Working with Mary
Mary Saunders is a nationally certified acupuncturist and author of Rhythms of Change. She mentors individuals, groups, and healthcare providers in person and online, offering resources and training for wellness education.

Using techniques grounded in 30 years of experience as a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, somatic therapy, and meditation, Mary offers practical guidance to help us live in balance, bringing body, mind, and spirit back into harmony.

Rhythms of Change – The Book
Rhythms of Change, authored by Mary Saunders, takes you on a journey that reveals the ancient wisdom of the Taoist Five Phases and applies it to the challenges of daily life.

This webinar course takes you on a deeper dive into the rhythms of change and gives you step-by-step guidance to reclaim these elemental energies for yourself.

Seminars designed to directly experience the power of being and to reclaim what has been silenced or neglected within ourselves. Practicing in a circle with other women allows something to happen that is not possible when we work alone.

My experience as a practitioner of acupuncture, somatic therapy, and meditation has shown me that we must make a choice and resolve to be whole, bringing our body and soul back into harmony. Yet we live within a system that encourages us to be dissatisfied and to constantly improve ourselves by working harder and seeking to be more, better, or different in some way.

Finding our way to meaning or satisfaction does not happen by working hard only in the outer world. It is essential to also cultivate our consciousness to effect change from the inside out. To do this, we practice and train ourselves to value the hints that come from our bodily symptoms, dreams, moods, and the happenings in daily life.

Mary Saunders is the author of Rhythms of Change: Reclaiming Your Health Using Ancient Wisdom And Your Own Common Sense (2014)

  • Nationally Certified Acupuncturist for 30 years
  • Mentor and Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Trained in the Hakomi method of somatic therapy
  • Seminar Speaker and Educator
  • Co-founder of one of the first Community Acupuncture clinics in the U.S.
  • Former Director and Instructor, Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, Colorado
Mary currently lives in Paso Robles, California with her husband, Whitfield Reaves.

Looking back at when I started doing coaching work with Mary, I was alone in the depths of fear, grief, and rage. With her kindness and compassionate nature she helped me access the inner strength that was needed to grow beyond the loss I had suffered. Her coaching has helped me to redefine my values and is always a gentle reminder to live according to those values. Her knowledge and experience is what make her truly unique and incredibly helpful.
Soleiana Abernathy, acupuncturist and rancher

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Mary Saunders’ coaching helped me understand my habitual patterns and transform them into new daily practices that are more aligned with what I want. In a few short months of working with Mary, I began to witness significant changes in my productivity and quality of life. Play, joy and lightness are once again companions. Most important of all, she helped me align myself with the true purpose of this one precious life I’ve been given. I am profoundly grateful to Mary as a guide on this journey.
Michelle Villadares, teacher and poet

Study Guide
We are now offering a Rhythms of Change Study Guide to support you in making the information in the book and webinars your own. It is designed to help clarify your understanding and support you moving toward the transformation you envision for yourself. And it is our gift to you.

Download the FREE Rhythms of Change Study Guide