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.
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!”