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Alongside my job as a performing musician I attended from 2006-2009 the hatha yoga teacher training in Amsterdam at the ‘Yoga Academie Nederland’.

I started teaching yoga in 2009.

In 2017, I attended the 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training at ‘De Nieuwe Yogaschool’ with Johan Noorloos. I am a certified Yin yoga teacher and prenatal yoga teacher.

In 2021 I finished my 300hrs multistyle Teacher Training with ULU yoga.


I am accredited teacher with ‘Yoga Alliance’ and ‘Vereniging Yogadocenten Nederland’.

In 2017 I completed the mindfulness teacher training with SeeTrue in Maastricht.


Yoga is very important for me, and I enjoy to bring this to others!


See the schedule to know when my classes are.

About Tanja


I am Tanja van der Kooij, founder of Aruna Yoga Maastricht, born in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, in 1975.

I am a musician; I studied oboe in the Conservatories of The Hague, Amsterdam and Karlsruhe (DE).

I played in the dutch National Youth Orchestra and in the European Union Youth Orchestra. From 1997-2017 I had a job as oboe player with the ‘philharmonie zuidnederland’ (formerly the Limburg Symphony Orchestra).


I quit the job in the orchestra to extend and concentrate more on Aruna Maastricht.


I started doing yoga while studying in Amsterdam.


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