Yin Nidra & Sound | Gongs / Singing Bowls / Synths & Trance: A Collaboration
Tuesday, May 14 • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Heathcote & Star, 344 Grove Green Road, Green Grove Room
Basia Zieniewicz
I am a fully qualified and insured Yoga Instructor. After almost 20 years of practice, I began an 18-month teaching diploma training under Sevanti at Unity Yoga in 2019 and completed more than 400 hours of various trainings since. Beginning my yoga journey in 1999, I've found my practice to be an incredibly powerful tool for support and positive transformation in my life. I've practiced and studied with teachers from various styles and traditions but I consider my practice and sharing to be post-lineage. I endeavour to share yoga practices in an inclusive, accessible and non-hierarchical way which respects your own inner wisdom and natural rhythmic cycles. I embrace the role of a guide in the realms of both tenderness and resilience, softness and strength, in what I like to call “subtle activism” and am inspired by embodiment practices. I like to slow things down and I encourage this at every opportunity. My approach emphasizes nurturing an inquisitive awareness of the body, mind, and spirit. I aim to be playful in my devotion and facilitation, interweaving my various yoga trainings, esoteric practices, and transpersonal psychology. I like to focus on honesty and introspection in practice, guiding yogis to connect deeply with themselves to discard the superficial and delve into the breath to clear the mind & steer it towards clarity. I am passionate to guide towards cultivating a more sensitive connection to the subtle cues within and outside the body in order to align you with your most unique compass code. It's my firm belief that our duty is to discover what inspires us so we can be bold and share our sparkle in this world. In addition to my initial teacher training certificate, I see myself as an ongoing student of yoga, inspired by many brilliant teachers, and have trained under Dr Kumar in Traditional Vedic yoga, Uma Dinsmore Tuli in Yoga Nidra, WeEvolve and Katonah yoga under Selena Gareffino, as well as yoga for children with Zen Kids and Trauma-Sensitive Foundation with Centre for Trauma and Embodiment. With a degree in arts education and an accredited and certified self-leadership coach, My post-graduate therapeutic trainings include Integrative Arts, Psychosynthesis and Grofian Psychedelic and Breathwork psychological models, being an ongoing student of spiritual psychology since 2020. I specialise in supporting and integrating spiritual emergence and emergencies. A humbled co-parent to our avant-garde yoga hub in East London, Yoga In the Stars, where we embody the philosophy of being a "merging of the emerging," and space for continuous learning, community and growth. I offer 121 coaching packages, yoga sessions, yoga nidra and am in the process of creating an online mentorship program to create a Masterpiece of Life. For a more in-depth understanding of my services and qualifications, please visit my website at https://www.wholeexquisiteself.com/
A tranquil evening of gently and slowly arriving into stillness to be immersed into a liminal space journey through guided Nidra and sound.

Collaborating on this series with Basia is musician, Dave Franklyn on synths,, and Sound Healer, Alex Stevens on crystal bowls and gongs.

Dave and Alex brings their collection of instruments along with singing bowls, crystal bowls and gong to perform a traditional sound bath over a bed of sine wave frequencies designed to directly correlate with the meditative guidance from the voice of Basia and the sounds of the synth.

Yin yoga is a floor-based yoga practice in which poses are held passively for a length of time, often a few minutes. Holding poses for a longer period of time works into the connective tissues (ligaments, joints, bones and fascia) rather than the muscles, it can also help prepare the body to sit for periods of time in meditation. Energetically, it taps into our ‘chi’ and helps improve the flow of energy round the body. The practice of yin yoga gives you space to turn inwards and tune the mind and body to physical sensations, often playing with your ‘edge’ and dropping deeper into your practice.

Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep but is in fact a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body and mind are fully relaxed and which is conducive to emotional and physical healing. It works by following a guided relaxation and is an effective tool for deep rest and connection. Yoga Nidra can help to improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, help us to centre ourselves and find the truths hidden within our hearts.

This session is an explorative collaboration and will evolve over time. Consider booking a series of Tuesdays as we explore the space of sound within yoga.

Alternating Tuesdays with Sabina Bhandari, Classical Tantra with Gong Bath.