Exeter Yoga Workshop



Advanced Yin & Restorative
Yoga CPD Training 2022

YOGABEYOND® Yin Yoga Teacher Training ~ Exeter, UK

Learn to Teach Yin & Restorative Yoga

The YOGABEYOND® 60hr Advanced Yin & Restorative Yoga CPD Training is a unique 7-day training course for qualified yoga teachers. Its ground-breaking content, not found on ANY other yin yoga teacher training, is based on core energetic principles that go beyond all conventionally taught and widely available material on yin yoga and restorative yoga.

The course syllabus combines Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga together within the context of Yoga practice as a whole, integrating core elements from Yoga, Chinese Medicine, two schools of Myofascial Release, and Psychology. It offers a comprehensive, easy-to-apply system for teachers to deliver transformative group classes and one-to-one sessions.

This one-of-a-kind training was born out of 13 years (and counting) of clinical Chinese Medicine practice; 15,000+ hrs of yoga teaching; training of Yoga teachers for the past 19 years, and further extensive training in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. The result is an inspiring and cutting-edge course, presented in a practical and easy to understand package that you would otherwise take many years (and £1000’s!) to learn separately.

Course Outline

This special 7-day yin yoga teacher training will primarily consist of specialist lectures, practical explorations and interactive discussions.

It will also involve sharing a short, informal, personal “project” on the last day of the course. The “project” could be anything related to the content of the training.

Course Sylabus includes:

  • The Bigger Picture – the placement of Yin and Restorative Yoga practice in the context of Yoga in general
  • Yin Yoga vs. Restorative Yoga – their differences, commonalities and why practice both together
  • Energy – Western and Eastern perspectives
  • Seasonal Energetics, and deeper well-being
  • Anatomy of Stress
  • Fascia – why it is important and ways of working with it
  • Myofascial & Elemental Meridians – their overlaps and practical applications
  • Different approaches to teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga

Is this training for me?

The YOGABEYOND® 60hr Advanced Yin & Restorative Yoga CPD Training is for yoga teachers and teacher trainees who are:

  • looking for a deeper understanding of Yin and Restorative Yoga that goes beyond the generic ‘de-stress’ approach.
  • looking to broaden the arsenal of their yoga teaching tools, and are not afraid to engage in deep self-learning.
  • wanting to learn a comprehensive system, based on core energetic principles, that can be widely applied in their teaching craft.

Certification & Accreditation

YOGABEYOND® is a registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance Professionals. The training itself is taught by a Yoga Alliance Professionals registered Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer.

Neither Yin Yoga, nor Restorative Yoga, are considered specialist training disciplines that require separate accreditation or liability insurance. Therefore, if you are a qualified Yoga Teacher, you can attend this CPD training without additional requirements.

Your teaching really challenged my beliefs about myself and my body. I found the course physically demanding, but it was exactly what I needed. Thanks again for such an inspirational and transformative course


YOGABEYOND® offer non-dogmatic courses and training programs, combining the ancient practice of yoga and eastern philosophies, with pioneering modern sciences and insights, to create trainings that are relevant, integrative and applicable in a contemporary context.

Our trainings focus on bridging the gaps in contemporary yoga between practice and theory. By reconciling theory and practice we can explore how they both come alive when integrated into our daily lives.

Our Vision

The YOGABEYOND® vision is to take yoga beyond the conventional hatha yoga tradition and offer an integrated approach to practice, which synthesises the ‘traditional’ with the ‘modern’ to establish a practical and relevant living practice that evolves with you.

By extracting meaning and context from ‘traditional’ yoga practice and philosophy, and combining them with contemporary insights drawn from pioneering research fields in functional anatomy, neuroscience, energy medicine and psychology, we dare to inspire a new wave of yoga practitioners and teachers who are empowered with the mastery of their own mental, physical and emotional well being.

Our Philosophy

The modern world – and human consciousness – is evolving at a breathtaking rate. As human awareness shifts so does the lens through which we perceive and understand the core teachings of yoga.

Evolution brings about expansion, with new scientific understandings and advancements emerging all the time. We must accept that Traditional’ yoga practice and philosophy is neither contradictory, nor independent, of these contemporary understandings.  

