Mindfulness in Movement –
Qi Gong with Marisa
Wednesdays 4, 11, and 18 Nov. 2015
Our regular Qi Gong, Yoga and Vipassana teacher Marisa is with us in Bangkok this November. For three evenings she’ll lead some mindful Qi Gong sessions at our Little Bangkok Meditation Center, Ekkamai, Bangkok.
This is three Wednesdays in a row – best to attend all three, but you are welcome to try it out just once if you have not tried Qi Gong before. Marisa will also show how to hold poses, which is a form of meditation you can add to your usual meditation method.
Wednesday 4th, 11th and 18th November
- 7:00 gather at the studio
- 7:15-7:20 grounding meditation
- 7:20-8:15 mindful Qi Gong
There’s no need to book in advance. Conducted in English. You do not need previous experience to join.
Other organisations arrange things with Marisa and charge over 1000 baht – we are doing this by donations only, but please remember to be appreciative of the teacher’s time and expense in leading these events for us.
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
‘APARTMENTS’ Little Bangkok Meditation Centre
The center is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.
Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS‘ building. Go up to the top floor. See the excellent map – it is very precise!