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.
Don and Donna first heard about the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1970 at Syracuse University. The US Air Force took them to Germany before they could learn the technique in the US. Pursuing their interest in TM they located a center in Heidelberg, Germany, where in the summer of 1971 they took the 7-step TM course.
That fall, they attended a one-month Leadership Training Course in Austria given by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It was this experience that inspired them to become teachers of the TM program.
In the spring of 1973, upon release from the USAF, they attended a TM Teaching Training course in Spain. After teaching in Germany for the summer, they returned to the United States where they have been offering courses in the Syracuse/Auburn/Skaneateles area for 40 years.
“We continue to share the knowledge of this technique because of the wonderful benefits we have experienced in our lives and the lives of so many others!”