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.
Laurina Carroll is the director of the Transcendental Meditation program for the Chicago Suburbs. She has been practicing the TM technique for 24 years, and teaching it for the past 14. She is also an Ayurveda health educator specializing in holistic lifestyle management. Laurina holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic Medicine and an M.A. in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. She teaches the TM technique to families, health professionals, and business persons, but especially enjoys teaching it to school children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, writing, and staying physically fit through sports and exercise.
“It is truly a gift to be able to teach the TM technique. Within the first few days of learning, new practitioners report feeling happier, calmer, and more peaceful. I experience great fulfillment watching my students? stress melt away, and seeing them experience more energy, vitality, and fullness of life.”
Bolton Carroll, a Winnetka, Illinois native, is the co-director of the Transcendental Meditation program for the Chicago suburbs. He learned the TM technique over thirty years ago while an undergraduate at Harvard, at a time when many of the university?s researchers were conducting pioneering studies on the effects of the TM technique. Soon thereafter he became a teacher of the TM program, and later received his M.B.A. from Maharishi University of Management in Iowa. He currently works as a senior computer consultant, and enjoys reading, tennis, and other sports.
“Teaching the TM technique is very fulfilling because it can bring such profound changes to an individual in such a simple, natural way. Even after teaching the technique for 30 years I am still amazed at how effective it is in giving deep relaxation and peace within the first few sessions.”