The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

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.

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.”