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Morganne Ashlie

Morganne Ashlie (formerly Kim Starbuck), L.Ac, Program Director - Morganne is responsible for developing the programs offered through YourBodyBalanced. She is a Diplomate of the National Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Virginia, a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner.

Throughout my professional career, I’ve been completely dedicated to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, first as a researcher and then as a clinician. After completing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at The College of William and Mary and a Master's Degree in Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, I worked as a Project Coordinator at the Health Services Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

My interest in Energy Medicine was actually sparked at age 13 when I heard my mother’s friend declare that he helped people "feel life-force energy in their bodies." To accomplish this goal myself, I studied Tai Chi and Qigong with Taoist Master Mantak Chia, who certified me as a Healing Tao instructor in 1989. By 1990, I moved to Santa Fe to teach Medical Qigong at Southwest Acupuncture College. While there, I completed a 4 year degree in Oriental Medicine. I’ve enjoyed practicing Acupuncture since 1994 in Chapel Hill, NC, and now in Charlottesville, Va. Since 2005, I’ve worked extensively with the BodyTalk system treating mental and emotional as well as physical challenges.

I have an extensive background in Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and I regularly practice Vinyasa Yoga. I have also received extensive training in the extraordinary visionary techniques of Spirit Medicine including Soul Retreival with Hank Wesselman and Jill Kuykendal, who are themselves students and colleagues of the late Hawaiian shaman Hale Makua." - Morganne Ashlie

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