A Brief Biography
Roni Edlund was born in Linköping, Sweden. She grew up in the quiet forests of the Flemma estate working with horses, surrounded by nature. In 2007, whilst travelling through Southern Thailand, Roni met Damo Mitchell who had just left a Buddhist monastery where he had been studying. The two became partners and shortly afterwards Roni moved to Somerset, England to live with Damo and study Daoism within the Lotus Nei Gong School which was still in it’s formative stages. This study has continued full-time and now, as Damo’s wife, she helps with the running and teaching of the rapidly growing organisation.
Since joining the school has travelled and studied extensively with Damo, his father Paul Mitchell and several of Damo’s teachers in China and South East Asia. This has been a full-time study which encapsulated Nei Gong, Qi Gong and Nei Dan as well as Yang Taijiquan and Cheng Baguazhang. Alongside this she has also studied Acupuncture at University level as well as ancient Daoist medical Acupuncture, Tui Na massage and energy medicine with Damo.
Roni was the first woman to begin studying the internal arts in the classical feminine way within the Lotus Nei Gong School. Women’s energy bodies are different from men’s, their essence moves in a different cycle and they naturally have access to energy centres which men find difficult to work with until much later stages in their internal development. Going through this process has opened up the internal realm for Roni who now teaches women-specific Nei Gong and Qi Gong practices to women around Europe and the US.
Roni’s first book ‘Daoist Nei Gong for Women – The Art of the Lotus and the Moon’ was released in April 2016. In this book there is an overview of the process of training in the Daoist arts for women as well as detailed instruction on female methods of cultivation.
- Senior Teacher within the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts
- Qualified Teacher of Daoist Qi Gong and Daoist Nei Gong
- Qualified Teacher of Yang Taijiquan
- Qualified Teacher of Cheng Baguazhang
- Qualified Acupuncturist (BScHons)
- Roni has studied extensively in China with various teachers of the internal arts
- Roni has taught in the UK, the US, Sweden, Turkey and Thailand