YOGABEYOND® core philosophies:

  • Yoga is a Living Tradition – a continuous flow of knowledge, insight and experience that has been passed down through the ages from teacher to student.
  • Interrelationships: A commitment to explore how systems and philosophies connect and relate to each other.
  • Yoga is more than just an escape from everyday life. Yoga is life and everything in it.
  • Success in Yoga is not governed or measured by grabbing your heels in a backbend or by your ability to intellectually grasp complex yoga theory.
  • Inspiring yoga teachers are forged in the fire of regular, dedicated and meaningful practice.
  • The answer to all questions is “It depends…”
  • Nothing is absolute; context is everything.

I have always felt there was something missing when I went to see the teachers I have learned from in the past, and now I know why. I was looking for Chris and Yulia! They are extremely professional, patient, and can explain things in a way that anyone can understand.

Yulia Heaton

Co-Founder, Course Director & Senior Teacher

Yulia Heaton, The Exeter Yoga WorkshopYulia Heaton, Co-founder of Exeter Yoga Workshop, BSc (Hons), DipDSY, LicAc, MBAcC, MIHHT

Yulia has been a full-time Yoga teacher since 2001, and continued to study with variety of teachers upholding CPDs. She has taught for the Devon School of Yoga on their Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy courses from 2003 until 2015 and now owns and runs Exeter Yoga Workshop with her husband, Chris Croft, in Exeter.

Her style of teaching is informative, unique and playful. She always encourage students to practice from a place of authenticity and joy. The ever-evolving style of her teaching is rooted in the traditions of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow and Universal Yoga, and enlivened by the greatest source of inspiration of all – life itself.

After discovering Yoga whilst studying for her first degree in Psychology in 1998, she completed her first Teacher Training with The Devon School of Yoga (DSY) in 2002. Since then her practice evolved through extensive further studies with the likes of Mik Burley, John Scott, Lino Miele, Richard Freeman, and Andrey Lappa.

Yulia also teaches Yoga as part of the Movement Skills module on the BA Acting course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. She is trained to teach specialist classes, like Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Children, and Mum and Baby Yoga.

She has been practicing Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, since 2008 when she qualified from the London College Of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since then, she worked both independently and as a full-time employed acupuncturist at several clinics, mostly specialising in women’s health and treatment of infertility. More recently, she completed training in Si Yuan Balance Method acupuncture as taught by the late Dr Tan and is expanding her clinical interests in treating acute and chronic pain with instant results.

Yulia’s fascination with the human body and mind has led her to begin the Structural Bodywork journey with James Earls’ and Tom Myers’ Fascial Release for Structural Balance (FRSB) and John Barnes’ Myofascial Release (MFR) trainings, and to explore Mindfulness and Meditation practices through the teachings of Michael Stone. These are ongoing and ever inspiring, feeding into her regular Yoga classes and workshops.

Yulia’s 10 year old daughter Lydia remains her most loved Yoga teacher to date.

Yoga Alliance Member

I chose the Yoga Beyond course because I love Chris and Yulie’s teaching – I fully trust them and knew that they would provide fun, interesting and challenging sessions. The sessions cover so much more than I expected them too, and since beginning, I feel like I’ve really deepened my knowledge of not only asana, but also philosophy, anatomy and psychology too.

Beth B (YTTC 2020-21)

Course Dates 2022

Feb 26-27, 2022 | March 26-27| April 23-24 | May 8, 2022

Times & Locations

Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm

All teaching weekends are held at Exeter Yoga Workshop, our purpose-built yoga studio in the heart of Exeter, Devon, UK.

Your Investment


*Current trainees and past graduates of the YOGABEYOND® 280hr Yoga Teacher Training Course receive a 10% DISCOUNT. Please contact us for your unique discount code.

Your investment includes:

  • all tuition fees
  • written assignments and correspondence parts of the course (evaluation of your written work, replies to letters, emails and telephone conversations).
  • personal interviews and one-to-one mentoring and support from your course tutor(s).
  • all manuals and course administration.

Booking & Cancellation

Please ensure you have read and understood the booking & cancellation policy before you register.