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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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 

As always it was extremely well organised and I felt very held and taken care of. I always felt supported and even though I had taken the 'same' retreat in person last year I gained more insights and really felt like my practice was deepened.
Of course I missed the beautiful Solterreno but…

Silent Online Retreat, July 2020

I felt privileged to be able to participate remotely as cost and logistics have got in the way previously. This opportunity has open new possibilities for me and strengthen my commitment to continue, and deepen the practice of mindfulness.

I cannot be more grateful to Bodhin for his…

Silent Online Retreat, July 2020

As with TT1, it was amazing to observe the week unfold. The experience was multidimensional, allowing for my personal growth by looking inward and outward with the others in the group. I was impressed with the sense of connection and community that was co-created during week, especially as it…

From the TT2 Online in July 2020

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

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