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 is also a yoga therapist and member of the teaching faculty for Vedic Health, Inc., based out of Rockville, MD.
He 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 Yoga.
Darin has a background in science, holding degrees in Math, Physics, Philosophy, and Psychology. While he loved the analytical tools of science, he found the common worldview of scientists and the assumptions made severely lacking. He concluded, particularly from his study of Physics, that consciousness is at the heart of the universe, and this conclusion eventually led him to the teachings of Yoga and the vast sciences of consciousness which are recorded in the Vedic scriptures and are still living in the traditions of Sanatana Dharma.
Darin 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 bring healing to our lives and to our world home. 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.