Befriending Anxiety Workshop
A workshop led by performance anxiety specialist, yoga teacher and professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett
This one-hour livestream course will introduce participants to a series simple and accessible interventions featuring simple movement, breathing and focus exercises especially designed to manage anxiety. These can be done on breaks from work, as and when required or by combining several in a row for a longer sequence. The interventions are grounded in yoga but will be available to all levels of experience. You will also receive a list of further resources to provide additional support after the workshop.
Xenia Pestova Bennett is a performer and wellness coach with international experience who incorporates the latest research into health, wellbeing and yoga into her anxiety sessions. This workshop will give you access to a simple “toolkit” to enhance your wellbeing and reduce anxiety and stress in everyday situations. Xenia will work with the group to guide you through proven breathing techniques, focus exercises and gentle movement sequences. During the workshop, you will revise and review the evolutionary biology of the anxiety mechanism and learn about the leading research on mindful engagement with technology to help understand, accept and befriend anxiety and take back control of your life. All levels welcome to attend - no prior experience or flexibility are required!