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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My experience was eye-opening, transformative and fun. In between laughing and crying I discovered so so much about myself. I can only say thank you and that I think this is one course I would not mind repeating, for myself at some point in the future and I am sure then I will again discover yet…

TT1 Online, October 2020


Truly a transformational course which leads you to be reborn, rediscover yourself, and changes your life forever!!! Bodhin and Sheena are the best ever coaches for MBSR. Their in-depth knowledge, warmth and empathy set a very conducive environment to learn and grow into more intuitive…

TT1 online October 2020 

Overall feedback

Great. My intention was to deepen my own practice as well as to take initial steps in learning how to pass on the possibility of the gift of mindfulness to others, and both of those intentions were met.

MBSR Teacher Training TT1 course October 2020 

Overall feedback
There are not enough words of gratitude for such a life changing 5 days. Even when I was frustrated, I reveled in the experience. When I realized through your presentations and discussions that I alone caused my suffering with my overthinking, overplanning…

Silent retreat; What 3 words best describe your experience of this course
Grateful, Grounded, Supported

Overall, my experience was moving and intense. The training was incredibly insightful, collaborative and really well guided. I felt supported throughout the programme, with plenty of opportunity for reflection, questioning, exploring, practising and teaching. It was a great balance between…

TT1 online August 2020 

Spent an excellent week with Bodhin and Helen and participants from all around Europe. It was a learning experience, not just about teaching mindfulness, but also about myself. Particularly enjoyed meeting the other participants, all with their own journey and their own story. It was an…

TT1 online August 2020 

I participated in the online TT1 course in August 2020. I benefited greatly from this course and am very pleased that I chose the Mindful Academy at Solterreno for my teacher training. The teachers were highly experienced and knowledgeable, and truly embodied the principles of mindfulness. The…

TT1 online August 2020

Overall feedback, Really excellent.

I loved every single aspect and moment of the course. It offered in depth training on all the core practices of the MBSR, the full experience of MBSR as a student and as a teacher, unique and essential insights that can only be offered by the most experienced mindfulness teachers, as well as an…

TT1 online August 2020 

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