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Dario Calvaruso is a consultant and Senior Teacher at Pure Yoga Hong Kong. Originally from Italy, Dario left his motherland and family at a very young age to embark on a journey of self-discovery and study of Yoga and Āyurveda in India that lasted over 15 years. His first destination was Kāśi – The City Of Light (Benares, India). During this time, he studied Sanskrit, Philosophy and Āyurveda with local pandits and was only later initiated to the the practice of Tantric techniques of Yoga and Kriyā by Pandit Om Prakāśa. On a very auspicious day whilst having a bath at the Ganges in Benares, Dario met his master Swami Jñānānanda Bharati, who took him in his āśrama at Gangotri, the source of the Holy River Ganges in the Himalayas (about 4,000 m altitude). Dario lived with his master and learnt yoga from him in the most orthodox tradition (guru-śiṣya paraṃparām) – quite a unique experience, especially for a westerner.
As advised by his master, Dario started a journey throughout the Indian subcontinent where he met masters of different lineages. He lived with sufis in Pakistan and studied with yogis of the śiva-siddhānta and vaiṣṇava tradition in Tamil Nadu. During the 5 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), Yoga Darśana (Yoga philosophy) with Prof. Śrī Rangasvāmi Sourirājan at the Śrīrangam Veda Pāṭha-Śāla (one of the most traditional and highly recognised centres for Vedic Studies), and Sanskrit language with Prof. Śrī Rangasvāmi Tirunārāyaṇan. In 2007 he started his own yoga āśrama and holistic centre at Srirangam (India), a city-temple and small island in the river Kaveri. Besides running the āśrama at that time, Dario also completed his academic studies in Yoga, Psychology, Counselling and Philosophy. After finishing his academic studies, he started conducting courses and workshops on Yoga and Āyurveda in Europe and Asia and finally reached Hong Kong in October 2011. Dario is presently completing his PhD course on Yoga and Alternative Medicine.
Founder and conceiver of the Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa™ method, Dario teaches with a systematic approach. He provides very concise instructions to facilitate a harmonious flow, rhythmic breathing, concentration and mental clarity. His classes are led in traditional Sanskrit terminology. Dario’s classes are truly original, challenging and energetic. He offers the possibility to personalise the practice to suit each student according to his or her current level, and progressively unfold each student’s potential.