B.S. (Biology), College of William and Mary, Virginia
Graduate level work in Genetics at the University of Illinois and the University of California at Davis
Ph.D. (Psychological Anthropology), University of Colorado, 1996
National Ayurvedic Medicine Association-registered Ayurvedic
practitioner, specializing in Ayurvedic internal medicine
Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher (RYTE-500)
International Yoga Federation World Counsel of Yoga member
Certified in Biofeedback and Meditation, Institute for
Psychobiological Research, London 1987
Certified Cardiac Yoga Therapist, 1998, Yoga of the Heart Program
Author of numerous articles in the fields of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Yoga Therapy
Senior Faculty Member, Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda
Adjunct Professor of Yoga, Metropolitan Statee College
Faculty, International Yoga College
Dr. Buhrman holds a B.S. and an M.S. equivalency in Biology (College of William and Mary and University of Illinois), and a Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology (University of Colorado).
She has practiced Yoga since 1973, and has studied extensively in all aspects of Yoga and meditation with her spiritual teacher, Baba Hari Dass, since 1976. In 1990 she was initiated by her teacher into the Vairagi Vaishnava Order, a monastic order of North India.
She was trained and qualified to practice Ayurvedic medicine with the late Dr. R.P. Trivedi, M.D. (Ayur), Professor of Ayurvedic Medicine at Benares Hindu University in India. She has also studied with various other Ayurvedic practitioners such as Dr. Vasant Lad, MaSc and Dr. Sarita Shrestha, M.D.
Sarasvatiji has maintained an Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga Therapy practice in Boulder, Co. since 1987. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in 1990, and is currently its senior faculty member. RMIYA is a nonprofit educational institution for training Yoga therapists, Yoga teachers, and Ayurvedic practitioners.
Sarasvatiji has published several articles in Yoga International and in the Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, as well as academic publications. She served five years on the board of directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and has served on the faculty of the Naropa Institute, International Yoga College, Whedan Cancer Center, and Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, and Metropolitan State University.
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