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.

Linda Castillon

Linda Castillon, Director

Linda learned the TM technique in 1971 and was trained by Maharishi in 1977 to teach TM. She has taught over 2,000 people the TM technique and has spent time with Maharishi in India on a special course for TM teachers. She has taught the TM technique throughout the U.S., as well as in Prague, Czechoslovakia and in Kharkov, Ukraine. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management, Farfield, Iowa, and enjoys international travel, hiking, dance, music, and the arts.

“I've been enjoying the benefits of the TM technique right from the first day, and they are still accumulating in my life. I became a teacher of TM because I wanted to give back. There has been no greater joy and satisfaction than seeing the positive changes that take place in the lives of the people I teach.”

Michael David Blitz

Michael David Blitz

A native of St. Louis, Michael graduated from University City High School and Webster College. In 1972, after spending 6 months with Maharishi on Teacher Training, he became one of the founders of the St. Louis TM Center, teaching over 500 people. In 1983 Michael moved to Fairfield, IA where he became a leadership and customer service consultant. He also continued to teach TM while raising two daughters with his wife Casey. Now, once again, Michael is teaching TM full time in St. Louis.

“I learned to meditate because it seemed so easy and right. And then I started to see my life change. I saw myself becoming the person I wanted to be. It?s now 42 years later and it?s still happening. What a journey.”

David Zimmer

David Zimmer

David learned the TM technique in 1973 while attending Southeast Missouri State University. After graduating he spent several years volunteering for the TM organization and then in 1983 he became a teacher of TM.

A few years later David returned to small business in Cape Girardeau MO where he was VP of Sales and Marketing for Zimmer Radio Group, a family owned chain that comprised of 30+ radio stations at its height. After the dividing of the company amongst his brothers he returned to teaching TM full time. He enjoys renovating older houses, eating and preparing Indian cuisine, and motorcycle touring both in the US and internationally.

“When I look back at my life I think I am most proud of my affiliation with the TM organization. I have met some of the greatest people in the world through my work and look forward to devoting the rest of my working life to sharing this great knowledge with all those who have the desire to expand their horizons.”