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.

Bill Rist

Bill Rist

Bill has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972, and teaching the technique since 1976. He received a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and worked in the engineering field before going on to gain an M.B.A. also from U.C. Berkeley. Bill enjoys hiking, sailing, and reading.

“Teaching the TM technique to people is the most blissful and fulfilling thing I have done. The students of this program start gaining the benefits from the start and we know they will continue to enjoy the benefits in all areas of their lives more and more as they continue the regular practice of this simple, natural technique.”

Joan Rist

Joan Rist

Joan has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972, and teaching the technique since 1975. She received a B.A. degree in Music from University of California, Riverside and a teaching credential from University of California, Irvine. She taught in elementary school for several years until deciding to become a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program. Joan enjoys hiking, swimming, playing piano, cooking and being with family and friends. She is currently Director of the New Hampshire Transcendental Meditation program.

“Teaching Transcendental Meditation is the most rewarding experience of my life—especially since the positive changes from TM can be so immediate and come so naturally.”