Olav Aarts yoga docent Amstelveen

Olav Aarts

Hatha Yoga and Yoga philosophy teacher at Yoga Minds in Amstelveen. Lead Teacher at the YMA.

Dr. Olav Aarts has over 20 years of Traditional Hatha Yoga experience. Giving masterclasses, intensives, teacher trainings worldwide. Olav teaches Hatha Yoga, on the origins of yoga traditions and Asian religions. In 2013, Yoga Magazine named him “yogi of the year” for best yoga teacher in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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.

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 world-wide teaching on the history of yoga, chakra philosophy, didactics, Hatha asana and Hatha pranayama.

“Yoga needs time. Yoga is known by yoga. All wisdom is already within. That’s the path. There are no mysteries. “ – Olav

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