Kendra J Myers, DOM, MSAOM, NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine
I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, where I was first introduced to a Doctor of Oriental Medicine at age eight. As a competitive athlete training four hours a day, I was sustaining frequent injuries. Although I was initially reluctant about the needles as a child, I returned regularly because it was clear that my injuries responded well to the treatments.
Years later while completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, at Middlebury College in Vermont, I fell in love with yoga. I spent four years apprenticing as a teacher, which ultimately led me to become a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. I watched as yoga students approached our teacher with their injuries and ailments; and I felt inspired to offer my students and my community the medicine that had helped me from such an early age.
After four years of intensive study at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, where I earned my Master's of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I am continually inspired by the body's capacity to heal itself, and by the power this medicine has to aid in that process.
Having lived in Vermont, Maui, Oregon and California, I am very happy to call New Mexico my home again. I love the big sky and the desert landscape, and I spend a lot of time hiking in the mountains. In addition to my practice as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I offer weekly Ashtanga classes in my office studio space, as well as at Santa Fe Thrive. I am grateful to be part of a community that supports alternative medicines and healthy living.