Tuire Schoonen

Trainer at Mindful Academy Solterreno

Graduate from Mindful Academy

Trainer at Mindful Academy Solterreno

Train the Trainer 2016

Qualified Supervisor

Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Motivational and personal development coach

Having worked in many corporate management positions for the first chapter of her career, Tuire's own personal challenges with burnout and illness brought her to a point where she decided to follow her calling. Today she is an experienced Mindfulness Trainer, Supervisor and Coach helping people who may be exposed to high stress, have symptoms of exhaustion or have difficulty managing lives' demands due to work or private situations. 
Tuire’s own mindfulness practice started in 2008 and played an important role in her recovery from stress-related issues. Along the years Tuire trained herself as an MBSR teacher and continues to devote time to her own practice and adheres to the Best Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Teachers. 
Tuire is the co-founder of Mindful Awareness Project MAP,  an organisation which is established to bring awareness to the MBSR program in Russian speaking countries and to create a network between MBSR teachers and people interested in its benefits. Tuire runs regularly MBSR 8-week courses, teacher trainings and gives mindfulness trainings in corporate settings. 

Besides the principles of Mindfulness, in her work Tuire uses her training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is Mindfulness-based coaching and therapy format focused on finding new ways of behaviour that are aligned with person's values. She teaches from her personal experience of difficulties and brings a deeply compassionate and practical approach to helping others to navigate through challenges that life throws at everyone's way. Her qualification as a Yoga Teacher gives her the ability to work with the body-mind dimension that is often very valuable to people struggling with the modern problem of cognitive overload.

Tuire's work is based on authenticity, openness and appreciation for our human experience always with a touch of humor. Life is not to be taken too seriously!

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I recently completed TT1 at Mindful Academy Solterreno. From the moment I started the course, I felt supported and encouraged. Bodhin led a well-paced and designed course and we were given the tools to maximize our learning both personally and professionally. The retreat center itself is run so…

TT1 April 2023

Testimonial As a very reflective person who likes to be in silent observation of the world, I must say that by the end of this retreat I have got to know a different silence - turning inward and actively listening to the reactions of my body, accompanied by thoughts and emotions…

5-days silent retreat, Sept 2022


TT3 is an amazing course. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to deepen their own mindfulness practice and develop their teaching skills.

Training Staff feedback

Bodhin and Sheena you are…

TT3 June 2022

3 words best describe your experience of this course

belonging, kindness, deepening


I recommend TT3 to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and skil ls for mindfulness teaching.

There is ample opportunity provided to deepen your practice including a 2-day silent retreat at the beginning. The instruction is superlative. The sessions…

TT3, June 2022

I loved how the course was structured. I took TT1 in the intense format of 1 week and TT2 was instead spread over 2 months. I really enjoyed both formats and I felt that TT2 was ideal in this format, because I really had the time to absorb what I learnt in each session and had time to prepare.…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

community, support, learning

TT2 Online, Oct 2021

Fantastic course. The structure of each day was fantastic. The days were long but every activity or teaching session felt like it was not rushed, there was spaciousness and yet things didn't often overrun or feel crammed in. Perfect balance. The teachers were absolutely wonderful, grounding,…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

Grounding. Safe. Comprehensive

TT1 8-day intensive 

I would recommend this TT1 training course to anyone interested in doing the course. The material is well structured and laid out. It is taught experientially which aids in long term learning. The trainers are knowledgeable and impart their knowledge in showing rather than teaching at the…

What 3 words best describe your experience of this course

wonderful, insightful, formative

TT1 Online August 2021 


I have loved the course. Very intense in a way, but the safe environment and the sense of community that is created around my colleagues and the trainers is incredible and made me change the perspective of being. It brought me to an incredible space of love and kindness. I…

TT1 online August 2021 

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