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.
Tom became a TM teacher in 1973 and taught the TM technique in Michigan before his career as a journeyman electrician, machine builder, and mechanic for multinational companies, including Weyerheauser, Federal Mogal, and Carpenter Technology. Since his retirement in 2012, Tom has been enjoying teaching TM again with his wife Nancy in Reading, Lancaster, and Bethlehem, PA.
“We have been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to learn Transcendental Meditation, to have studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and now to be able to pass on this precious wisdom to those who want a less stressful life and seek enlightenment?and watch each person blossom.”
Nancy has been practicing the TM technique since 1970 and became a TM teacher in 1971. She taught the technique from 1972 to 1975, then enjoyed a career as a teacher, artist, and realtor, and since 2009 has been teaching TM in Reading, PA. Nancy helped the local homeless shelter, Opportunity House, organize the first "Souper Bowl" and has been active in that project for the last 10 years, donating her skills, creativity, and many of her own bowls. Nancy enjoys gardening and travel with her husband.