Paulie Zink Yin Yoga Workshops & Teacher Training Certification Courses

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course

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. Learn to teach the art of Yin Yoga as it is intended to be taught!

The 100 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification course is presented in two separate one week long sessions: Session 1 and Session 2

The purpose of Yin yoga is to grow the body flexible and promote healing, to develop our flow of energy, and to enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace.

Paulie’s approach to yoga is about following our own individual path. Paulie gently guides students in opening to their intuitive hearts and discovering the artist within, and in trusting and expressing their own unique way of being in the practice.

In this training participants will explore both the yin and yang aspects of yoga postures that are inspired by the movements of animals and that activate the elemental forces contained within our energetic field. Through this process we fully engage our connection with the natural world, we awaken to our spontaneous and playful spirit, we transcend the boundaries of assumed limitations and learn more than just a technique for doing yoga, we learn a way of being yoga, of living it in our day to day lives. We can then bring these gifts to the lives of those we touch.

Participants receive a 41 page Yin Yoga Teacher Training Manual which includes 18 pages of illustrated postures.

SESSION 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Certification
MAY 19-25 1-6pm (Friday will end around 3-4pm) at PLYMOUTH YOGA ROOM
Cost: $1350 early bird (register by 4.19) | $1500 after 4.19
Includes the Art of Yin Yoga workshop weekend

  • Learning the foundation of Yin yoga principles and postures
  • Alchemy fundamentals
  • Group discussion on practice
  • Birthing and yielding cycles
  • Basics of teaching philosophy
  • Student practice teaching
  • Primary Yin yoga postures

SESSION 2 Yin Yoga Teacher Certification
NOV 10-16 1-6pm (Friday will end around 3-4pm) at PLYMOUTH YOGA ROOM
Cost: $1350 early bird (register by 10.10) | $1500 after 9.10
Includes the Yin Yoga Intensive workshop weekend

  • Review Teaching techniques
  • Flow and transition movement
  • Reading assignment discussion
  • Adapting teaching philosophy for specific audiences and student needs Taoist philosophy
  • Power yoga
  • Student practice teaching
  • Yin yoga posture variations

CERTIFICATION INFO
Participants must attend both session 1 and session 2 to qualify for certification. Participants receive 40 hours class time credit for each week session. The balance of 20 hours needed for a total of 100 hours is earned through reading and writing assignment(s). A book outline is required to receive certification. Hours earned from attending other Yin yoga workshops taught by Paulie are also applicable to the total hours. Students must have received a certificate of completion for weekend workshops for those hours to qualify.

Sessions may be attended out of sequence and individual sessions may be attended at any combination of locations.

Students may accrue an additional 100 hours of extra credit to earn a total of 200 hours (at no additional charge- except for costs of additional workshops attended).

Additional hours are earned through a combination of:
*Yin yoga teaching experience (minimum 10 hours required with a maximum 40 hours allowed)
*Reading and writing assignments
*Hours accrued from attending other Yin yoga workshops taught by Paulie Zink (optional)

An Advanced Training Session 3 is open only to students who have completed either Session 1 or Session 2, completion of both Sessions 1 & 2 is recommended.

 

RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN AREA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites | 15100 Beck Rd. Plymouth, MI | 734-969-8100

Hilton Garden Inn | 14600 N. Sheldon Rd Plymouth MI | 734-453-1276


Master Paulie Zink’s Art of Yin Yoga Weekend Workshops

Yin Yoga Founder Paulie Zink Learn from the master who started it all!

Workshops are 2-days, Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 hours each day. Workshop hours are applicable towards Paulie Zink’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification course. 
Students who attend Paulie’s Yin yoga workshops are invited to practice at their own level of skill. ere is absolutely no pressure to perform beyond one’s comfort and limits. Students find Paulie's art of Yin yoga to be an excellent complement to other styles of yoga. Paulie is known as a teacher’s teacher. Teachers of other styles regularly attend Paulie’s seminars to enhance not only their own personal practice, but also their classroom skills.


Yin Yoga Student Intensive

Nov 10-11th 2018 | 1-6pm 

$225 early bird (register by 10.10) | $250


Workshop 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.

In this Yin yoga workshop we will explore:
  • 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.
THE FIVE ELEMENTS BIRTHING CYCLE (Day 1)

- 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

THE FIVE ELEMENTS YIELDING CYCLE (Day 2)

-  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

Certificate:
Participants who complete the requirements earn a Yin yoga teacher training certificate 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 Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification course.

To earn a certificate, students must attend all sessions of the Yin yoga 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.


The Art of Yin and Yang Yoga

May 19th to 20th 2018 | 1-6pm 
$225 early bird (register by 4.19) | $250

Taoist yoga is an earth honoring tradition born out of the indigenous health practices and spiritual philosophies of ancient China. Taoist principles follow the way of simplicity and living in harmony with nature. In this all-levels workshop we learn to let go of concepts to free ourselves from the constraints of the thinking mind, grow the body supple, flow with movement, and be in harmony with our own Tao, or way of being.

We explore specific yoga postures that activate the vital properties of the five alchemical elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) and invoke the spiritual essence of various creatures, thus enlivening the body and consciousness with these distinct energetic qualities, such as lightness, fluidity, strength, springiness, and calm.

Through this process of renewal we balance emotions, restore bodily systems, clear energetic obstructions, increase vitality, and enhance self-awareness. By returning to our true state of being we awaken to our primal power and playful spirit.

TOPICS:

- How to endow the body with the energetic properties of the five elements - Maintaining health and balance of emotions and the internal organs
- Unlocking the joints and clearing toxins
- The circulating breath cycle and the flow of energy throughout the body

- Relaxing the thinking mind and learning to feel with the intuitive heart
- Meditations for grounding and relaxation
- Visualizations for developing flexibility and deepening your personal practice

The following workshop is for all levels and will be largely experiential with some short lectures. Students will engage in 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, and Taoist Flow Yoga. Taoist Flow includes both Yin and Yang yoga. It is more than just a sequence of postures. In Taoist Flow the process of transition from pose to pose is as much a part of the practice as the postures themselves. Taoist movement incorporates continuous, smooth and circular motion designed to develop fluidity and grace in the body and a relaxed confident demeanor.

Certificate:
Participants who complete the requirements earn a Yin yoga teacher training certificate 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 Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification course.

To earn a certificate, students must attend all sessions of the Yin yoga 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.