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 for a long time they had no heater.) These students are certified Yin yoga teachers.


Yin yoga teachers
The Old Garage

Paulie Zink’s senior students certified by him to teach Yin yoga

Level I

Paulie Zink’s Senior Students possessing a minimum three years of dedicated study in yin yoga weekly classes

Stan Corzine, L.Ac.
Joel Dunning, L.Ac.
Cindy Fraser
Patty Lum
Mark Quin
Kai Daily
Al Wolf, L.Ac.

Level II
Paulie Zink’s senior students possessing a minimum three years of dedicated study in yin yoga weekly classes and advanced proficiency

Heather Baefsky, L.Ac.
Diane Silva, L.Ac.
Scott Connelly, L.Ac.
Don Hart
Damon Honeycutt
Anna Maltese
Russell Morgan
Jim Muse Furtado
Tom Schauer
Dr. Elba Serrano
Jeannine Warren
Phillip Williams

Level III

Paulie Zink’s most senior students possessing a minimum ten years of dedicated study in yin yoga weekly classes and highly advanced proficiency

Craig Balcom
Lloyd Tamanaha

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
Brianna Rezendes 100 hrs
Carol Olson 100 hrs
Celeste Hay 200 hrs
David Woynarowski, MD 200 hrs
Deborah Parrish 100 hrs
Dennis Daniel 100 hrs
Emma Korkola 200 hrs
Erika Cooper 200 hrs
Gary Jaster 100 hrs
Gideon Enz 100 hrs
Izabel Olson 100 hrs
Jacky (Lok Ka) Kuo 100 hrs
Joan Harris 100 hrs
Karen Burhans 100 hrs
Kevin Spillman 100 hrs
Kristiana Daugava 200 hrs
Linda Karl 100 hrs
Lisa Michelle McGalliard 100 hrs
Lisa Picerne 100 hrs
Lynda Artesani 100 hrs
Magdalena Karas~Jurga 300 hrs
Marie Stalder 200 hrs
Michale Finney 100 hrs
Milica Zegarac 200 hrs
Molly Ho 200 hrs
Nicole Hasler 100 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
Sherry Peterson 100 hrs
Sid Stanley 100 hrs
Steve Carcamo 100 hrs
Susan Cheatham 100 hrs


Andrea Burton 500 hrs

Bob Arbeitman 300 hrs

Cheryl Gojko 500 hrs

Cheryl Hemmert 100 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 500 hrs

Nina Yau 500 hrs

Celebrity Students

yin yoga pose

Michael Hedges:

guitarist & composer extraordinaire.
Michael was brilliant and had a great sense of humor. He was very stiff when he began his private instruction with Paulie. But he was a devoted student and excelled in his practice.

Master Zink privately instructed musician Michael Hedges in Yin yoga for six years in the 1990’s. 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. 

His untimely death Dec 2, 1997 was a great loss for all of us who admired him.
Photo provided by Michael Hedges
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.


Joe Walsh
Steve Vai


Joan Chen
Julie Christi
Ali McGraw
Maud Adams

David Lee Roth