About Margaret Kruszewska

Margaret (Saraswati) Kruszewska founded and ran Yoginis Yogic Arts Studio in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles from 2001-2005.

Ms. Kruszewska studied Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London) and at Claremont Graduate University. She holds postgraduate degrees in Asian and Comparative Studies (CIIS, SF) and Women’s Spirituality Studies (New College, SF). She received her training as a yoga instructor, and the spiritual name of Saraswati, while in India at the Sivananda Ashram of Kerala in 1990.

She is also a poet, director and playwright with New York and Los Angeles productions of her plays Daddy Meets DurgaMarX Daughter and MotherGhost and holds a BA in Theater and Film from UCLA. Visit her performing arts information at www.megkruszewska.com

In 2006-2007, she co-founded and was sole content author for a yoga web site offering informative articles and reflective blog entries inspired by her 20 years of experience as yoga practitioner and teacher. Her writings are still featured on the site, although she is no longer affiliated with the business.

She has presented her research on such topics as goddesses of India, the Black Madonna of Poland, and female yogic traditions at the American Academy of Religion and as guest lecturer at Cal State Northridge, Claremont Graduate University, California Institute of Integral Studies and at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Ms. Kruszewska was adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College from 2006-2012 where she taught courses in the Interdisciplinary, Humanities and Religious Studies Department. During that time, she was also a seminar faculty member at Sonoma State University where she taught Qualitative Research Methodology.  From 2012-2014, she was Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Writing Center at Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. She recently returned from Budapest where she was Visiting Instructor at Central European University teaching Academic Writing for Graduate Students in Sociology and History.