The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to providing comprehensive training in mind/body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, AMI combines the best of ancient Eastern wisdom and the practicality of modern Western medical science. AMI offers weekly AMI MEDITATION instruction and easy-gentle yoga classes, in addition to courses and retreats on Ayurveda (an Indian system of natural medicine and self-care), the chakra system and human anatomy, Yoga psychology of the Bhagavad Gita, food as medicine, advaita vedanta and more.
Under the guidance of its founders, Leonard (Ram Lev) and Jenness Perlmutter, the American Meditation Institute provides practical, step-by-step instruction on how to control, conserve and transform our greatest natural resource—the power of thoughts, desires and emotions. These mind/body skills empower individuals to make conscious, discriminating and reliable choices—choices that enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The Teachings at AMI
By practicing the scientific techniques taught at AMI, students learn how to construct a practical bridge between their own inner, intuitive wisdom and their actions in the world. This bridge between the inner and outer worlds coordinates all our assets to enable us to experience healthy, creative, loving, nurturing and rewarding relationships. The curriculum presented at The American Meditation Institute is an educational body of knowledge that neither interferes nor conflicts with any religious or cultural belief. On the contrary, the teachings at AMI help students of all backgrounds increase their understanding of, and appreciation for every religion and culture, including their own.
The Heart and Science of Yoga® curriculum taught at the American Meditation Institute is endorsed by Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD.