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American Meditation Institute 2016 Annual CME Conference

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Physicians rate is $1,995.00 before October 3rd. After October 3rd, it is $2,195.
Oct 25, 2016 $1,995.00 $19.95

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American Meditation Institute's Yoga of Medicine Conference

             8th Annual Conference: Physicians - RNs - NPs - PAs - Psychologists 

The Heart and Science of Yoga™

Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine

A Unique Curriculum Developed for Clinical and Personal Application and Relieving Physician Burnout 


Meditation  •  Mantra Science  •  Diaphragmatic Breathing  •  Yoga Psychology  •  Mind Function   Optimization •  Chakras  •  Easy-Gentle Yoga  •  Lymph System Detox  •  Yoga Nidra 

 •  Nutrition   •  Functional Medicine  •  Ayurvedic Medicine  •  Epigenomics



        SELF-CARE is essential to YOUR WELLNESS


Herbert Benson, M.D. of the Harvard Medical School claims that maintaining good health is analogous to building a three-legged stool.

The first leg is Self-Care.
The second leg is Surgery & Medical Procedures.
The third leg is Pharmaceuticals.


“Health and well-being, is balanced and optimal
only when all three legs of the stool are in place.”

                                         Herbert Benson, M.D. of the Harvard Medical School

Expand Your Clinical and Personal Competency

The NIH claims that more than 1 in 3 Americans now seek mind/body healing therapies to supplement their conventional care. As a physician or other health care provider, you can deepen your understanding of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine and its scientific foundation by attending this stimulating immersion course led by Leonard Perlmutter and a panel of other leading experts.

Target Audience

Health professionals who provide direct patient care or patient education in areas of self-management, lifestyle behaviors, and mind/body medicine are encouraged to attend. This includes, but is not limited to physicians (all fields), psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice workers, clergy, coaches, and integrative medicine practitioners.

An Effective plan for YOU and your PATIENTS

In support of the American Meditation Institute’s CME accreditation process (through the Albany Medical College), AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants who completed Leonard Perlmutter’s Heart and Science of Yoga™ course.

The findings included these positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes:

  • Lowered heart rate
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Diminished or extinguished acute and chronic pain
  • Weight loss
  • Increased breathing capacity
  • Increased exercise capacity
  • Improved restorative sleep
  • Lowered heart rate
  • Improved energy levels
  • Increased creative capacity
  • Diminishment of migraine headaches
  • Significant reductions in stress and fear
  • Elimination of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Enhanced happiness and optimism


 "A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears. It must be solved on a higher level."

-Albert Einstein

Relieving Physician’s Burnout!

You became a doctor because you care about people.  You work hard and truly want to serve your patients and profession.  But as a physician, you are subject to many stressors:  over-work, cumbersome regulation, EMR and coding requirements, medical liability, on-call issues, lack of sleep, politics, and frustration with the reimbursement structure.

By practicing Yoga Science as mind/body medicine, you can transform stress into strength — improving your job satisfaction and work/life balance, while reducing burnout symptoms of anger, depression, anxiety and exhaustion.



The Heart and Science of Yoga™ presents a comprehensive training in the world’s most effective holistic mind/body medicine and its scientific foundation.  The program is designed to encourage active participant interaction by combining engaging lectures, practicums, panel discussion and Q&A.  Although recent studies have demonstrated that 75% of health care costs associated with chronic diseases could be prevented or reversed by lifestyle changes, many clinicians do not offer themselves, or their patients, strategies that encourage meaningful change.  This 30 hour CME course will provide easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically (within the intricate medium of the stress system) to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.



  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout
  • Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of meditation and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenomics
  • Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga (exercises for lymph system detox, joints, glands, muscles and internal organs)
  • Help themselves and their patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of mantra science
  • Utilize Food as Medicine (Diet, Nutrition, Functional Medicine) to maximize personal well being
  • Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental cause of stress) to diagnose and treat dis-ease



Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of "Transformation,"  The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and the award-winning book "The Heart and Science of Yoga® : A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear." His Heart and Science of Yoga® entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association to receive medical education credit. Leonard has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.


Beth Netter, MD is an holistic physician and acupuncturist in Albany, NY. She graduated from the University at Buffalo’s School of Biomedical Sciences, and completed her residency in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Beth is an AMI certified meditational therapist, and currently serves as Chair of AMI's Department of Medical Education.


Mark Pettus, MD, is a board-certified internist and nephrologist currently serving as Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School. Mark is the author of The Savvy Patient and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health, & Change Your Life.


Susan graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is in private practice in Great Barrington, MA focusing on prevention and treatment through mindful living and lifestyle changes. She served as Course Director for the Food as Medicine program at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine from 1996-2007.


Sara Lazar

Sara is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a leading neuroscientist in the field, her team was the first to show how meditation and yoga influence both brain structure and human behavior. 



Jesse graduated from Harvard College and received his medical degree from the Brown-Dartmouth Medical Program. Jesse is currently the assistant medical director of inpatient psychiatry at the University of Vermont Health Center-Central Vermont Medical Center, as well as an assistant professor of medicine at UVM.


Jyothi holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar College of Ayurveda in Kuthpady, Karnataka, India. She is certified as a Physician’s Assistant and currently serves on the faculty of Kripalu School of Ayurveda.


Anthony Santilli, MD, received his medical degree from the University at Buffalo, having completed his fellowship at Weill Cornell University and his post graduate training at Brown University. He is board-certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine in Schenectady NY, and serves as a member of the AMI Medical Education Department.


Prashant Kaushik, MD, received Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery degrees from the All India Institute of Medical Services (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is a board-certified Rheumatologist in Albany NY, serves as interim Rheumatology Program Director at the Albany Medical College and Stratton VA Hospital, and is a member of the AMI Medical Education Department. 






Jenness Cortez Perlmutter has studied Yoga Science and practiced meditation since 1977. She is the co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute and a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. She graduated from the Herron School of Art and the Art Students League, and is a world-reknowned artist presently concentrating on works of classical realism.


** All registration fees include breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the retreat.


During the conference, attendees will be served delicious gourmet vegetarian meals thoughtfully prepared by the Cranwell’s 4-Diamond rated chefs.  If you have any special needs or dietary restrictions, please contact AMI at (518) 674-8714 by October 10, 2016.


All room reservations must be made by contacting the Cranwell Resort directly at (800) 272-6935. When making your reservation, please mention the American Meditation Institute to receive a reduced room rate of $175 per night (this price rate is guaranteed until October 9). Directions to the Cranwell (55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA) are available on the Cranwell website: www.cranwell.com.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE LINK FOR FULL AGENDA AND MORE INFORMATION http://americanmeditation.org/courses/physicians-cme-conference/
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Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club
55 Lee Road
Lenox, MA 01240

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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