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.

Lois Neate

Lois Neate

Lois has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1974 and became a teacher in 2000. She holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Georgia in 1968, an M.S. in Biological Science from Mississippi University for Women in 1974, and an M.A. in the Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi University of Management in 1999. She has worked at Maharishi University of Management for many years in both Student Affairs and Admissions. Besides teaching TM, she enjoys hiking, photography, gardening, and travel.

“It is a joy to teach TM—a mental technique that is very easy to learn and practice and has scientifically documented benefits in all areas of life.”

Richard Neate

Richard Neate

Rich has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1974, and became a certified teacher of the TM technique in 1990. He received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy in 1967, and earned an M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University in 1968. Rich flew high performance jets in his 25-year Air Force career. He also taught university level engineering for 20 years, and was Dean of Students at Maharishi University of Management for 8 years. He enjoys golf and snorkeling, and traveling with Lois, his wife of 35 years.

“I love teaching the TM technique. I feel honored to be able to teach a technique that brings peace, happiness, clarity, and energy.”