Paul Grilley. Born in 1958 in Seattle, Washington. He has practiced yoga since reading The Autobiography of a Yogi in the summer of 1979. He lived and taught yoga classes in Los Angeles from 1982 until 1994. He also took classes in kinesiology at UCLA. Paul and his wife, Suzee, became students of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama in 1990. Paul and Suzee moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1994, where they still have a home. In 2000 he earned a Masters Degree from St. Johns College, Santa Fe. And in 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Ph.D. from the California Institute for Human Science. The Ph.D. was in recognition of his book and DVDs promoting the practice and theory of yin yoga. Since the year 2001, Paul and Suzee have taught yoga teacher training courses all over the world.