“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 France as a young teenager, Taressa experienced a series of serious and unusual accidents. During her recovery in Nice, her Chinese family offered their traditional healing practices. Rehabilitation was slow, however after a serious car accident in Corsica, Taressa became aware of a different quality of healing. 

It was there, in the mountainous Mediterranean island by the Sea that Taressa was invited to visit with the local wisdom keeper – a wise female Shaman.  Taressa’s inquiry into ancient and mystical healing awoke during this initiation.

From age eleven, Taressa has travelled to North America, Mexico, The Caribbean, Venezuela, Hawaii, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, Syria, Russia, Morocco, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. During her travels she noticed the essence of  Love AMIDST HUMAN CONFLICT.

While living in Byron Bay, Taressa and her children travelled to Bali where they were touched by the simplicity of prayer. Everything slowed down in the presence of this culture which offers continuous gratitude for every being. Since Bali, Taressa travels to be of service while relying on her spiritual family who continue their quest toward the simplicity of common humanity. 

Taressa’s  Spiritual Teachers Include:

  • Irmansyah Effendi, Padmacahaya Institiute for Inner Study, Worldwide. 

  • His Holiness Gyalwa Menri Trizin, Core Teachings of the Bon Tradition, New Hampshire, New York, Vancouver

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Core Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Perth, Australia, California, Vancouver, BC

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

    Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Fellowship, Encinitas, California

     Baba Hari Dass, Moksha Yoga, Mount 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, Mauai, HI

* LaStone Therapy, Mary Hannigan (creator), Whistler, BC

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

* Syntonic Light Therapy, Dr. Jacob Liberman (founder), Aspen, CO

* SHEN Practitioner, Richard Pavek (founder), Sausalito, CA

* BodyTalk Practitioner, Dr. J. Velheim (founder), Portland, OR.

 * Touchpoint Canadian Institute of Reflexology & Kinesiology,     Vancouver, BC

Trained Mindful Self Compassion Teacher:

  • 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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