About Sara

About Sara

Sara Bayer is an acupuncturist, licensed in California (1987) and Washington (1991) and a Certified Advanced Rolfer™. In 2014, Sara received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon. In 2009 and 2010 Sara completed Advanced Rolfing® Training in Vienna and Berlin. She is a Washington State licensed massage practitioner. Sara is certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), both in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

Sara has taught continuously in schools of acupuncture for over 2 decades. Before studying acupuncture she completed massage coursework while obtaining her Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Michigan in 1982. She became a Certified Rolfer™ in 2004 upon graduation from the rigorous program at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Over the last decade her year-long course in musculoskeletal pain treatment has become recognized by students as a vital component of basic acupuncture training.

Besides bodywork and teaching, Sara enjoys practicing Indian tabla drumming and the occasional trip to far-away lands. She’s been to China to study acupuncture, India to practice yoga, and to Scotland and other parts of Europe to paint, eat, drink, and watch life from another vantage point. She is such an avid reader her favorite book keeps changing! One week, it’s “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen, the next a book of poems by Mary Oliver, the next “Alla Prima – Everything I Know About Painting”, by Richard Schmid and after that “Uttermost Part of the Earth” about the Indians of Tierra del Fuego. You just never can tell.

Sara
Sara J. Bayer, D.A.O.M., M.A., L. Ac., L.M.P., Certified Advanced Rolfer™