Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse

Carmen N'Namdi Principal of the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit

“Our staff was taught the TM technique for the mental and physical health benefits that result in the work environment with the release of stress. In students, we have seen the TM program enhance study skills, academic performance, critical thinking skills, interpersonal and social skills—all because of the deep rest that the body is receiving. We are looking forward to the years to come when more and more schools and work environments will realize that not much gets done until the stress is out of the way.”

Ms. N'Namdi is Co-founder and Principal of the Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit (K–8); Chair of the Board of the National Charter School Institute; and Member of the Board of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. The Nataki School is an award-winning middle school where hundreds of teachers and students over the past nine years have learned the Transcendental Meditation technique as part of Nataki's Wellness Program.