Restorative Yoga: Healing Through Stillness

Maxine calls restorative yoga her yoga medicine, and she offers bespoke one-to-one restorative therapy  in a studio in Southsea and also online. 

As an anxious type who has experienced my own challenges with mental health, slowing down and getting quiet has often felt overwhelming. For most of my life, I was addicted to being busy. At times, I have even used my yoga practice as a way to keep busy and keep moving to avoid a deeper encounter with myself that accompanies the still and quiet. 

What is Restorative Yoga?

In restorative yoga practice, the focus is not on stretching and strengthening but on releasing. By releasing tension in the body and freeing up the breath, we may powerfully affect change in the actual structure of the body and the state of the mind. 

Restorative yoga allows us to relearn the art of relaxation while developing the skills and abilities to self-soothe. It enhances our healing capacity by helping us regulate the stress response and re-balance the nervous system. By helping us to access the parasympathetic Nervous System,  learning to put the body back into rest and digest,

​improve the function of our immune system, reduce muscle tension, help with insomnia, and so many other vital benefits.



Restorative yoga helps to combat the physical and mental effects of everyday stress and helps to ease common ailments such as:

  • Headache 

  • Backaches

  • Insomnia 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic pain

  • Boosts the Immune system

  • Deeply relaxes the body 

Whilst no individual session is the same, initial sessions start with an assessment that will inform you both about the current state of your body and mind. This will allow Maxine to unfold the session in a way that is specifically supportive for you. 

75 minute

1  session £75

3 session £210

6 session £390