Passionate About Inspiring Others
Stefan Maassen is trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga from Asthtak Yoga school in India and Joga Yoga/Serenity Yoga in Bali. Stefan has also completed a meditation teacher training at Shree Mahesh Heritage Mediation School in Rishikesh, India.
He has a professional background with international working experience in the field of lighting and theater. Being a German native, Stefan is based since 2006 in Oslo, Norway and has also lived in Sweden and USA.
Stefan discovered yoga in 2008 at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo where he was working at the time. When living in the busy metropolis of New York City in 2011/2012, Stefan experienced a better balance by incorporating regular yoga classes in his life. Back in Oslo, Norway he intensified his practice in 2016 by practicing several days a week.
In 2018, Stefan took a break from his full time job, to become a yoga teacher. During his 8 month break, he completed 2 yoga teacher trainings, 1 meditaton teacher training and completed a 10 day silent meditation course.
Just after graduating his second teacher training in Bali, Stefan gained his first experience of teaching public yoga classes in Perth, Australia in Spring 2018.
Stefan is currently increasing his teaching experience and starting up his own regular classes in Oslo. His classes are Vinyasa (flow) yoga incorporating Hatha elements with focus on alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic to intermediate poses and dynamic sequencing.
Stefan is also trained in sound healing and incorporates Tibetian singing bowl meditation in some of his yoga classes.
Stefan offers yoga classes in spacious studios in Oslo city center and has also the opportunity to give private/ small group classes and sound healing sessions in his home studio close to Carl Berner.
Stefan speaks fluent Norwegian, English and German. He currently teaches in English with optional translations.
Having a strong passion for travel, Stefan has been visiting regularly destinations around the globe. In August 2018 he established a new base in Oslo. His plan is to reduce travels to be able to give regular yoga classes on both weekdays and weekends in Oslo.
Stefan attended has lectures on Buddhist meditation in Norway and has had a growing interest for personal growth and spirituality for many years. He has visited spiritual sites in India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan and others countries and has attended lectures by the XIV Dalai Lama, Eckhard Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and several buddhist monks in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Indonesia and United States.
Stefan is planning to deepen his knowledge of yoga by participating in an additional 300 h yoga teacher training in autumn 2018.
Yoga teacher, Hatha yoga 200 h RYT
Ashtak yoga school, Goa, India
Yoga teacher, Vinyasa yoga 200 h RYT,
Joga yoga & Serenity yoga Bali, Indonesia
After graduating form his first yoga teacher traing at Mandrem beach in Goa, India in February 2018
During his visit in his hometown in Germany in March 2018
Master Architectural Lighting Design
University of Applied Sciences, Business and Design, Wismar
Graduate Engineer Theatre- and Event engineering
University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Senior Lighting Designer
Lighting Technican in theatres and at professional events