“Yoga needs time. Yoga is known by yoga. All wisdom is already within. That’s the path. There are no mysteries.”
Dr. Olav Aarts has over 24 years of Traditional Hatha Yoga experience, offering classes, masterclasses, intensives, and teacher trainings worldwide. Olav teaches Hatha Yoga and lectures on the origins of various yoga traditions and Asian religions. In 2013, Yoga Magazine named him “yogi of the year” for best yoga teacher in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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 Burma, Nepal and India. In addition to his own exclusive studio, he leads teacher trainings world-wide teaching on Hatha and its techniques, various histories and philosophies of yoga.
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, India and Indonesia.