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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

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness

This autumn stress-buster class is open to all levels of ability and will incorporate a short strengthening sequence followed by held yin poses, meditation / internal psychological inquiry and relaxation. You will learn how to safely work on deep tissues in the body, improve vagal tone and heart rate variability through breath control, discover approaches to support organ health for the autumn and cultivate mindful attention while nurturing and holding a safe space for yourself and others. Most importantly, this class will enable you to carve out precious time for yourself to relax and reset - no prior experience with yoga or meditation required and beginners welcome. Experienced practitioners will also have the opportunity to work on a deeper level.

Please note: this class is offered in a hybrid format and you can attend in-person or online. Please email Xenia ( when booking with your preference: in-person places are limited.

Price and booking: £30 for a block of five consecutive classes starting 22nd September. £36 for a block of six consecutive classes from 3rd November or £8 for a single class drop-in; please transfer payment at or email Xenia for bank details.

Xenia will run a 5 week block - commencing 22nd September 2021, with a 6 week block starting on 3rd November.

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

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546