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.
Naomi learned TM in 1974, and became a TM teacher in 1978 with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in Seelisberg, Switzerland. She has spent most of the last 30 years participating in Maharishi’s advanced TM programs. In 1983, Naomi received a BA in Literature from Maharishi University of Management, and was an MUM Admissions Officer for one year. From 1986-90 she was on an advanced program for TM teachers in both India and Europe.
Naomi has taught TM in Princeton, NJ, St. Louis, MO, Berkeley, CA, Fairfield, Iowa, and currently is teaching in Broward County, FL. She had the pleasure of instructing Bud Wilkinson, the Hall of Fame coach of the University of Oklahoma football team! Naomi and her husband Gary have lived in Sunrise, FL since 2006, and are Public Insurance Adjusters, helping property owners get fair settlements of insurance claims. Naomi has also been involved in animal rescue for several years.
Gary learned the TM technique in 1973 while at the University of Michigan. After receiving his BFA degree in 1975, he moved to Fairfield, Iowa to work as a volunteer at Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management). Gary became a TM teacher in March 1978 with Maharishi, in Seelisberg Switzerland.
After teaching TM in the Detroit, Michigan area for several years, Gary moved back to Fairfield where he met and married Naomi. They relocated to Florida in early 2006, and are now Co-Directors of the TM Program in Broward County.
He has given presentations on the TM Technique at several prisons in Michigan, and is now actively involved in promoting the practice to veterans and active duty military personnel to help alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).