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PRESIDENT’S ADDRESSPresident.html
OUR MISSIONMission.html
The PATH of the HEARThttp://www.IAM-U.org/IAM-U_2010/Path_Heart.html
What is ILLUMINATION?http://www.IAM-U.org/IAM-U_2010/Path_Heart.html
The FOUNDERShttp://www.IAM-U.org/IAM-U_2010/Founders.html
FACULTYhttp://www.IAM-U.org/IAM-U_2010/Faculty.html

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Frequently Asked QUESTIONShttp://www.IAM-U.org/IAM-U_2010/WSI.html
Faculty

The IAM University of the Heart faculty are a treasure of wisdom. Each teacher has been trained extensively in Heart Rhythm Meditation and the philosophy of the heart, and each one draws upon a great deal of personal experience in meditation and inner work.

Our faculty are drawn from many different fields and walks of life, adding depth and richness to the teachings through their creativity and uniqueness.


Faculty are listed in alphabetical order by last name, beginning with the co-founders.

Alistair Beattie

Clevedon, Britain

John Happel

Denver, CO

Elijah Imlay

Ventura, CA

Majida Smith

Houston, TX

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Asatar Bair

Tucson, AZ

Asatar Bair, Ph.D, serves as a mentor and webcourse teacher, in addition to his administrative responsibilities as the President of IAM-U. He is a graduate of IAM Heart. Before coming to IAM-U, Dr. Bair was a tenured professor of economics and statistics. 
He and his wife Felicity have a daughter, Xavi, and a son, Ocean.

Susanna Bair

Tucson, AZ

Susanna Bair, MA, serves as an individual and group retreat guide, as well as supervisor of the individual retreat and mentoring programs, and teacher of the Residency Intensive for IAM-U. She studied psychology at the Univ. of Vienna and Antioch Univ. Susanna is the co-founder, with Puran Bair, of IAM Heart, and co-author, of Follow Your Heart.
Puran Bair, MS, serves as a mentor, webcourse teacher, group retreat guide, and teacher of the Residency Intensive for IAM-U. Puran studied computers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Puran is the co-founder, with Susanna Bair, of IAM Heart, and co-author, also with Susanna, of Follow Your Heart: The Map To Illumination.

Puran Bair

Tucson, AZ

Alistair Beattie, LL.B., M.Sc., serves as the Steward for the Class of 2013, as a webcourse teacher and mentor for IAM-U.  Alistair is a graduate of IAM Heart; he made a big change in his career to work independently as a researcher and consultant and he gives credit to meditating with his heart in taking this big step forward.
Elijah Imlay, MSW, serves as the Steward for the Class of 2012, as a webcourse teacher and mentor. He is a graduate of IAM Heart. Elijah’s background is in social work and psychotherapy; he worked in a Transitions Program for young adults, ages 18-25. He and his wife are both published poets. 
John Happel, MS, serves as a mentor and webcourse teacher. He is a graduate of IAM Heart. John's background is in construction, engineering and business. He holds an MS and BS in civil and structural engineering. He started and currently leads, with his wife Dilsha, a successful design-build construction company.
Majida Smith, MA, serves as a webcourse teacher and mentor. She is a graduate of IAM Heart. Majida was a social worker with adolescents in crisis before becoming a public school teacher; she has taught school children for over twenty years. She has one son who is presently attending college.
Jeanie Underwood, MA, serves as a board member, retreat guide, teacher, and mentor. She is a graduate of IAM Heart. She worked as a marriage and family therapist before devoting herself to teaching Heart Rhythm Meditation. She enjoys sharing the practice that has brought her such deep healing.

Jeanie Underwood

Tucson, AZ

Zia Moore,

Switzerland

Linda Turner

Bakersfield, CA

Judith Simpson

Cleveland, OH

Kristy Olson

Little Falls, MN

Kristy Olson is a graduate of the IAM-U Class of 2012, and a board member. She lives in the midwest with her husband; they have two adult daughters. She finds it rewarding to communicate with others and facilitate their growth on the path of the heart. 
“This path has everything you need to transform into your true self and live out your life’s purpose.” -KO
Zia Moore serves as a webcourse instructor and mentor for IAM-U. She is a graduate of IAM Heart and has a long history of service, including as a past member of the IAM Heart Board of Directors. She is the co-founder of a software training and consulting company. Zia lives in Switzerland with her husband and their son.
Judith Simpson, Ph.D., serves as a mentor, retreat guide, webcourse teacher, and board member. She is a graduate of IAM Heart. In her professional life she has specialized in non-profit leadership, consulting, and teaching. She is also active as a community organizer.
Linda Turner, MA, serves as a mentor and webcourse teacher for IAM-U, and as a board member. She is a graduate of IAM Heart. She enjoys working with other people who are pursuing their spiritual journey. She has been a marriage and family therapist for 19 years and specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.