Local Teacher - Yotka Rikard
Yotka Rickard became a certified TM instructor in 1992 at the Bulgarian Association Vedic University Maharishi (BAVUM), Sofia, Bulgaria. She has taught TM to hundreds of people in Sofia, Bulgaria, and since 1995 in Hamilton, Canada. Yotka received her M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria; B.Sc. in Mathematics from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria; M.Sc. in Mathematics from McMaster University, Ontario; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Ontario; and B.Ed. from Brock University, Ontario. She is a recipient of the Post Doctoral Fellowship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Post-Doctoral Award from the Canadian Space Agency. Yotka has led or coordinated many advanced courses relating to Transcendental Meditation, including Science of Creative Intelligence (SCI). She has translated Maharishi's book "Science of Being and Art of Living" into the Bulgarian language. She participated in the project "Group for the Government" in Washington, D.C. 1993 where she met her Canadian husband Brian. They have two adopted teenage daughters. She teaches Mathematics and Engineering Sciences at McMaster University, enjoys playing the classical piano, loves yoga, loves reading and always aims at expanding her knowledge.
For Those Already Practicing Transcendental Meditation
MEDITATORS' MEETINGS: Are held regularly - please contact us for full schedule. PERSONAL CHECKING: To refresh your practice and receive more guidance on your TM technique, these one-to-one 30 minute sessions are available by appointment.
REFRESHER COURSES: If you would like to refresh your practice and understanding of Transcendental Meditation, why not sit in again on a course of instruction? Phone or email for details.
Helle Pettersen, Nurse and Mother:
"Those 20 minutes of silence were the quietest I had known for a long, long time. I felt I got in touch with my self, that inner peace, that person I am," Helle says. "That was great. Now, as a parent, I am much more focused, calm, with better resources to give more, and can be more present for my daughter – calm, not stressed." - Helle Pettersen As quoted in "Flying Start Parenting" magazine"