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.
Paula has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1973, and teaching the technique since 1977. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Seattle University, and an M.A. in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management. She worked at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA, for 19 years, in various capacities - financial administration, international admissions, and as a faculty member for the College of Maharishi Vedic Science. Most recently Paula taught TM in Missoula, Montana, her hometown, before relocating to Baltimore in April of 2013, to become the Director of the Baltimore TM program. Paula loves being outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains. She also enjoys Yoga and Pilates. Her hobbies include organic gardening, baking, and reading Sanskrit.
“We all start TM for different reasons. Whether you want to reduce high blood pressure, gain relief from anxiety, depression, insomnia, or just want more pep in your step, the TM technique will enliven your body?s healing mechanisms, bringing greater balance. The result is relief from fatigue and stress, and more enjoyment in all you do.”