In the United States, the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through the Maharishi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maharishi Foundation certified teachers of the TM technique not only have many years of experience practicing the technique, they have also successfully completed an intensive 5 month in-residence Teacher Training Course, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the TM program, and maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.
Only by learning the Transcendental Meditation program from a Maharishi Foundation certified teacher can you be assured of receiving the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique and gaining access to all the advanced programs of knowledge and experience that have been structured for your benefit by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Laurie Jacobs has been practicing Transcendental Meditation for more than 40 years, and has been a teacher of TM nearly as long. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Graphic Arts, and studied Classical Rhetoric in graduate school. After many years in natural foods retailing and doing marketing for a number of high tech start–ups, she has returned to her first love...teaching others how to transcend and connect with their own deepest selves. She spent 30 years in the Pacific Northwest, where she developed a love of hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and scuba diving. She is now teaching TM in the greater Ann Arbor, MI area.
“Teaching TM is by far the most rewarding work I have ever done, only I don’t feel like I really ‘teach’ anyone to meditate. It’s more a process of showing them how to take the correct angle and then let go. It’s just like diving, only you don’t get wet!”