'll get the cutest Heartbeat Popsocket to prove it. Thank you, Beyond words we are grateful. 

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$ 25
Buy a Yoga Mat

With this you can give specifically towards buying the yoga supplies for the students. Whether it be a mat or a bolster. These props will go a long way. 

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Monetary Contribution

Any contribution welcome!

Thank you Thank you Thank you 

0 Supporters
Contribute
$ 780
Founder Membership

The price of founder membership translates to a $65 per month annual membership

This is an opportunity to anyone interested in being part of our foundation and history. Founder Members will receive a fixed, very low rate year long membership of unlimited Yoga and movement classes that will be renewed at the same price annually for as long as you want to opt in.

This low rate will not be repeated, so it is a one-time opportunity to be grounded in it all. We are so grateful you want to participate in this options and will be creating a mural with your name that will be shown to the world. Limited amount of Founders will be allowed. Once its sold out, this choice is gone. 

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$ 2,400
Heartbeat Treat

For a whole year, anyone contributing at this level will be entitled to two healing modality sessions per month. This could include Reiki, bodywork or spiritual therapy.

This is an annual saving of $1200. 

This is a limited offer, once it's gone it's sold so get while it's hot!

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Select this reward
$ 200
Coffee Membership

This donation will give you a cup of coffee every time you buy a meal for one year :) 

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$ 50
The Simple Things

We Love you. There is no doubt. And you'll get the cutest Heartbeat Popsocket to prove it. Thank you, Beyond words we are grateful. 

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$ 25
Buy a Yoga Mat

With this you can give specifically towards buying the yoga supplies for the students. Whether it be a mat or a bolster. These props will go a long way. 

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