The Open Heart Blog

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), […]

Visual Discoveries

Visual Discoveries

India is truly an incredible place to be. It seems that so much has been happening lately and really, some things need more time to process, to find the right words to tell the story, if the story needs to be told. And some stories, […]

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea

I walk to your edge, where the heavens kiss the horizon and I stare into the blazing glass reflected light of it’s creation. I am no more a prisoner than an angel, no more of earth than ethereal nature. A whisper of impact sweeps beneath […]

Moments of Grace

Moments of Grace

…And then we jump off the wild, horn-blaring rollercoaster taxi ride back into the street filth, heavy smog and immense crowds. I have no idea where I am but I know I’m where I need to be. From the smell of dead things and piss, […]

Bodywork for Transformation and Awakening – Continuing Education Workshop

Bodywork for Transformation and Awakening – Continuing Education Workshop

Bodywork for Transformation and Awakening A One-Day Workshop 6 CEs October 21 Monday, 9am-4pm Taught by Katarina Stanisavljevic at Zen Shiatsu Chicago, 825 Chicago Ave in Evanston, IL As therapists, bodyworkers and healers we play a critical role in the lives of those who come […]

G R A V I T Y

G R A V I T Y

The soft inside point where fear never touches, the will to live doesn’t exist because existence lives forever in the vastness of this silence. And yet, we tremble when it is approached. Nothing knows like it knows. No story remains. Meaning is left behind the […]

New Moon Offering

New Moon Offering

I jogged to the lake this morning and found myself spontaneously inspired to create an offering for the new moon today. So much has been changing lately, it feels like an appropriate time to sit in reflection of what has been and what continues to […]

Solar Body. Bring forth your light.

Solar Body. Bring forth your light.

I’ve been working on a project I’m very excited to share with you all. Solar Body, solar-infused herbal oils and salves for self-care and massage. It was inspired by an ever deepening connection to the Earth and the unimaginable intelligence that maintains it’s balance. With […]

India, Bali and Beyond

India, Bali and Beyond

I’m giving myself to India. She is a country so rich and fertile in the sacred, I am ready to throw myself into her fire to burn away what is no longer true, illuminate this spirit of wonder and become a pilgrim in her vast […]