The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

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.

Rick Bellmer

Rick Bellmer

Rick, a Sierra Foothills native, has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since 1971 and has been a certified teacher of TM since 1974. In the early years of Maharishi International University he worked in administration and then attended the undergraduate program. He is married, has two grown children who grew up in Fairfield, Iowa and attended Maharishi School. Rick has been a self-employed residential building and electrical contractor for over 30 years and enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and dual-sport motorcycling.

“When I see TM creating a positive change in a person?s life, almost immediately, it touches me like nothing else. I feel I?ve been blessed that I am able to pass along this knowledge to others and make a real difference.”

Nancy Bellmer

Nancy Bellmer

Nancy enjoys teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique in the Sierra Foothills, along with her husband Rick. She has been practicing the TM technique since 1972 and became a certified teacher in 1974. Her favorite activities include gardening, creatively preparing meals with fresh food, Ayurvedic health, making pottery, hiking amidst wildflowers and biking with family.