Shiatsu Self-Care Day-Long Immersion
Sunday, July 7th 10am-5pm
Chicago Oneness Center
4003 N. Broadway, Chicago

Immerse yourself in practice and learn new ways to nourish the Spirit, enliven the Body, and awaken the Mind through Zen Shiatsu, the Japanese bodywork therapy that works with the natural movement of Life. This day-long workshop is available for anyone with an interest in their whole health and spontaneous healing, for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Through hands-on practice on ourselves, with a partner, and in groups we’ll explore each of the 5 Elements as they live, breathe and express within us and all of nature. We’ll access the spaces that seek cultivation, while relaxing and releasing the dynamics that cause stress or discomfort, finding greater ease and balance on all levels.

Throughout the workshop, we’ll be working on building our skills in using Shiatsu principles and touch as a self-care remedy and daily practice. You’ll learn profoundly simple and effective tools for treating yourself or another with Shiatsu. With guided meditations, playful group exercises, and Meridian-specific work, you will refine your awareness of the energetic, emotional, psychological, and physical qualities of the Elements. Bring a notebook, your favorite pillow or blanket if you’d like, and be prepared to move freely, relax deeply, and enjoy the Shiatsu glow.

About Tapasya Katarina Stanisavljevic:

Tapasya has been a Certified Practitioner of Zen Shiatsu since 2010 and taught in the training program at Zen Shiatsu Chicago for 3 years, as well as numerous workshops throughout Chicago, India and Bali. She is passionate about living a life of service, creatively and with heart. Since she first began practicing Shiatsu, Tapasya has successfully treated hundreds of clients for pain, chronic stress-related conditions, and a range of health issues. In 2017 she completed the only Postgraduate Clinical Shiatsu Studies program in the country. Every year since 2012, Tapasya has gone on retreat and volunteered in India with the humanitarian and spiritual teacher, Amma. Her love of the healing arts and creative arts meet in her work as an actor that has taken her to the big screen in several short films and commercials. Tapasya currently sees clients at her office in Boulder, Colorado, and continues to train and study with teachers throughout the world.



Inquiry-Based Bodywork – A One-Day Workshop

March 19th
Monday 9am-4pm
Zen Shiatsu Chicago, Evanston
6 CE credits


Inquiry-Based Bodywork is an integrative approach to Shiatsu that moves from a foundation of inquiry to discover freedom and unconditional wellbeing beyond the limitations of the mind and body. In this approach, we dive into a space that is free in and of itself. By adding a guided inquiry process to our bodywork technique, we can bring consciousness to layers of beliefs and thought patterns that may be perpetuating tension in our mind and tissues. The body immediately responds and begins to reorganize into a more harmonious state, which provides the ideal space for spontaneous healing. Practitioners of any discipline are welcome.



Five Element Expressive Embodiment – A One-Day Workshop

March 23rd
Friday 9am-4pm
Zen Shiatsu Chicago, Evanston, IL
6 CE credits


In this lively, dynamic workshop, participants will learn the natural movements signified by the Five Elements, and will experience them through embodiment exercises and theatrical improv games, discovering how these elements express through all of life. A therapist can reach a client only as deeply as they have reached within themselves. This workshop takes you to the places within yourself you haven’t yet accessed and gives you the space to playfully explore what has yet been untouched within to embody more of yourself with greater freedom and to model that freedom for your clients’ benefit.





Beginning Zen Shiatsu

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Spring 5-Day Intensive: May 15-19, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Summer 10-Week Course: June 22 – August 24, Thursdays 11am2pm

Winter 5-Day Intensive: December 11-15, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm


Zen Shiatsu – Level II

(prerequisite completion of Beginning Zen Shiatsu)

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Summer 10-Week Course: June 21 – August 23, Wednesdays 11am2pm