Yogeswari grew up between two language groups in Switzerland and was privileged to travel the world from a very young age.

This awakened in her a deep love for the beauty of different cultural expressions, as well as a profound awareness of prejudices and injustices. After two years of studying ethnology and theater at the FU Berlin, she went on to study dance and choreography in the US (BFA McL Temple U, Philadelphia; MA NYU, New York). In her 20-year career as a dancer/choreographer, her main interest was the juxtaposition of different cultural aesthetics and media, as well as socio-political issues and multi-culturalism. In 1999, she completed a Yoga Teacher Training at Jivamukti Yoga School in New York. She is advanced certified in the method and has been teaching classes, workshops and teacher trainings around the world. She founded AZAHAR Foundation in 2007.