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The Heart and Science of Yoga™
Self-Care Program

Reduce Stress & Burnout  •  Relieve Pain  •  Optimize Health
with Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev), AMI Founder

Taught continuously since 1996  •  For Mind, Body and Spirit

LEVEL I:  AMI’s acclaimed six-week course teaches you how to apply meditation principles to every situation. This complete “self-care health program” includes all the Beginner’s Meditation material plus breathing techniques, nutrition counseling, easy-gentle yoga exercises, instruction on how to make the best possible choices and lifelong support for your meditation practice. It provides you all the tools you’ll need to ease stress, reduce pain, boost your immune system, heal relationships, enhance your problem solving ability, find inner peace, happiness and security.

SELF-CARE is essential to your OPTIMAL HEALTH


Herbert Benson, M.D. of the Harvard Medical School claims that maintaining optimal health is analogous to a three-legged stool that must be supported by SELF-CARE.

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

“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


In your present situation, you are expected to successfully balance all your personal, professional and family responsibilities.  In the process of doing so, you face many expectations and challenges.  AMI’s Heart and Science of Yoga’s™ Self-Care Program is a time-tested set of practices that will help you transform the debilitating energy associated with the stresses and pressures you are bound to encounter in life.


Self-care is an essential survival skill. Self-care refers to daily practices that you can engage in to reduce stress and maintain and enhance your short and long term health and well-being. By maintaining a daily Self-care program you’ll be able to fulfill all your personal and professional commitments effectively and rewardingly.

Practicing Self-Care Will Help You:
•  Identify and manage the challenges you face that often lead to stress, burnout or interpersonal difficulties.
•  Achieve a healthier and more rewarding balance in your life by learning how to actualize the intuitive power of your mind.


Self-Care is not simply about limiting or eliminating stressors. It is also about enhancing your overall health and well-being.

The purposes of Self-Care include:
•  Strengthening physical and psychological health
•  Managing, reducing and transforming stress
•  Honoring emotional and spiritual needs
•  Fostering and sustaining relationships.



“A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears.

It must be solved on a higher level.”

Albert Einstein
AMI’s Heart and Science of Yoga’s™ Self-Care Program teaches you how to reliably access your own inner, intuitive wisdom from the superconscious portion of the mind. By accessing this “higher level” of knowledge you will know how to make positive, stress reducing and health affirming lifestyle choices.

What AMI’s Self-Care Program Can Do for YOU

In 2008, AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants who recently completed
Leonard Perlmutter’s Heart and Science of Yoga™ Self-Care Program.

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

  • Significant reductions in stress and fear
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Lowered heart rate
  • Improved restorative sleep
  • Improved energy levels
  • Increased creative capacity

  • Diminishment of migraine headaches
  • Elimination of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Enhanced happiness and optimism
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Diminished or extinguished acute and chronic pain
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased breathing capacity

The Heart and Science of Yoga™

 Curriculum is Endorsed by Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Seigel MD, Larry Dossey MD More info



  • 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

  • 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
  • Anatomy of your real being
  • Building and healing relationships
  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Understanding the physiology/anatomy of Easy-Gentle Yoga
  • Two sets of Easy-Gentle Yoga stretches & exercises

  • The practical benefit of contemplation
  • Creating a personal therapeutic care plan
  • Learning to budget your time
  • Integrating spiritual beliefs
  • The healing power of prayer
  • How to keep a meditation practice going & working for you



Mindful Meditation in a Chair
As part of our Self-care program, mindfulness meditation is taught in a straight back chair. The practice is designed for your body to remain completely relaxed, stable and comfortable.

 Registration includes:

  • Lifelong support for your meditation practice
  • FREE Guided Meditation CD
  • FREE subscription to“Transformation” AMI’s journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine
  • FREE Physiology of Easy-Gentle Yoga

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(15 CMEs)

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(15 Contact Hrs)

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DISCLOSURE POLICY The American Meditation Institute (AMI) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards and Policies.  It is AMI’s policy that those in a position to influence the content of a CME activity (such as planners, faculty, authors and reviewers) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.  These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials.  Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data presented.


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