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Yin & Restorative Yoga (5wk)
Yin & Restorative Yoga Immersions, w/ Yulia Heaton


April 13 - May 11, 2021
(Tues, 7-8pm)

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A deep immersion into the therapeutics of Yin & Restorative Yoga

A comprehensive immersion into the therapeutics of Yin & Restorative Yoga. During the immersion we will look at ways to bring balance to the physical body using simple supported and held postures in order to bring the nervous system into the parasympathetic mode (ie relieve stress). Each class will provide simple and effective techniques such as pranayama (breathing exercises), interoceptive exercises, yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and simple meditation that can be easily applied in daily life.

  • Understand what fascia is and why conventional stretching is not always effective
  • Have an idea that there are structural and energetic connections between seemingly very distant parts of the body and ways of working with them
  • Make the connection between the quality of breathing and various restrictions/ tensions in the body and how to free physical tension using the breath
  • Be familiar with an arsenal of simple Yin and Restorative postures and be able to use them at home
  • Use basic mindfulness technique in postures
  • Have a familiarity with Yoga Nidra and it’s benefits
  • How to use ‘ball rolling’ to release tension and pain

This immersion will be perfect for anyone new to Yin & Restorative Yoga, or anyone interested in balancing their existent dynamic Yoga practice (or any athletic activity). Those who suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue, low energy, pain, and/or tension can also benefit greatly from this therapeutic approach to yoga.

About Restorative Yin Yoga

The essence of Yin and Restorative Yoga is surrender.

To balance the heat-building, dynamic, strengthening "yang" side of a Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, Yin and Restorative Yoga focus on postures that release tension and lengthen the muscles by the means of supported passive holding.

In a Yin style, poses are held 3-10 minutes per side in order to release the fascia (the 3-D connective tissue). The Restorative poses use many props (placed according to each individual body) and can be held for 10-15 minutes, but are essentially very similar to Yin. As well as Yoga, the practice draws upon techniques from MFR (Myofascial Release) and Structural Bodywork, as well as the energetics of the Traditional Chinese Meridians and acupressure points.

The elasticity of our connective tissue diminishes with physical activity and aging, which makes Yin essential for injury prevention and joint health. Since a Yin Yoga practice often includes several long, seated forward bending postures, it also restores energy and calms the nervous system. Restorative practice initiates deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit.

Course Schedule


Exeter Yoga Workshop
King St Business Centre, 7-9 King St, Exeter, EX1 1BQ

Yoga Equipment

Please bring your own yoga mat. Yoga mats are available to buy from the studio reception. Owning your own yoga mat will help you build confidence and make progress inbetween classes at the studio and after the course has finished.

Any other yoga props required during class (eg straps, blocks, blankets or bolsters) will be provided by the studio.


"The yin and restorative yoga courses that I took with Yulia that have changed my life. 8 months ago I started yoga after 10 years of chronic back pain. Addicted to heavy pain killers that weren't working I had nothing to lose. I'm now doing 3 yoga classes a week. I have reduced my pain medication by 3/4. Pain is now reduced by 80%. I feel fit, strong, powerful and eternally grateful for the beautiful gift of yoga and for awaking the insight that was there inside me all along. Stay true to your mission you are changing the world"


Online Yin Courses
On-Demand Yin & Restorative Yoga Immersions, w/ Yulia Heaton

Turn your living room into a yoga studio. PRACTICE ANYWHERE. START ANYTIME

The Earth Immersion

This immersion is dedicated to the Earth element, the meridians of Spleen and Stomach and the corresponding myofascial structures. The Earth is the centre of human existence literally and figuratively - it is pivotal in our relationship with ourselves. This immersion offers explorations of the Earth element qualities using yin/restorative poses, breathing, mindfulness, and mantra. Suitable at any time of the year, during transitions between seasons, or when you feel in need of some self-care.

9hr On-Demand Course ~ START ANYTIME


The Fire Immersion

We are the Elements and so we are the element Fire. Fire is light, dynamic, moving, full of spark, vitality. It is creation and transformation of energy of any kind. To be “on fire” is to be full of excitement about life. To be “all fired up” is to be propelled by enthusiasm about something. Fire is a life principle, just think about the Sun! Fire is creativity and spontaneity in action. Not only it governs four meridians and organ systems instead of two, ALL of the meridians are located on the arms, chest, and shoulder/neck. These are the areas we would explore in the Yin and Restorative postures. A healthy human being needs warmth, love, joy, and compassion, so this immersion is also about exploring the mental emotional qualities of the Fire element through mindfulness, breathing, intention, yoga nidra and mantra. The Fire practices are suitable for practice outside of the Summer season when the Fire energies may be out of balance.

9hr On-Demand Course ~ START ANYTIME