Certified Yin Yoga Teachers

Master Zink’s Alumni: in the old days Paulie taught semi-private classes from his home for many years. These classes were held on Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 8:00pm and running until somewhere between 2am and 4am. Over the years there were numerous students who came to these classes briefly or sporadically. However, Master Zink had a small group of deeply devoted students who attended his classes on a semi-weekly basis for several years. Students practiced in the garage on a cement floor. (And before Maria came along they had no heater.) These students are certified Yin yoga teachers.

Yin yoga teachers

Maria in the old school garage

Alumni possessing a minimum three years of committed study with Master Zink. The following students are certified by Paulie Zink to teach his Taoist art of Yin Yoga:
Students are listed in order of chronological seniority

Lloyd Tamanaha
Jim Muse Furtado
Craig Balcom
Anita Klinger
Dr. Elba Serrano
Jeannine Warren
Heather Baefsky
Diane Silva, L.Ac.
Scott Conley, L.Ac.
Don Hart
Damon Honeycutt
Russell Morgan
Phillip Williams
Stan Corzine, L.Ac.
Patty Lum
Al Wolf, L.Ac.
Joel Dunning, L.Ac.
Cindy Fraser
Tom Schauer

Alumni who have completed or exceeded all qualifications

for Paulie Zink’s Yin Yoga Teachers Certification course:


Amy Jill Hardiek 100 hrs

Art Damitz 100 hrs

Berra Sertel 200 hrs

Carol Olson 100 hrs

Celeste Hay 200 hrs

Dennis Daniel 100 hrs

Emma Korkola 200 hrs

Gary Jaster 100 hrs

Gideon Enz 100 hrs

Izabel Olson 100 hrs

Jacky (Lok Ka) Kuo 100 hrs

Karen Burhans 100 hrs

Kevin Spillman 100 hrs

Linda Karl 100 hrs

Lisa Michelle McGalliard 100 hrs

Lynda Artesani 100hrs

Milica Zegarac 200 hrs

Molly Ho 200 hrs

Nora Reda 100 hrs

Nya Patrinos 100 hrs

Oceana Bjerke 300 hrs

Peter Backaitis 100 hrs

Petra Strand 100 hrs

Rebecca Bayes 100 hrs

Susan Cheatham 100 hrs

Lisa Picerne 100 hrs


Andrea Burton 300 hrs

Bob Arbeitman 300 hrs

Cheryl Gojko 500 hrs

Christine Baade 200 hrs

Daniel Thatcher 300 hrs

Debra LaMantia 500 hrs

Eileen Kragie 1000 hrs

John Sweeney 300 hrs

Kate Dolben 100 hrs

Kerri Mersereau 1,000 hrs

Lee Carsley 200 hrs

Nancy Harmon 300 hrs

Nina Yau 500 hrs


The following students are recipients of Master Paulie Zink’s Tai Shing Pek Kwar Student Certificate of Honor awarded in recognition of their years of loyalty, dedication, and excellent attendance:

Lloyd Tamanaha
Jim Muse Furtado
Craig Balcom
Jeannine Warren
Heather Baefsky
Diane Silva
Scott Conley
Damon Honeycutt

Russell Morgan
Tom Schauer

Celebrity Students

David Lee Roth
Master Zink privately instructed rock star David Lee Roth for extended periods of time over the course of twenty years. Master Zink also choreographed routines for David’s performances with Van Halen and music videos.

Michael Hedges
Master Zink privately instructed musician Michael Hedges in Yin Yoga for six years, until Michael’s untimely death. Master Zink performed live with Michael on numerous occasions, including at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, and at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles opening for Crosby, Stills and Nash.


Joe Walsh
Steve Vai


Joan Chen
Julie Christi
Ali McGraw
Maud Adams

Paulie Zink Yin Yoga Founder

For information about
Paulie Zink’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training workshops, Yin Yoga Certification Courses, Yin Yoga DVDs, and other inquiries, please contact Maria Zink at
[email protected]