Restorative Reset - Power through Stillness

Restorative Yoga Mini Retreat

8 December 2023 | in Groningen & online

Are you exhausted or overwhelmed?

Most of us lead lives that reinforce our working at fast forward speed and then we collapse into exhaustion. These days feel just too over-scheduled, too busy, too distracted. We come up with so many plans: new resolutions, new diets, new bucket-lists and the constant promises to ourselves to take better care and take more rest.

 But it’s not so easy, so we don’t.

This is where Restorative yoga comes in. Restorative yoga is an antidote to the busy life in fast forward mode. Restorative yoga is a gentle yet very effective practice. It is simple, easy, and a very potent tool for reducing stress and releasing tension. Restorative yoga poses are positions which are supported by props, which are still, and which are held for a long time, up to 20 minutes, unlike classic yoga poses. Only 10 minutes of a Restorative yoga pose will change your day, mood, perspective, and ultimately life.

To help you shift your physiology into a peaceful and receptive state, experience the power of true rest and positively transform your perception, and ultimately everyday living, I am offering a long Restorative Yoga mini retreat again.

During this session we will engage in a deliberately slow and spacious practice including supported restorative yoga poses, breath awareness and meditation for quieting the nervous system, facilitating mental and physical release and connecting to attention and awareness.

This mini retreat is suitable for all levels. No previous yoga experience is required.

This Restorative Yoga Mini Retreat is for everyone who:

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  • feels overwhelmed
  • doesn’t feel they have enough energy for everything that comes their way
  • feels disconnected from their body
  • doesn’t feel focused
  • feels tired
  • feels tense

When & Where:

  • Friday, 8 December 2023
  • 18.00-20.30h
  • At our yoga school at the Oosterhamriklaan 261a Groningen (register here) and online through zoom (register here)

What others say about Maxi’s Restorative Reset:

*These testimonials are from Maxi’s previous live online Restorative Reset workshops. The current three week online course is the first online program Maxi set up and based on her popular Restorative Reset workshops.

Thank you for this workshop! I am so happy that I decided to join it, I haven’t been rested like that for so long already. It is such a beautiful state of mind to be! 
I don’t know how you did it but I had a complete reset of my nervous system.
My friend couldn’t recognize me after today’s session because I was relaxed. He asked me to tell him when the next workshop will be because he wants the same results.
Kristina Altukhova, Groningen, 31 January 2021

For some reason, I had been feeling restless the last couple of months and this workshop turned out to be exactly what I needed. During the session, I didn´t even notice time passing. Already, after ten minutes a calm sank in. My mind went quiet. How great! 

Maxi has the extraordinary gift to guide you safely through all of the practise. I felt taken care of. 

If you ever have the chance to do this workshop, allow yourself this treat.  Now, about 3 months after the course, I still feel its effects: The calm, the quiet. It has helped me make clear decisions that will also shape the coming year for me. 

Anita Berendsen, Aurich, 17 January 2021

The Restorative Reset was truly a wonderful experience.

The practice was very accessible. Moreover, Maxi guided us through breath exercises and calming poses, which I found to be very grounding and relaxing.

You can incorporate the practices you learn easily into your daily life, which is very nice if you have a busy schedule.

Renée Woonings, Groningen, 5 January 2021

Registration & Fees: 

Tuition for in-person attendance at the yoga school:

Following online through zoom:

  • €25


Do I need any additional materials?

If you join us in person at the yoga school, you only need to bring yourself and receive all props needed at the yoga school.

If you join this mini retreat online through zoom, you will need:

    • 1 mat (or good carpet you can rest on)
    • 2 yoga blocks
    • 1 yoga belt
    • 1 yoga bolster
    • 1 eye cover
    • 4 firm blankets (or 2 blankets and 2 bath towels)
    • 1 yoga cushion (or a pillow)


Can I order my props through you?

Yes if you live in NL or Belgium you can order one of the two prop packages through me:

       1. Package Deluxe:
      • 1 bolster, 2 cork blocks, 1 yoga belt, 1 cushion, 1 eye bag
      • €125 (Value €165), includes shipping
       2. Package Ease:
      • 1 bolster, 2 cork blocks, 1 yoga belt, 1 eye bag
      • €99 (Value: €130), includes shipping

To order a props package, email to