The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

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.

John Harrod

John Harrod

John Harrod is the Director of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Birmingham. He has been practicing the TM technique for 38 years and has been a certified TM teacher for 35 years.

John is also a former television journalist, spending 20 years as a reporter, news anchor and news director at televisions stations across the U.S., most recently as news director for the CBS affiliate in Birmingham.

John established the Transcendental Meditation Program of Birmingham in 2012 and now devotes full time to teaching TM in Alabama. He is also the Communications Director for the David Lynch Foundation?s African PTSD Relief Project.

“It’s so exciting to be teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique in Alabama. People enjoy such immediate and profound results. Everyone feels happier, less stressed, more creative and fulfilled. The Birmingham TM Program now makes it easy and convenient for everyone in Alabama to take advantage of the life long benefits that TM brings.”