Eric Simon learned Transcendental Meditation® in Montréal during the summer of 1976, a month before starting university. From a young age Eric was keenly interested in human potential development. He found the scientific research on TM® compelling and even before finding a teacher was convinced he'd discovered a powerful technique for self-actualization. From his first meditation he realized this would be his life-long practice. The desire to teach was also born in that initial sitting of TM. Eric traveled the globe attending as many advanced courses as possible in order to deepen his experience and understanding culminating in his completion of TM teacher training in 1992.
Eric is regional coordinator for TM organization.
From 2006 until 2016 he was course director of Maharishi International Academy in the Muskoka district of Ontario where he organized meditation retreats. In 1992, Eric was a founding director of a TM retreat facility in the Eastern Townships of Québec.
Eric teaches TM in English and French.
Francine Leclerc has practiced Transcendental Meditation since 1975. She became a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation in December 2010. She teaches French and English in the Greater Montréal area and also in the surrounding regions.
Michèle Beausoleil learned TM in 1972 and became a TM teacher in 1976. She earned a Masters degree in education from Maharishi University of Management in 1987 and a Doctorat Honoris Causa in World Peace from the Maharishi European Research University in 2005. She was the co-director of the Montréal TM Center and teaches in both languages – French and English. She taught more than 3,000 people both in French and English. She also teaches Maharishi Ayurveda courses in Montreal and coordinates the visits of Ayurveda experts from India. She is currently working on a project to build a Peace Palace for the greater Montreal.
John Cérigo became a TM teacher in 1974. He also holds a degree from Concordia University in engineering and business administration. He has been teaching TM for 40 years and was the director of the Montréal TM Center for the past 28 years. He taught TM to more than 5,000 people both in French and English. Accompanied by his wife Michèle Beausoleil, he has been organizing lectures in the fields of health, education and business in the province of Quebec.
Marie France Graude
Marie France Graude started Transcendental Meditation 31 years ago. She's the mother of two and worked in architecture with her husband architect. She became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She has been teaching this unique technique in French, English and Spanish for 27 years.
For Those Already Practicing Transcendental Meditation
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