Friday January 17th @ the Rojana Center, Asok
6pm to 8pm
The second in Marisa Cranfill’s qigong and meditation series will be held on February 17 @ Rojana Center in Asok. Don’t worry if you missed her first session – each evening is a complete practice in its own right. These sessions are ideal for anyone who wants to learn about qigong and meditation, as well as for those who already have an established qigong and/or meditation practice. Marisa has a reputation for being a clear and generous teacher who guides her students through direct experience. Her sessions are not to be missed!
Upcoming sessions: January 17th and February 17th and 24th 2020 @ the Rojana Center, Asok
- Friday 17th January
- Monday 17th February
- Monday 24th February
- Arrive @ 6pm Rojana Center opens
- 6.30pm to 7.30pm Qigong
- 7.30pm to 7.50pm Meditation
- 8.00pm Rojana Center closes
We are holding this event by donation, but please remember Marisa is a professional Qigong and Yoga teacher, and yoga groups charge regular yoga teacher rates for sessions with her – so please be generous
Marisa @ Rojana Center December 2018
As the Rojana Center is a Thai Buddhist Center, please wear something that is comfortable to sit and practice qigong in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts.
|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
Marisa is the founder of YOQI (yoga and qigong) and runs professional qigong trainings in the US, Europe and Thailand, is a yoga instructor, and a Vipassana teacher.
She has been studying qigong for eighteen years and is formally trained and certified to teach with blessings from two qigong lineage masters: Universal Healing Tao (Master Mantak Chia) and Dan Ming (Master Robert Peng). She has also studied Medical Qigong at the Wandering Tao School in Yangshuo, China, as well as with the Taoist scholar Gao Han (Kenneth Cohen). Her female masters include qigong master and energy healer Liu He and qigong master and martial artist Liping Zhu.
Her primary method of meditation practice and teaching is Vipassana, however her understanding is enriched by extensive engagement with Buddhist and Taoist approaches, including Samatha, Chinese Chan, Japanese Zen, and the Pure Land schools.
Marisa is also a clothes designer and had developed a range especially for qigong practice. You can find more about her and the teacher training programme she is offering in 2020 on her YOQi site. You can also see a selection of her practice videos on her YouTube channel.
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. In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam.
Or if you need more definite pointers:
Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer: 13.739356, 100.564748