The importance of learning from a Certified Teacher

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.

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.”