Maaja Zelmin began practising Yoga in the early 1980s, and has been a Yoga teacher for over 20 years. Maaja is both a Classical Hatha Yoga and Tibetan Yantra Yoga teacher. She has been a disciple of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche since 1992. In 2005 she received her first level Yantra Yoga diploma, and in 2010 her second level diploma from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu.
At present she is the only authorised Yantra Yoga teacher in Estonia, and has conducted Yantra Yoga courses in Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Norway.
Maaja is also an authorized Classical Yoga instructor. She received her diploma at Kṛiṣṇamacarya's School of Yoga; in this school the exercises are taught and given to the student according to his or her individuality.
Maaja has participated in Fabio Andrico’s courses on Harmonious Breathing since 2005. In 2013 she was authorised to teach Harmonious Breathing.