We want people to feed their curiosity, to unleash their creativity, and to feel connected to themselves and the world around them.

The Yurt Academy uses a  holistic approach to personal and organisational growth.

We focus on the individual, and provide personal  nourishment through mastery, insight and adventure.

We build teams using strategic collaborative learning, and build transferable skills, behaviours and attitudes fit for the future.

We help organisations to embed a system of collective leadership and an eco system approach to strategic development.

The Yurt Academy brings out the brilliance within people though curated masterclasses in three fundamental areas of Curiosity, Creativity and Connectedness.

Learn with the Yurt Academy


Discover ideas worth exploring, skills worth building. We offer an ever-expanding array of subjects to help you and your team members discover new passions, learn new skills, and develop an intrinsic desire for mastery, insight and adventure.

For me

Small Teams

The present and future requires ongoing collaborative learning, cross sector thinking, and collective approaches to leadership. All of our masterclasses are interactive, face to face, and designed to create great opportunity for collaborative learning and team connection.

For my team


Promoting organisations with heart and head leadership at every level. Our masterclasses are designed to strengthen positive organisational culture, to encourage curiosity, compassion and courage, and to build an ecosystem approach to strategy.

For business
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Catherine, Yurt Academy Student