The Old Days
Master Zink taught semi-private classes from his home for many years. These classes were held on Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 8:30pm 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.) Of the following students listed below those who regularly participated in these classes are indicated in italics.
Possessing a minimum three years of commited 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 their chronological seniority)
Jim Muse Furtado
Dr. Elba Serrano
Diane Silva, L.Ac.
Scott Conley, L.Ac.
Stan Corzine, L.Ac.
Al Wolf, L.Ac.
Joel Dunning, L.Ac.
Students who have completed all qualifications for Master Zink’s Yin Yoga Teacher Certification Course
Emma Korkola 200 hrs, Canada
Eileen Kragie 300 hrs, Virginia
Berra Sertel 200 hrs, Turkey
Nina Yau 200 hrs, Illinois
Debra LaMantia 500 hrs, Illinois
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:
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.
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.