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.
Annie Skipper is the director of the Seattle Transcendental Meditation program. She learned the TM technique in 1968 while earning her BA in Sociology at the University of Washington, and has been teaching it since 1971. She is deeply committed to her students’ success in incorporating this effortless, effective practice, so that they can enjoy greater clarity, ease, energy, and creativity in their lives. In addition to teaching the TM technique, Annie is fond of hiking the mountains and beaches of the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
“Maharishi gave the world a system of meditation and a body of knowledge that will allow anyone to become who they truly are — healthy, happy, creative, intelligent, and peaceful individuals. I love seeing these qualities develop in my students! It is my joy to help carry this knowledge forward to create a solid foundation for a better world.”
Wes Busch learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1971, and became a TM teacher in 1976. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western Washington University and a Secondary Teaching Certificate from the University of Washington. He lives in West Seattle, and when not teaching the Transcendental Meditation program he does residential remodeling and sings in a community choir.
“It is my honor to present you with the most precious of human experiences — pure consciousness — and provide guidance for you to realize your full human potential. Come and enjoy extraordinary levels of happiness, dynamism, power and inner peace.”
Jo Anne has taught the Transcendental Meditation technique in Iowa, Oregon, and Washington since becoming a teacher in Switzerland in 1981. She earned a BA in Secondary Education at the University of Washington and an MA in SCI/Education at Maharishi International University.
She taught for many years at the Maharishi Upper School in Iowa, at Meany and Eckstein Middle Schools in Seattle, and at Green River College in Auburn. She also served two years as a College Board Consultant for the Advanced Placement English Program.
“I love sharing the knowledge and experience of the TM technique and witnessing lives being transformed through the regular, daily practice of this simple, natural, effortless procedure for dissolving stress and unlocking the full inner potential of every individual.”
Peter learned the TM technique in 1971 and became a teacher in France in 1975. Over the years, he has enjoyed teaching the TM technique in Washington, Iowa, and the Philippines.
Peter has a BA in Education from Seattle University and an MA in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa. He also has extensive experience as a financial advisor in Seattle.
Prior to becoming a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, Peter began his career as a public school teacher and taught at John Muir Elementary and Meany Middle School in Seattle. Moving to Iowa in 1981, he began teaching at Maharishi School and then was immediately hired as Principal, where he served until he and Jo Anne moved back to Seattle in 1992.
“My greatest joy is spreading the knowledge and experience of Transcendental Meditation and watching the stress melt away from the faces of the students I have taught.”