“Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action. Be it through inspired writing, supporting the community, nurturing yogis, practicing kindness or an act of peace that can transform humanity.” – Sweta Saraogi

Sweta considers herself as an urban mystic, one who seeks to learn through experience. She applies the principles of yoga to her everyday life and that is the key to living as an urban mystic. She believes that yoga can teach us to maintain communication to our soul despite the challenges of urban life.

Sweta has an inspirational, nurturing but no frills teaching style. Sweta’s classes are a delightful mix of mythological storytelling, playful movement, safe yet dynamic sequencing, and precise instructions filled with lots of intuitive and healing hands on adjustments. She carefully blends Iyengar based alignment, yoga therapeutics and Hatha yoga tradition; along with breathe work, chanting and meditation.

Sweta has found her niche as a teacher, writer, eternal student, healer and yoga activist through her varied life experiences, from being a strategy consultant for Fortune 500 companies to becoming a fitness fanatic, personal trainer and a yogi. Her journey on the yoga path started 30 years ago while growing up in India. Her asana practice started in 2011, in hopes of healing from a severe cervical spine injury. Her healing process inspired her to complete several Yoga Alliance certifications in Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. She immersed herself into sharing the gifts of a consistent, intelligent yoga practice with others, teaching more than 500 yoga classes over the next couple years.

Her search for the deeper contexts of Yoga took her on a spiritual journey to her homeland in India in the fall of 2013. She spent several months traveling through Northern India and living the ashram life in the Himalayas, practicing the traditional paths of yoga along with daily mindfulness and meditation practices. She successfully completed 500 hours of advanced teacher training in Hatha Yoga tradition and embraced the healing powers of Reiki and became a Reiki Master.

Sweta’s mission is to bring yoga to all and raise the awareness of true yoga. She believes that the gifts of yoga should be shared with all and not just the privileged. Sweta practices Karma Yoga to drive a positive change and create a conscious movement by bringing the benefits of yoga to trauma affected population and troubled teens. Sweta leads a private yoga practice in Greater Seattle Area, is a contributing writer for Seattle Yoga News and serves on the Board of Street Yoga as a Treasurer.