Dr. ANYA YUDIN-BAEHRLE L.Ac, DAOM, MQT
Clinical Director and Founder
A true healer at heart, Anya started The Sage Place in September 2017, after a long journey towards realizing her true passion - helping others find a way of living their best, most balanced lives. It comes from combining holistic approach to their health and well-being, and her unique style of transformative life-coaching and mentoring.
Anya has been exposed to the power of Chinese Medicine when she was a teen, while her mother was studying it in order to incorporate it in her dental practice. Already then Anya was amazed at versatility and effectiveness of acupuncture and other medical modalities of Chinese medicine. Her appreciation for holistic medicine deepened even more, as years later, she was working through her own health challenges. She truly embodies the principle of Physician Heals Thyself.
With her life’s experience, Anya has unique understanding of the challenging and demanding Silicon Valley lifestyle. She strives to bring a holistic healing approach to her patients in all aspects of their daily lives. She specializes in stress related illnesses, treatment of pain and injury and herbal medicine. A mother of 3, she loves working with adolescents and young athletes.
Anya is a dedicated Qi Gong practitioner and Medical Qi Gong Therapist. She completed Qi Gong training programs in Korea and China. During her training in Qingchengshang (Cheng Du Province), she received her Chinese name Ya Xiao Wei (“Gracefully Cultivating for the Benefit of Others”).
Anya completed study of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the highly regarded Five Branches University. After extensive clinical work, Anya journeyed to her externship at the China Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan, where she had an opportunity to learn from top practitioners in the field of Internal Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and Orthopedic Acupuncture.
Anya is a National Board and California State Board certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She completed her doctorate in Orthopedics and Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, where she is also a faculty member and is teaching Acupuncture.
Outside of her practice, Anya is an avid athlete, marathoner and a yogi. She applies her understanding of human body and energy management in her running, using the Qi Running method, which allows her to turn running into a meditative and low impact experience.