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.
Azita Lines learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1980 and became a teacher in 1988. She has taught the TM technique in the United States, England, Iran, Ukraine, and Norway. She holds a degree in computer hardware engineering and IT, and has also trained as a Maharishi Ayurveda consultant. She enjoys cooking exotic food, poetry, and the literature of Rumi.
“Teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique is very uplifting. I enjoy it most when I see people come in worried and go out smiling. I warmly invite everyone in Orange County to find out more about this wonderful technique.”
David Lines learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1973 and became a teacher in 1977. He received a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol in the U.K., and qualified as an attorney in England. He has held many positions in the Maharishi Foundation and Maharishi University of Natural Law, including the national directorship of the TM program in the U.K. David is currently director of the TM program in South Orange County, while developing the largest wind energy project in the U.S., located in the Mojave desert. He enjoys tennis, skiing, and the beauty of nature.
“When I was young, I always wanted to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life of my community. I became a teacher of the TM technique when I realized that it is the most effective way to achieve that goal. Teaching is so much fun, an endless source joy.”