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.
Kiki Ellenby is the director of the Transcendental Meditation Program in Miami, where she teaches with her husband Marc. She learned the TM technique in 1971 and became a TM teacher in 1974. Since then she has taught in Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, and Rhode Island. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado.
Marc and Kiki also run a family farming business established in 1978, which produces exotic tropical fruits on 150 acres. The fruit is distributed to multi-ethnic markets around the country.
“It never ceases to amaze me that this effortless technique works for anyone and everyone, no matter who they are or what they do. It is so fulfilling to teach this beautiful program and watch lives improve so naturally and effortlessly.”
Mercedes and Bob Appin were the directors of the Transcendental Meditation organization in the Republic of Panama from 1977 to 1999. They have taught TM to individuals that ranged from senior government officials, US military personnel, and children learning TM in private schools among other activities. They have also taught abroad in Central and South America as well as India.
Mercedes graduated in 1983 with a degree in architecture from the University of Panama and Bob received a Bachelor's of Science from Florida State University in 1985. They married in 1982 and currently live in Miami. They love being with their son, traveling, surfing, Jyotish, and exercising regularly.