“Yoga needs time. Yoga is known by yoga. All wisdom is already within. That’s the path. There are no mysteries. “ – Olav
Dr. Olav Aarts has over 20 years of Traditional Hatha Yoga experience. Giving masterclasses, intensives, teacher trainings worldwide. Olav lectures on the origins and developments of yoga traditions and other Asian religions. In 2013 he was named “yogi of the year” by Yoga Magazine.
Trained by yogis in the Netherlands and India, he has profound experience and knowledge of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha, dhauti and kriya. Practicing Vipassana meditation since he was 17 and living as a monk or ascetic in monasteries in Burma, Nepal and India. In addition to his own exclusive studio, he leads teacher trainings focussing history of yoga, chakra philosophy, didactics, Hatha asana and Hatha pranayama.
Holding a PhD as a sociologist of religion Olav worked at the Department of Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen. Olav travels regularly to the Middle and Far East and has lived in England and Indonesia.