Open Heart Practices

“Taressa’s teaching is the real deal – she walks the talk.”

Christopher K. Germer, PhD.                                                                 Author of the Award Winning Book                                     “The Mindful Path to Self- Compassion”

Acts of  loving kindness are strongly associated with a peaceful and happy lifestyle. These practices often provide ease when coping with life’s challenges because sharing our heart’s true nature invites harmony and peace for all beings.

Taressa has committed her entire life researching possible avenues to help others rediscover a source – a lifeline in their own life to elevate themselves with practical and simple choices through awareness.



“Taressa really embodies the ideal of compassion that she teaches. In the Mindful Self-Compassion course, she took great care to creating a setting where we felt warmly embraced and safe. This allowed me to go deep quite quickly and experience some profound healing. Taressa was a great facilitator of that healing process, like a skillful midwife. She has a wonderful lightness and sense of humour, and genuine care for whoever she is with.”

– Justin L., Registered Nurse, Vancouver, BC

“You are clearly a very special woman.. Your freakish level of insight into my predicament blew me away … You left me feeling like I’d been touched by an angel and it made me so acutely aware of how kind and loving people can be. You gave to me so freely and unconditionally without any expectation of anything in return. I can’t tell you how much you helped me – thank you….

I really learned some beautiful lessons and your acts of kindness and compassion towards a complete stranger are inextricably woven into this. My heart is so much more open as a result of our brief encounter and I just wanted to take the opportunity to express my gratitude.”

– Kate M., Music Industry Professional, Melbourne, Australia