Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke is a qualified Shiatsu teacher (GSD) and Physical Therapist with additional training in children´s physiotherapy. She is Program Coordinator and Lecturer at Steinbeis University Certification Program for Developmental Support. For over 30 years her work as a lecturer in Shiatsu for adults, children and babies has regularly taken her abroad to many countries in Europe, to the US, Japan, and Australia. She also developed the Samurai Program which is being used in schools, kindergartens, and elder people´s home in more than 10 countries in Europe and globally. Karin is the author of over 100 publications, and numerous textbooks. A number have been translated - into English, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Arabic). She is a pioneer in the use of shiatsu for babies and children incorporating the latest scientific and developmental knowledge.