Saraswati Markus


Dr. Saraswati Markus is the Founder of Nourishing Life Center of Health & Yoga, an institute for women’s health, regenerative and restorative medicine. Dr. Markus, a leading women’s health expert, lectures at medical colleges and at specialty conferences around the world. She received both her Masters (1995) and Doctoral (2006) degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Between 2005-2009, Dr. Markus completed advanced training in acupuncture, herbal medicine and classical medical literature at Shandong University and Hospital in China, also where she first discovered the medical tradition of yangsheng (Nourishing Life).

The science of nourishing one’s life fundamentally shifted her work for good, as she now helps her patients to uncover the root imbalance of their symptoms and the lifetime solution. In 2007, she developed a self-care yoga practice designed with women in mind that combines Western and Chinese medicine together with yoga to support hormones; and in 2012 she brought Dao Flow yoga out to the world with the release of her 5-disc DVD complete set of Yoga for Women’s health. 2010 began her collaboration in a twice-yearly yoga and meditation retreat with Ram Dass and Krishna Das, two of her most inspirational teachers. Saraswati is in her 23rd year of teaching medicine and currently holds faculty positions in both masters and doctoral degree programs. She lives in her Asheville North Carolina where she leads continuing education trainings for acupuncturists, yoga immersion programs for women, and her latest professional enthusiasm is leading tours in the Himalayas. You can see all about it here: