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

  • Mentor to Women
  • Trained in the Hakomi method of somatic therapy and Co-Active Coaching
  • Former Nationally Certified Acupuncturist, Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), and Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)
  • Co-founder of one of the first Community Acupuncture clinics in the U.S.A.
  • Former Director and Instructor Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, Colorado

Mary was a nationally certified acupuncturist in clinical practice for 30 years. She has always been passionate about patient education, coaching her clients in the lifestyle habits that would positively impact their well-being. She was an administrator and instructor in an accredited acupuncture college, and owned and worked in two community-style acupuncture clinics for the last nine years of her practice. She is trained in meditation, Co-Active coaching, the Hakomi method of somatic therapy, and trauma-informed care for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

She practiced Buddhist meditation for many years until she met her Sufi teacher, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, in 2000. Here she found resonance in a mystical tradition that honors the feminine and direct experience of the divine. She has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path ever since.

Mary currently lives on Maui, HI with her husband, Whitfield Reaves.