My experience has shown me that it is time to make wholeness a conscious choice, bringing body and soul back into harmony. Distanced from both our inner knowing and the natural world, we often try to find meaning by seeking to be more, better, or different in some way.

Yet finding our unique way to meaning does not happen only by working hard in the outer world. Simply allowing ourselves to be as we are and valuing the feminine qualities of receptivity and stillness is equally important. Listening to the hints that come from dreams, moods, bodily symptoms, and experiences in daily life allows us to be more resourced for ourselves and for a world that needs our attention and care.

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

  • Mentor and Professional Co-Active Coach
  • Nationally Certified Acupuncturist
  • Trained in the Hakomi method of somatic therapy
  • 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.

Mary mentors women in person and online, offering resources for reclaiming our wholeness. Using techniques grounded in 30 years of experience, Mary offers practical guidance for clarifying values and 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. Available now on YouTube.

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