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.
Lorrie Bortner learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in 1971 and became a TM teacher in 1974. She holds an M.A. in Education and an M.F.A. in Painting from Maharishi University of Management, and has taught the TM technique around the U.S. She was also co-director of a TM course facility and a member of the faculty and administration at Maharishi University of Management. Since 1995 she has been the director of the TM Program in Northern New Mexico and Taos. Lorrie is also an artist, who expresses her creativity through painting, community murals, and colcha embroidery.
“It is a great joy to teach a person the Transcendental Meditation technique and watch their expanding happiness.”