Only certified TM teachers can provide instruction in the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique.
In the U.S., the certification of TM teachers is available exclusively from Maharishi Foundation USA, a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Certified TM teachers have successfully completed an intensive 5-month in-residence Teacher Training Course, and they maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.
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!”