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.
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.