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Soulmate is a project found and directed by Susanne Abele.

Susanne is passionate about Yoga, all forms of movement and sport, about supporting and uplifting others, building community, and contributing to a more helpful, inclusive and loving society. Her focus is on Yoga, Budokon and Coaching, for Soulmate she collaborates with a number of other health and fitness professionals to  provide you a variety of different services.

About Susanne:

Soulmate is a project found and

directed by Susanne Abele - 

originally from Germany, living in Milan since 2017.

animal lover, vegetarian, dog Mum. 

lawyer passionate about D&I, intercultural Coach  -> gone Yoga and movement teacher full time in 2021. Registered with the International Yoga Alliance and Budokon University. 

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Susanne moved to Milan from Germany in 2017, bringing her love for movement, sports and dance, which are a constant in her life from early childhood on, with her.   

In 2018 she completed her first 200 hour Yoga teacher training. After  further educational courses, she started teaching part-time in 2019. In addition, she trained and continues to train in the fitness area and as a professional coach, specialising in intercultural communication.

In 2021, Susanne left  her office job at the compliance / H&S department of an international company to follow her passion and  teach Yoga and movement full time, accompanying her students on their path to physical and mental wellbeing. 

From personal experience, she knows how injury, disease and surgery can disconnect us from our body, and how this disconnection affects the mind and mental wellbeing. And she knows how physical exercise helps through mentally challenging times.

 

Yoga as a holistic discipline is the perfect expression of the connection between body and mind, and Susanne loves and appreciates the many very "strong" practices she is teaching, as much as the therapeutic aspect of Yoga, slow and gentle practices, meditation and mindfulness. 

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Food for thought:

"The human body is not meant to sit and stare at a screen all day long, it is meant to move and be active. We have access to the most advanced technologies, more than enough food, and a quite safe and easy life, compared to our ancestors, and still as many people as never before suffer from diseases like cancer or heart attack, burn out and depression. How is that possible?  - The old saying "mens sana in corpore sano" says it all."

"Resilience is generally defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; elasticity".  Lately the word "resilience" is used inflationary, in a distorted  way that suggests we need to accept and endure whatever we are exposed to, regardless of our own needs and suffering. Function without complaining.

This understanding of resilience, the lifestyle connected to it, makes people sick."

"If you want to be happy, remember:

YOU are the most important person in your life and your health should be your number 1 priority. That doesn't mean you should be unfriendly or egoistic. But you are not obliged to do what other people expect you to do. You must not be liked by everybody.

You must not put your job before your wellbeing."

"Expect nothing, appreciate everything".

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Education:

2018: 200 hrs Vinyasa Yoga TT -  BaliYoga Milan, IT

 

2019: 45 hrs Yin Yoga TT - Soul&Yoga

Hamburg, DE

 

2020: 50 hrs Restorative Yoga TT - 

Hohm Street Yoga, Milan, IT

 

2021: 25 hrs Yoga during pregnancy and post parto,  Power Yoga Institute,  Hamburg, DE

 

2021: 15 hrs Mum and Baby Yoga  TT -

Arhanta Yoga Academy  (online)

 

2021 - 2022: 50 hrs  Budokon Yoga - Budokon University (Montana USA /online)

 

2022: 30 hrs Yoga for the elderly -

 Wiener Yogaschule, Vienna, AT

 

04/2022 - ongoing: 300 hrs Vinyasa Yoga  TT  - Joan Heyman's The School of Yoga, @ YogaKula Vienna, AT

Apart from Yoga, Susanne is a qualified Assistente di Sala (2018),  Aerobic trainer (2003), and about to be certified as an Animal Flow instructor.

Teachers that most influence(d) Susanne's practice and teaching: 

Cameron Shayne

Annie Carpenter

David Robson

Fabrizio Ferruci

Jule Rathjens

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Why "Soulmate"?

According to Yogic philosophy, we are all coming from the same universal source of energy, and are made of this energy. That means we are all the same, we are all connected. We are all soulmates.

Soulmate Milan wants to help you discover this energy in yourself, and recognise it in all creatures. To create love, connection, understanding and inclusion for all, and live Yoga in its' deepest sense.

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Susanne is collaborating with a growing team of wellness and fitness professionals to offer you the best, holistic service possible. 

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