About Taressa

“Little did I know when our path crossed that Taressa would have such an impact on my life. She managed to open my heart to love and more importantly to be loved. Hence, I’m now in love! The universe put her on my path and I let her in. Taressa is love.”

Marc R., Yachtsman, Sydney Harbour, Australia


While living in Southern France as a young teenager, Taressa experienced multiple serious accidents. In Nice, her host family introduced her to Chinese traditional healing practices.                                                                                                                        In Corsica Taressa was invited to visit with an elder healer  which awoke her inquiry into ancient traditional practices.  

Taressa has studied throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Oceania, North Africa, Asia and S. E. Asia. During her travels she noticed a quality of compassion emerged amidst human conflict. 

While living in Byron Bay, Taressa and her children travelled to Bali. The presence of this culture which offers continuous prayer encouraged her studies to value the unknown in all beings and offer a service of tender loving presence. 

Taressa’s  Spiritual Teachers: 

 His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Core Teachings of Tibetan  Buddhism, Australia and North America

 Abbot Ajahn Brahm, Theravada Buddhism, Bodhinyana  Monastery, Serpentine, Western Australia

 Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship,  Encinitas, California

 Baba Hari Dass, Moksha Yoga, Mt Madonna, Watsonville,  CA 

 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Transcendental Meditation & Asana

 Taressa’s Holistic Studies Include:

 Traditional Thai Massage, Wat Pho School, Bangkok,      Thailand

 Hawaiian LomiLomi and Kahi Loa, Shamanic, Maui, HI

 LaStone Therapy, Mary Hannigan, Whistler, BC

 Ayurveda & Panchakarma Practices, Dr V Lad, Albuquerque  Dr J Douillard, Boulder CO & Dr T  Sukumaran, Vancouver 

Syntonic Light Therapy, Dr Jacob Liberman, Aspen, CO

 SHEN Practitioner, Richard Pavek, Sausalito, CA

 BodyTalk Practitioner, Dr  J Velheim, Portland, OR

 Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology & Kinesiology,      Vancouver, BC

Trained Mindful Self Compassion:

Taressa Trained with founders, Drs. Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff, Esalen Institute Big Sur, CA, and at The Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA.

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Taressa’s Resume

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