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Olav Aarts

Teacher: Olav Aarts

"I try to combine Eastern philosophy in my classes in a way that makes it compatible with Western tastes" 

Olav Aarts, Ph.D., has over 20 years of traditional Hatha yoga experience, giving masterclasses, intensives and teacher trainings worldwide.

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.


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.

Follow Olav Aarts on: Olav's website , Interview with Olav


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