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.
John has been practicing the TM technique since 1972, and teaching the TM technique since 1973. He earned a B.A. in Literature from Maharishi International University, and he has an M.S. degree in Education from the University of New Haven. With his wife, Lucy Mitchella, he is a Co-Director of the TM Center in Hartford. John is also an English teacher in a Hartford magnet school. He enjoys playing guitar, hiking in the great outdoors, going to movies with his wife, and enjoying his two grandchildren.
“My students lives are profoundly transformed through TM. I enjoy seeing tensions and problems dissolve so naturally and immediately; and I am happy to see my students develop love and happiness, improved health and vitality, and unshakable inner tranquility.”
Lucy has been enjoying the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972. After graduating from High School in 1973, she became a teacher of the TM technique. She taught the TM technique in Connecticut for a few years before moving to Fairfield, Iowa to attend Maharishi University of Management. In 1992 she returned to Connecticut and resumed teaching Transcendental Meditation. In 2008, she joined a David Lynch Foundation project and taught TM in a “Quiet Time Program” at an inner city high school and at Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn. Presently she is Co-Director of the Greater Hartford Center for the TM Program with her husband, John Hill.
“I love watching the weight of stress and fatigue lift off the faces of the people as they learn the TM technique. It brings a level of satisfaction that nothing else can touch.”