Yin Yoga Founder Paulie Zink

You can learn some fundamentals of Yin yoga from other teachers but you can only learn the complete art from the founding master
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Yin yoga founder Paulie Zink is a multifaceted instructor of rare quality. He is a Chi Kung expert and an internationally acclaimed martial arts grand champion. The combination of his exceptional background, knowledge and skill makes him unique among yoga teachers in the western world. In order to achieve this degree of mastery he underwent demanding training and esoteric disciplines which emphasized cultivating the felt awareness and embodiment of one’s intuitive, instinctual, and mystical natures. As a result, he can actualize the power and spontaneity, the flowing movement and wild spirit that are inherent in our awakened primal energy.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga comes from an ancient Taoist tradition. Being in harmony with the rhythm and flow of nature is the essence of Taoist attitude.

Paulie’s Schedule

These are the only official Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses authorized by The Yin Yoga Institute and taught by the founding master of Yin Yoga, Paulie Zink

Paulie’s Workshops

Students who attend Paulie’s Yin yoga workshops are invited to practice at their own level of skill. There is absolutely no pressure to perform beyond one’s comfort and limits.

Monkey Kung fu

Paulie is a three time International martial arts grand champion renowned for his fluidity, flexibility, artistry and power.



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Yin Yoga DVDs

Yin yoga DVDs with Paulie Zink Yin yoga founder

Yin Yoga Poses

Founder Paulie Zink demonstrating complete postures

Yin Yoga Videos


Dear Paulie, I just wanted to send my gratitude for the Yin yoga workshop weekend at Kripalu – What magic! What fun! I can’t even wrap my mind around what happened in that room. You are such a gifted teacher and an amazing person. I’m inspired to practice once again and my body feels…free. I am so happy that I was in the program and can’t wait until you come back.

Grace W.

Staff member, Kripalu Center for Yoga, MA

I want to thank you for your teachings at the Omega Institute. The weekend Yin yoga workshop was such a blessing for me. I want to express my gratitude for positively affecting my path so dynamically. I have noticed myself flowing in and out of postures quite naturally while engaged in everyday activities. What a fun way to move around! You have really impacted our lives. Your style has become a topic of everyday conversation with admiration!

Rose M.

Staff member, Omega Institute, NY

What a wonderful thing you are both doing with The Yin Yoga Institute. Paulie is one of the most allowing, genuine and generous teachers I’ve ever met. His suggestion to honor our own flow and creativity has truly been a precious key, I can feel green shoots heading in new directions already. I am so grateful to you.


Santa Monica, CA