The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

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.

Carole Smith

Signe Wilson

Signe learned the Transcendental Meditation Technique in 1970, and has been teaching TM since 1975. She earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in German and History, from Maharishi International University. Then, in 2000, she earned her M.A. in the Science of Creative Intelligence, a degree which studies the growth and development of consciousness and includes the study of Sanskrit and the ancient Vedic Literature, from Maharishi University of Management.

Having traveled extensively and studied foreign languages, she greatly enjoys foreign cultures and teaches English as a Second Language to students from around the world. She is also the Regent of Santa Barbara's Mission Canyon Chapter of the D.A.R.

“Teaching TM and imparting this invaluable gift to others is the most rewarding activity I know. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing stress and problems melt away from those who learn and to see them flourish in their lives.”

Barby Ehrenburg

Barby Ehrenburg

Barby has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1969 and has been a teacher of TM since 1973. She received a B.A. in Journalism from University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Maharishi University of Management, and an M.A. in Human Performance Improvement from California State University, Chico.

Barby enjoys nature and being outdoors, swimming, hiking, biking, ballroom dancing, and jewelry design.

“Teaching Transcendental Meditation is extremely fulfilling, because I get to watch new meditators improve their lives from their very first experience of transcending. It is a wonderful way to experience the full joy of living.”

Sarah Sica

Sarah Sica

Sarah learned Transcendental Meditation at the age of 10 from her father. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Maharishi Vedic Science, the science and technology of consciousness, from Maharishi University of Enlightenment in 2007. After graduating, she worked as an Admissions Counselor at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA. Sarah became a Certified Transcendental Meditation Teacher in December, 2012.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys acting, dancing, and singing and has performed in numerous shows at the Stephen Sondheim Center in Fairfield, IA. She also loves playing golf.

“I love teaching Transcendental Meditation. It is a simple technique that has a profound effect on people’s lives. Sharing this knowledge with others is an incredible experience.”

Nevin Schaller

Nevin Schaller

Nevin graduated in 2009 with a B.A in Business Communication and Group Management, with a specialization in Crisis Management, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2011, he learned Transcendental Meditation. In 2012, Nevin received his M.A. in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management.

With a great enthusiasm for life and surplus of energy, Nevin enjoys being active in any way he can including, ultimate frisbee, archery, and swimming. He loves immersing himself in the world to better the lives of everyone.

“What I love is life. Life is the freedom to feel and act for the highest good. Truly living and thriving is having the necessary tools to create a healthy and fulfilling life. Through the practice of Transcendental Meditation this life of health and wellness is made possible.”