AMI Meditation - A Six-Week Clinically Proven Program to Overcome Burnout
AMI Meditation - A Six-Week Clinically Proven Program to Overcome Burnout
Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Namaste. (I pray to the Divinity in you.)

Thank you for visiting my Foundation Course page. I am a Yoga Scientist, philosopher and psychologist at the American Meditation Institute. Since 2009, my Yoga Science curriculum has been certified for CMEs by the American Medical Association and Albany Medical College.  My mission is to share our clinically proven, scientific, spiritual wisdom that can enable you, your family and patients to live healthier and more creative lives—free from the bondage of burnout and stress.  I invite you now to watch my brief video about this Foundation Course.

— Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Rediscover your Love of Medicine & Life!

Join us for 6 weeks to experience our Comprehensive Training
in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine
At the turn of the 20th century, Sir William Osler, the “Father of Modern Medicine” and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, advised his colleagues and students, “It is more important to know what sort of patient has the disease, than what sort of disease the patient has.” Honoring Osler’s intuitive wisdom about the power of the mind, AMI’s clinically proven curriculum of Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine has helped countless physicians and other healthcare providers reduce burnout and stress. And many have already begun to apply their intuitive knowledge to preventing and even reversing chronic, degenerative disease. AMI’s six-week comprehensive course of lectures, practicums and Q&A provide experiential knowledge of Yoga Science that can empower you to make discriminating, life-enhancing choices every day.

“My appeal to every caregiver would be to love yourself.  Express the same compassion to yourself, as you would for those you care for.  And look in the mirror and ask yourself:  ‘Are you happy?’ ‘Are you thriving?’ And if not, why is that? The AMI Foundation Course is news to use!  It is the antidote to so many of our day-to-day challenges.”   — MARK PETTUS MD

An Essential Course for Physician Wellness

This leading-edge 6-week AMI Foundation Course presents practical and effective tools to help you as a physician to help you:

  • Relieve and prevent stress and burnout
  • Promote optimal health and resilience
  • Bring back your joy in the practice of medicine
  • Increase compassion and effectiveness in patient care
  • Increase personal and professional fulfillment

Who Can Benefit From This Course

  • Physicians
  • NPs and PAs
  • Lifestyle, Functional, Integrative Medicine Practitioners
  • Residents/ Fellows
  • Healthcare Executives

AMI Foundation Course

Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine

Physicians • NPs • PAs — 18 CMEs

6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT  


Attend IN-PERSON at the AMI Home Center or ONLINE via ZOOM

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Physician Burnout Across the USA has Reached Crisis Proportions

In their 2023 study conducted by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that when compared to the general U.S. population, physicians:

  • Displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion
  • Reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance

In fact, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, at the end of 2021, an astonishing 63% of physicians reported burnout-related symptoms, compared to 38% in 2020.

In comparison, a subgroup of participants in the AMI Meditation Study during the first year of the pandemic reported that:

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress scores were reduced 25.7%
  • Burnout scores were reduced 21.5%
  • Compassion Satisfaction scores improved 13.2%.

As a healthcare provider you’re called upon to provide the highest quality care.  In order to achieve this, your own optimal health, wellness, and work satisfaction are critical. Yet tedious administrative tasks and increasing expectations concerning productivity and documentation can create enormous stress.  As a result, physicians and health care providers like you are increasingly experiencing anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.

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Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of stress right now, you know it’s in your best interest, and in the interest of your patients, that you stay healthy and find meaning in your work and in your personal life.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Clinical Study Finds
The AMI Meditation Foundation Course Curriculum
Reduces Burnout & Stress and Increases Compassion

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“Mastery of the mind and consciousness IS the next frontier of well being.  The AMI Meditation Foundation Course is a profoundly important bridge that connects modern quantum science with ancient spiritual wisdom.”

MARK PETTUS, MD – Lead Clinical Study Author


The AMI FOUNDATION COURSE is a practical, scientific and spiritual approach to life. It is the only such program offered today.

For thousands of years, countless women and men have developed methods to optimize their minds and bodies and nurture spiritual awareness—with the goal of achieving happiness and fulfillment in their lifetimes. It presents practical, modern day interpretations of time-tested scientific wisdom contained in the world’s oldest spiritual and meditation tradition.

The term “Yoga Science” describes the AMI FOUNDATION COURSE. This curriculum was developed and is taught at AMI by educator, philosopher and scientist Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev). It is a holistic program that incorporates Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, AMI Meditation, Meditation-in-Action, Easy-Gentle Hatha Yoga, breathing practices, Ayurveda, philosophy, and psychology. Each weekly lecture combines the best of ancient Eastern wisdom with the practicality of modern Western medical science.

