Yin Yoga Training
The Art of Yin & Yang Yoga Weekend
Dates: Sat & Sun, Sept 15-16, 2018
Time: 12-5pm daily
Regular Price: $250 ($275 after July 15, 2018)
Devanadi TT/Grads Price: $225 ($250 after July 15, 2018)
Payment Plan Price: $75 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit to hold your spot until 8/29/18 when final payment is due. Balance due by 7/15/18 to receive early bird pricing.
Please read our Cancellation Policy below before registering
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Workshop participants learn a variety of Yin and Yang postures, which blend and balance the body’s yin and yang energies. Instruction also includes methods of flowing with movement, how to grow the body to optimize flexibility, visualization exercises and breathing meditations. In addition, the properties of the five elements are explained and demonstrated as Master Zink leads students through the cycle of energy transformation.
In this Yin yoga workshop we will explore:
Yin Yoga – Postures of stillness for promoting growth, clearing energetic blockages, and enhancing circulation.
Yang Yoga – Postures for developing core strength and muscle tone, balance, and stamina.
Flow Yoga – Including both Yin and Yang yoga, Taoist Flow is more than just a sequence of postures. In Taoist Flow the process of transition from pose to pose is as integral to the practice as the postures themselves. Taoist movement incorporates continuous, smooth and circular motion that promotes ease, fluidity and grace in the body.
Taoist Alchemy – Cultivating and harmonizing the five transforming alchemical elemental energies that are contained in the universal life field and animate distinct qualities in the body such as lightness, fluidity, strength, springiness, and calm.
THE FIVE ELEMENTS BIRTHING CYCLE (Day 1)
– The Five Elements: Theory, Energetic qualities, The cycle of transmutation – Philosophy of Taoist yoga- the concept of non-interference
– Relationship of the microcosmic self to the macro-cosmic universe
– The natural breath cycle and the circulation of energy
– Taoist meditations for grounding and relaxation
THE FIVE ELEMENTS YIELDING CYCLE (Day 2)
– The Five Elements: The Yin and Yang aspects, Health and balance of the emotions and internal organs
– The Taoist way of spontaneity and receptivity
– Being in harmony with our individual Tao
– Relaxing the thinking mind to awaken to our primal and intuitive natures
– How to grow the body supple
– Taoist visualizations for deepening your practice
Participants who complete the requirements earn a certificate of completion for the total hours of the workshop plus the number of hours committed to the assignment. These hours are applicable towards teacher Paulie Zink’s FULL Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification course.
To earn a certificate, students must attend all sessions of the weekend workshop plus read two translations of the Tao Te Ching and write a personal reflection of at least 100 words on a chapter of their choice. Attendees who do not wish to earn the certificate are not required to write an essay.
You can find the Tao Te Ching recommendations on Paulie’s reading list page: http://pauliezink.com/reading-list/
Any translations of the Tao Te Ching are acceptable for the Teacher Training Hours reading and writing assignment. His personal favorites are:
Tao Te Ching- Lao Tsu, A New Translation By Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English
Tao Te Ching- A New Translation By Stephen Mitchell
Following the workshop Email the assignment to: PaulieZink@gmail.com
- Your first and last name
- Your postal address
- The workshop date, location, and number of hours
- The number of hours committed to the reading assignment
Students can also hand in the assignment to Paulie at the workshop.
About Paulie Zink
Master Paulie Zink is the founder of Yin yoga. He received intensive private training for ten years as the sole protege of Chinese Taoist yoga and Kung fu Master Cho Chat Ling. A three time international martial arts grand-champion, Paulie is renowned for his fluidity, flexibility and artistry of motion. Through his many years of practice and study Paulie continues to evolve his unique style of yoga that is rooted in the ancient Taoist tradition he learned. With his relaxed and playful demeanor, students find him to be a very approachable and enjoyable teacher. He brings to his teaching over 35 years experience and a profound knowledge he conveys with a simple clarity that comes from true understanding.
“I just wanted to let you know what an amazing experience it was to be at Paulie’s Yin yoga workshop. He is truly a Master teacher and so much of what he said really resonated with me. And I don’t remember ever having so much fun at a workshop! Just from those three days, I could feel the energy changes in my body. I only wish I could study with someone who is at the high level he is at. I feel so honored to have been able to experience this time with Paulie and am truly thankful for this past weekend. With much gratitude,”
Marcia K. – Chandler, AZ
“We had such a great time with Paulie at his Yin yoga workshop. He is amazing, incredibly skilled, and most kind. The students loved him and so did we. He’s so down to earth and so open. He spent time with everyone who wished to talk with him, so many folks are looking forward to next year. There was more laughter, fun, and play than in any workshop I’ve ever attended. It was wonderful. I’ve got lots to practice now and I look forward to incorporating lots of this into my own practice”.
Chris Brown – Owner Dharma Yoga Studios, SC
Cancellation Policy: No refunds. A non-refundable deposit of $75 holds your spot. You must pay your balance by the early bird deadline to receive that discount, and payment in full due 2 weeks before the event. Cancellations require 2 weeks notice of cancellation by phone or email. You will receive a credit, less a cancellation fee of $75, within 2 weeks or you may apply your payment towards studio credit towards another workshop/training. If cancel within 2 weeks of a workshop, your payment is forfeited, and no studio credit will be given.