Susana D. S. Tavares
Kundalini Yoga, meditation, gong & prenatal yoga teacher | Retreat Facilitator
Facilitator of Breathwork sessions for traumatic & emotional release.
SoulsinNature Founder & Coordinator
Certifications: Kundalini Yoga teacher by the KRI (Kundalini Research Institute, 2017); Prenatale and Postnatal Yoga training by Satya School of Yoga, Italy.
Susana loves music, poetry, jogging and nature. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Susana has been living in Ticino, Switzerland since 2006.
Besides Portuguese, Susana is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.
Alongside regular classes and workshops, Susana organises outdoor events and retreats combining kundalini yoga, meditation, sound healing and Breathwork for somatic and emotional release.
Feeling a void in my life, I approached Yoga and oriental philosophies during my university studies. Back then I began a quest for the meaning of life, embracing spirituality and cultivating my growing interest in physical, mental and soul well-being.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, despite my many interests, I graduated in Economics and I still work as a consultant and project manager in business strategy and sustainability.
After a period of intense work as an employee in an American multinational company and a biographical crisis, I decided to become a freelance and I started a deeper process towards self-knowledge, starting from a period of “semi-heremity” over the mountains of Assisiin Italy.
The process included, in addition to several trips, a deeper study, both theoretical and practical, of various spiritual lines, from yoga to shamanism, to Christian esotericism and the books by Carlos Castaneda, T. Dethlefsen, Rudiger Dahlke, A. Jodorowsky, Ekhart Tolle and Michael Brown, amongst others.
I started practicing Kundalini Yoga regularly in 2005, inspired by the teachings of Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, a direct student of Yogi Bhajan. Paralelly, I developed my interest and knowledge in the areas of conscious breathing, mindfulness, healthy nutrition and psychotherapy.
Resident in Ticino since 2006 and mother of two, I support the ritualized and daily practice of yoga and meditation, I spread its benefits during pregnancy and promote natural and conscious childbirth.
After twelve years of practice I got certified as a Yoga Teacher in London in 2017 by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) under the guidance of Gurmukh Kaur Kalsa. In 2022 I followed a specific training of Breathwork for traumatic, somatic and emotional release, under the guidance of Tim Morrison.
In addition to teaching kundalini yoga regularly, I hold various types of workshops and retreats of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Breathwork, self-healing empowerment and detox. I also love mountain walks and jogging.
In general, I am very active and enthusiastic in spreading salutogenesis and techniques with potential to expand consciousness, develop human dignity, increase the sense of responsibility and, in general, in stimulating human beings to take a more active role towards self-knowledge and self-acceptance.
For more information please check www.susanadesousatavares.net.
Photos by Alina Smit: @alina_smit_photo.