This course was life changing. Leonard’s knowledge and expertise introduced to me a practice and philosophy fundamentally different from the way allopathic medicine views the mind and body.  

— STEVEN LEE MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY

7 Reasons to Attend

  • You’re feeling stressed, drained, or exhausted
  • Your passion for work is waning as each day passes
  • You’re frustrated with increasing work expectations placed upon you
  • You’re struggling with a mental or physical health condition
  • You want to learn proven holistic strategies for patient care
  • You want tools to prevent stress and burnout
  • You want greater emotional and spiritual fulfillment

If you resonate with any of the above, you’re not alone… and this unique course for medical professionals can help!

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) Presents The Science of Yoga:

Leonard (Ram Lev) is an American spiritual teacher, a direct disciple of medical pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and a living link to the world’s oldest health and wisdom spiritual tradition. A noted educator, philosopher and Yoga Scientist, Leonard is the founder of the American Meditation Institute, developer the AMI Foundation Course curriculum, and originator of National Conscience Month. He is the author of the award-winning books The Heart and Science of Yogaand YOUR CONSCIENCE, and the Mind/Body/Spirit Journal, Transformation. A rare and gifted teacher, Leonard’s writings and classes are enlivened by his inspiring enthusiasm, vast experience, wisdom, humor and a clear, practical teaching style. Leonard has presented courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, numerous medical colleges, Kaiser Permanente, the Commonwealth Club of California, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and The New York Times Yoga Forum with Dean Ornish MD.

This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.

— JOEL M. KREMER MD, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Albany NY

This is the only CME course I’ve ever attended that reminds me that in order to be a better doctor I need to take care of myself.

— KARENGA LEMMONS MD, Internal Medicine, DC

This has been the best CME course I have ever attended. It gave me a strong foundation to help patients mindfully improve their lives. I learned powerful, practical lifelong skills to use for my greater good.

— VI QUACH MD, Family Medicine, New York

Key Benefits of Attending the Course

  • Learn to reduce Burnout and Stress while increasing Compassion Satisfaction
  • Acquire more inner peace
  • Strengthen physical and psychological health
  • Restore your joy in medicine; become better equipped to deal with today’s medical culture
  • Provide more compassionate and insightful care to patients
  • Achieve greater personal and professional fulfillment
  • Foster and sustain healthy relationships at work and at home
  • Advance your spiritual development
  • Increase energy, focus and creativity
  • Feel happier and more secure, with a greater sense of purpose
  • Improve patient care by improving your own self care; learn new mind/body strategies for patient health
  • Gain a new, clearer and kinder perspective on yourself and every responsibility you face
  • Receive 36 proven tools that can empower you to make discriminating and reliable choices


Change Your Mind, Change Your Experience

Yoga Science begins with an understanding of the Four Functions of the Mind, as described in the book YOUR CONSCIENCE by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev). When you understand how your mind works, you can build  new habits that lead to spiritual awakening, better health and more joy. You have unlimited wisdom and creativity at your core. To access these Divine gifts, you just need a few tools that will train the voices of the Ego, the Senses, and the Unconscious Mind to honor the Super Conscious Wisdom of your Conscience.  Leonard shares his vast insights in every session of his AMI Foundation Course, and then supports you as you begin to employ this wisdom in your daily life.

You’ll learn holistic wellness strategies grounded in scientifically proven results that can make you a happier person and a better healthcare provider.  You’ll have more inner peace and greater harmony in your work and home life.

You’ll also discover key lifestyle strategies that can help your patients heal from chronic disease, thereby significantly reducing health care costs.

Leonard will offer you easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically within the stress system to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.

Why Take the AMI Foundation Course?

In modern life, you are expected to balance personal and professional responsibilities, where you face many expectations and challenges. The AMI Foundation Course  provides a scientific spiritual perspective and teaches you to transform the debilitating energy associated with the stress and pressures we all encounter in life.

Since 2009, the AMI Foundation Course has been accredited by the American Medical Association for continuing medical education credits, a status awarded only to those educational programs that meet the highest standards of professional review.

