Gemma, Certified TM Teacher

Gemma Kauffman is a certified TM teacher based in East London. She is a practising visual artist, creative coach and founder / creative director of Dream of Life, a Community Interest Company that provides a safe creative space for young women facing mental health challenges.

"Learning TM five years ago was a game changer for me. After years of battling stress, anxiety and adrenal fatigue, practicing TM got my health got back on track. I noticed that I started to think more clearly and that my confidence and creativity steadily increased.
After I experienced such powerful transformation, it was a natural progression to train as a TM teacher to share this technique with as many people as possible!"

Nigel Grace

Nigel is an experienced teacher of Transcendental Meditation and lives in Forest Row, East Sussex with his wife, Jacqui and daughter Daya. He teaches TM at the Central London centre. Nigel will be very happy to meet you to discuss how Transcendental Meditation can easily fit your lifestyle while bringing benefits of deep relaxation, inner peace and happiness.

You can either book into a free info session or schedule a free 15 min call with me to learn more about TM by clicking this link.

Nigel Grace
Magdi Blackwood

Magdalena Blackwood

Magdalena has been enjoying TM since 1999 and she has been a full-time TM teacher since early 2018. Initially, Magdalena experienced the benefits of TM whilst studying with improved focus, clear thinking and memorisation, as well as feeling less anxious in exams. Over time TM gradually transformed her life, which inspired her to become a TM teacher so that she could help and guide others towards becoming a better, and ultimately the best, version of ourselves with the technique.

You can either book into a free info session or schedule a free 15 min call to learn more about TM by clicking this link or call Magdalena on 03331 231 008

Take the first step

Public introductory talks are either online or in-person.
If your local centre is not advertising a webinar, please call them direct. Otherwise ...

...register for an info session

The first step is to attend a free introductory talk or "Info Session".
This will be presented by a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation and generally takes about 1 hour. You will find out:

  • Why TM is so effective for stress and anxiety
  • Why anyone can practise TM
  • What benefits you can realistically expect
  • How it works – the process of transcending
  • How TM differs from other meditations
  • What happens during TM

Following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet privately with the Teacher to discuss personal considerations.

The talk is a prerequisite to joining a course of instruction in TM, but there is no commitment to learn. It is open to everyone even if you only have a mild curiosity! Feel free to bring a friend.

    • Wed Nov 29th 19:00 Transcendental Meditation ONLINE Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Central London This online Introductory Talk to Transcendental Meditation will be using the ZOOM meeting system. A link will be sent via email to you when you register.
    • Thu Nov 30th 13:00 Transcendental Meditation ONLINE Introductory Talk
      Online Talk - Central London This online Introductory Talk to Transcendental Meditation will be using the ZOOM meeting system. A link will be sent via email to you when you register.
    • Thu Nov 30th 19:00 TM Introductory Talk (in-person) at Charing Cross
      In-person introductory talk at Charing Cross Meeting Point First Floor Main Reception, Golden Cross House 8 Duncannon Street WC2N 4JF Charing Cross:
    • more talks ...

London - Hackney TM Centre

London Hackney Teachers: Gemma, Nigel, Magdi
Call: 03331 231 008

What is
Transcendental Meditation?

Transcendental Meditation is a simple technique practised 20 minutes twice a day while sitting comfortably.

It is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle. Over ten million people of all ages, cultures and religions have learned TM.

"It is our birth right to be happy, to be alert ..."

Hugh Jackman talks about TM

TM's Scientifically Proven Health Benefits

Hundreds of published research studies on the TM technique have documented its effectiveness on stress and anxiety, brain function, cardiovascular health and more.

What happens when you meditate?

The TM technique allows your mind to easily settle inward, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own awareness. It is completely different as it involves no concentrating or focusing, no trying to "empty the mind".

What people are saying
about Transcendental Meditation

Jerry Seinfeld:

"It's like a charger for your mind and body"


"TM blew everything away"

Ray Dalio & Martin Scorcese

"It brought me a clarity."
"That 20 mins is a god send."

Cameron Diaz

"TM makes me feel whole again."

  • TM is the only meditation practice that has been shown to reduce blood pressure…all other meditation techniques, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction are not recommended in clinical practice to lower blood pressure.

  • Perhaps its greatest benefit is that it's relatively quick to learn and easy to master. No waiting weeks or months of practice before you see results"

  • According to both the Australian CSIRO and American Heart Association (AHA), the TM technique is the only meditation technique that has been shown to effectively reduce high blood pressure.

  • A 2009 study found Transcendental Meditation helped alleviate stress in college students, while another found it helped reduce blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger.

How is Transcendental Meditation different
from other meditations?

Compared to other meditations TM is different in two ways.

1. Absolutely effortless

  • No concentrating
  • No control of the mind
  • No mindfulness (monitoring of thoughts)
  • No trying to "empty the mind"
  • Anyone can do it, even children with ADHD

2. Proven effective

TM has been proven effective for stress and anxiety, clarity of mind, and more.

Courses of Instruction

Courses of instruction in Transcendental Meditation are run regularly on demand - currently that's once a month. Please note that you will need to attend an introductory talk prior to taking a course.
The course consists of one-and-a-half hour sessions on 4 consecutive days. However the fee includes optional, but highly recommended, ongoing group and individual sessions for the next 6 months which are not listed here.
The first day's session is at an individual appointment time for one-to-one instruction in the technique sometime at mutual convenience during the day, usually on a Saturday, with the three group meetings following this being held on the next three days, usually at 6.30pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
A daytime course, an all-weekend course, or an early morning course option is also available by arrangement - please feel free to contact us.