Lamara Heartwell is a BQ (Body Intelligence) expert who speaks, facilitates and performs, inspiring people to claim their bodies as an essential source of intelligence, power and pleasure. Lamara founded Santa Barbara Dance Tribe in 2009, a thriving twice-weekly ecstatic dance event with a strong community presence since its inception. She has produced dozens of performance art events in California over the past 12 years. As the great granddaughter of one of the founders of Exxon, her passion and activism for environmental sustainability has been influenced by her family lineage in the oil industry.
Lamara is as invested in the health of the planet as she is in the health of our bodies, and sees a direct relationship between the two. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a coaching certification through the Hendricks Institute, two years of counseling training at the Interchange Institute, and received extensive yoga training since age 16. Lamara lives in Santa Barbara, CA. In her free time, she delights in playing on the magical and wild shores of the pacific.