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.
Jeanne Ball has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1973, and became a teacher of the TM technique in 1975, personally trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She received a Ph.D. in World Peace Studies from Maharishi European Research University. Jeanne has traveled the world teaching the Transcendental Meditation program. She is a writer for the David Lynch Foundation and her articles on meditation are featured regularly on The Huffington Post. An excellent Ayurvedic vegetarian cook, she enjoys hosting events for the community and volunteers with her husband Tom as co-director of the Asheville TM Center.
“It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people take to Transcendental Meditation, even those with years of depression, anxiety or ADHD are able to dive deep and get relief.”
Tom Ball was trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and has taught the Transcendental Meditation technique for 35 years. He earned a BA in Western Philosophy from Maharishi University of Management, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Tom has enjoyed a rich career of lecturing and teaching across the US and around the world, and is currently a writer for The David Lynch Foundation. His passion for cycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway and for his native mountains has brought him back to Asheville, where he volunteers as director of the Asheville TM Center’s meditation courses, advanced knowledge programs and retreats.