Meet the Team

Linda Sinden

I’ve been a teacher of TM since 1990 and love teaching this amazing technique. Backed by a huge amount of research it is satisfying to see how stress, ill health, fatigue and unhappiness reduce when a person learns TM. Previously trained in education, I am a grandmother of 3 and sister of 9 siblings, many of whom have learnt TM. I enjoy singing, walking at the beach, reading and good conversation. TM is the technique I have learnt that has made the biggest difference in my life and I consider it a privilege to pass it on to others. Watching the transformations that occur when one learns TM and its impact in the workplace is very rewarding.

Teaching Location(s): Auckland, Hamilton, Queenstown.
Mob: 021 223 7525
Email: [email protected]

Gail Pianta

My passions in life are my family and friends, gardening, the arts, cooking, exploring, getting out into nature, and teaching TM. My experience in Nursing and the Real Estate Industry have drawn my attention to the roles stress, fatigue and unhappiness play in health and wellbeing. Having learnt TM in the 1980s, and gained so much benefit from it, I decided to do the teacher training, and have taught it since 1990. To be able to teach such an easy and effortless technique, backed by a huge amount of research, that addresses the root cause of so many of life’s issues, is incredibly satisfying.

Teaching Location(s): Auckland, Northland
Mob: 021 686 516
Email: [email protected]

Jacqui Hughes

I have been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1998, and based in Tauranga I cover the Bay of Plenty. When I am not teaching Transcendental Meditation, I work in the health sector  as a radiographer. The research is extensive on the benefits of practising Transcendental Meditation and it is a privilege to be able to pass on this effortless, easy to do technique, which can reduce stress, bring clarity, better health and more enjoyment in life along with many other benefits. I enjoy playing golf, gardening, tramping and long walks along the great beaches we have in the Bay and catching up with family and friends.

Teaching Location(s): Bay of Plenty
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0220 685 232

Judith Boock

It’s incredibly rewarding to support women and their families along their journey to create a better quality of life for greater health and wellbeing when learning TM. I’ve had the pleasure to be involved with TM projects internationally in the Netherlands and USA for more than twenty years and this experience has given me a profound appreciation for the immense value TM brings to create peace, harmony and fulfilment in day-to-day life, no matter one’s background, education, religion, age or lifestyle. It’s simply the gift that keeps giving.

Teaching Location(s): Wellington, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Lower North Island
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0211 893 745

Carolyn Rhodes

Carolyn Rhodes

I completed my TM Teacher Training in the mid 1970’s, and I have loved teaching this technique ever since. It’s so fulfilling to see the results each person enjoys after learning – decreased stress, and increased calmness, happiness and energy, better sleep etc. It’s effortless, yet profound, and I feel deeply grateful to have a method to help women to better their lives and thereby the lives of those around them.

Teaching Location(s): Christchurch & Southland
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0274 108 018

Aida Sakatova

Aida Sakatova

Born and raised in the picturesque country of Kazakhstan, I found my path to inner peace and mental clarity through the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM). With over 25 years of dedicated practice, I have noticed the transformative power of this unique technique. My journey  took a momentous turn when I completed my TM teacher certification course in Thailand in 2020.  Empowered with this knowledge, I embarked on a mission to share the profound benefits of TM with others.

Having successfully taught and guided more than 130 students, my heart is filled with joy as I receive student’s glowing reviews, life updates, and heartfelt gratitude. My dedication and passion for TM have inspired countless individuals to discover a new level of mental clarity, focus, and overall well-being. Before my journey as a TM teacher, I carved a successful career in the banking industry, specializing in trade finance for over 12 years. I hold a Master of Business Analytics degree from the University of Auckland.

As I reside in New Zealand now, I consider  it an honour and privilege to introduce the transformative potential of TM to my new community. My mission to promote TM continues to fuel a passion, as I firmly believe in the power of this technique to enhance one’s mental and emotional well-being.

Teaching Location(s): Auckland, Wellington, Provincial centres

Email: [email protected]
Tel: 021 0887 4659

Transcendental Meditation®, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi® is available in New Zealand from TM for Women NZ, Registered NZ Educational Charity Number CC41429 & Maharishi Foundation Inc. New Zealand CC10445.

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