Author: <span class="vcard">Tapasya</span>

Practicing the Current of Peace

Practicing the Current of Peace

Shiatsu is a gentle form, yet it goes deep. Sometimes deep into the layers of musculoskeletal tissues, but more often deep into the fabric of one’s being to unlock the latent potential for healing and expansion. Effortlessness is a key component of the effectiveness of […]

Distance Healing Sessions from India

Distance Healing Sessions from India

Dear Friends, I am excited beyond measure to announce that I will be in India again from December 15th to January 27th to be in my spiritual home, the ashram of Amritanandamayi Ma, the saint lovingly known as Amma. It is there that I will […]

Sunday Satsang – Tea & Meditation

Sunday Satsang – Tea & Meditation

 

Hi friends,

Mediating in community is a richly rewarding and inspiring experience. Because of this, I’ve felt called to invite my loving community to gather together in sacred space. Join me for a tea and meditation circle every 1st Sunday of the month in my home in northern Rogers Park, just off the lake.

Satsang means “association with Truth” and refers to a group of people gathered with the shared intention of discovering and honoring Truth. This Sunday Satsang is a beautiful opportunity for us to share our hearts over tea, our joys, challenges and revelations and anything we feel moved to share with the group for deeper reflection in this nurturing communal space.

All forms and levels of meditation experience are welcomed. Simply come with a willingness to be as you are and to sit in silence and contemplation. For this gathering, there will be no guided meditation. You are welcome to practice any kind of meditation you choose. This is an open space to share in silence and presence, to heal, awaken and enjoy time with dear friends.

 

Sunday Satsang – Tea & Meditation
Every 1st Sunday of the month, door opens at 10am
Our 30-minute meditation begins at 10:30am. Please arrive at least 10-minutes before meditation begins to get settled in.
All friends are invited to come before mediation and stay after for tea.
Please bring a cushion to sit on and a mug for tea.
To hold space, there is a suggested donation of $10-15

 

If you’d like to come, please email me at livingheartcentered@gmail.com with your name and any additional guests you’d like to bring and I will send you the address.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing you!

Weekly Archana Chanting Class

Weekly Archana Chanting Class

Come for this sacred practice to clear the mind and shift your awareness. One thousand different mantras are chanted by Tapasya while participants listen and respond with the same mantra each time, honoring the divine Shakti power within and cleansing the energetic body. Let the […]

Healing Circle Mini-Sessions at Sat Nam Yoga

Healing Circle Mini-Sessions at Sat Nam Yoga

Every 1st Friday at Sat Nam Yoga I’ll be offering my practice in loving service to facilitate transformation into a fuller, more radiant expression of your truest self. Session are rooted in the Japanese holistic practice of Zen Shiatsu bodywork and ancient Chinese Medicine which works […]

Cut Loose Laughter Yoga!

Cut Loose Laughter Yoga!

Cut Loose Laughter Yoga!

Laughter Yoga Every Second Saturday
How often do you let yourself totally go to play and laugh freely? Laughter Yoga is an easy and liberating practice accessible to anyone, any age, and in any situation that helps you get in touch with the innocent child within you that explores, plays and shines bright. Did you know that on average children laugh about 300-400 times a day and adults laugh about 20 times a day? Turn your life from a drama to a divine comedy through simple exercises and playful group games. With intentional Pranayama (breathing) and simulated laughter, authentic laughter begins to erupt to reveal more of the True You. In this workshop, we’ll learn to laugh for no reason and let our joy loose!

The group will be lead through playful activities by therapist and instructor, Tapasya Katarina Stanisavljevic, who became a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader during her time in India, the birthplace of Laughter Yoga.

Saturday, August 9th

6:30-7:30pm

Zen Shiatsu Chicago

825 Chicago Ave, Evanston

Suggested donation $5-20

Conversations with Eckhart Tolle Screening and Meditation

Conversations with Eckhart Tolle Screening and Meditation

  In this riveting, enlightening and humorous conversation between Eckhart Tolle and Dr. James Doty at Stanford University, Eckhart takes us through his experiences with awakening from the identification of the mind and the awareness of pure consciousness in the present moment. We invite you to […]

SECOND SATURDAY LAUGHTER YOGA: Laughter Awakens the Heart

SECOND SATURDAY LAUGHTER YOGA: Laughter Awakens the Heart

I invite you all to join me in awakening our hearts to the innocence, lightness, joy and freedom of who we truly are through Laughter Yoga every month at our free monthly Laughter Yoga Night every Second Saturday! Our next gathering is Saturday, April 12th […]

Laughter Yoga Classes Coming Soon!

Laughter Yoga Classes Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce Laughter Yoga classes coming soon in March! While in India I had the opportunity to become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader in the birthplace of Laughter Yoga. I can’t even begin to tell you how it has changed my life.

Laughter Yoga is a fun, accessible way to elevate the mood and relax the mind which improves our health, allows us to be more creative, have better focus and improves all of our relationships. It’s a joy to share these easy techniques that can bring us into greater harmony with the joy of living. Laughter Yoga taps into to the creative “right brain” thinking that opens us up to better problem solving and feeling fulfilled. The more we laugh, the more ease we can feel throughout life, especially through challenging and difficult situations. Laughter truly is the best medicine.

 

The Ocean of Bliss after Laughter Yoga Leader Training…

 

There are more than 5,000 Laughter Yoga clubs across the globe! Here’s a great video about it:

 

 

I’m looking forward to sharing this joy with you!

What’s In a Name?

What’s In a Name?

What’s in a name? Everything. Just as the musical notes of a melody carry vibrations that evoke certain feelings and moods, a name carries energy and meaning specific to each individual. My teacher, the living saint Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as Amma (Mother), […]