About Kelly

Welcome to Chee Gong with Kelly Kel

I love helping humans tap into their innate healing potential and feel more vibrantly alive and energized through discovering the art of Qigong.

With a variety of different class options and private mentoring, I’m passionate about making it simple and fun to take that much needed “You-time” so you can reconnect with your feel-good and have the energy to show up for the people and things you love most.

Whether you just have a few mins or an hour, I wanted to make it easy for you to access an incredible practice and teachings that have fundamentally changed my life and health for the better. And I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you today.

I wholeheartedly believe that you deserve to add life to your years, not just years to your life.

Feeling good in your body shouldn't be a privilege but a birthright at any age or stage.

Welcome to chee Gong with Kelly Kel

Meet Kelly

Hi, I’m Kelly McLeod, Certified Holden Qigong Teacher, and I’m delighted that you found your way here and couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the amazing art of Qigong and how it might positively impact your life.

Since I was young, I’ve always had an affinity for the healing arts. When I was just 12 years old, I wanted to be a brain surgeon, and my passion for healing only increased as I got older. However, it was when I turned 19 that I really began a more in-depth study of healing traditions through the way of studying Yoga.

After college, I decided to pursue a career in molecular biology and vaccine development, a field that embodies western medicine principles. But despite the nature of my day job, I was always fascinated by Eastern healing traditions, such as Yoga and meditation, and longed to find a way to integrate my passion for these two distinct fields together.

It was in 2005, that my dream would start to become a reality when I attended a 1 hour Qigong class [at the Annual Yoga Research Society conference]. That webinar ultimately changed the course of my life. The more I learned, the more interested I became.

Things really started to click after I took my first breathwork class. For the first time, I could feel the flow of my own energy in my body and its impact on my nervous system, anatomy, and physiology. I realized that this ancient wisdom and technology was a powerful vehicle for self-healing and could positively affect well-being in mind, body, and spirit.

I knew then that I wanted to go deeper with my study of Qigong, and I decided to study with the masters, including Lee Holden, Mantak Chia and Daisy Lee, and become a Qigong Teacher in the Holden Method.

I love that Qigong is so accessible. As long as you go through the basic learning, you can start applying it to your life immediately. A “Certified Holden Qigong Teacher,” I am thrilled to share my love and knowledge of Qigong with my students.

My dream is to be a lifelong practitioner and teacher, spreading joy and sharing this art with people worldwide, and I couldn’t be more honored to share these teachings and embark on this journey with you.

Kelly (3rd row middle) at an immersive Qigong workshop with numerous Qigong masters including Daisy Lee and Lee Holden.

Kelly is having a blast with numerous Qigong masters at an immersive Qigong workshop at Kripalu in MA.

What students are saying

“I have been taking a once a week  Qigong class with Kelly for the last few months. Kelly comes to class fully prepared to  teach which makes me feel she cares about her students. She is patient, shares each movement and how it affects and helps the body. She answers questions, is positive and encouraging and always kind. I leave class feeling good."

Pamela F.
Retired Psychologist

"Kelly is an excellent teacher. She is very thorough and explains all of the movements as they relate to our organs. Her class is very informative and good for you! It was joy being in her class!  Give it a try."

Elaine Y.

"Practicing morning Qigong with Kelly is an energizing way to start the day.  Kelly guided us through our QiGong practice with ease and joy. Craving an afternoon snack? Try QiGong with Kelly instead of M&M's. Her teaching style and sense of humor will increase your energy and it's sugarfree."

Zainab A.
Film Maker
Your body is your own personal messenger. Tune into its wisdom; treat it like a wise guide as well as a true friend.
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Are you ready to get started?

Schedule a free 15 min intro call with Kelly.
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