Sarvatajnana (Sabine Deiringer, Ph.D.)
I’ve explored pathways to relaxation since 2002, starting with yoga then adding gentler somatic techniques, Buddhist meditation, breath relaxation, secular mindfulness training (MBSR, Breathworks) pathways to profound relaxation, such as autogenics, progressive muscle relaxation and yoga nidra.
Initially, I was interested in managing stress, shyness and PMS. Some years later, my need to ease chronic pain and severe insomnia led to learning more about how the nervous system and trauma can affect relaxation. In recent years I have been particularly interested in the connections between relaxation and Buddhist meditation.
From 2016-17, I trained as a relaxation therapist in Germany. In 2017, I started teaching relaxation courses at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and taking on individual clients. I regularly practice everything I teach and continue to explore and train in upper-level deep relaxation practices such as autogenic training and yoga nidra.
My Buddhist order name Sarvatajnana can be translated as "knowing interconnectedness" and "awareness of totality," which inspires my relaxation teaching.