Beyond the Pose Yoga offers Transcendental Meditation (TM) Group Meditations (for individuals trained in TM) throughout the year frequently led Dr. Prudence Farrow Bruns, in conjunction with the Maharishi Foundation (www.tm.org). Prudence Farrow Bruns is a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation® Program and received her training directly from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the historical 1968 course in Rishikesh, India, attended also by The Beatles, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Donovan and Prudence's sister (renowned actress Mia Farrow). It was at this course that the Beatles wrote the famous song, “Dear Prudence,” about her.
Prudence began an early interest in yoga. In 1966, at the age of 18, she started Transcendental Meditation® at UCLA and in 1967, she opened and ran a yoga institute for Swami Satchidananda in Boston, MA. In 1968, she attended her first teacher training course with Maharishi in Rishikesh and was made a teacher of Transcendental Meditation®.
She returned to Rishikesh in 1970, to study further with Maharishi. Since 1968, she has taught thousands of people to meditate throughout the United States and Canada. After marrying her husband, Albert Bruns, also a TM teacher, in 1969, she spent her honeymoon in Seagrove Beach in NW Florida. Over the years, she has taught meditation to large numbers of people along the Emerald Coast and is currently a director of the NW Florida TM Program.
Prudence received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in South Asian Studies, Sanskrit. She is a speaker, author, scholar and film producer who among other accomplishments has published articles on Asian studies, world religions, Ayurvedic medicine, and healthy living, and has also published a book on Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis.
She has presented at numerous conferences such as Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Hawaii, University of California at Berkeley and held teaching positions at the University of California at Berkeley and Rutgers University.
Prudence may be best known as the muse for the Beatles beautiful song, “Dear Prudence,” from their legendary White Album containing many songs the Beatles wrote while at the TM course in India with Maharishi. She recently published her memoir, Dear Prudence, The Story Behind the Song, in July 2015. She and her husband live in Seagrove Beach and have three children and four grandchildren.
Prudence holds the distinction of having been a TM teacher longer than any full time teacher in America. Prudence offers introductory TM seminars around the Emerald Coast, you can sign up for her next session HERE.
TM GROUP MEDITATION DATES AND TIMES:
- May 19 at 5:15pm
- June 16 at 11am (join us for yoga practice beforehand at 9:30am, click HERE for details).
Location: Beyond The Pose Yoga Shala