About Kasia
Integral Embodiment was established out of my passion for supporting individuals and groups to fulfillment of their basic rights to belonging, aliveness, and authentic self-expression after my own long journey of spiritual emergency. I desire to co-create a world where we can live in harmony with our inner and outer nature. 

I believe that to do that, we need to bring back lost deep feminine current qualities of body consciousness: intuition, feeling, vulnerability, interconnectedness, compassion, welcoming of healthy anger, and match it with science. With my experience and education, I can bring between traditional Earth-centred approaches, shamans and healers, and modern medicine - doctors, psychotherapists, and scientists.

Hence, in my work, I combine trauma theory, somatics, neuroscience, psychedelic states, and transpersonal psychology with breathwork, bodywork, sound medicine, bioenergetics, conscious touch, herbalism, and feminine shamanic technologies. 

 

I study with feminine gnosis teachers and indigenous medicine women. I am a certified Biodynamic Breathwork for Trauma Release (BBTRS) and somatic Sexological Bodywork practitioner. I take further inspiration from NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), NeuroAffective Touch, Somatic Experiencing, Bioenergetics by Lowen, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Family Constellations, and Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP). I advocate the safe therapeutic use of psychedelic states for healing and creativity. I am a scientist with PhD with close to 20 years of research experience in cell and tissue biology. 

 
Professional Education and Experience
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BODY-MIND MEDICINE

Professional education

Certified Biodynamic Breathwork for Trauma Release Practitioner

Integral Body Institute Online and In Person (2021 - 2022)

Certified Sexological Bodyworker & International Insitute for Somatic and Pelvis Practitioinaire

International Institute for Sexological Bodywork ISSB (2020 - 2021)

Member:

Consciousness and Healing Initiative

Galileo Commission

Courses:

Trust Technique (Animal Communication) (2021)

Conscious Healing with Thomas Hübl (2019)​​​

Mindful Eating- Conscious Living ME-CL1 with Char Wilkins and​ Jan Chozen Bays​ (2018)

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training MB-EAT​ with Jean Kristellar and Andrea Lieberstein (2018)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction MBSR with Ela Amarie (2017)

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SCIENCE

Professional experience

Science and Community for Animal-Free Research, Zurich University of Applied Sciences TEDD Competence Centre, Switzerland (since 2014)

Tissue Engineering Research, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland (2014 - 2018)

Cancer Biology, Institute Curie, France (2013 - 2014)

Marine and Material Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA (2012)

Cell and Tissue Biology, Medical Research Council, UK (2007-2008)

Scientific education:

PhD in Cell Biology and Nutrition, University of Cambridge (2008 - 2012)

MSc in Biotechnology, Warsaw University of Applied Sciences (2001 - 2006)

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CEREMONIAL

Sacred Rage

Deep Feminine Mystery School with Maya Luna (2022)

Healing Potential of Sacred Mushrooms with Doña Eugenia Pineda Casimiro (2022)

 

The Ceremony and Science of Psilocybin

Entheowheel (2022)

Holy Fire

Deep Feminine Mystery School with Maya Luna (2022)

Rose Linage Mysteries Medicine Woman  Mystery School Ecstatic Self (2020 - 2021)

 
My Story

The paradise: ancestry and birth

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This story starts in rural Poland, in a small, sleepy town with a terribly long name, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. It is a very unsettling time of the 80s, a time of hopes and anxieties. The collective never recovered from the history of collective trauma: invasions, world wars, communism, yet is hungry for the new "paradise" of capitalism. Catholic church recently chose the Polish pope, who is the nation's most significant spiritual influencer.

In the countryside, in the forestry region of Góry Świętokrzyskie, an ancient Slavik power spot, strongly connected to legends of witches, two young people meet, marry and "decide" to have a baby. The little girl is born.

The family brought her up to be a "good girl", a helper, and a soother. So, she becomes like a thermometer, feeling people's emotions and their state of well-being, leaving little space to herself. She feels very alone. She wants to go back, but where?

Her freedom is in nature around the farm. She spends countless hours alone on the meadows and in the forest, listening to and talking to stones, mushrooms, plants, and animals. She learns about death and birth. At the age of 10, she encounters her first conscious spirit animal - the little deer.

The hell: education and depature

Kasia goes to school and is a first-class student. Anger is forbidden; rebelling is not an option. But she also draws and writes poems and fantasies. She sometimes "sees" and "hears" things that no one else does. She wants to understand life and nature. She is fascinated by witches, ghosts, dinosaurs, cemeteries, old attics, horror movies, and all beyond ordinary. She is often sad.

She finishes school and starts her beloved biology at the university in Warsaw. The anxiety becomes her everyday friend. She starts to experience her body as foreign; the world and herself are not real. She falls in love a lot and discovers a conflict between empowerment and disempowerment of her sexuality. She dances. She goes between times of motivation and despair. She craves to be with people who are weird and dark like her. She experienced her first significant depressive episodes.

At the age of 26, following an unconscious calling, and leaves Poland. She dives into science in UK, USA, France, Switzerland. She learns about people, places, food, and relationships. She loses her spirituality. She suffers from many depression episodes. With each suicidal thought becoming more intrusive and stronger. Her body starts screaming: pay attention to me!!!

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The purgatory: claiming water and looking for fire

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At the age of 35, her initiation into the dark night of the soul unfolds, and she dives into a deep two years-long depression. Amidst suicidal thoughts, she and her loved ones are in despair. This is a state of spiritual emergency. Ultimately, she is ready to surrender to her life's myth. She is guided by her years-long collaboration with a doctor and therapist. She works with holistic medicine guides and mentors. A dear friend warmly calls her "the Queen of the Void". She has her first psychedelic experiences - she understands that she always had access to this realm.

She receives gifts of support and resources to search, learn, and experience. She expands her boundaries in love, sexuality, professional life. She cries many tears, experiences pain and ecstatic bliss. She discovers the grounding power of her moon cycle connecting her directly to the Great Mother. She re-connects to the transpersonal realm and learns to communicate through her heart. Finally, she is starting to lets go of the stories and live in the present.

The re-birth: true power, creating reality

Well, the story goes on, and I am going through cycles of birth, hell, purgatory, and re-birth every day, every moment. I feel a stable internal flame that always burns inside me. I surrender to fear, anger, and sadness - they become my allays. I experience crazy synchronicities. I meet incredible people, animals, plants, and minerals that fill me with tremendous energy. My creative power is awakening. I still feel hopeless from time to time. I love all that is "weird".  

 

I am on a journey with no destination in a beautiful vehicle of my human body. LIFE Is A CEREMONY.