Paul & Suzee Grilley

Paul & Suzee Grilley

Paul GrilleyPaul Grilley has been teaching yoga since 1980 and his special interest is the teaching of anatomy. He practices yoga postures in the style of Paulie Zink and patterns his philosophy on the writings and research of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama—a yogi and scientist from Tokyo, Japan. This philosophy integrates the Taoist meridian and acupuncture theories of China with the yogic and tantric theories of India.

Paul’s interest in yoga was sparked by reading Autobiography of a Yogi in the summer of 1979. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1982 where he studied kinesiology at UCLA and taught hatha yoga until 1994.

Paul earned a Master of Arts degree from St. John’s College, Santa Fe in the summer of 2000 and in 2005 was awarded an Honorary Ph.D. from the California Institute for Human Science for his efforts to clarify the latest theories on fascia and its relevance to the practice of hatha yoga.

Paul and his wife Suzee now spend their time administrating and teaching the Yin Yoga Teacher’s Training program both in the USA and abroad.

Suzee GrilleySuzee Grilley has practiced yoga since 1980. She has studied many styles of yoga including Ashtanga with Pattabhi Jois, Integral Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Hatha Yoga with Dharma Mittra. Because her professional life as a dancer, choreographer and teacher is Yang by nature, her yoga practice in the last decade has been the slow, healing, Yin style of yoga that has prolonged her career in dance and aided her practice of meditation.

Suzee grew up in Los Angeles in the world of dance, receiving first a BA and then, several years later, an MFA degree in Performance and Choreography from UCLA. In the interim Suzee relocated to NYC and performed with the Nikolais Dance Theater, touring the world. She has performed and choreographed for many companies and has has taught these subjects at universities in Virginia, California and Oregon where she has received glowing reviews from students for her teaching ability.

Suzee continues to choreograph for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and performs with the multi-media improvisational ensemble, Sonoluminescence.  Because of the growing demand for Yin Yoga seminars her husband, Paul, has convinced her to travel with him and teach this style of yoga based on her three decades of experience.

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