My name is Karah Pino, MAcOM
I’m Mama to a Special Needs Child, a Meditation Teacher , Collaborative Facilitator, and Conceptual Artist
In 2011, my sweet baby was diagnosed with a genetic disorder. I was lucky to find other special needs parents who could understand what it was like to have such a different parenting experience.
I left my acupuncture practice and facilitation work to fully focus on adapting to his unique needs. In 2020 I started writing down the things I learned that could help other parents who have children with a rare disease, disability, chronic or genetic illness.
MAcOM = Clinical Masters Degree in East Asian Medicine including Acupuncture, Herbal Formulas, Shiatsu and Medical Qigong learn more about my post graduate training as well.
Meditation is a vital life skill that neutralizes
the impacts of stress on our body, mind and emotions. Instruction includes an introduction and practice of techniques from the four branches of meditation:
- visualization (guided meditation)
- sound (chanting, song, humming, music)
- movement (qigong, yoga, tai chi, walking)
- stillness / mindfulness
Current Focus: Integrating holistic therapies with modern medical care for the treatment of rare diseases, disabilities, chronic or genetic illnesses
2011: Began training in indigenous wisdom with Navajo Wisdom Keeper Patricia Anne Davis, MA learning the Indigenous Ceremonial Change Process for wellness restoration and harmonious living.
2008: Received a clinical Master’s degree in East Asian Medicine – Practices and Principles such as acupuncture, herbs, medical qigong, naturopathy and other holistic and nature based healing systems with a focus on PTSD and trauma recovery.
2008: Started Dragonfly Holistic Healing Center with the help of Dynamic Self Governance, (also known at Sociocracy) a Consent Based Decision Making system with teacher John Buck. The Sociocratic Solutions Process is for businesses, organizations and civic groups.
2003: While in Acupuncture School and studying with Master Liu He of the Ling Gui International Qigong School, I began a serious Vipassana meditation practice as taught by S.N. Goenka through Dhamma.org.
1998: Trained in creative thinking and design with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Art including Metalwork, Multimedia Sculpture and Digital Design.