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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It was such a rich and very well structured program. I was a little concerned about a week-long Online program however it met my expectations far better.

I really appreciated the way Bodhin our teacher approaches participants, very respectful and intimate also. And the way he…

TT1 Online, June 2020

I have been teaching mindfulness-based practices for 20 years, and have been running teacher training courses in Italy. I found that Bodhin and the staff at Solterreno are highly prepared and competent. I participated in TT1 and it was a really superb experience and I highly recommend it to…

TT1 Online, June 2020

MBSR TT1 has been the most experiential and active learning course for me. I feel this programme includes ancient wisdom in scientific format and highly recommend to anyone looking to teach MBSR. Bodhin is a very dedicated teacher and his presence was felt throughout.

TT1 Online, June 2020

The course was substantial on multiple levels. The instructors were excellent and performed in an exemplary way. Even if I decided not to teach, what I took from this course will benefit me and others for the rest of my life. However, this course has inspired me to continue the pursuit of…

Testimonial from the ONLINE TT1 course


The Retreat was a really unique combination of being within and without. I feel it like a wonderful co-journey and also like the opportunity to stop, turn inward, tune in, work with interest and enjoy a lot. The guidance of professional teachers provides…

from the ONLINE Silent retreat

Overall feedback

Overall really positive experience, especially considering the initial hesitation about doing it online.


Online Silent Retreat May 2020

I am very grateful for having the opportunity to have attended the TT1 in March 2020 from Delhi (India) and even with the time difference (3.5 hours) the learnings and the week we spent altogether was amazing.

Bodhin and Sheena were spectaculars teachers leading us in all the material…

TT1 Online, March 2020

I attended the TT1 in March 2020, which was the first TT1 course online - due to the Coronavirus circumstances. I had my doubts about how we could lead the meditations online and be open within the group that I had not met in person before. 

The course started and all my doubts…

TT1 Online, March 2020

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