The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

Only certified TM teachers can provide instruction in the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique.

In the U.S., the certification of TM teachers is available exclusively from Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Certified TM teachers have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.

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.