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.

Charles DeBray

Charles DeBray

Charles has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972, and teaching the TM technique since 1975. He received a B.S. degree in Special Education for Children in Emotional Conflict from the University of Alabama. In addition to teaching in the Nashville TM Center, Charles serves as Regional Director for the Maharishi Foundation, supporting fellow teachers in 11 states. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, and all things outdoors.

“Teaching the TM technique has expanded my vision far beyond what I hoped to accomplish through my studies of Emotional Conflict. This simple, innocent technique is a great tool for overcoming obstacles, and expanding happiness and fulfillment in life.”

Frances DeBray

Frances DeBray

Frances learned the Transcendental Meditation technique when she was 19, in 1973. She and her husband Charles have maintained the TM Program in Nashville since 1979. She received a B.S. degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Frances is an avid organic gardener, clothes designer, and student of 19th century English authors.

“It?s wonderful that with just twenty minutes, twice a day, you are not only doing something that benefits you, but are also contributing to a peaceful, orderly environment.”