July 18 -20, 2014
Location: American Meditation Institute
Averill Park, NY
$875 - General Public
$975 - RNs
$1,075 - Residents/Fellows
$1,175 - Physicians
Agenda to be announced in January 2015
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Meditation • Stress and Pain Management
Breathing • Easy-Gentle Yoga • Yoga Psychology • Ayurveda
Nutrition • Spirituality • Personal Self-Care Plan
For first-time or experienced meditators, physicians, nurses and therapists.
Spend a peaceful and instructive weekend with American Meditation Institute founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter. Nestled East of Albany in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, AMI offers an intimate country setting where you can leave behind all the duties and responsibilities of everyday life to explore opportunities for personal spiritual growth, health and self-transformation. Join us to discover the power of this sage and practical tradition. This retreat presents the complete Heart and Science of Yoga™ curriculum in a concentrated three-day format. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re guaranteed to gain practical skills for transformation through experiential lectures, practices and discussions. Leonard’s experience, clear teaching style and sense of humor will advance your understanding, provide you a complete meditation practice and teach you how to express your life’s true purpose creatively and confidently. This special weekend will provide you all the tools you’ll need to ease stress, reduce pain, boost your immune system, heal relationships, enhance your problem solving ability and find inner peace, happiness and security.
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
In 2008, AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants who completed Leonard Perlmutter’s Heart and Science of Yoga™ course.
The findings were impressive. Tools and practices learned led to positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes:
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 recieve 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.
ATTIRE: Please wear comfortable clothing throughout the day, especially around the waist. Yoga mats are not necessary.
The registration fees below are per person. A non-refundable $75 deposit per person is required. The balance is due upon arrival. Room accommodations are additional. Payment may be made by check or credit card. 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 by clicking below or by calling the Institute (518) 674-8714. A confirmation letter will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form upon receipt. Retreats fill quickly. Please register at least two weeks in advance to secure your place.
GOURMET VEGETARIAN CUISINE
The food you’ll eat at AMI is the best tasting and healthiest you’ve ever had! Every day you’ll enjoy a complete menu of delicious gourmet vegetarian food. Breakfast includes hot and cold cereals, fresh orange juice and assorted fruits, toasted whole-grain breads and warm muffins. Other meals offer organic salads, eggplant parmesan, pasta primavera, vegetable lasagna, fresh soups and exquisite Indian foods. (Please call in advance for special dietary requests.)
A limited number of private and semi-private overnight rooms are available. Every room at AMI provides all the amenities and country comfort of your favorite Bed & Breakfast. Rooms are fully furnished and decorated with original Cortez paintings. Please click on a register button below for more information on pricing and availability.
If you have any disabilities, dietary restrictions or other special requests, please contact AMI at (518) 674-8714 by July 8th to discuss your needs.
** All registration fees include breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the retreat, a FREE copy of “The Heart and Science of Yoga™” book, “The Physiology of Easy-Gentle Yoga” and a guided meditation CD.