6th Annual Physicians RetreatNovember 5 - 9, 2014 • 30 CME Credits REGISTER
American Meditation Institute’s Yoga of Medicine Program
6th Annual Retreat: Physicians • RNs • NPs • PAs • Psychologists
The Heart and Science of Yoga™
Comprehensive Training in Holistic Mind/Body Medicine for Clinical and Personal Application
Meditation • Mantra • Breath • Mind Function Optimization • Lymph System Detox
Ayurveda & Alkaline Nutrition • Easy-Gentle Yoga (for joints, glands and internal organs)
“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:
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: COURSE DESCRIPTION
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.
MEHMET OZ, MD
DEAN ORNISH, MD
BERNIE SIEGEL, MD
LARRY DOSSEY, MD
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: COURSE COMPONENTS
An educational body of knowledge for health & healing
History, philosophy & benefits of meditation
How to use the mind to make the best choices
How to access the “super-conscious” mind
Understanding pain as an agent for healing
The transformative power of sacrifice
Increasing energy, will power and creativity
The power of desire & attention
Creative actions rather than reactionary responses
Antidotes for worry, stress and depression
Systematic procedure for meditation
How to diminish distractions
Training one-pointed attention for creativity
The one-minute meditation
Using meditation skills throughout the day
Mantra Science: World’s greatest mantras and how to use thoughts and mantra in the healing process
How mantra vibrations promote health
Understanding the physiology/anatomy of Easy-Gentle Yoga
Two sets of Easy-Gentle Yoga stretches & exercises
The meaning of prana (life force)
How breathing irregularities foster dis-ease
Diaphragmatic breathing for pulmonary health
Complete (three-part) yogic breath
Yogic postures for healthy breathing
Alternate nostril breathing for energy & psychological balance
How the mind functions for optimal health
Managing thoughts, desires and emotions
How to experience freedom from fear
The power of the present moment
Channeling the four primitive urges:
Food, Sex, Sleep and Self-Preservation
Introduction to the Psychology of the Chakra System
Anatomy of your real being
Building and healing relationships
Redefining the practice model
Ayurveda: as a science & diagnostic tool
Epigenomics, Lifestyle choices
How to keep a meditation practice going & working for you
How to introduce these practices to your patients
Food as Medicine (Diet, Nutrition, Functional Medicine)
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...
Mark Pettus, MD
Mark 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...
Susan B. Lord, MD
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....
Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN
Kathie Swift is a leading educator and practitioner in the field of integrative nutrition. She is author of The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health and...
Beth Netter, MD, MT
Beth 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...
Rosy Mann, BAMS
Rosy Mann, BMS holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from the Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India. She has practiced clinical Ayurveda for over 15 years specializing...
Jenness Cortez Perlmutter
Jenness 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...
10:00am-12:00pm Registration, Olmsted Lobby
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch, Mansion
2:00pm-3:30pm East Meets West Susan Lord MD
4:00pm-5:30pm Overview: Yoga Science Leonard Perlmutter
8:00am-10:00am Introduction to Meditation Leonard Perlmutter
10:30am-11:30am Breath as Medicine Beth Netter,MD
11:30am-12:30pm Breathing Practices Leonard Perlmutter
3:00pm-3:30pm Guided Breath Meditation
3:30pm-5:30pm Easy-Gentle Yoga I & II Leonard Perlmutter/Mary Holloway
7:30am-8:00am Easy Gentle Yoga I Review Mary Holloway
9:30am-10:00am Guided Meditation
10:00am-11:30am Yoga Psychology Leonard Perlmutter
11:45am-12:45pm Intro to Ayurveda Leonard Perlmutter
2:30pm-4:00pm Ayurveda- The Science of Life Rosy Mann
4:00pm-4:30pm BREAK/Mantra Walk
4:30pm-6:00pm Food as Medicine Kathie Swift,MS, RDN, LDN
7:30am-8:00am Easy-Gentle Yoga II Review Mary Holloway
9:30am-10:00am Guided Meditation
10:00am-11:00am Epigenomics/Allostatic Load Mark Pettus MD
11:15am-12:15pm Epigenomics continued Mark Pettus MD
2:00pm-3:30pm Psychology of Chakras Leonard & Jenness Perlmutter
3:30pm-4:00pm Balancing Chakras Practice Leonard Perlmutter
4:15pm-4:45pm Alternate Nostril/Chakra Bija/Guided Meditation
Free Evening BONUS CLASS: Yoga Nidra (Non CME) – Advanced Mind/Body Healing 7:30pm-9:00pm Yoga’s healing energy with breath and guided imagery
6:30am-7:30am Easy Gentle Yoga I & II Mary Holloway
9:00am-9:30am Alternate Nostril/ Guided Meditation
9:30am-10:30am Ayurveda- Diagnostic Application Rosy Mann
10:45am-12:15pm Contemplation and Prayer Leonard Perlmutter
12:30pm-1:30pm Closing Questions/Expert Panel with All Speakers
Payment may be made by check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). If paying by check, please make check payable to American Meditation Institute and mail to American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Road, Averill Park NY 12018 with a copy of the completed registration form. If paying with credit card, you can register online or by calling the Institute (518) 674-8714. A confirmation letter will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form upon receipt.
Physicians$1,795 On or before October 7, 2014 / $1,995 After October 7, 2014
Residents/Fellows/PAs/NPs/ Psychologists$1,595 On or before October 7, 2014 / $1,795 After October 7, 2014
RNs and Guests of Registered Attendees**$1,000 On or before October 7, 2014 / $1,200 After October 7, 2014
No refund will be granted unless a written notice of cancellation is received on or before October 27, 2014. No refunds will be given after this date. A $100 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.
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 8). Directions to the Cranwell (55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA) are available on the Cranwell website: www.cranwell.com.
If you have any disabilities, dietary restrictions or other special requests, please contact AMI at (518) 674-8714 by October 30th to discuss your needs.
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