The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

In the United States, the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through the Maharishi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maharishi Foundation certified teachers of the TM technique not only have many years of experience practicing the technique, they have also successfully completed an intensive 5 month in-residence Teacher Training Course, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the TM program, and maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

Only by learning the Transcendental Meditation program from a Maharishi Foundation certified teacher can you be assured of receiving the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique and gaining access to all the advanced programs of knowledge and experience that have been structured for your benefit by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Andrea La Fave

Andrea La Fave

Andrea is the director of the TM program in southeast Wisconsin. She has been teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1973, after earning her B.A. in Education from Michigan State University. She has worked in administration at Maharishi University of Management, acted as a course leader for TM Teacher Training and Advanced Courses, and has been the director for the TM program in Michigan and Wisconsin. She recently taught the TM technique to heart patients in a highly successful, NIH-funded project at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

“As an educator, there is nothing better that I can do than help someone wake up to their full potential through this simple, natural, and easy technique.”

John La Fave

John La Fave

John began the practice of Transcendental Meditation in 1969 as a participant in the first course offered in Wisconsin. He became a Certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1973.

John graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1971 with a degree in education. He worked two years as an elementary school teacher, 18 years as a sales representative and then began his political career when first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1992. After ten years as a member of the Wisconsin legislature, he was elected as the Register of Deeds of Milwaukee County, and he holds that position to this day.

John and his wife Andrea live in the Village of Brown Deer. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. John is an avid tennis player and cyclist.