Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke, paediatric physiotherapist, lecturer and project manager for the university certificate course in Baby Shiatsu. Internationally recognised expert in the field of child development. Her conception of new health programmes, which she has been offering for over 30 years in training courses in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia, has made her a nationally and internationally renowned specialist in the health sector.
Her focus on working with babies, children and child development and her research into ways of combining Western medical standards with Sino-Japanese philosophy are incorporated into the energetic development concept she developed together with Thomas Wernicke.
For over 30 years she has been running training courses in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia on the subject of Shiatsu for adults, children and babies. The Samurai programme developed by her has already found its way into schools, kindergartens and retirement homes in over 10 countries within and outside Europe.
As the author of more than 100 publications and numerous specialised books, some of them in several languages (English, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic), she is a pioneer of Shiatsu for babies and children that is adapted to today's standards and knowledge.