Awaris Team

Sonja Noss


Sonja is a Progamme Manager and Facilitator, determined to bring out the best in her clients.
At awaris, her work focuses on the management and implementation of a EU-Framework Contract on resilience for all EU Institutions. She is also a facilitator of mindfulness-based interventions – particularly in highly technical high-performance international environments. She is especially interested in topics related to stress and resilience.

Why am I working for Awaris?
Everyone I have met at Awaris embodies what they teach – with passion. This includes trust, leadership, kindness, emotional intelligence and appreciation. A living testimony to the fact that working and living in a “different” way are not only possible, but successful and enjoyable. Sonja is part of the Awaris team since 2020.

Sonja Noss,


  • University degree in Education. Saarland University.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Certificate. ZAS Stuttgart.
  • Systemic Coach, Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). Heidelberg School of Education.
  • Career Coach. Advanced Training. Institut für Systemische Beratung (Institute for Systemic Consulting). Germany.
  • Trainer for the “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” Programme. Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Oxford University.
  • Advanced Teacher Training: Teaching Mindfulness in the Workplace. Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Oxford University.
  • Trainer for Mindfulness in Organisations. Awaris GmbH. (ongoing)
  • Optimal Hypnosystemic Life-Balance & Burnout Prevention. Milton Erickson Institute, Heidelberg.
  • Yoga Teacher. Certificate. Anusara Tradition. ParApara Yoga Academy Berlin.
  • EUSA certified to teach at the European Institutions.


  • 15 years’ experience working in the scientific community (Research Management)
  • Design and implementation of a Mindfulness initiative at a large international organisation (2016). EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
  • Self-employed as a Mindfulness Facilitator and Coach since 2018
  • Special interest in working in scientific and technical high-performance environments (20+ generations of programs run)
  • International background and fluent in four languages
  • Swimming as a high-performance athlete between 1990 and 1997 in Germany and Canada
  • Interested in contemplative studies since 2006


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Basic Italian and Catalan

My passion

The beauty of this planet, moving in nature / hiking, photography, languages, traveling and exploring countries and cultures, making others laugh, good food, fluffy animals

To shake systems up in a kind, intelligent, authentic and helpful manner, so that the people in them can jointly flourish and excel.

Sonja Noss,