The skills taught in the AMI Foundation Course are essential survival skills. You will learn a comprehensive set of daily self-care practices to immediately help you reduce stress and enhance your short and long-term physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health and well-being. By using the tools you receive, you can:

  • Identify and manage challenges that lead to stress, burnout or interpersonal difficulties
  • Enhance your problem-solving abilities
  • Achieve a healthier, more spiritual balance in life by learning to actualize your intuitive Super Conscious Wisdom
  • Strengthen physical health, including boosting your immune system and reducing pain
  • Honor emotional and spiritual needs
  • Nurture loving relationships, including those with yourself
  • Deepen and revitalize your spiritual journey
  • Find inner peace, happiness, purpose and security

AMI Foundation Course

Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine

Physicians • NPs • PAs — 18 CMEs

6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT  


Attend IN-PERSON at the AMI Home Center or ONLINE via ZOOM

What Will You Learn in the AMI Foundation Course?

Yoga Science

  • An educational body of knowledge for health & healing
  • History, philosophy, research and benefits of yoga and meditation
  • How to use the mind to make healthier choices
  • How to access Super Conscious Wisdom
  • Understanding pain as an agent for healing
  • The transformative power of sacrifice
  • Increasing energy, will power and creativity
  • The power of desire and attention
  • Meditation-in-Action
  • Creative actions rather than reactionary responses
  • Antidotes for worry, stress and depression
  • How to create and benefit from you own Yoga Science Lab

AMI Meditation

  • Systematic procedure for AMI MEDITATION
  • How to diminish distractions
  • Training one-pointed attention for creativity
  • The one-minute meditation
  • Using AMI MEDITATION skills throughout the day
  • Mantra Science:
    – What are the world’s greatest mantras?
    – How to use thoughts and mantra in the healing process
    – How the vibration of the mantra promotes health
  • Neuroplasticity as an effect of meditation

Easy-Gentle Yoga

  • Two sets of Easy-Gentle Yoga stretches for exercise and pain relief
  • Understanding the physiology/anatomy of Easy-Gentle Yoga


  • The meaning of prana (life force)
  • How breathing irregularities foster dis-ease
  • Diaphragmatic breathing for pulmonary health
  • Complete (three-part) yogic breath
  • Yoga postures for healthy breathing
  • Alternate nostril breathing for energy & psychological balance

Yoga Psychology

  • Understanding the anatomy of your real being
  • How to help the mind function for optimal health
  • Managing thoughts, desires and emotions
  • How to experience freedom from fear
  • Optimizing the power of the present moment
  • Channeling the four primitive urges:  Food, Sex, Sleep and Self-Preservation
  • Alleviating burnout, trauma, PTSD, and building resilience
  • Tools for building and healing relationships

Mind/Body Care Plan

  • How to reduce burnout and achieve work/life balance in today’s culture
  • Understanding Ayurveda as a science and as a diagnostic tool
  • Applying Epigenetics and lifestyle choices for health & wellness
  • How to keep your AMI MEDITATION practice going and working for you
  • How to introduce these practices to your patients
  • Food as Medicine (diet, nutrition, Functional Medicine)
  • How Yoga Science can help pain management and addiction recovery

“A masterfully designed course! I came away with actionable knowledge and practice to begin my own journey into meditation and yoga.”

— FAITH HOLMES MD, Palliative Medicine, TX

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the AMI Foundation Course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss history of Yoga Science and Meditation
  • Interpret/discuss characteristics of Self – body, mind and spirit
  • Apply knowledge to make critical choices in critical situations
  • Share practical methodology for meditation with patients
  • Demonstrate how the use of mantra in meditation and daily life helps in the healing process (for themselves and their patients)
  • Observe interrelatedness between breath and mind
  • Demonstrate how breath effects physical, mental and emotional well-being
  • Identify and demonstrate how the mind functions optimally to alleviate stress and physical, mental and emotional dis-ease
  • Discuss benefits of Easy Gentle Yoga exercises to improve mental and physical health
  • Discuss practical nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to be used personally and professionally
  • Analyze strategies for detaching oneself from harmful mental habits using yoga practices of meditation-in-action, contemplation and discrimination
  • Incorporate course curriculum into daily life – personally and professionally

Refund Policy

Cancellation notification must be received three days prior to the first class for a refund to be granted.  No refunds will be given after this date.  A 5% administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds.

U.S. Physician Accreditation

This activity has been has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albany Medical College and The American Meditation Institute. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“Traditional medicine is very good at treating physical illness. However, studies show that the state of one’s health has more to do with lifestyle choices than with heredity or medical care. Patients need something beyond what modern medicine can offer them. Leonard Perlmutter’s AMI Foundation Course empowers you to relieve stress, think more clearly and helps to control many chronic illnesses — all at very low cost and a small investment of time. We are all fortunate to have the excellence of AMI available to us.”

— RICHARD RUBIN MD, Internal Medicine, Slingerlands, NY

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