The Open Heart Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]