Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation York

The York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare is the ideal venue for our York Transcendental Meditation courses. A warm, friendly & comfortable treatment centre overlooking York Race course, near to the city centre and within easy access to the ring road.

Transcendental Meditation York Course Location

Our York TM course starts with personal instruction at York Natural Health, a quiet haven just off the bustling hub of Acomb with a nice choice of cafes & shops within a minutes walk. There is parking space at the rear of building, but it is also easily accessible by public transport.

York Natural Health
York Road
Acomb, York
YO24 4LZ
How to get there.

Sunday & Monday
The three follow-up group meetings are all at the York Clinic, just five minutes drive from York Natural Health

York Clinic
296 Tadcaster Road
York, YO24 1ET

How to get there…

The York Clinic has its own ample, free parking at the rear of building.
The railway station is a 25 minute walk.
Bus routes are: 4 and 13
Sorry, but there is no disabled access at The York Clinic.

Where to eat
You won’t wait much longer than 10 minutes for a bus on Tadcaster Road or it’s just a 20 / 25 minute walk into York town centre which caters for just about every taste & pocket. From Tesco’s Giraffe café to really pushing the boat out & joining the queue for Betty’s (One of Yorkshires many wonderful secrets). For more information on this charming historic city visit here

The Transcendental Meditation York Course Structure
Personal, one to one instruction for 1 hour (allow one and a half hours, so as not to be under any pressure of time) where you learn the basic technique of TM & can then practice it on your own at home.

This is followed by 3 group meetings where the technique is fine tuned and you get a clearer & more practical understanding of TM which equips you to meditate on a regular basis in everyday life. The group meetings are very informal, enjoyable & you don’t have to speak unless you want too. The number of participants vary with the max being 16 & the average about 12.

Group sessions, 10.30am – 1.00pm and 6.30 – 8.30pm
Monday: Group session, 7.00 – 9.00pm

If you’d like to learn Transcendental Meditation in York with the Meditation Trust see the latest course dates and venues page for more information…

Free support & guidance
T.M is very much a technique you can practice on your own and use to enrich everyday life, correctly practised it should be an easy, effortless & enjoyable experience. Most people like to have the option of keeping in touch, consequently we offer ongoing, regular follow up refresher sessions which are open to anyone who has ever learned TM, these are all at The York Clinic.

The York Transcendental Meditation Teacher
Chris Greathead has been teaching TM courses for over 30 years. He first learnt TM in 1971 & spent many years studying with Maharishi’s TM organisation in Switzerland, France, India & the UK qualifying as a TM teacher in 1977. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne since 1985 he has taught TM fulltime across the UK & worked with staff from most of the major private & public sector organisations & business’s in the north east.

In 1995 he left the international TM organisation after fundamentally disagreeing with the direction they were taking & the huge increase in the fee to learn TM.

He has since continued teaching TM as an independent teacher as part of the Meditation Trust with what he hopes is a more down to earth approach. “The main thing to understand about TM, is that on the one hand it is the simplest thing you will ever learn, but there is definitely a subtlety to it which is why one needs a bit of guidance initially. There is no such thing as a good or bad meditator, anyone & everyone can meditate, but once learned it is a simple & precious skill you have for life.

Latest course dates for York


I found Chris to be an enlightening and pleasant teacher. He has a calm air about him which is relaxing and very conducive to meditation! In addition to teaching TM, Chris works hard to keep in touch with his pupils and is always on hand if you have questions. He does regular group meditations around the country and communicates with those he’s taught so that you feel part of a community and that Chris is on hand if you should need it (especially useful if you have had a break or have just started practice).
Kasia, Learning Disabilities Coreworker, Leeds

I learned TM because I was having panic attacks and didn’t want to take medication, preferring a natural remedy. My sister and brother in law recommended it to me. I was assured by Chris at the introductory meeting that my panic attacks would go and they did. The benefits of TM go way beyond this, I said hello to my real self for the first time in years experiencing a deep inner peace that had been covered over by the business and doing stuff of my life. TM has helped me to slow down and enjoy life more with great stress relief. Although I cant say I religiously do my twice a day 20, I can say that I do a regular daily practice, sometimes doing short sessions of 5 to 10 minutes which can still be of great benefit.
Isobel, Physiotherapist, Scarborough

Chris’s teaching methods are excellent and I quickly learnt the necessary techniques over a few days. If you’re interested in learning TM in a calm and inspiring way (that is also tremendous value for money), you need to speak to Chris about a course today.
Al, Marketing consultant, York