We’re interested in sharing new ways of looking, thinking and being. We offer people a different way of mastering new skills, attitudes and behaviours.

We think acquiring insight through our curated masterclasses builds transferable skills that will serve a lifetime.

 

We want to prepare and empower the whole person for a future of agility and resilience in the face of a changing world.

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

How The Yurt Academy works

The Yurt Academy is nomadic by design; it pitches up to share its knowledge in a variety of locations and in organisations. Our experts, or Yurt Keepers, share their wisdom across our three Yurt categories of Curious, Creative and Connected.

1. Explore

Search by subject, Yurt Keeper, or Yurt Catergory. Or just browse and be inspired. Our holistic approach to personal and professional development feeds the heart and mind, and promotes a culture of curiosity, compassion and courage.

2. Click

Select the masterclass for you and your team. Holistic development is about developing teams with hearts and high emotional intelligence, and teams with heads that are strategic, focused and goal oriented.

3. Go!

Get in touch with us and we will bring our expertise to you. Our Yurt Keepers are diverse – academics, industry experts and entrepreneurs, artists and creators, and they share the passion for sharing knowledge.

Our Founder & Directors

The Yurt Academy is the brainchild of entrepreneur Alexandra Pearson MBE. Builder of “one of the top 10 bookshops in the world”, creator of China’s largest literary festival and trainer of 1000’s of leaders, managers and employees in personal development and Creative Thinking Skills, Alex brings fresh thinking to the field of training in the UK.

Alex co-directs The Yurt Academy with fellow entrepreneur Bridget Rooth. Bridget built her career in the language industry; she launched and ran a global online English editing business as well as delivering professional workshops in Asia, South America and Europe.

Both Alex and Bridget design and deliver masterclasses as Yurt Keepers in the Yurt Academy.

Our Yurt Keepers

About our Yurt Keepers

A Yurt Keeper is a custodian of knowledge. They are brilliant people who want to pass on their mastery. Successful in their own domain and with a depth of knowledge in areas that you won’t usually find on traditional curricula - that is precisely why we have hand-picked them.