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.

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.