Dario Calvaruso

Dario Calvaruso

Navakaraa Tantra
International

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

Truly a heterogeneous artist since 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 5 years he spent in Tamil Nadu Dario studied and practiced 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.

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

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Schedule

Friday, 09.07.21
10:00 • 1,75H
Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa Series

This class consists in a selected series extracted from the Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa Mālā (A collection 12 series). Sequences (krama-s) include compositions of movements and postures given in progression, thereby allowing practitioners to personalise the practice according to their own levels. This class is led with minimal instructions, rhythm (laya) and Sanskrit recitation tuned to a sound pitch (nāda) to facilitate harmonious flow, rhythmic breathing, concentration and mental clarity. Students of all levels are welcome.

Saturday, 10.07.21
10:00 • 2H
Introduction to Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa Method

This workshop introduces practitioners and teachers into the methodology and practice of Navakaraṇa Vinyāsa. It covers the most important topics of a karaṇa-based vinyāsa practice. Participants are guided from the very foundations into developing awareness and control of complex movements (kinaesthesia). Particular attention is given to conditioning techniques, alignment of movements, safe entry/exits from the basic to advanced poses

Sunday, 11.07.21
10:00 • 2H
Yoga Darśana

In the old days, Yoga was not as accessible as it is commonly believed today. New Age Yoga has given to the world a different image of what Yoga is, its true practice and its real purpose. Back then, the study of Yoga Darśana would have been impossible without a traditional guru who can guide the student in Sanskrit language. The student, in turn, would need to study, in great detail, Nyāya-vaiśeṣika and Sāṃkhya philosophy. There was absolutely no tendency to popularise Yoga Philosophy. The knowledge of the practice would have been revealed only to a handful students (adhikārī) who were no longer attracted to any form of life’s enjoyment, and would have renounced the world (saṃnyāsa) to genuinely pursue spiritual emancipation.

In this lecture, we attempt to present Yoga Darśana in its purest form. This lecture takes you along a journey in the Vedic tradition, from the historical and social context of Sāṃkya all the way into Sāṃkya-Yoga cosmology, philosophy, psychology and practice.

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