Transcendental Meditation for Registered Yoga Teachers

Registered Yoga teachers can now earn 13 CE contact hours when they take the TM course for Registered Yoga teachers!

This course is eligible for Continuing Education with Yoga Alliance.

Yogash citta-vritti-nirodhah: “Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind.”

The Transcendental Meditation technique is an authentic Yoga meditation that is derived directly from the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and was revived in this scientific age by renowned Vedic scientist and sage Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

The Transcendental Meditation technique is an easy-to-learn, evidence-based, natural meditation that helps fulfill the core purposes of Yoga—from improved health and well-being to enlightenment. 

Earn Contact Hours

We are happy to announce that TM for Women can arrange for Registered Yoga teachers to receive Continuing Education Contact Hours for participating in the Transcendental Meditation for Registered Yoga Teachers course. 

For further information and to locate a certified TM teacher in your area, contact Amy Ruff:

Scientific Reasearch

TM is the most extensively researched meditation practice with more than 400 published studies spanning more than four decades and nearly $30 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health.

What can TM do for me?

Regular TM practice leads to the development of a higher state of consciousness—a self-realized sate of “liberation” or “freedom” (Nirvikalpa Samadhi or enlightenment). This exalted state of human experience has been documented scientifically in those practicing the TM technique, as evidenced by distinctive changes in brain functioning. 

Subjective reports are of inner unbounded awareness (Samadhi) during activity and during sleep. This state of neurological integration results in highly significant improvements in the development and functioning of the mind, body, emotions, and ego.

The Transcendental Meditation technique:

  • Is simple to learn and effortless to practice
  • Supports health and balance of mind, body, emotions
  • Reduces stress, anxiety and depression
  • Increases vitality
  • Enhances youthfulness


I’m a registered yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer and I still participate in someone else’s yoga class five days a week. I also practice Transcendental Meditation twice daily. I look forward to the effortless TM practice, and feel the effects immediately—deep relaxation, better focus, clarity and energy. In my experience I’ve found that yoga asanas can help prepare the body for meditation by smoothing out the body’s function so that the mind settles effortlessly into the peace of Samadhi. The functioning of our minds and bodies are intimately connected, so whatever supports one supports the other too. TM triggers the release of stress and fatigue from the body while the mind is transcending. So yoga asanas support the experience of silence and bliss in meditation, and TM, which enlivens all eight limbs of yoga in one step, supports the purpose and benefits of yoga.

Carol Morehead, RYT-500, Certified YogaDance Instructor, Yoga Teacher Trainer
Kansas City

The TM technique and yoga practice is a match made in heaven. The finer levels of experience you develop while practicing Transcendental Meditation transfers to your yoga practice and gives you a whole different sense of embodiment and connection with your body. This experiential quality has made my yoga practice so much more rich, and it develops a foundation that makes it easy to keep up a regular yoga practice and which also has brought a different quality and depth of experience to my yoga teaching.

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D., C-IAYT, RYT-500

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