Meet our team

Eline Snel

Eline Snel

Director and founder AMT

Eline (1954) established the International Academy for Mindful Teaching in 2009, to train professionals from education and (mental) healthcare in Method Eline Snel, mindfulness for children and adolescents. She developed this method from practice. As a mindfulness trainer, she also gives eight-week MBSR training courses to private individuals. For children, adolescents and their parents she has written two books: ‘Sitting still like a Frog’ (2012) and ‘Breathe through this – Mindfulness for Parents and Teenagers’ (2014). Currently, more than 500,000 copies of ‘Sitting still like a Frog’ have been sold in 33 countries. Read more

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Peggy Carlier

Peggy Carlier

Teacher

My name is Peggy Carlier and I am from Belgium. I have been living in the Netherlands, close to Amsterdam, for twelve years. I work at the AMT as a French-speaking, in close collaboration with Eline Snel. I also work at my own practice as a therapist. The experience I wanted to acquire in training at the AMT was not only the expertise, but also the know-how to be present with yourself and with others.

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Mark Hansen

Mark Hansen

Teacher

As a child psychologist, I taught children with cognitive behavioral therapy to replace their unhelpful thoughts into more helpfull ones. To me, this sounded like as if they were not allowed to have unhelpfull thoughts. This is something which I find really difficult. I wanted to teach children to cope with all the pearls and puzzles of life, in a way that matches my personal experiences with mindfulness. I have seen many positive results of mindfulness in children with psychiatric disorders. But I would like all the children to experience the positive effects of mindfulness.

+31 (0)6 14386367

Angie Bucu

Angie Bucu

AMT Asia Coordinating Partner and Teacher

My name is Angie and I am the Asia based contact for AMT. I am originally from Australia but found myself falling in love with Hong Kong 25 years ago, and have since called it home. I have been teaching mindfulness to children and adolescence for the past few years with great success.  My desire to teach mindfulness to young people came after experiencing the beneficial impact of mindfulness practices with university students. I am actively involved in bringing an awareness of the benefits of mindfulness learning and skills development to Hong Kong's families and schools.

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Joost Scharrenberg

Joost Scharrenberg

AMT Spain Coordinating Partner and Teacher

Born in the Netherlands and living in Spain. About 13 years ago I started to create a more balanced life changing my priorities, beginning to meditate and becoming a yoga instructor. Today I am giving Mindfulness lessons to adults, children and adolescents. Co-founder of an online magazine in Spanish about Mindfulness and Slow Lifestyle. I love to write poems and short stories. “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius.

+34 (0)6 67686778

Elisenda Pallàs

Elisenda Pallàs

AMT Spain Coordinator Partner and Instructor

My name is Elisenda and I live in a small village near Barcelona. From the centre that I own with Joost Scharrenberg, I coordinate the activities of AMT in Spain and give different programs of mindfulness to children and adults. It is exciting to be part of the changes in the wellbeing and relations that mindfulness practice brings to children, their families, and schools. Happy to be part of the large little frog family!

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Christian Plebst

Christian Plebst

AMT Argentina Coordinating Partner and Teacher

I live and practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist my main interest have been in childhood wellbeing, resilience and prevention, interests which have naturally come together since training under Eline at the AMT. What I enjoy most is being in schools and teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents. As the AMT´s South American coordinating Partner my on-going challenge is to contribute to create school communities that openly practice love and kindness.

Beatriz Peco

Beatriz Peco

AMT Argentina Coordinating Partner and Teacher

To be able to be aware of what is happening while it is happening!! It seems so simple…and we can even practice it. I try to do it every day! Children already have it and I love to be able to help them remember it from the AMT. It is a privilege to do what I like most within a team of beautiful people. It is wonderful to see how Eline’s method crosses borders and helps all children, with or without developmental challenges to gain more awareness of their dreams and feelings helping them live a full, kind and happy life. Together with Christian Plebst, with whom I work together for a long time, we will be the AMT coordinating partners for South America with pleasure.

Astrid Hollander-Suijker

Astrid Hollander-Suijker

Back Office Manager and Research Coordinator mindfulness at school

It’s wonderful to be able to contribute to the Academy for Mindful Teaching. I really enjoy working for Eline Snel and Anne Marlijn Hauserer. It is inspirational to experience their enthusiasm and their commitment to mindfulness worldwide from close-by. I’m the person to turn to for everything connected to course enrolment at the International Academy for Mindful Teaching.

+31 (0)6 38296166

Yvonne Oeben

Yvonne Oeben

Training Course Coordinator

As an AMT student, you can come to me for all your questions.  I’m the link between student and teacher. I consider it an honour to be part of the AMT, because it’s fantastic to be able to contribute to the ‘delivery’ of great children’s’ trainers!

Ingrid Kroeze

Ingrid Kroeze

Coördinator Eline Snel Webshop & ICT

From my own experience I know how important and good mindfulness can be. I'm glad to be part of the Academy for Mindful Teaching. I am your contact for the webshop and are happy to help you with any questions of remarks about our products and your orders.

Maryvonne Verkerke

Maryvonne Verkerke

Communication, PR & Content Management

For me, communication is a natural way to make a connection, share information and experiences, and to let people know what is happening in the field of ‘Mindfulness Matters!’. I take care of the social media, website content and communication for the AMT. I am an AMT-trained mindfulness trainer for children and young people.

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