Mira Tessman

Specialities: Clinical Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Hatha Yoga teacher, Yoga Therapy

Upcoming Courses

Our body is made of earth, water, fire, wind, & space and is nourished by these elements in the same way that spring regenerates life.

Spring Renewal

Tending to a garden with soil, sun, rain, and gentle breezes awakens seeds of renewal and spreads hope. Our body is a cosmic garden. We will awaken awareness of and explore the universal elements that our body is made of and that nourish us: earth, water, wind, fire, space.

Our yoga poses, sequences, and flow will reflect the aliveness of these unique qualities that harmonize strength, balance, and flexibility in the body, heart, and mind. Each class will begin with a brief meditation and pranyam (breathing practice) and end with a restorative or yin practice.

This Therapeutic Yoga series is for healing the heart, liberating the soul, relieving stress in the body (tension, injury, surgery, or arthritis) and the mind (depression, anxiety, and the stress of daily living), for beginners and those wanting a slower gentler yoga practice.

Five-Week Series

Sundays, 9:15-10:30AM, May 2 – May 30, 2021

Week 1: Earth: Rooted Bones

Week 2: Water: Flowing River

Week 3: Wind: Spreading Wings

Week 4: Fire: Change & Transformation

Week 5: Space: Pulsing Universe

Never miss a class! Each one will be recorded on Zoom. If you are unable to attend a class, you may request the Zoom recording which will be available for at least two weeks.

Therapeutic Yoga is a great class for beginners, students recovering from injuries, illness, stress, and for those wanting a more peaceful practice. Therapeutic Yoga incorporates slower paced movement flows with breath awareness, gentle strength-building, joint lubrication, increasing range of motion, alignment cues that encourage a safe practice, and balancing of the nervous system for a calmer mind-state. Each class draws from a palette of yogic healing arts including gentle, yin, somatics, kriya, restorative, pranayam, yoga nidra, and meditation.

Sundays, 9:15-10:30AM, May 2 – May 30, 2021

Each class will be recorded on Zoom. If you are unable to attend a class, you may request the Zoom recording which will be available for at least two weeks.

Within the Body You’re Wearing

by Robert Hall

Within the body you are wearing, now

inside the bones and beating in the heart,

lives the one you have been searching for so long.

But you must stop running away and shake hands,

the meeting doesn’t happen

without your presence . . . your participation.

The same one waiting for you there

is moving in the trees, glistening on the water,

growing in the grasses and lurking in the shadows you create.

You have nowhere to go.

The marriage happened long ago.

Behold your mate.

by Robert K. Hall

About Me

The healing arts are my passion!

Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Clinical Psychotherapy

We all need to heal, to regain our center when we fall off balance, to recalibrate when we veer off course, to remember our True Nature when we’re lost in self-doubt, depression, and anxiety and lose touch with our sense of purpose and meaning. The healing arts offer us maintenance and support for daily living. Yoga helps us to relax our bodies, open our hearts, and clear our minds.

I have been practicing hatha yoga off & on since my college days and teaching yoga since 2009 when my daughter left for college.

I have been practicing meditation since the ’90s and teaching mindfulness meditation since 2011.

I am a clinical psychotherapist and have been in private practice since1997 and specialize in mindfulness-based and trauma-informed clinical psychotherapy.

For more information visit:

http://www.wellspringhealingarts.org/main.htm

http://www.heartsjourneyyoga.com

https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/331859  

https://www.baltimoreyogavillage.com/Mira-Tessman/

Morning Therapeutic Slow Flow Yoga to launch you into summer fun whether gardening, hiking, kayaking on a lake, or playing with loved ones.

Align your body to sing with your heart’s summer passions. In Therapeutic Slow Flow Yoga, we will balance & align, prime muscles for action, lubricate joints for greater range of motion, and center minds on the clearest of our day’s intentions. Tune your instrument before joining the orchestra of your Sunday activities.

This seasonal pass gives you access to as many as 13 or fewer LIVE virtual classes this summer. Going on vacation? Wonderful! Recordings of each class will be sent to your inbox to experience as many times as you would like during the summer season ($7.62 – $9.23/class).

Bonus 1: Guest passes for every class you attend (invite your family & friends while on vacation).

Bonus 2: Attend one, in-person Outdoor Pop Up class in the Baltimore area. Three classes to choose from (date, time & location TBA).

Therapeutic Yoga is a great class for beginners, students recovering from injuries, illness, stress, and for those wanting a more peaceful practice. Therapeutic Yoga incorporates slower paced movement flows with breath awareness, gentle strength-building in the upper and lower body, joint lubrication with emphasis on shoulders and hips, increasing range of motion, alignment cues that encourage a safe practice, and balancing of the nervous system for a calmer mind-state. Each class draws from a palette of yogic healing arts including gentle, yin, somatics, kriya, restorative, pranayam, yoga nidra, and meditation.

