Yntegrity : Healing

Yntegrity : Healing

XM Gathering presents:
Yntegrity Healing
A Garden of Delight

Date and Time:
11 March from 3-6pm

The Institute of Light, Mentmore Terrace, London Fields, London E8

We'll take you on a sensory journey into The Magic Tree, featuring the colour pink, the key of F, the smell and taste of roses, and the feel of human touch...

Our beautiful hive includes:

Meena Ysanne - concept, composition, cultivation
Tereza Stehlikova - film germination

James Riley - guitar picking
Jons Davies - cajon, shakers, spoons
Ellie Doney - Babylonian visceral labyrinth
Nadjib Achaibou - freshly pruned Turkish roses
Jonathan Goldsmith - psychological weeding
Ana Bernardo - plotting and digging
Gabriel Edvy - light distilling

and a little chorus of angels:
Stephanie Singer (BitterSuite)
Heloise Tunstall-Behrens (The Quorum)
Jacqueline Nunn
Camilla Nunn

We'll explore healing, with insights from nature, science, beauty, pleasure, our hearts, and the scarred labyrinth of our shared, delicate, vulnerable experience, shuffling on this mortal coil.

Don't expect to simply consume - come ready to participate in gentle immersion, and wear pink, if only a scarf, or a little rose bud planted in your button-hole with a flourish of eudaimonia.

For we plan to wrap you in a pink woollen blanket to soothe all woes, to keep you safe and warm until Spring raises her sweet fragrance from the dead lands, as surely she must...

Tickets available in advance - choose a ticket for the main event (Non-Patrons Ticket for £5), or stay for dinner by purchasing an additional Non-Patron's Dinner ticket (£15 extra) on Eventbrite

Donations will be welcome at the event for our non-profit beneficiary Maggie's Centre at the Cancerkin


Yntegrity : TEDx

Yntegrity : TEDx

Meena presented this sensory experience to illustrate her TEDx Talk in Bend, OR in May 2017. Her talk was about sensory science and beauty, and how to combine them via knowledge of evolution and our primal oceanic history - how to open our senses to create a short-cut to our internal network, for direct access to consciousness, using music and food as the tools.

Watch her full TEDx Talk soon, including the Yntegrity experience at the end of her presentation.  Subscribe to the newsletter to stay informed and be notified when it's online and ready to watch.

Mee says:

"Before I took to the stage, there was a welcoming dance by three local Native American tribes: the Paiute, Walla Walla and Warm Springs Indians. They performed traditional songs and dances from their cultures specifically to welcome newcomers, including a shamanic bear dance. It was very special to watch from the wings of the stage - I felt truly blessed to step out immediately after their ancestral performance."

"We all need the oceans, whatever our beliefs. We all rely on oxygen, and oxygen is made in the oceans, as the primary source for this planet. The oceans connect us humans - in evolutionary terms, we've only recently stepped foot on dry land. That's why it's a powerful medium for our senses - and for our sense of purpose."

"It was an honor to connect with Yntegrity to this tight-knit, proud, high desert community, and to share my knowledge of sensory science that I've learned in New York with people in rural America."

"Our ability to consciously consider concepts is what sets us apart from other creatures - it's what defines us - so it was wonderful to share my ideas, and demonstrate them, for 1,200 people in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon, so far away from New York City."

Read an interview with Meena about her TEDxTalk here.

With acknowledgement to the following people for their generous support: Onome Ekeh, Simone Benyacar, Denis Pelli, Yuermaitijiang Yilitizi, Jonathan Goldsmith, Maddy Blount, Riley Johndonnell, Karim Lahoud, and Sanae Robinson Guerin.

With thanks to Virginia Klamon, Moe Carrick, Matt Hand, and Krayna Castelbaum at TEDxBend, and Elise Jones at Astir Agency.

Yntegrity : Happiness

Yntegrity : Happiness

Based on the key of E Major, the color yellow, and chocolate, Yntegrity : Happiness was designed to trigger deep inner happiness. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Shepard Fairey (Nøise) both generously shared one of their songs with Meena to integrate into the soundtrack for the evening, which was a benefit for the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression.

The experience integrated INT-O Yellow, and featured the artist G. Riley Johndonnell, actress Patrice Johnson (The Crucible), and psychotherapist Jonathan Goldsmith.

The team for this experience included a chorus of singers, a neuroscientist, a developer, an interactive video designer, and a mixologist. Yntegrity : Happiness gained international press, including a feature in The Huffington Post that called it "undoubtedly the happiest place in New York City." It was praised in Cool Hunting, Yahoo! News, The Future Laboratory, Singapore Today, Express Tribune Pakistan, and Music for Good.

Yntegrity : Paris

Yntegrity : Paris

Meena presented a 5-senses Yntegrity experience on June 1st 2017, which was the day that the Paris Accord was revoked. The need for an emotional acknowledgement of this news was palpable, so the Yntegrity experience that Meena had prepared was modified to reflect this need. Participants reclined on comforting blankets with cushions while taking part, watching a 360 holographic film of the ocean while tasting and smelling blue, and holding each other's hands. Meena's music was emotional and organic, allowing emotion to seep in, rise up and flow between the participants.

Yntegrity : Diversity

Yntegrity : Diversity

Experience commissioned to facilitate a conversation about diversity for top tier advertising executives from New York's leading agencies. Yntegrity : Diversity was designed by Meena for a tenement building in the Lower East Side, and included music from around the world alongside a lavish internationally-inspired meal. Yntegrity : Diversity team members included live storytellers and musicians, a neuroscientist, a psychotherapist, an astrophysicist, and a sailor.