Daria grew up in Tiburon, CA where he attended private high school.
At the age of 20, after having graduated from the University of Southern California in just three years, he took over his father’s company.
After a year of successful work, he realized that the rat race was not his passion and sought to learn more about himself and his true interests.
As a teenager, Daria felt a keen interest about in the deeper questions in life and aspired to learn the essence of Buddhism. At the age of 22, he set out on an adventure that forever changed his life.
He learned from experts in their respective fields about Aikido, yoga, and Buddhism.
Authorities such as 8th dan instructor Isoyama Shihan, who taught the world-renowned Steven Segal, imparted their knowledge of the truth of Aikido to Daria.
Furthermore, Daria studied at the Sivananda ashram where the spirit and teachings of Sivananda, regarded as an authority on Vedanta yoga, remains.
Finally, his meetings in Nepal were with one of the foremost monks of the Nyigma lineage, who personally imparted deep Buddhist truths to Daria.
Truths that many spend years trying to grasp. Daria currently resides in Marin County, CA.