The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

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.

David Pohlman, Ph.D.

David Pohlman, Ph.D.

David is the Director of the San Fernando Valley TM Program, along with his wife, Kristi. David has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1991 and has been a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 2009.

David graduated from Miami University in 1994 with a BA in Philosophy and earned his MA in the Science of Creative Intelligence from Maharishi University of Management in 1996. For his research on the Transcendental Meditation technique and higher states of consciousness, David received his Ph.D. in Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management in 2004. He went on to serve on faculty there as Dean of Men and assistant professor of Vedic Science before relocating to Los Angeles in the spring of 2009.

“I feel that teaching Transcendental Meditation is the highest thing I could ever do for another human being. It is such a simple process that transforms every area of life. It’s an immense honor to be a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.”

Kristi Pohlman

Kristi Pohlman

Kristi learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 2010 after relocating to Los Angeles from Pennsylvania. In 2012, she became a certified TM teacher and has since been working with David as a Director of the San Fernando Valley TM Program.

Kristi received her BA in Business from Franklin and Marshall College in 1992 and later worked in finance for 15 years. Now, as a TM teacher, Kristi is excited to be able to live her passion for bringing fulfillment to people’s lives through teaching the simple, effortless technique of Transcendental Meditation.

“It is such a joy to see the transformation in people after they have learned the TM technique. I cannot imagine a more fulfilling calling in life than to assist in the unfolding of a person’s true potential.”