About Victoria

Victoria Cunningham is the Founder and Director of StretchBodyMind. She holds an MA Honours degree in English Literature & Sociology and an MSc in Marketing as well as numerous certificates and diplomas in youth and community work and training/facilitation. This means she is a master at copywriting, mindset and marketing which she uses to make your wellness business a success.

After doing youth work by day and teaching yoga by night she developed award-winning charity Stretch & Play for children and young people back in 2006 and she continues to offer her model of facilitator training online.

She then created Stretch NI in late-2009 to work specifically with adults and then moved to Scotland in late 2012 and developed this work into teacher training courses through StretchBodyMind.

She has been practising yoga for over 30 years and teaching for two decades; while she has been teaching Pilates since 2006 and delivered the first Level 3 accredited Pilates Instructor Training in Northern Ireland in 2011.

She has been a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Yoga Teacher (with over 10,000 hours of experience) since 2012 and, through her high-level small courses, has personally trained hundreds of Yoga and Pilates professionals and aided them in creating their own successful businesses, including developing and delivering their own Teacher Training courses.

She is a creative force – continually developing new and innovative training for Yoga teachers, Pilates instructors and other wellness professionals – and her expertise was recognised when she was shortlisted for Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

She is the Pilates professional employed by Ireland’s leading fitness training provider – Platinum Training Institute in Belfast – and has delivered training for them every year since 2015.  As the Master Trainer for Fitness Academy Europe she has recently developed Yoga and Pilates training courses which will be delivered throughout Europe and the Middle East in 2021 and beyond.

In 2021 Yoga Alliance Professionals invited StretchBodyMind to become one of only a handful of globally recognised Trainer PROs. What this means, according to their website:

The Best of The Best
You’re a visionary on a mission to train people to teach yoga.
You encourage students to step into their greatness, to unlock their true potential and help them achieve their dreams.
You strive to excel in every area. Taking our high standards as a starting point and adopting our Best Practices as the norm.
Your training courses over-deliver in every way.
You aim to add more and more value to your students, delivering maximum impact.

Sign up for one of our courses so you can become the best of the best too!