What is Yoga Science?
The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to providing comprehensive training in Yoga Science—the world’s oldest holistic mind/body medicine and the core principle of every spiritual tradition. Yoga is the sacred science that provides proven benefits by facilitating the union of the superconscious mind with the physical, mental and emotional elements of everyday life. Founded in 1996 by Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter, AMI combines ancient Eastern wisdom and modern Western science in a practical, empowering curriculum. The foundation course of this curriculum is AMI MEDITATION.
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Kids Meditate More
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AMI’s 26th Anniversary Giving Campaign
Since 1996 AMI has served thousands of students—teaching practical skills to enhance personal, professional and spiritual growth. Now, we turn to you—to assure that the practical teaching of Yoga Science will continue to grow. As a non-profit educational organization, AMI is not financially self-sustaining. We ask your help in supporting the Institute’s mission of service.
AMI MEDITATION Techniques Can Relieve and Prevent Physician Burnout
Learn practical tools that can empower you to make conscious discriminating and reliable choices to enhance your creativity, well-being and happiness. Our comprehensive, accredited CME conferences, retreats and classes are designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.