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Tapasya Katarina Stanisavljevic, CP
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Tapasya did a wonderful Shiatsu session for a shoulder injury I had sustained while in India! Her knowledge, touch and guidance assisted me in releasing much of the stored pain and energy in my shoulder in just 1 session! I highly recommend Tapasya as a conscious therapist and capable practitioner! I am looking forward to my next opportunity to receiving her talented healing gifts!

-Chi M.


I have seen Tapasya for a few sessions for general wellness. She has a great touch and very strong natural ability. I think that her experiences at Amma’s Ashram in India contribute even more to her ability to see and work with many layers of a human life. For these reasons I think she could probably help anyone with just about anything. Two thumbs up!

-Nathan T.


Tapasya came highly recommended to me through a trusted advisor.  Our work together has helped me work through infertility, anxiety and imbalance.  She has continued to work with me through my pregnancy and I cherish our time together.  Tapasya has helped me connect with our child through the practice of shiatsu.  It’s always a treat to spend time with her.  She is a special person who came into my life at just the right time.  Thank you!

-Katie G.


Tapasya is a great healer! I had three sessions for back/leg pain.  Found quite a bit of relief and developed greater awareness of other issues with imbalances in muscle strength in my body.

-George H.


Tapasya has such a wonderful, gentle touch for healing and relaxing.  She has an intuitive sense about what you need.  She creates a safe and sacred space for her Shiatsu work.  I’m so happy to have found her.”

-Ayla P.


Tapasya has been my shiatsu practitioner coming on 5 years now. I first saw her when I was suffering from burn-out and exhaustion at work, and just needed “a massage”. Fast forward through many focused sessions with her. My burnout left, and lots of side-effects that I never even considered also kicked into play. I stopped wanting meat, I drank much less alcohol, I enjoyed overall balance in a way that felt natural.  Over the years we’ve done ongoing work for balance and well-being, and  sometimes focused cycles around a particular goal or issue. Every time, I see real results in my life. She is a joy to work with, an excellent [therapist], an intuitive healer, a kind person who treats you holistically — every massage is different, focused on where you are and what you need at the time. Highly recommend.

-Sarah G.


I am a licensed physical therapist, former ballet dancer and owner of a wellness and yoga studio.  I’ve always been interested in the benefits of bodywork for physical and emotional healing.  I started receiving Shiatsu treatments from Tapasya a few months ago and have been amazed with the results, both immediate and ongoing. Tapasya’s treatment style is straightforward, to the point and extremely effective, pin-pointing my specific needs at each session.  She does not hesitate to work deeply in the Shiatsu meridians to really unlock the energy flow.  She has a very intuitive touch and I leave each session feeling renewed and refreshed.”



I have had the pleasure of working with Tapasya and she is very good at Shiatsu. She has a wonderful way of explaining the healing process that is needed and executes it well! Much love and appreciation for her sharing of her gifts…



I first went to Tapasya a few years ago when I was suffering from burnout at work and had become sick. Starting regular sessions with her brought my body and spirit back into balance, and I feel better now than ever before. Her body work combined with her intuitive healing work helped me release old emotions that were no longer relevant, but were holding me back. She is a kind, strong, caring practitioner. Every session is different because it’s tailored to where you are in that moment. Working with Tapasya has changed my life for the better.”  



Tapasya’s work is nurturing, intuitive, and uplifting.  I have received both bodywork and private yoga instruction with her, and I always feel like Tapasya really cares and connects with me in a way that feels very real, supportive, and sincere.  I see her on a fairly regular basis for bodywork, and I have already recommended several friends who also see her regularly now.  It also feels like she is constantly improving her craft, and every time I see her it’s better than the last time.  I highly recommend her.”



I have had the pleasure of receiving several Shiatsu treatments from Katarina in the past two years or so. Her compassionate healing presence allows me to completely relax as I feel balance and renewal return to my being. After a session with her, my body feels energized and my mind tranquil with more freedom of movement in my joints and limbs. If you are looking for deep relaxation and internal healing, I strongly recommend Tapasya.”



I thoroughly enjoy my time with Tapasya.  She seems to know exactly what you need, even without explanation. Highly recommended!”



I have been blessed to have Tapasya as a yoga teacher in both private sessions and group classes. Her compassion and open, loving attitude made me so comfortable and really helped me grow in both the physical element of the practice – the asanas – as well as the spiritual. She worked with me to focus on specific poses and areas of the body and also to explore yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathwork) as a source of healing to treat my personal physical and spiritual needs. Her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine also helped me discover the best poses to treat certain ailments. Her open, kind and positive personality made working with her a real pleasure. I would recommend her to anyone seeking to expand their yoga practice and personalize it to meet their own physical and spiritual needs.”



My pursuit of well-being has been adeptly facilitated by yoga with Tapasya. She brings to her practice an in-depth knowledge of her vocation and its application has introduced me to embracing it as a companion to my continued well-being and growth as an intuitive, imaginative human being.  I am grateful to her and for her partaking in my life’s journey.”



Visiting Tapasya is relaxing, healthy, and stress-free.  She is a good partner in providing the right environment for healing and managing your overall wellness.”



I have always been an active person, having run 18 marathons, ridden my bike across Illinois several times and earned a black belt in Aikido. However, the years are catching up with me. Therapy with Tapasya helps me to recover more quickly and soothe sore, tired muscles. This is so important as one gets older. She has also provided me with good advice and stretches I can do on my own to maintain flexibility.