Official Transcendental Meditation website
Matthew first learned Transcendental Meditation in 1986. He has been practicing the TM technique regularly for the last 30 years. The positive experience has given such tremendous benefits to so many areas of life that he was inspired to became a certified teacher to share this gift with anyone interested in learning.
After studying guitar at McGill University in the 1990's and working as a professional musician Matthew also became a schoolteacher. He taught at the Maharishi School in Melbourne, Australia for 3 years after earning his Bachelor of Education and experienced firsthand how effective the TM technique was in a school environment. With the inspiration of the David Lynch Foundation to make TM more accessible to high need populations Matthew decided to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation.
He has recently taught courses in Toronto and the Georgian Bay area and currently teaches TM in Peterborough and the greater Kawartha region. In addition to being a certified TM instructor Matthew is a canoe instructor, musician and writer.
For Those Already Practicing Transcendental Meditation
MEDITATORS' MEETINGS: Are held regularly - please contact us for full schedule. PERSONAL CHECKING: To refresh your practice and receive more guidance on your TM technique, these one-to-one 30 minute sessions are available by appointment.
REFRESHER COURSES: If you would like to refresh your practice and understanding of Transcendental Meditation, why not sit in again on a course of instruction? Phone or email for details.
Helle Pettersen, Nurse and Mother:
"Those 20 minutes of silence were the quietest I had known for a long, long time. I felt I got in touch with my self, that inner peace, that person I am," Helle says. "That was great. Now, as a parent, I am much more focused, calm, with better resources to give more, and can be more present for my daughter – calm, not stressed." - Helle Pettersen As quoted in "Flying Start Parenting" magazine"