I’ve always had a curiosity and leaning toward the healing arts, creative expressions and the pathways of spirituality. After taking time to immerse myself in meditation and self-exploration, I embarked on my professional career as Clinical Shiatsu Therapist certified by the AOBTA, by beginning studies at Zen Shiatsu Chicago, the midwest’s lead school for specialty Shiatsu studies, in 2009. It was there that I continued to grow into a thriving yoga practice, buddhist studies, Reiki and eventually opened my own studio space in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

It wasn’t long before I realized my vigor to help people find wellness and my enthusiasm for educating clients in the ways of health and healing had lead me to teaching in the comprehensive certification program at Zen Shiatsu Chicago in 2013. To deepen my practice and develop as a practitioner I’ve completed a Shiatsu Post-Graduate Studies program and continue with on-going Daoist studies. The possibilities for growth and expansion are truly endless.

A big influence in my work has been my yearly travels to India to be with Amma, the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual figure lovingly known as “The Hugging Saint”. Since 2012, I’ve been visiting India during the winters to volunteer my Shiatsu services in the wellness clinic at Amma’s ashram in south India, travel with her to sacred temples and to delve deeply into my meditation practice during this extended pilgrimage. It’s such a joy to have this opportunity for personal growth and always a time of transformation and evolution that I bring with me into the treatment room to share the benefits of my practice with clients.

I love helping people in the ways that I can and am looking forward to offering my expertise, experience and Shiatsu services to you on your unique path!


With Abundant Love,

Katarina Stanisavljevic