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.

Mary Doan

Mary Doan

Mary learned Transcendental Meditation in 1968 and became a teacher of the TM technique in 1972. She has been active in San Diego as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for 41 years and she is currently the Director of the Transcendental Meditation program in Clairemont, San Diego.

She also teaches child development for San Diego Unified Schools. She wrote her master’s thesis at San Diego State University about newborns born to meditating and non-meditating parents. The abstract of this study found significantly longer periods of a quiet alert behavioral state in meditator newborns and has been published in the Fifth Volume of the Collected Papers about Transcendental Meditation.

Mary is a mom, grandmother and enjoys organic gardening and sewing. She is currently completing a joint doctorate at SDSU and Claremont Graduate University and hopes to write her dissertation on the changes in infants born to military mothers learning to meditate.

“The TM program provides wonderful results right from the start, which continue to accumulate through the years. It is my great delight and privilege to be able to bring these benefits to others.”