Basia (Barbara) Lipska Larsen is an artist and respected yoga icon in Europe and Japan. In 2000 Basia started yoga in Japan and has continued to be involved in the yoga industry as a practitioner, instructor, advisor, model, author, studio owner and manager. In 2006, she completed her Master of Fine Arts degree, while simultaneously the yoga and wellness industry had become the inspiration behind her creative endeavours which range from art direction for books and dvds, commercial design projects, illustration to performance and styling.

As a certified yoga professional with over two decades of experience in her field, she has created and developed training programs and held numerous retreats and workshops. Since 2015 she is involved in the Nordic Concept for HiYoga studios and Sats fitness centers in Scandinavia as a Yoga Product Manager TT and Master Trainer.

You will find Basia in the Sats online programs as well as Poland´s PortalYogi´s online video platform. She is the creator of the DVDs: Ashtanga Yoga and Prenatal Flow. Basia co-authored, designed and illustrated the Norwegian book Yogafilosofi for Hjertet, the Spirit Agenda and the Polish yoga book Joga dla kobiet w ciazy(Yoga for Pregnancy). She choreographed the yoga sequence for the Norwegian DVD and book Yoga for gravide, compiled the yoga CD Shanti Shanti and starred in the Japanese BS FUJI TV show and DVD called Yoga TV Mind Peace.


Education M.F.A Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland. B.F.A Concordia University

Yoga Certification  ERYT, YACEP, RPYT, KPJAYI www.kpjayi.org, 2004, 2010, 2014

Publications & Products

Creator of the Yoga class sequences for Scandinavia´s SATS fitness centers. 2016
Yogafilosofi for Hjertet book. Norway, 2016
My Spirit Agenda book. Norway, 2015
PortalYogi Yoga Flows 5 dvds and online program. Poland, 2014-present.
Mindvalley Yoga online yoga films. Poland, 2012-2014
Prenatal Yoga Flow with Basia Lipska DVD, 2012
Joga dla Kobiet w Ciazy book (Prenatal Yoga). Poland, 2011
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Basia Lipska DVD, 2010
Gravide Yoga book (Prenatal Yoga). Norway, 2009
Shanti, Shanti CD, Toshiba EMI. Tokyo, 2005

Selected Feature Interviews and Appearances
Yoga Sutra, book by Hanne Tharaldsen. Norway, 2017
Joga do Setki, article for Wysokie Obcasy magazine. Poland, 2016
My Spirit Agenda book. Norway, 2015
Asany do Szczescia, article for Gazeta Wyborcza. Poland, 2014
Powitanie Slonca, article for Gazeta Wyborcza. Poland, 2014
Yoga A Journey Within, book by Derek Biermann, 2012
Atleci Boga (God´s Athletes), article for Angora magazin, 2012
Gjør yoga Hjemme, article for Gravide magazine. Norway, 2011
Kobiety ktore Zmieniaja Swiat (Women who change the World), article for Shape magazine. Poland, 2010
Appearance in ´Chasing the Dreams´ short film, awarded the Nokia Audience Award Short Film, 2010
Kawa czy Herbata?´ TV program. Poland, 2010
Visjon, Pustens Kraft, article and cover for Visjon. Norway, 2009
Yoga Performance at CODA. Oslo International Dance Festival. Oslo, 2009.
TVN Style´s Metamorfoza Gwiazd, TV program and photography exhibit (featured as the December celebrity). Poland, 2008
Yoga minus Maset!, article for Insider. Norway, 2008
Mysore Style, book by Graeme Montgomery, 2006
Ashtanga meets Vogue: Basia Lipska´s Photography, article in Ashtanga News website, 2006
The Spirit of Ashtanga Yoga’, book feature and cover by Ken Harakuma. Japan, 2005
Basia Lipska - A Yen for Yoga, article for Japan Close-Up magazine. Tokyo, 2005
Golf TV, monthly yoga program for golfers. Tokyo, 2005
Numerous articles and dvd appearances for Kirei-ni-naru Yoga magazine & DVD. Japan, 2005
Yoga Pilates, DVD & magazine. Japan, 2005
Interiors: Yoga Space Tokyo, article for Gaikokujin Interior Design magazine. Japan, 2004
House of Spirit, article for Metropolis magazine. Japan, 2002
Epi Soft Press Event, choreography and performance for Louis Vuitton flagship store. Tokyo, 200


Yoga/Fitness Model 
For yoga wear brands:
Run and Relax, yoga ambassador
Slow Flow, Danskin

For artists/photographers:
Hanne Tharaldsen http://www.hannetharaldsen.com/gal/samadhi-pada/
Nicki Twang http://www.twang.no/tag/basia-lipska
Helene Gulaker Hansen
Malgorzata Dabrowska
Justyna Jaworska
Gosia Janik
David Lewis Sternfeld
Bernard Branecki

International Group Art Exhibits 
Purity, Puro Yoga Studio, Oslo, Norway. (drawing on paper), 2013
Untitled, Unesco World Day for Cultural Diversity International Flag Art Exhibition. Beirut, Lebanon. (Digital Image), 2012             Avatar, 13th World Peace Art Exhibition. Seoul, Korea (drawing, graphite on paper), 2010  
Athena, Art International Exhibit. Penang, Malaysia. (Digital Image, photo of artist in yoga posture with drawing), 2009
Athena, Olympic Fine Arts Exhibit. Beijing, China (Digital Image, photo with drawing), 2008
Scorpion, Crocodile, Fly, Elbow Pressure, Turtle, Upward Bow, Beijing International Art Biennale. China (Digital Images), 2008
Samsara, ink drawings and floor Installation of reproduced yoga sutras. Gallery K, Tokyo, Japan, 2007

Solo Art Exhibits
Magic Carpet, floor Installation of painted yoga mats & drawings. Gallery K, Tokyo, Japan, 2006
Knots, photography of artist in yoga postures. Yoga Jam Studio, Montreal, Canada, 2006
Labyrinth: danced, painted mandala floor installation & performance. Museum Tokyo Space. Japan, 2005
Sacred Graffiti, acrylic on cement. Mural of painted holy script. Commissioned for Museum Tokyo Space, Japan, 2001
Framed Elephants, acrylic paint on magnet. Marlowe’s Cafe, Montreal, Canada, 1995
Pillars of the Earth, installation. Acrylic paint on rock. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1994-