Karin "Pip" Kiteley LMT, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Breema Practitioner
Karin (aka "Pip") began her bodywork studies at the Shiatsu Institute in San Francisco, completing a 180 hour certification program, in 1996. The Shiatsu Institute complimented their basic training with an introduction training to Cranio-sacral therapy. Alongside her Shiatsu studies, she found the bodywork practice of Breema. She studied Breema at the Breema Center in Oakland, CA, completing a Breema Practitioner and Self-Breema Instructor certifications. She moved to Washington in 1997, where she studied at the Bodymind Academy in Bellevue, WA, and completed a second six month Shiatsu course as well as general licensing program to practice Swedish massage, including: deep tissue, hydrotherapies, sports massage, and pre-natal massage. While in Seattle she also attended a certification training in Reflexology. She has attended a course on Acutonics Tuning Forks at the Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine, putting them to use in her massage practice on specific points along Meridian lines where imbalance is indicated. She continues to add to her use of the modalities with on-going study and self-study in Breema, and has completed the hours/trainings required to hold the title of Breema Instructor. She incorporates focus on the Toltec teachings of the Five Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz into her daily life as a mother, healer and community member.