“Mira” Mary E. Tessman, MA, LCPC is an experienced vipassana meditation and hatha yoga teacher and a mindfulness-based clinical psychotherapist in private practice for over 20 years. She has been a guest leader in the IMCW sangha at Baltimore Yoga Village since 2013.
In 2015 Mira completed the “SHINE” teacher training program through the Center for Mindful Awareness, which brings meditation practices to underserved populations. She is also currently in a certification program through the Center for Mind Body Medicine which incorporates mindfulness meditation practices into a psycho-education group. She completed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training through the Center for Mindfulness in 2012. In 1998, Mira completed a two-year certification program in Samyama Healing Meditation through the School for Women Healers. She has attended numerous retreats with leading meditation teachers from around the U.S. Mira offers private meditation instruction and an eight-week mindfulness meditation course to several organizations in the Baltimore area.
Mira has been facilitating contemplative and expressive arts, and spiritual growth workshops, classes, and retreats since 1994. She supervises Master’s level psychology students and has also been an adjunct professor at CCBC’s psychology department. She was co-founder and co-director of the Heart’s Journey Wellness Center in Towson for five years. Mira views her daily contemplative practices as the most potent and essential supports for coping with challenges in daily life.
Visit Mira at her website, http://wellspringhealingarts.org.