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.
Valerie JanLois learned TM in 1974 when she was touring New England as a solo musician and with the Northern Lights Band. Music had always been her main focus, mostly because she felt real happiness only when she was singing. Learning TM was a revelation; she began to experience a rich fulfillment and joy in the smallest things and happiness became the norm rather than associated with just one activity.
Ten years passed and a desire to teach TM that had begun to germinate on that day in 1974 came to fruition when Valerie became a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program. Valerie earned a doctorate at Maharishi University of Management and taught hundreds of people in New York before relocating to the Bay Area where she’s been happily teaching TM for nearly 25 years.
“You could say teaching TM is my way of giving back but you know the old saying – ‘The teacher gets more than the student’ – and in the case of the TM teacher, this is profoundly true.”
Margaret Ryle has been practicing the TM technique since 1973 and teaching since 1989. She taught for nearly a decade in California’s famous Silicon Valley area where she was the director of the San Jose branch. She has lectured on the TM program to businesses, university classes, medical doctors, educators and the general public.
Margaret has several years of corporate communications experience at a Fortune 100 company and holds a master’s degree in education from Maharishi University of Management. She is a certified teacher of the TM technique, teaching in Contra Costa County.
“There is no profession more fulfilling than being a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.”
Bob Dillon has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique since 1972 and teaching it since 1974. He has taught extensively in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the U.S. Bob is a former IBM Field Engineer, former regional vice president of a group of life insurance companies, former national lecturer on Medicare compliance to the U.S. medical community and presently a multi-state licensed insurance professional specializing in IRA distribution, tax planning and charitable gifting. He is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program.
“I feel that teaching TM is the best thing I could ever do for another human being. It is such a simple process that transforms every area of life. It?s an immense privilege and humble honor to be part of the tradition of TM teachers.”