Awake and Embodied
Mindful Qi Gong with Marisa
Tuesday 14th and 21st July 2015
Our regular Qi Gong, Yoga and Vipassana teacher Marisa is with us in Bangkok July. For two evenings she’ll lead some mindful Qi Gong sessions at our Little Bangkok Meditation Center, Ekkamai, Bangkok.
- 7:00 gather at the studio
- 7:15-7:20 mindfulness meditation
- 7:20-8:10 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 this event for us.
How does our energetic state influence the quality of a formal meditation practice? Look into this for yourself as we practice together and inquire during two sessions of qigong and mindful movement guided by our regular visiting teacher Marisa Cranfill.
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.
In these sessions we will integrate the Vipassana and qigong traditions to cultivate a grounded and long lasting body-based awareness. We will also highlight the healing and restorative aspects of meditation that are a natural result.
About Marisa Cranfill
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 Los Angeles 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!