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.
Sonette Steyn is the Director of the Santa Fe Transcendental Meditation Program. She learned the TM technique in 1982 and became a TM teacher in 1983. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and History from the University of South Africa, as well as a B.A. in Creative Writing from the College of Santa Fe. She has taught accounting and economics to high school students in South Africa and in the U.K., and is a published poet. Along with teaching the TM program, she is currently pursuing a B.A. in Studio Arts/New Media as well as a Business Certificate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
“I am in awe of the effectiveness of the TM program, as I experience its benefits in my own life and in the lives of my students.”