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.
Cliff DeVries has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1970, and has been teaching it since 1973. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Colorado, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Maharishi University of Management, and in 2005 he received an honorary Doctorate in World Peace from Maharishi European Research University. He has been teaching the TM technique in beautiful, sunny Honolulu for the last 28 years, and enjoys swimming, rowing, hiking, tennis, and yoga.
“Learning the TM technique is the most important thing one can do to find fulfillment in life. I have seen, over and again, how this program accelerates my students’ personal growth, happiness, and success, while immediately reducing their stress.”
Mary has been practicing the TM technique since 1973, and has been teaching it since 1983. She is currently Co-Director of the Honolulu TM program, along with her husband Cliff. Mary holds a B.A. in music and humanities from Colorado State University, and in 2005 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate in World Peace from Maharishi European Research University. She and her husband have been teaching the TM program to people from all walks of life, and recently organized an NIH-funded project teaching the it to native Hawaiians with risk factors for heart disease. Mary has been a singer with the Honolulu Symphony chorus for 25 years, and especially enjoys singing for Japanese weddings. She also loves swimming, walking, and tennis.
“It has been so rewarding for me to teach the Transcendental Meditation program, because it helps people make a permanent transformation from within, so that they can enjoy good health, inner peace, and freedom. When someone asks about the TM technique, I tell them that they will enjoy its benefits for the rest of their life. Teaching the TM program is a wonderful profession because you are truly helping transform people’s lives.”
Stellavera learnt Transcendental Meditation at 17, and became a TM teacher a year later in Belgium, under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She graduated from Maharishi International University in 1978 with a Bachelor's degree in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies. Working for the TM organization has been her fulltime profession since 1974 - at International, National and local levels - taking her to Switzerland, New Zealand, Philipines, Thailand, Germany, Puerto Rico, Cambodia, Holland, India and all around the USA. She loves teaching the TM program here in Hawaii, as it suits her deep love of nature and people. Stellavera's interests include paddle boarding, rock climbing, performing music around the world, painting, cooking for friends, building furniture, landscaping, health education, being helpful and having fun!.
“I love to practice and teach the Transcendental Meditation technique. When you learn, you will find that that every time you meditate, you’ll experience such a deep rest, nearly twice as deep as sleep, along with expansive peaceful awareness. This leads to so many practical benefits in our daily lives.”
Michael is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Technique, and Co-Director with Stellavera of the Oahu TM Program, located in the Punahou/Manoa area of Honolulu. He has been a TM teacher for 26 years, during which time he has served as the TM Center Chairman of San Diego, Palm Springs/Palm Desert and Christchurch, New Zealand. His interests are distance swimming, rock climbing, biking, world financial markets, and protecting the environment.
“I have repeatedly seen the great value that TM brings to so many people, young and old. I want to make this gift available to everyone.”