Yin Yoga Training

Yin Yoga Trainings with Master Paulie Zink

As the founder of Yin yoga, Master Zink continues to evolve his Taoist art by adding postures, variations, and insights. Through many years of study, practice, and teaching he has developed the ancient Taoist tradition into his own distinctive and dynamic style.

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.

Yin Yoga Level 1 Training

Dates: Sat-Fri, March 9-15, 2019
Time: TBA daily
 $1350 ($1500 after Feb 9, 2019)
Payment Plan Price: $200 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit to hold your spot until 2/23/19 when final payment is due.
Balance due by 2/9/19 to receive early bird pricing.

Yin Yoga Level 2 Training

Dates: Sat-Fri, August 10-16, 2019
Time: TBA daily
 $1350 ($1500 after July 10, 2019)
Payment Plan Price: $200 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit to hold your spot until 7/27/19 when final payment is due.
Balance due by 7/20/19 to receive early bird pricing.

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Program Overview

  • Topics Covered

    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.

  • Day 1 Course Content
    • 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
  • Day 2 Course Content
    • 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
  • Certification Details

    Certificate Hours

    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.

    Certificate Requirements

    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.

    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:

    Please include:

    • 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.

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.

“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

Program Teachers

Paulie Zink

Yin Yoga Founder