Yin yoga is based upon the postures and movements of animals. This practice is much deeper than just mimicking animals.
It’s about embodying the energetic qualities of the five elements and various creatures and bringing forth the power of our primal nature.
Paulie teaches students how to approach yoga practice in a new and fun way that is dynamic, animated, and spontaneous. He encourages students to free their minds from the constraints of analytical thinking and theory.
Paulie’s style of yoga is about following our own individual path. Students are invited to practice at their own level of skill. There is never any pressure to perform beyond one’s comfort and limits.
Paulie was privately trained for ten years in Chi kung and three distinct styles of martial arts collectively called Monkey Kung fu. Paulie was never charged for his training. Instead, his master demanded that Paulie compete in dozens of martial art tournaments.
Paulie became a three time International martial arts grand champion renowned for his fluidity, flexibility, artistry and power. He has been inducted into three martial art halls of fame. And he is known as “America’s Monkey King.”
Yin yoga founder, Paulie Zink is a multifaceted instructor of rare quality. He is a yoga master, a Qigong 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. He has been teaching Yin yoga for over 40 years.
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“My experience of attending founder Paulie’s Yin yoga workshop was truly an enlightening occasion for me. I perceived Paulie’s teaching to be a physical and spiritual unification through breathing, movement, and complete attention to doing the practice. The most striking element was the focus on awakening, balancing, and flowing energy through the body. This practice facilitates spiritual, physical, and psychological well being and helps us become more aware that we indeed are not separate from the world around us. What was most relevant to me was that all of Paulie’s teaching was directly experienced by each of us in the workshop. Paulie embodies what he teaches. You can feel his energy. He’s very fluid and open and natural.”
Joe Lanzarolla, M.D.
“The most important thing to me is not a static posture, but the essence of the posture.
If you are in a posture and you have the ability to flow with the energetic quality of one of the elements or animals then you can understand its purpose.”
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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.
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!
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.