Seminars

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About Paulie Zink Weekend Seminars

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.

Students find Yin and Yang yoga to be an excellent complement to other styles of yoga. Teachers of other styles regularly attend Paulie’s seminars to enhance not only their own personal practice, but also their classroom skills. Paulie is known as a teacher’s teacher.

Students who attend Paulie’s seminars are invited to practice at their own level of skill. There is absolutely no pressure to perform beyond one’s comfort and limits.

I just wanted to let you know what an amazing experience it was to be at Paulie’s workshop. He is truly a Master teacher and so much of what he said really resonated with me. And I don’t remember ever having so much fun at a workshop! Just from those three days, I could feel the energy changes in my body. I only wish I could study with someone who is at the high level he is at. I feel so honored to have been able to experience this time with Paulie and am truly thankful for this past weekend.
With much gratitude,
Marcia K.
Chandler, AZ

We had such a great time with Paulie.  He is amazing, incredibly skilled, and most kind…the students loved him and so did we. He’s so down to earth and so open…he spent time with everyone who wished to talk with him…so many folks are looking forward to next year.  There was more laughter, fun, and play than in any workshop I’ve ever attended…it was wonderful.  I’ve got lots to practice now…look forward to incorporating lots of this into my own practice.
Chris Brown
Owner Dharma Yoga Studios, SC

YIN AND YANG YOGA (2 day workshop)

TEACHER TRAINING / STUDENT INTENSIVE

Session One, 4-5 hours
THE FIVE ELEMENTS BIRTHING CYCLE
Topics:

Session Two, 4-5 hours
THE FIVE ELEMENTS YIELDING CYCLE
Topics:

In this 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.

Certificate:
Participants who complete the requirements earn a  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 certification in
Paulie Zink’s Art of Yin and Yang Yoga.


Requirements:
To earn a certificate, students must attend all sessions of the 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.

Email the assignment to
PaulieZink@gmail.com
Please include:


THE ART OF YIN AND YANG YOGA (2 Day Workshop)

This workshop 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.

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 energetic qualities.

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 COVERED INCLUDE:

YIN AND YANG YOGA
THE FOUR TRANSFORMING SESSIONS (2 Day Workshop)

The Art of Yin and Yang yoga
All levels
Developed from the healing practices and spiritual philosophies of ancient China, this art is based on the Taoist principles of living in oneness with nature. We will experience how to cultivate vital life force and direct it through the body, balance our yin and yang energies, liberate ourselves from limiting perceptions, feel with the intuitive heart and express the artist within.
Mostly asanas, energy awareness exercises

Yin Yoga Alchemy

All levels
We explore specific yoga postures to endow the body with the energetic qualities of the five transforming alchemical elements of earth, metal, water, wood, and fire. By integrating the power and healing aspects of these properties we stabilize emotions, harmonize the internal organs, and resonate with the true nature of our being.
Mostly asanas, energy awareness exercises

Yin Flow Yoga
All levels
Including both Yin and Yang yoga, Taoist movement is much more than a sequence of postures. It incorporates a continuous synergistic economy of motion designed to quicken our primal spirit, and to promote relaxed confidence, fluidity, and grace in the body.
Asanas and movement

Yin Yoga
All levels
Deepen your practice and enhance self-awareness by returning to the source of being and the mystery that informs all of life. We will hold postures of stillness to clear energetic blockages, improve circulation, and unlock the joints while focusing on visualizations for grounding, relaxation, and growing the body supple.
Mostly asanas, meditations


Master Paulie Zink
is the founder of Yin yoga. He received intensive private training for ten years as the sole protege of  Chinese Taoist yoga and Kung fu Master Cho Chat Ling. A three time international martial arts grand-champion, Paulie is renowned for his fluidity, flexibility and artistry of motion
. Through his many years of practice and study Paulie continues to evolve his unique style of yoga rooted the ancient Taoist tradition he learned. With his relaxed and playful demeanor, students find him to be a very approachable and enjoyable teacher. He brings to his teaching over 35 years experience and a profound knowledge he conveys with a simple clarity that comes from true understanding.

Master Zink was featured in the BBC series “Jerry Hall’s Gurus”, a documentary on spiritual teachers produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, UK.

Master Zink has taught Yin and Yang yoga and Medical Chi Kung at:

Contact: pauliezink@gmail.com

Paulie Zink’s Taoist art of Yin and Yang yoga is the original source of Yin Yoga.
Learn from the master who started it all.

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