60hr Yin & Restorative
Yoga Teacher Training 2021

YOGABEYOND® 100hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training Course 2021
Exeter, UK

Coming Sept 2021

Learn to Teach Yin Yoga

YOGABEYOND® training courses offer a fully integrated approach to practice, which synthesise the ‘traditional’ with the ‘modern’ to establish a practical and relevant living practice that evolves with you.

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. 

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.

Course Dates 2021

Dates will Appear HERE SOON

Times & Locations

Saturday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm

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

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.

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