About Karin / Über Karin

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke is a physio-therapist, specializing in working with children. She is also a Shiatsu teacher and lecturer for the course “Shiatsu for infants and children” at the Steinbeis University in Berlin. She has held courses in Europe, the US, Japan and Australia about Shiatsu for infants and children (but also adults), for more than 30 years. The Samurai program she developed is well established in schools, kindergartens and retirement homes in more than 10 countries in Europe and beyond.

As an author of more than 100 publications and many relevant books, of which some were translated into many different languages, she is a pioneer of modern Shiatsu for infants and children that complies with medical knowledge and standards. Karin is a founding member of the German Shiatsu Association (GSD), the international Society for Traditional Japanese Medicine (IGTJM), to name just a few.


Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke ist Kinder-Physiotherapeutin, Shiatsu-Lehrtherapeutin und Dozentin und Projektleiterin für den Zertifikatslehrgang Entwicklungsbegleiter/in Baby- und Kinder-Shiatsu (SHB) der Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin. Seit über 30 Jahren leitet sie Ausbildungskurse in Europa, USA, Japan und Australien zum Thema Shiatsu für Babys, Kinder und Erwachsene. Das von ihr entwickelte Samurai Programm hat bereits in über 10 Ländern innerhalb und außerhalb Europas in Schulen, Kindergärten und Seniorenheimen Eingang gefunden.

Als Autorin von über 100 Veröffentlichungen und zahlreicher Fachbücher, einige davon in mehreren Sprachen (Engl., Franz., Holländ., Ungar., Span., Russ., Japan., Arab.), ist sie Wegbereiterin eines dem heutigen Stand und Wissen angepassten Shiatsu bei Babys und Kindern. Karin ist Gründungsmitglied diverser Gesellschaften wie der Gesellschaft für Shiatsu in Deutschland (GSD), der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Traditionelle Japanische Medizin e.V. (IGTJM) oder der Fördergesellschaft Samurai-Programm e.V.


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