The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

While there are many practices described by the word “meditation,” the
Transcendental Meditation technique is distinct from all other meditation practices,
and is the only program whose benefits have been verified by over 600 scientific
research studies. more

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.

Sam Katz

Sam Katz

Sam has been practicing the TM technique since 1972 and after completing a 4 month in–residence training with TM’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, became a certified Teacher of Transcendental Meditation. He then went on to and earn his BA in Philosophy in 1978 from Maharishi University of Management and for the past 40 years has taught the TM program to hundreds of individuals in private classes and in schools and corporations throughout the US. He and his wife Melody serve as the National Directors of Communication for the Transcendental Meditation program in the United States and are the Directors of the Westchester County, NY Transcendental Meditation program.

“People are amazed to discover that they possess this previously unknown ability to experience the depths of their own inner silence. They walk away from this inner experience healthier, happier and with a more expanded view of who they are and the possibilities for their own personal development. ”

Melody Katz

Melody Katz

Melody learned to practice the TM technique in 1971 at the age of 14, became a certified teacher in 1974 and earned her B.A. from Maharishi University of Management in Philosophy in 1978. She has held teaching and administrative positions in the TM organization for the past 40 years including offering TM courses in corporate and educational settings as well as specialized women’s programs. Melody and her husband Sam, serve as the National Directors of Communication for the Transcendental Meditation program in the US and are the Directors of the Westchester County, NY Transcendental Meditation program.

“More than 40 years of research has shown that this technique can be an extraordinary tool for combatting the deleterious effects of stress. However, the TM technique is much more than that. Every human being has an unbounded reservoir of intelligence, creativity and bliss deep within. The result is Enlightenment or living life enjoying one’s own complete potential of life.”