The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

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.

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Cliff DeVries

Cliff DeVries

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 DeVries

Mary DeVries

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.”