Tune your instrument before joining the orchestra of your Sunday activities. 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.
This seasonal pass gives you access to as many as 11 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 .
Bonus 1: Guest passes for every class you attend (invite your family & friends while on vacation).
Bonus 2: Attend one or more, In-Person Outdoor Pop Up class in the Baltimore area. Three classes to choose from :
Summer Solstice Yoga on the Deck in Mt. Washington Monday, June 21, 7:00 – 8:15 PM (will be rescheduled for inclement weather)
RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon, Monday June 21 and details will be sent (address, Covid safety, what to bring).
Summer Yoga on the Deck in Mt. Washington
Saturday, June 26, 9:15 – 10:30 AM(will be rescheduled for inclement weather)
RSVP by email: email@example.com by Friday June 25 and details will be sent (address, Covid safety, what to bring).
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 20 – Aug. 29, 2021
Never miss a class! Each live virtual class will be recorded for you to enjoy all season.
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 bring ease to 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.
I love teaching, creating yoga sequences, hiking, biking, kayaking and hanging out with family and friends. I looking forward to becoming a grandmother this June!
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The Sun by Mary Oliver
Have you ever seen
in your life
than the way the sun,
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,
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
as it warms you
as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world–
or have you too
Step back from the fast-pace of summer and open your senses to the wonders of nature. Join Mira Tessman and Phillip McKnight in a 1.5 hour event that invites you to slow down and listen to the body, center the mind in the present moment, open the heart, and renew the spirit in connection with community and the healing powers of nature.
This event will include yoga/mindful movement in a natural setting under a spacious open tent, guided nature-informed mindfulness in the forest with metta (loving-kindness) for self, community, world peace, and will conclude with a final sharing circle. No experience is needed. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel, and water bottle. Spaces are limited. Sliding scale fee of $20-50.
“How I go to the woods
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single
friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore
I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds
or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of
praying, as you no doubt have yours.
Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit
on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,
until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost
unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much.”
― Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
Phillip has experience teaching a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and abilities and uses his MA in Instructional Systems Design to determine the needs of the participant and help them develop skills in mindfulness meditation with tools for body, heart, mind, and community. Trained in the Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program by Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, Phillip will help design and facilitate course implementation. In addition, Phillip brings with him fifteen years of environmental leadership where he has acted as a naturalist, educator, community advocate, and guide for groups such as The Audubon Society and Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Mindfulness Teacher, Chesapeake Mental Health Collaborative
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Accredited by the International Mindfulness Teacher’s Association
“Mira” Mary E. Tessman, MA, LCPC, RYT-500, C-IAYT
Mira is a clinical psychotherapist and has been in private practice since1997 and specializes in mindfulness-based and trauma-informed clinical psychotherapy.
She loves teaching, creating yoga sequences, hiking, biking, kayaking and hanging out with family and friends.
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 bring ease to our bodies, open our hearts, and clear our minds. The healing arts are my passion!
Mindfulness-Based & Trauma-Informed Clinical Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Yoga Therapist & Teacher
Irvine Nature Center
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
'Try yoga and meditation before Prozac; it can help elevate & stabilize mood.'
“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.