Yogeshwar Darin Somma, Assistant Advisor to Taksha’s Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga (CIMY), has been teaching meditation and yoga for two decades in Washington D.C., having run several teacher training programs and offered workshops on all aspects of yoga practice, and is especially sought for his unique depth of knowledge on comprehensive yoga philosophy. Yogeshwar is certified as a yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and maintains a yoga therapy practice specializing in pain management and chronic disease. He believes the true healing power of yoga comes from the ancient methods of practice and highlights yoga’s differences from exercise that are key to unlocking the healing potential.
Yogeshwar was blessed in 2009 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 international praise as a profound and holistic exposition on the topic of Yoga. He has a special gift for crossing the East-West cultural divide, offering inspiring discourses at yoga festivals, universities, and hindu temples alike.