Yoga Ashram

Dr. Maarten A. Immink


Born in Hawaii to Dutch and Peruvian parents, Dr Maarten A. Immink is a cognitive neuroscientist based in Adelaide, South Australia. 

He has authored over 35 scientific publications and made many more appearances at international scholarly conferences and radio and tv. His research investigates brain, mind and cognitive processes underlying learning, memory and performance.

He is an accredited yoga and meditation instructor with experience teaching to special-needs clinical populations as well as high performance sport athletes.

He is known for his depth of knowledge related to the science of yoga and meditation as well as his clear, accessible and fun presentation style.





More information about Dr. Maarten A. Immink

Maarten has over 20 years’ experience studying, researching and teaching the biological and psychological basis of human learning and performance. Dr Immink is an associate researcher with the world-renowned Sansom Institute for Health Research, the Centre for Sleep Research, and the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity research groups at UniSA.

Part of his research explores the basic science behind factors that affect behavior and performance, including fatigue, stress, arousal and affective states. He also investigates how mind-body training, including yoga and mindfulness meditation, mediates the influence of these factors. He is an accredited yoga and meditation teacher.

Dr Immink is a dynamic and engaging presenter with the keen ability to explain complex topics and a very accessible and interesting manner. With his experience as a research scientist and a yoga and meditation teacher, Dr Immink has a wealth of knowledge that allows him to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga with more contemporary western scientific principles.

Dr Immink is regularly invited to present lectures, seminars, and workshops for both the general public as well as for professional development purposes.

Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, operated by Yoga Association of Victoria Inc. as an autonomous entity,
remains committed to the tradition of Satyananda Yoga and continues the teachings under
the banner of Satyananda Yoga by arrangement with the IYFM.