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.
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.”