Dr. Ramaswamy is an accomplished Indian classical dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Washington, DC metro area with over 25 years of experience in Bharatha Natyam. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maryland and in the District of Columbia.
She holds 2 doctorates: Her first doctorate (PhD) in 2012 linked practices of Indian classical dance to ashta anga principle of yoga based on the seminal yoga text, Yogasutra. In 2017, Dr. Ramaswamy completed a second doctorate (EdD) on cultivating multicultural counseling competence, using meditation and mindfulness practices.
She served as a counseling faculty at Johns Hopkins for 6 years teaching the importance of Eastern healing traditions in counseling culturally diverse populations. She served as Dharmic Spiritual Advisor at Georgetown University in 2021 & currently works as counseling faculty in Saybrook University. Dr. Ramaswamy is an active community volunteer promoting Dharmic traditions, highlighting the significance and relevance of dharmic wisdom, especially in modern times.
Dr. Ramaswamy is a Founding Director and Vice-President of DhIA Foundation, Inc.