The American Meditation Institute (AMI) in Averill Park, New York will host Leonard Perlmutter’s 18th annual summer retreat July 19-21, 2018. This CME accredited foundation course of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine will include topics on AMI Meditation, stress and pain management, diaphragmatic breathing, easy-gentle yoga, Ayurveda, Yoga psychology, immortality and nutrition.
The weekend intensive is designed for first-time and experienced meditators, and offers 18 continuing medical education credits (CMEs) for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev), AMI founder, noted philosopher and author of the award-winning book “The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life” will present all course components.
This core “Heart and Science of Yoga” retreat curriculum has been endorsed by noted medical pioneers Dr. Oz (Mehmet Oz MD), Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD, and has been certified by the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association to provide continuing medical education credits for health care practitioners in attendance.
As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this four-day intensive will include the following areas of study: an easy meditation procedure; a systematic method for harnessing the power of the mind; breathing practices to enhance the immune system; an understanding of the creative benefits of mantra science; Ayurvedic health principles; easy-gentle yoga exercises for joints, glands and internal organs; and the benefits of contemplation and prayer. The entire agenda is designed to encourage active participant interaction by combining engaging lectures, practicums and Q&A in a concentrated three-day format. Leonard Perlmutter’s 41 years of personal study and teaching will provide all attendees, regardless of the level of experience, a complete set of AMI Meditation tools that can relieve stress, reduce pain, boost the immune system, heal relationships, enhance problem solving abilities, and help them experience greater health, happiness, creativity and security.
Meditation master Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) has taught on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association and the College of Saint Rose. He is a disciple of holistic health pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas, the Yoga scientist who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system could be voluntarily controlled. Leonard has presented Yoga Science courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Albany Medical College, the Commonwealth Club of California, “The New York Times” Yoga Forum, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
According to Leonard Perlmutter, “Human beings are not merely physical bodies. We are breathing and thinking beings also—living with complex thoughts, desires and emotions. Our individual achievement of optimal health does not begin with a lower health insurance premium. First and foremost, human wellness requires a reliable blueprint for mind/body self-care. With active and discriminating participation in our own health management, we can form a healing partnership with our physicians—and stop working against our own best interests.”