About Margaret Kruszewska
Ms. Kruszewska holds advanced degrees in the Study of Religion (SOAS, University of London), 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 Durga, MarX Daughter and MotherGhost and holds a BA in Theater and Film from UCLA.
In 2006-2007, she co-founded and was sole content author for YogaHub, 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 has been adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College since 2006 teaching courses in the Interdisciplinary, Humanities and Religious Studies Department and a seminar faculty member at Sonoma State University. She is currently the Director of the Writing Center at Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh where she also teaches a course on World Civilizations.