In the United States, the Transcendental Meditation technique is taught through the Maharishi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maharishi Foundation certified teachers of the TM technique not only have many years of experience practicing the technique, they have also successfully completed an intensive 5 month in-residence Teacher Training Course, developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the TM program, and maintain their certification through ongoing professional courses for TM teachers.
Only by learning the Transcendental Meditation program from a Maharishi Foundation certified teacher can you be assured of receiving the authentic Transcendental Meditation technique and gaining access to all the advanced programs of knowledge and experience that have been structured for your benefit by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Michael Neer learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1973, and became a teacher in 1977. He holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Teaching from the University of Illinois, and has taught English and journalism in Chicago, Puerto Rico, Parlier, and Fresno. He has also taught courses in writing and software applications at local colleges. In 1987 Michael received the Outstanding Journalism Award from a national trade association, and in 2011 he was named Teacher of the Year for Kaplan College, Fresno. He has worked in the publishing field for over 30 years, and owns his own publishing company in Fresno.
“When I received my undergraduate degree many years ago, I promised to commit myself to the highest ideal of education. Now in teaching the TM Program, I find that goal is fulfilled. I love to see how the people I teach grow in both mind and heart as they continue to meditate. It’s a real joy!”