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.

Joel Wysong

Joel Wysong

Joel has taught TM for over 40 years. He has a B.A. in Human Ecology from Hartwick College, an M.A. in Education from Maharishi International University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University. He has worked in the software industry, taught at Colgate University, and spent seven years as faculty and administrator at Maharishi University of Management. Joel and his wife Laura now live in the house they built in Trumansburg, NY, a home reflecting their interests in nature, organic gardening, and sustainable living. In addition to teaching TM in the Ithaca area, Dr. Wysong is a TM Regional Director, supporting fellow teachers in 14 states in the northeastern U.S.

“I feel enormously privileged to be able to pass on the priceless gift of transcending, and to see the strain on people's faces transform into the soft glow of inner happiness. It doesn't get any better than this!”