Sarasvati Hewitt

Yoga and Movement

Sarasvati began dancing at the age of 3 and played all types of sports growing up. At the age of 16, I took Vocational Medical Science and begin studying college level anatomy and physiology. She took my first yoga class at age 19 and studied with Ki McGraw and Bob Smith at the Hatha Yoga Center in Seattle Washington.

After having 2 children and co-owning a busy Portland studio, her stress drew her toward neurobiology. Robert Sapolsky’s National Geographic documentary, Stress, changed her life. For years she spent my nights up memorizing Sapolsky’s lecture information on neuroendocrinology from Stanford University. Sarasvati studied Interpersonal Neurobiology at Portland State University and also studied the neuroscience of yoga and trauma at Kripalu with Harvard Psychologist, Dr. Jim Hopper.

She has been teaching 14 years & I have spent the last 5 years focusing on mental health, gut/digestive, sleep and their connection to yoga and meditation. Sarasvati teaches regular classes at Root as well as teaches workshops, TT sections and international retreats about Sleep, Neurobiology, Anxiety and Depression, PTSD, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, the Chakras and more.