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.
Penny learned the TM technique in 1972, while attending the University of Idaho, and after graduating she traveled to Switzerland to become a TM teacher. Since then she's taught TM full time in various cities in the US and has taken part in several projects overseas. Penny received an Honorary Doctorate degree in World Peace in 2005 and is now the director of the TM program in Boise.
“I feel so fortunate to have been able to teach the Transcendental Meditation program all these years. It is the most natural, easy thing to do and fits into any lifestyle. The Founder of TM, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, was fond of saying ‘the purpose of life is the expansion of happiness’ and it is so fulfilling to see this on the faces of the people who learn.”
Denny learned the TM technique in 1973 while studying Physiology at the University of Oregon. In 1976, Denny began working full time on International Staff for the TM organization, and after a 7 year Teacher Training Program became a TM teacher in 1984. After traveling the world teaching and co-organizing TM programs, he received his Honorary Doctorate degree in World Peace in 2005 and continues to teach TM full time in the Northwest and in California.
“I’m more impressed every day, even after almost 40 years of practicing the TM technique, how easy and effortless the process is! I’m in awe how inner and outer nature blend together creating even more fulfillment with every meditation. The age-old adage that ‘Life is meant for suffering’ is replaced with ‘The nature of Life is bliss.’”