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Dario Calvaruso

Dario Calvaruso is the founder and conceiver of Navakaraṇa®. He has been teaching extensively in India, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Middle-east and Europe. Head of the Navakaraṇa Community, he has trained in-person several hundred of Navakaraṇa practitioners and teachers internationally.

Truly a heterogeneous artist since a very young age, Dario left Italy and his family when he was 21 to embark a journey of self-discovery and study of Yoga and Āyurveda in India which lasted over 15 years. His first destination was Kāśi – The City Of Light (Benares, India). During this time, he began the study of Āyurveda with his teacher Paṇḍit Har Govind Miśra. Only later was initiated to the practice of Tantric techniques of Haṭha-Yoga and Kriyā by Pandit Om Prakāśa. On a very auspicious day, while having a bath at the Ganges in Benares, Dario met Swami Jñānānanda Bharati, who took him in his āśrama at Gangotri, the source of the Holy River Ganges living with Swamijī in the Himalayas about 4,000 m altitude.

Dario learnt Yoga in the most orthodox tradition (guru-śiṣya paraṃparām) a quite unique experience especially for a westerner. As advised by his master, Dario started a journey throughout the Indian subcontinent. He lived with sufis in Pakistan and later with sadhus in monasteries (āśrama-s) of the śiva-siddhānta tradition in Tamil Nadu. During the years he spent in Tamil Nadu, Dario studied and practised Karaṇas (the Art of Movement) and Bharataṇāṭyam (Indian Classical Dance) with Nāṭyācārya Vṛnda Rāmanan (Trichy). At this time he also studied Yoga Darśana (Yoga philosophy) with Prof. Śrī Rangasvāmi Sourirājan at the Śrīrangam Veda Pāṭha-Śāla (one of the most traditional and highly recognised centre of Vedic Studies). He was also initiated and guided in the study of Sanskrit language by Prof. Śrī Rangasvāmi Tirunārāyaṇan a well-know Indian scholar. In 2007 Dario started his own yoga āśrama at Srirangam (India), a city-temple and small island in the River Kaveri. Besides running the āśrama, Dario completed a period of academic studies on Yoga, Psychology, Counselling and Philosophy. Navakaraṇa Method sprouted spontaneously from Dario’s attempt to re-systematised different śāṣtra-s (traditional arts and sciences) into one holistic and comprehensive methodology for self-discovery, healing and transformation.

Since 2017 Dario brought Sui-Zen (traditional zen sound meditation) into Navakaraṇa practice. Trained under the orthodox Fuke sect (普化宗Zen Shakuhachi) with The Japanese Grandmaster Fujiyoshi Etsuzan, Dario uses zen melodies (shirabe) for guiding mediative practice during class. In the 2022 Dario has established Navakaraṇa Kyorei, a gurukulam and āśrama for self-transformation and organic living in Yakushima, one of the Ōsumi Islands in the south of Japan, UNESCO World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve.

Dario is conducting Workshops and Teacher Training Courses on Navakaraṇa, Philosophy and Holistic Lifestyle internationally.

My Presenters & Artists Sessions

Friday, July 7

08:30 CEST

Saturday, July 8

13:00 CEST

Sunday, July 9

08:30 CEST