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Xenia Pestova Bennett

Xenia creates bespoke sessions to calm and balance anxiety and stress, including with yin yoga and qi gong

Xenia joins us again for more in-person events over the summer - watch this space for more details or head over to the events page. Event details and booking here.

Summer Mini-Course: Yin Yoga and Mindfulness for Resilience

If you missed this live class at Maitri, you can still watch recordings of two in-depth workshops on cultivating resilience (4 hours of content).

• Learn held yin yoga poses and discover how to safely work on deep tissues
• Improve vagal tone and heart rate variability through breath control
• Find out about Chinese medicinal approaches to organ health for the summer
• Discover a comfortable approach to seated meditation that works for you
• Cultivate mindful attention that you can bring from the mat to daily life
• Condition your nervous system to build resilience, flexibility and adaptability

Price: Only £10 or pay-what-you-can (price for both workshops per household). This special offer is valid until the end of July only - book using this link:

About Xenia

Xenia Pestova Bennett brings a unique perspective to her yoga practice and teaching. She is an internationally-active concert pianist, university lecturer and anxiety coach. She combines her extensive performing and recording experience with wellbeing approaches to create bespoke sessions that calm and balance anxiety and stress. Having studied in the UK, The Netherlands and Canada, Xenia holds a Doctorate in Performance from McGill University. Her wellness teachers include Eleonora Ramsby-Herrera (Hatha Yoga), Sarah Powers (Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness) and Jeff Cushing (Qi Gong).

In addition to teaching music, yoga and breathwork, Xenia delivers private and group sessions on anxiety management for individuals and organisations. Her past clients and collaborators include Ad Agio Musicians’ Workshops, Facebook London, Moving on Music, Sound and Music, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Nottingham.

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Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546