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.
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.