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North Central Florida, Florida

Including Gainesville, Ocala, The Villages

Allow us to introduce you to a certified Transcendental Meditation teacher in North Central Florida. Please join us for an Introduction, meet your teacher and learn how TM can improve your life.

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Ocala’s certified Transcendental Meditation teacher: Andrea La Fave

About Andrea

I received a BA in (elementary) Education from Michigan State University in 1970 and then a teaching certificate from the International Montessori Association in 1971. I became a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program in May of 1973 and taught the TM technique since then in Michigan and Wisconsin. I’m happy now to offer the TM course in Ocala and north central Florida. 

A highlight in my career was, in the 1990s, when I participated as a TM teacher in a study financed by the National Institutes of Health for patients who were seriously ill with heart disease. The study, carried out by the Medical College of Wisconsin, demonstrated a significant reduction in heart attack, stroke and death for the TM practitioners, compared to controls.

The Villages certified Transcendental Meditation teacher: Patti Thar

About Patti

I was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1969 and a teaching certificate from the University of Michigan. The next year I completed a Master of Arts degree from U of M in 1970 as well. I’ve taught at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and at Indian Hills Community college in Iowa. I also worked for eight years in Human Resources and Marketing for Harris Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Melbourne, FL, during which I received four Outstanding Performance awards.

I learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1972 and became a teacher of TM the following year. My husband and I recently moved to The Villages, where I am happy to offer courses in the TM technique.

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