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Who is behind "Soulmate Milan"?

Soulmate Milan 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. She teaches Yoga and Budokon, offers Coaching for women, and serves as an outside counsel for businesses in the wellness and fitness industry focusing on questions of diversity, inclusion and accessibility.  

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

Originally trained as a lawyer, in 2018 she completed her first 200 hour Yoga teacher training.

 

After  further education, she started teaching part-time in 2019, while she also trained as a professional coach, specialising in intercultural coaching.

In 2021, Susanne left  her corporate job to follow her passion and  teach Yoga and movement full time, accompanying her students on their path to physical and mental wellbeing. 

Registered with the International Yoga Alliance and Budokon University, with over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and a diverse range of perspectives, Susanne infuses her classes with ancient, ancestral and modern techniques.. With increasing experience she created her own unique ways and techniques of teaching, and never stopped learning and exploring.

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

Ambra Valle

Joan Hyman

Cameron Shayne

Stewart Gilchrist

Jeanne  Heileman

Annie Carpenter

David Robson

Fabrizio Ferruci

Jule Rathjens

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What distinguishes  Susanne from other Yoga teachers is her diverse movement background, and the particular focus she puts on inclusiveness, with the aim to open the practice of Yoga to everybody, as well as her attention to healthy alignment in the poses.

From personal experience, Susanne knows how injury, disease and surgery can disconnect us from our body, and how this disconnection affects the emotional and mental wellbeing. And she knows how meditation and  physical exercise help through challenging times. This, combined with a fasciation for the human body,  draws her particularly to working with students recovering from surgery or injury.

 

Susanne predominantly teaches dynamic Yoga styles, but loves and appreciates the therapeutic aspects of Yoga, slow and gentle practices and meditation just as much. In her classes she combines the different approaches to offer what fits best for the students she works with.

Furthermore, she adds bits of pieces of Yoga philosophy, and bakthi Yoga, the Yoga of devotion, to her classes, and offers guided meditation and mindfulness practices, to combine all the 8 limbs of Yoga, other than "only" the physical aspects.

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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 - 12/2022: 300 hrs Vinyasa Yoga  TT (Ashtanga & Iyengar based)  - Joan Hyman's The School of Yoga,

@ YogaKula Vienna (Vienna, AT)

07/2023: 50 hrs Rocket Yoga TT - Ambra Valle, Spazio Garibaldi (Milan, IT)

09/2023 - 10/2023 Sound Healing - Being Space

(Hamburg, DE)

 

 

 

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Susanne furthermore is a trained assistente di sala, personal trainer, and animal flow level 1 instructor. With years of experience iin different dance styles, Karate and other movement disciplines, she created her own functional training program for Yoga practitioners (and not only), and teaches mobility and movement play.

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