Mary Saunders


Mary Saunders graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1986. She has been an acupuncturist in clinical practice for over 25 years and is highly skilled in the integration of Oriental medicine with psychology, nutrition, and spiritual practice. The current focus of Mary’s work is on educating clients and practitioners on the importance of bringing body and soul into harmony by integrating ancient wisdom into daily life.

Mary uses her training in Co-Active coaching and the Hakomi method of somatic therapy in her teaching and work with clients. The Hakomi tradition is rooted in the understanding that the body is the gateway to unconscious core beliefs that organize our experience on all levels, including our capacity for change and healing.

Co-founder of one of the first low-cost community acupuncture clinics in the U.S., Mary has also worked as an instructor, clinical supervisor, and the campus director for Southwest Acupuncture College, a nationally accredited acupuncture college in Boulder, Colorado.

Mary Saunders is a Nationally Certified Acupuncturist with a Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc).

Mary is the author of Rhythms of Change: Reclaiming your health using ancient wisdom and your own common sense.

Mary Saunders