Julie Jackson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Medical Qigong Practitioner

Qigong Instructor

Reiki Master

Registered Nurse



Being a massage therapist for 32 years, I’ve always been interested in health and wellness and what is termed “alternative therapies.” And, I’ve always had a fascination with China and Eastern philosophy and their approach to health and healing. Imagine my delight when I saw an ad in Qi Magazine for courses offered in Qigong, and they were located near Atlanta! I quickly enrolled in the Medical Qigong course with The Rising Lotus Qigong and the rest is history. Through the instruction and guidance of Christina Barea and Peyton Young, I have since taken many workshops in the 5 Element Theory and have obtained certification as a Medical Qigong Practitioner and Qigong Instructor. My interest in Qigong is based on its relationship between the natural environment and our bodies and the inclusion of balance and interplay between the mind, body and spirit. Qigong supports the individual on all these levels and creates the awareness that impacting one affects the others. There is always more to learn and explore with Qigong. It is said “life is a journey, not a destination.” So is the path to health and wellness. And besides, Qigong is fun!


I am a lifelong student. Every time you learn something new, you increase your awareness and open up your options and choices. If you were to catch a glimpse of my bookshelf, you would discover numerous titles on Qigong, health, wellness and nutrition, to name a few. Now to just have the time to read and absorb all this valuable information! I enjoy being out in nature, particularly running on trails through the woods or kayaking on a calm peaceful lake. And did I mention? I am the proud mother of 10 rescue cats. Although, I must admit, I am not sure who rescued who. Each day they bring me joy, love, and many surprises. My intention is to live life with no regrets, even if it scares me. Discovery of your passion may be on the other side of that fear. Inspire. Love. Dream. Play. And share your gift with others.