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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification

100-Hour Course
with Master Paulie Zink
April 16 - 22, 2016, Session ONE
October 15 - 21, 2016, Session TWO

Our bodies are mostly water. Our natural state is to move fluidly like water and adapt to our environment. When I do yoga I want to be like water pouring from a vessel.

This is the only official Yin Yoga Teacher Certification Course 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.

Yin Yoga was developed by Master Zink from the Taoist spiritual traditions and health practices of ancient China. In Taoist philosophy, the entire universe is regarded as a living organism imbued with life force. Being in harmony with the flow of this energy in nature is the essence of Taoist attitude. The primary purpose of Yin Yoga is to restore and enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace.
Participants learn to open to their intuitive hearts, to discover the individual expression of the artist within, to awaken the spontaneous and playful spirit, and to transcend the boundaries of the analytical mind in order to advance beyond techniques for doing yoga into cultivating a way of being yoga, of living it in our day-to-day lives, and sharing these gifts with the lives of those we touch.

In this Teacher Certification Course, participants study the deeper dimensions and comprehensive components of the art of Yin and Yang yoga, including:
• The alchemy of the Five Elemental Energies;
• The circular flow of energy and the cycle of yin and yang in yoga practice;
• Master Zink's teaching philosophy with emphasis on developing the intricacies and variations of postures;
• The opportunity to practice teaching under Master Zink's supervision

Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training
Session ONE: Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016, from 2:00 - 6:30PM
Monday, April 18 - 22, 2016, from 12:00 - 5:30pm

Session TWO: Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 2:00 - 6:30PM
Monday, October 17 - 21, 2016, from 12:00 - 5:30PM

$1480 Session ONE (paid in full by April 16, 2016)
Former students who have finished the 5-day Training
with Paulie Zink receive a 10% discount.

The workshop and teacher training will be held at the Chicago Yoga Center.

Class size is limited, please sign up early.


Students may attend a one-week session, and complete a second session at a later date. Students may also accrue credit hours up to a total of 100 additional hours through: reading/writing assignments, evaluated teaching experience, and hours from previous Teacher Training workshops with Paulie. Students completing certification course are eligible for free lifetime Yin Yoga Teacher registration with the Yin Yoga Institute. For application info visit



Master Paulie Zink received private intensive training for ten years as the sole protégé 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. He teaches with a relaxed and playful demeanor that encourages everyone to feel accepted and comfortable. He brings over 30 years' experience to his teaching.

A $350 deposit is necessary to secure your space. No refunds after the first class. Students from out of town may stay at the Days Inn, Lincoln Park, North (25 min. walk from the Yoga Center). Please make your room reservation before March 15, to guarantee the room discount. Phone 888.576.3297 or 773.525.7010. Mention Chicago Yoga Center when you call sand the group code PZ16. Available rooms are held until March 15, 2016.

Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged.

To reserve a space, fill out and print the WORKSHOP FORM registration specifying
Yin and Yang Yoga Teacher Training with Paulie Zink.
along with a check to the
CHICAGO IL 60657-4274

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