The Open Heart Blog

My Elephant Journal Article

My Elephant Journal Article

Hi everyone, I’m pleased to announce Elephant Journal has published an article I wrote- “Bodywork as Medicine and Meditation”, though they renamed it “The Healing Power of Touch” which is just as suitable for the theme. Touch is powerful and receiving skilled touch through Shiatsu or […]

Hart Family Farm Summer Arts Program

Hart Family Farm Summer Arts Program

Hi all! It’s been a fun-filled summer assisting the theater arts program at Hart Family Farm in the Boulder, Colorado area. While the children were a delight to work with, I was able to document some wonderful moments and have been enjoying doing family portrait sessions. Here […]

Spring Daily Detox Tonic

Spring Daily Detox Tonic

I’ve been having Apple Cider Vinegar every day for a few weeks and, while ACV already has a detoxifying, liver cleansing effect, I decided to amp it up a notch for a spring cleanse, so I made a Spring Daily Detox Tonic with ginger, turmeric, lemon […]

Cultivating the Elements

Cultivating the Elements

One of my students in our Five Elements Foundations class asked me for suggestions they could make to clients in their healing practice to cultivate each of the Five Elements. Here is the most generalized, super simple list of suggestions that anyone can do. Maybe in the future […]

LoveJoy Farm Honey Harvest

LoveJoy Farm Honey Harvest

Such a treat to photograph the LoveJoy Farm Honey Harvest. We had a honey-soaked time checking on the bees, appreciating their hard work, and harvesting a bit of sweetness at this urban homestead, a local Chicago house that aims to care for bees and set an […]

Photo Packages

Photo Packages

Whether you would like family portraits to cherish for years to come or headshots for your profession, marketing, or creative projects, I would love to create timeless, vibrant images with you that tell your story. My intention is to provide you with an enjoyable, collaborative experience and beautiful, […]

Light Touch Images Photography

Light Touch Images Photography

I keep my eye on what is essential, dynamic and alive, and aim to show the radiance of you, in natural environments and organic moments. Let your story be told with timeless images. Share the love of family, your unique personality for work or creative projects, and […]

Voyage Chicago Magazine Feature!

Voyage Chicago Magazine Feature!

I had a great time talking with Voyage Chicago Magazine about my journey and Shiatsu! Check out the interview! Meet Tapasya: Meet Tapasya Katarina Stanisavljevic of Tapasya Shiatsu in Evanston

Laughter in the Livingroom

Laughter in the Livingroom

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” –Jean Houston Laughter in the Livingroom! a Playshop. Come join Tapasya and friends for a Laughter-noon of mirthful play, energy clearing exercise, uplifting games, laughter meditation and all around good […]

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 […]