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Sina Birkholz am Plansee Magisches Grün

Dr. Sina Birkholz

In my early thirties I faced a personal crisis.  At this moment I encountered Breathwork and shamanism for the first time. They instantaneously opened doors which I never even knew existed.


Today I feel freer and more myself than ever before. 

For some years now, I have been taking a deep dive into Breathwork, shamanism, and mindfulness. Thanks to these, I have been able to turn my life around – and for the better. Today, I am happier, healthier, and freer than I have ever been.  


I feel more grounded and connected; I have more space to give and receive true love, more independent of my societal conditioning; I am able to spend large chunks of my time feeling comfortable in my own skin and being at peace with myself, my life, and the world around me. In my acting, thinking , and feeling I am enjoying much larger degrees of freedom. Health issues that I had been struggling with for years receded. I get to experience many moments of flow and have the privilege of mostly spending my (working) time with things that I enjoy and consider valuable, to me and the world.

Today my goal is to share the tools and philosophy of Breathwork, shamanism, and mindfulness with all those who would like to transform their lives. 

Sina Birkholz

PS: If you would like to learn more about my story, check out this blog entry. Below you also find my CV, in case you'd like to have all the relevant facts at a glance.

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Certification as Clarity Breathworker


Training in Compassionate Inquiry

By Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur

since 2021



Active Member of the German Breathwork Association (AVD)

2-year residency in Oaxaca, Mexico

Training in Clarity BreathworkTM with Dana de Long and Ashanna Solaris

since 2019

Intensive exploration of trauma and trauma healing 

in the form of online courses (e.g. NICABM Advanced Master Program in the Treatment of Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk, Janine Fisher, Stephen Porges, Dan Siegel, Peter Levine and others; teachings by Ilan Stephani), self-study, breathwork, shamanic work and trauma therapy (with Isabel Viramo von Roon)

since 2019

Shamanic training, workshops or seminars

with Inadevi Fürstenau-Burgdorf, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Hannah Achenbach, Tobias Lübke and Mariví de Teresa


Doctorate in sociology at the TU Berlin

with the dissertation “Doing political aid: an ethnography of Northern democracy assistance and NGOisation in Lebanon” (supervisors: Prof. Dr. Martina Löw and Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheffer)


Associated Researcher at the Collaborative Research Center 1265 "Refiguration of Spaces" at the TU Berlin


10-month field research in Beirut, Lebanon, funded by the DFG


Positions as a researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin)

at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at the University of Bielefeld (2012-2014),

at the Collaborative Research Center 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" at the FU Berlin (2014-2017) and

at the Collaborative Research Center 1265 "Refiguration of Spaces" at the TU Berlin (2018)


One-year Arabic language course at the Institut français de Égypte in Cairo



Scholarship for research stay in Cairo

Scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


Studied political science, psychology and international relations

at the University of Augsburg and University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

Scholarship holder of the Bavarian Max Weber Program

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