Maitri Studio, Belfast, Xenia Pestova Bennett, Yin Yoga, Mindfulness

Maitri Studio is venue to Yin Yoga and Mindfulness (November 2021)

Wednesday 3rd November - 6.00pm to 7:00pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett


Wed 3rd November 2021

Yin Yoga and Mindfulness with Xenia Pestova Bennett

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: £36 for a block of six consecutive classes or £8 for a single class drop-in; please transfer payment at or email Xenia for bank details.

About Xenia:

Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett is a concert pianist and yoga instructor. She combines her research and experience in performance anxiety with extensive accredited training as a yoga, breathwork and meditation instructor. Having studied in the UK, The Netherlands and Canada, Xenia holds a Doctorate in Performance from McGill University. Her wellness training includes completion of a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training qualification led by Eleonora Ramsby-Herrera in 2019, 100 hours of Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness (primary and secondary levels amounting certified by Yoga Alliance) with Sarah Powers in 2018, Oxygen Advantage® functional breathing and Buteyko Method instructor training with Patrick McKeown, and Yoga Mindset Coaching training (basic level) with Karina Ayn Mirsky in 2021.

In addition to performing and teaching, Xenia offers coaching on anxiety management to individuals and organisations. Her past and present clients and collaborators include Ad Agio Workshops for Musicians; British Association of Performing Arts Medicine; Contemporary Music Centre (Ireland); Facebook London; Goldsmiths, University of London; Leeds Conservatoire; Moving on Music; Sound and Music; Triyoga UK; TU Dublin; Queen’s University Belfast; University of Aberdeen and the University of Nottingham.

Photo: credit Rachel McCarthy