Sundays, 9:15-10:30AM, June 6 – Aug. 29, 2021

Never miss a class! Each live virtual class will be recorded for you to enjoy all season.

About Me

The healing arts are my passion!

Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Clinical Psychotherapy

We all need to heal, to regain our center when we fall off balance, to recalibrate when we veer off course, to remember our True Nature when we’re lost in self-doubt, depression, and anxiety and lose touch with our sense of purpose and meaning. The healing arts offer us maintenance and support for daily living. Yoga helps us to relax our bodies, open our hearts, and clear our minds.

I have been practicing hatha yoga off & on since my college days and teaching yoga since 2009 when my daughter left for college.

I have been practicing meditation since the ’90s and teaching mindfulness meditation since 2011.

I am a clinical psychotherapist and have been in private practice since1997 and specialize in mindfulness-based and trauma-informed clinical psychotherapy.

For more information visit:

http://www.wellspringhealingarts.org/main.htm

http://www.heartsjourneyyoga.com

https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/331859  

https://www.baltimoreyogavillage.com/Mira-Tessman/

The Sun by Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen

anything

in your life

more wonderful

than the way the sun,

every evening,

relaxed and easy,

floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,

or the rumpled sea,

and is gone–

and how it slides again

out of the blackness,

every morning,

on the other side of the world,

like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,

say, on a morning in early summer,

at its perfect imperial distance–

and have you ever felt for anything

such wild love–

do you think there is anywhere, in any language,

a word billowing enough

for the pleasure

that fills you,

as the sun

reaches out,

as it warms you

as you stand there,

empty-handed–

or have you too

turned from this world–

or have you too

gone crazy

for power,

for things?

Hi, I’m Mira Tessman

“Mira” Mary E. Tessman, MA, LCPC, RYT-300, C-IAYT is an experienced mindfulness-based clinical psychotherapist, a mindfulness meditation teacher, a hatha yoga teacher, and a certified yoga therapis and has been in private practice for over twenty years. She supervises graduate-level clinical psychology students and has been a college adjunct faculty psychology professor and speaker. She was co-founder/director of the Heart’s Journey Wellness Center for five years.

Mira has facilitated hundreds of contemplative, healing arts, and spiritual growth presentations, workshops, classes, and retreats for over two decades.

Visit Mira at www.wellspringhealingarts.org and www.heartsjourneyyoga.com

initially started yoga as an antidote to my sedentary lifestyle and to improve my flexibility. I was hooked after my first class with Mira. It was transformational. I get something out of every class and workshop. Aside from the physical benefits, I feel a great sense of well-being in her classes, and see many parallels between what happens there and other aspects of my life. She is a true expert and teacher on so many levels.

Paul

I love Mira and have been taking her Sunday morning yoga class for years. It keeps me grounded both mentally and physically. Mira has such a passion for yoga and her own practice that resonates. Her classes blend a variety of postures, breathwork and a reading at the end that is just perfect!

Leslie, Educator

Every yoga class with Mira is stimulating for my body, mind and spirit. Always offering accommodations/options, Mira inspires me with her intuitive readings, challenges me to strengthen not strain and encourages me to recognize the harmony and peaceful energy in my own being. Plus her classes are FUN! Mira Tessman is truly an amazing, gifted yoga instructor!

Carolyn Geraghty, Retired Educator, Full tIme Family Activist

Mira offers a supportive, creative and fun environment in all her classes. Her Therapeutic Yoga class is especially wonderful and has really helped me to manage my low back pain.

Sharon, Baltimore MD

'Try yoga and meditation before Prozac; it can help elevate & stabilize mood.'

My Story

“Mira” Mary E. Tessman, MA, LCPC, C-IAYT has been practicing yoga off and on for over 25 years and started teaching yoga in 2006. Mira is a certified yoga therapist, completed a 300-Hr training, currently teaches several classes a week, and offers private yoga therapy in the Baltimore area.

Mira views her yoga and meditation practice as the most consistent and potent sources of spiritual, mental, and physical strength and support in her life. Besides teaching yoga, Mira is a mindfulness-based clinical psychotherapist and uses a mindfulness-based approach in her private practice.

She suggests to her clients, “Try yoga and meditation before Prozac; it can help elevate & stabilize mood.” Mira has been facilitating expressive arts, healing, meditation, and spiritual growth workshops, retreats and groups since 1994. She supervises Master’s level psychology students and has also been an adjunct psychology professor. Mira was co-founder and co-director of the Heart’s Journey Wellness Center in Towson for five years.

Mira enjoys planning yoga routines, traveling to exotic places (Bali is her favorite!), and also likes to dance, hike, kayak, bicycle, and hang out with her family and good friends.

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY