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.
Joanne and John have been Certified TM Teachers since 1975. Together they have an extensive background in teaching the TM technique and organizing or leading advanced meditation courses for thousands of people. For the past 27 years they were administrators at Maharishi University of Management (MUM). They raised their children in Fairfield, Iowa where they had the opportunity to be educated at the Maharishi School and MUM.
Joanne loves history, art, and gardening, while John's interests include history, politics, and sports. They both enjoy swimming.