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.
Norin learned the TM technique in 1967 and became a certified TM teacher in 1971. After completing his B.A. in Psychology at UCLA he taught TM in southern California from 1971-1977, during which time he also completed an M.A. in Communications at San Diego State University.
Norin attended numerous advanced courses in TM and taught in Europe and India between 1980 and 1993. He has held full-time administrative positions with the International and National TM organizations since 1977 and has recently returned to San Diego to teach full-time after living in Fairfield, Iowa for the last 12 years.
“I feel very fortunate to have learned TM so early in life. I am even more fortunate to be able to teach others this simple and effortless technique to experience the silent, yet exhilarating realization of the growth of consciousness which occurs through its regular practice. When that experience dawns, one enjoys the realization that individual life, like all of Nature, grows toward greater happiness, achievement and fulfillment.”
Thyra grew up all over the world in a family of diplomats from her home country of South Africa. She learned TM in 1974 while living in Holland and became a TM teacher in 1976. For the next several years Thyra taught the TM technique in South Africa and England.
She worked with the International TM organization in Switzerland, Holland and the U.S. through 1989, at which time she moved to Fairfield, worked for Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment and raised a family. She has worked along side her husband, for the TM National organization since 2004. Thyra and her husband recently moved to San Diego to once again teach the TM technique full-time.