Mindful Awareness Project
An international association of qualified MBSR teachers
Our philosophy
Our organisation is established to bring awareness to the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in CIS countries and to create a network between MBSR teachers and people interested in its benefits.

Our mission is to promote greater awareness to oneself and others and bring well-being to individuals, organisations, and society as a whole.

Our team
Irina Yugai
Director of the MindUP Meditation Center, mindfulness practitioner and researcher.

Co-founder of the MAP Mindful Awareness Project, an international association of qualified MBSR trainers.

Experienced organizer of different events, mindfulness retreats, as well as yoga workshops, offline Buddhist retreats and online mindfulness courses.

Irina is Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's disciple since 1999. Meditation experience of more than 10 years. Participant of many Buddhist retreats.
Zhassulan Abishev
Qualified MBSR Teacher (QMT). Mindfulness Supervisor. Teacher trainer (MAP & MAS). Graduate of Mindful Academy Solterreno (Spain).

Philosopher. Researcher. Co-founder of REAL School and School of ME. Co-founder of the MAP.

As part of the research activities, he traveled to 8 asian countries and attended number of silent retreats of different Eastern philosophies and modern secular approaches that develops awareness and evolves human consciousness.

He organized and conducted more than 50 online and offline workshops, lectures, trainings, retreats and 8-week MBSR programs and MBSR teacher trainings in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Europe and the USA.
Tuire Schoonen
Certified MBSR teacher (CMT) and teacher trainer (MAP & MAS). Mindfulness supervisor, coach, yoga teacher (RYT).

Co-founder of Thriving Life and MAP. Tuire has been trained by Mindful Academy Solterreno. She holds a degree in Learning & Development. Tuire is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and NLP.

Tuire has practised mindfulness since 2007 and has attended several retreats and trainings in Europe. Tuire has 12 years experience in the corporate sector as a business manager in international brand marketing, strategy and innovation.

Currently Tuire's focus is on training MBSR teachers and running trainings in private and corporate settings in The Netherlands, Spain and UK.
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E-mail: info@mindfulap.org
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