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.
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.