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.
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 Metropolitan State University.