Born in Surabaya Indonesia. In 1986, he studied Sivananda Yoga through a friend from Switzerland and began studying yoga scriptures and reading yoga literature. Yoga felt very natural and organic to him and he continued to explore this relationship with breathing and movement. Olop traveled to Europe to study with senior Iyengar teachers and eventually began teaching yoga in Bali.
Olop resonated with Iyengar Yoga for it precision, attention to detail and deep understanding of internal movement. He began his studies at the Iyengar Institue in Pune, India in 1994 and has received multiple levels of certification from Beginner Teaching through Intermediate Level III Diploma. He returns to the Ramamani Institute annually for continuing education.
Olop's school in Bali has become an international hub for students from all over the world. He has also been teaching in USA, Australia and Europe. He teaches a very unique and dynamic form of Iyengar Yoga. His teaching is very deep work, with a focus on breath and alignment, yet a vigorous physical practice. He works joyfully and easily with students of all levels. His focus is the pass onto students from his extensive study and personal practice the experience of yoga or union; mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.