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.
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.