Mindfulness in Movement –
Qi Gong, live with Marisa
Thurs. 4th and Thrs. 11th August
Our regular Qi Gong, Yoga and Vipassana teacher Marisa is with us in person in Bangkok this August. Events are in the spacious Rojana Center, Sukhumvit 23.
Marisa will be leading us in some new Qi Gong moves as a form of meditation in movement.
Thursday 4th and 11th Aug.
- 6:30 gather at the Rojana Center (refreshments served)
- 6:45-7:35 Qi Gong – new routine
- 7:40-8:15 mindfulness meditation
There’s no need to book in advance. Conducted in English. You do not need previous experience to join.
We are holding this event by donation, but please remember Marisa is a professional Qi Gong and Yoga teacher, and yoga groups charge regular yoga teacher rates for sessions with her – so remember to be generous
Meditation in Motion: The Art of Dynamic Relaxation
It is well known that relaxation is a key aspect of meditation and maintaining a healthy immune system. Hundreds of years ago the Chinese created an entire system of qigong based on fang song, the art of dynamic relaxation, to facilitate spiritual growth and health. In these three classes we will explore how dynamic relaxation supports bare awareness or mindfulness techniques of Vipassana meditation and why it is so important in a meditation practice. We will focus on using the Five Element Flow routine so that you can easily continue to practice qigong on your own.
What is Qigong?
Qigong is an art of conscious embodiment that honors and nourishes the energy aspect of our being. “Qi” means energy and “gong” means skill; qigong teaches us how to know our own energy through direct experience of the body and mind in the flow of the present moment. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, qigong uses the meridian system as a map to guide us through gentle stretches and repetitive movements that support the immune system, energize the organs and connect to nature. Qigong perfectly complements formal sitting meditation practice and has a long and well-established history connected to contemplative traditions. It is, actually, a complete meditation practice in itself.
Marisa Cranfill Young
Frequent trips to Asia as a child influenced Marisa’s passion for an investigation of meditation, yoga, qigong, Chinese healing arts and academic field work for over 17 years. She discovered qigong while attending university in China and combined it with a meditation and yoga practice, experiencing amazing results: more energy, deep healing, and insight to nature’s unlimited potential. Today she shares these gifts as a certified qigong, yoga, and Vipassana meditation instructor. Her qigong training is through the Universal Healing Tao Lineage and the Wandering Tao School. She currently divides her time between San Fransisco and Bangkok where she offers classes, workshops, and private consultations.
Marisa is also an accomplished fashion designer and Thai spirit house enthusiast. For more information find her at:
Spirit House Connection and the YOQI facebook page
Please follow the map. It is VERY precise. It is easy to find: there are only one or two turns depending on which direction you are coming from. It is an 11 minute walk from Asoke BTS and even closer to Sukhumvit MRT
Go down Sukhumvit 23 to the first four way intersection. Turn right, and then turn right again at the end of the road.
Or just ask the motorcycles inside Sukhumvit 23 – they know the way.
A few tips:
- Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will not know the Rojana Centre, and will send you somewhere else instead. They will all know Sukhumvit 23, so go there and find your own way.
- Follow the map – plenty of landmarks are shown and it it extremely precise!
- In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam
- Quite a few other foreigners will be heading there at the same time.
Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748