About Alchemy Kambo
Julie Merrill is the practitioner of Alchemy Kambo.
Julie was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina near Asheville.
She began studying dance and African studies in 1999, and medicinal plants in 2003, traveling all over the world and studying with both indigenous healers and modern herbalists. These subjects have led her passionately into a world of healing, curiosity, and art.
She found the healing of frog medicine while in a critical healing crisis, experiencing herniated and bulging discs, unable to walk. Using Kambo for pain management and inadvertently, healing the digestive system to receive, building the immune system, and bringing more alignment to the limbic system, Kambo began aligning her spirit to wholeness and love. Her experience with Kambo opened her to a deeper remembering of who she was, and how she wanted to contribute to healing in the world.
She received her Kambo training in April of 2018 with Joao de Noe and Claudia Costa through the Universal Kambo Alliance (UKA) and was honored to be initiated to administer Kambo and Hapé ceremonially in Asheville, NC.
Julie is an artist, metalsmith, healer, dancer, poet, dreamer, lover, alchemist, yogini, and human, inspired to witness the process of healing and evolution in others and herself. Her passion is to channel the flows of healing into the world and to preserve the ancient, uplifting techniques of health and wholeness. Julie is dedicated to assisting people remember their own power to heal themselves through aligning with their wholeness and personal evolution.
She also teaches yoga and offers private yoga and movement sessions in addition to Kambo treatments. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Asheville Community Yoga in July 2018, and she is a current Yoga Alliance member. If you are interested in any of Julie’s offerings, please use the contact page.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
I believe that our bodies know how to heal themselves and that all dis-ease is internal conflict. For example, between different psychological parts of ourselves, or physically, one side of the body and the other. I hope to serve as a guide and facilitator, holding space for my clients to experience Kambo in its truest form. Kambo is the road opener into transformation, as it clears stagnation and opens pathways for the body to heal itself. My approach is intuitive, respectful, and grounded in traditional ceremony that maintains a strong and safe container. My role is that of a conduit or channel, serving each client, so they may receive the healing blessing of Kambo.
I work one-on-one with each of my clients, taking time to be thorough and careful before each treatment, ensuring each client feels safe, comfortable, and prepared for their session. I use traditional ceremonial process, incense and smudge to clear the space, offer hapé and sanaga for additional cleansing and alignment, and follow UKA safety protocol for Kambo administration, which involves strict measures for maintaining sanitation and preventing infection. I often use rattles, bells, or feathers to assist in moving energy and vibration.
Julie brings a profound sensitivity, clarity, and warmth to her Kambo sessions. That makes all the difference for work that can be both intimate and challenging. I do a session with her every time I am in Asheville and look forward to doing a series within a lunar cycle.
Julie holds a very safe, loving, calm sacred space during your Kambo treatment. Perfect for the new moon!
As someone who has struggled with chronic illness it has been a life long journey to work with my symptoms, pain, body and mind.
Kambo- unlike any other modality or healthcare treatment-has proven to be the healing Panacea that has allowed me to understand, and heal through my suffering.
To work with Julie has been the key that unlocked this medicine for me.
Her sharp awareness, committed respect and prayer to and for and with the medicine, her voice, the strong container she holds and the love in her heart, allow this medicine to be received in a way that gets right to the heart of the matter.
While some might say that “medicine” is all that is needed to heal the sick, it is my experience that the bedside manner, intention, and heartfelt compassion of the “physician” is equally if not more important for the sick to heal.
For me, Julie has been the skilled practitioner who not only carries the powerful medicine of Kambo, but also applies it with the care and awareness of the greatest of “physicians”.
For those in need of healing, and willing to do their work, I cannot recommend anyone more, attentive, compassionate or skillful than Julie with Alchemy Kambo.
Kambo must be administered by a trained practioner. Alchemy Kambo serves the Western North Carolina area, Asheville and surrounding counties. If you would like to request a Kambo ceremony in your area, please apply for a treatment below.