Liver Cleansing Qigong – Because of the daily impact of our busy 21st century lives, it is
immensely important to cleanse our livers on a regular basis. As the seasons change, Qi shifts.
During Spring, it is the time to prepare the garden, in order to plant seeds. It is exactly the same
process for renewing our body’s Qi through activation of the Liver, as the liver is responsible for
giving birth to pure yang qi, as well as storage and purification of the blood. Our livers are being
consistently taxed by the over-stimulation and pollution that is prevalent in our culture and
environment. The pollutants in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat all
strain our livers as does the over-abundance of visual stimulation and EMF radiation. The liver is
also the organ that takes the brunt of our everyday stress and negative emotions, which can lead
to many illnesses. The Spring is the time of the Liver, in Chinese Medicine, and is the best time
of year to detoxify and renew the entire Liver system.
Please Join me for a very special Spring Equinox Liver Cleansing Qigong Practice.
This form includes theory and meditation, morning and evening qigong practices, lifestyle and
nutritional advice, and time spent with nature! It is not your typical Liver Cleanse.
We will be meeting every day, twice daily for a solid week, learning and practicing the amazing
nutrition, movements, sounds and intentions that will cleanse our liver systems, and support our
liver health over the course of the coming year. I hope to see you there!
As always, please wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle, notebook and
pen to class with you, in case you want to take notes. Also, if you have a favorite sitting cushion,
feel free to bring that as well.
Schedule: March 19th- 5:30pm- Introduction, Registration, Logistics and Opening of the Program
March 20th-26th- Every Day- 8-8:30am and 6:30-7pm
March 26th- 6:30-8pm -Final practice, Q&A and Closing of the Program
Cost: $149, Register by calling Hawthorn Healing Arts Center at 541-330-0334
About the Facilitator:
Kellie Chambers, L.Ac., MAOM, Dipl.Ac., Owner and Operator of MoonTree Medicine, LLC and an independent contractor at Hawthorn Healing Arts Center in Bend, Oregon, has studied Chinese Medicine for over a decade. She applies her passion for healing with ancient Eastern practices, in order to better serve her community. As a Licensed Acupuncturist focusing in Classical and Taoist approaches to health and balance, Kellie utilizes several modalities including Acupuncture, Asian Bodywork, Chinese Nutritional and Herbal Medicine, Qigong Therapies, Cupping, Gua sha, Moxa, Sound therapy and Essential Oils in her treatment sessions. She is also one of the acupuncturists who offer her expertise at Hawthorn’s weekly Community Acupuncture sessions.
Kellie’s love of plants and nature led her to a B.S. in Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. But it was her awareness of Qi (and several Aikido injuries) that led her to earn a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Kellie went on to train with Dr. “flying needle” Wong, in her post graduate study at the NanJing International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in NanJing, China. She passionately passes along her knowledge of this ancient tradition of practice to the next generation of Healers as a professor for the Central Oregon Community College Massage program, as well as teaching Cupping and Gua Sha Workshops (through Cupping Dynamix, LLC) all over the greater Northwest Region to Acupuncturists, Physical Therapist, Nurses, Massage Therapists, and many more, wishing to add some Eastern wisdom to their varied approaches to healing.
Kellie has been studying meditation in many forms for the past 13 years. She is a Ling Gui Certified Master Healing QiGong Instructor and continues as a student of Taoist medicine with the Ling Gui International Healing School of Qigong. In addition to treating patients, Kellie offers weekly QiGong classes and in-depth weekend workshops on a seasonal basis. She adds to her qigong healing instruction with a background in Aikido and Zen style Meditation as well as a 200 hour yoga teacher certification, specializing in Yin yoga.
When not out working with MoonTree, Hawthorn, or Cupping Dynamix, you can find Kellie happily on a sailboat, out for a hike, dancing in ceremony, exploring photography, or reading a book by the fire.