Darin Somma (Yogeshwar)
has been teaching meditation and yoga for two decades in the Nation’s Capitol of Washington D.C. He is a certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and is an advisor on the board of Taksha University’s Institue of Yoga Therapy and Meditation (IYTM). He believes the true healing power of yoga lies in the ancient spiritual power and wisdom of the seers who gave us the practices, and who understood the need for customization of practice for the individual.
Yogeshwar was blessed in 2010 by HH Bhagavati Sri Karunamayi Amma to teach a unique and profound yoga asana practice for accelerating one’s spiritual evolution suitable for all levels, and has taught this sequence in seminars around the country.
He is the author of Yoga is Union
, a guide to viewing the full landscape of Yoga for the Western practitioner which has sold over ten thousand copies worldwide and received praise as a profound and holistic exposition on the topic of Yoga.
Darin first started studying yoga in high school and was introduced to the practice of yoga asana in college. After completing degrees in Math, Philosophy,Psychology and Physics, he then lived for six months Plum Village, the Buddhist monastery of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh in Thenac, France.
Yogeshwar then experienced a full immersion in yogic lifestyle at Sri Swami Satchidananda’s ashram, Yogaville in Buckingham Virginia, where he lived for six months. After leaving Yogaville, he studied deeply the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of Pattabhi Jois for two years, and then started teaching yoga in Washington DC in 2001.
Yogeshwar is passionate about the power of the authentic knowledge of the rishis to bring transformation to our world. He believes the science of Self-Realization can bringing healing to our lives, giving us the ability to provide true selfless service to the world. He has a special gift for crossing the East-West cultural divide, and seeks to make each class an offering of spirit that allows for a safe and intimate encounter with one’s own highest self.