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.
Brett is the co-director of the Transcendental Meditation center in San Francisco. He has been practicing the TM technique since 1975, and became a certified teacher in 1980. He holds both a BA in business and an MBA. Brett has taught the TM technique to over 1,500 people throughout the US, as well as Guatemala and Honduras. Brett has recently been teaching the TM technique to Bay Area public school administrators, teachers, staff, and at-risk students as part of the Quiet Time Program. He enjoys surfing, sailing, world travel, and backpacking.
“I learned the TM technique when I was 21, and it has benefited me in many ways since then. Meditating 20 minutes twice/day is a small amount of time away from my busy life, and it adds so much in terms of better health, clearer thinking, better memory, happiness, efficiency, and more. As a teacher, I have seen how people from all walks of life are enjoying their lives more. It's an effective tool for everybody.”
Jane is the co-director of the Transcendental Meditation center in San Francisco. She has been practicing the TM technique since 1970, and became a certified teacher in 1974. She holds a BA in Elementary Education, with a focus on photography and drawing, and an MBA. Jane has recently been teaching the TM technique to administrators, faculty, and at–risk students in public schools in the Bay Area. She enjoys travel, kayaking and canoeing, bicycling, and See's chocolates (dark).
“My father made me learn TM in high school. It helped me be more balanced, less anxious and depressed and much happier overall. I have been doing TM ever since then - and I love its benefits: more energy, improved memory, and overall increasing happiness, among many others. It is fulfilling for me to pass this technique on so that others can begin to enjoy developing their full potential.”
Tom has been practicing the TM technique since 1970, and became a certified teacher in 1974. He holds an MBA from Maharishi University of Management. Tom has taught over 1,100 people to meditate throughout the USA, as well as in Sierra Leone, Liberia, India, Thailand, and the Philippines. Tom has recently been volunteering to teach the TM technique to at-risk students in the San Francisco area, and is interested in teaching the homeless, veterans with PTSD, and native Americans. He enjoys world travel, photography, trekking, mountain biking, running, cross-country skiing, and independent films.
“I was fortunate to learn the TM technique when I was in middle school, and to enjoy its benefits all my life. I am a practical person and wouldn't participate in something that doesn't bring a significant return on investment?and the twenty minutes twice a day spent practicing TM yields far more benefit in every area of my life than the time invested. I love my personal practice, and I love to share this technique with others.”