A panel of five distinguished physicians will discuss how they have successfully integrated the principles and tools of Yoga Science into their medical practices and home life at the 11th annual CME conference October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell/Miraval Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine will offer attendees 31 CME credits that are certified through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association.

Previous conference attendee and 2019 panel speaker Renee Rodriguez-Goodmote, MD currently serves as Medical Director at the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, and is Co-chair of the AMI Department of Medical Education. In speaking of her personal experience with Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION, Dr. Goodemote notes, “The curriculum of this conference should be a part of all medical education. It can help providers move through the stresses of patient care on a day-to-day basis by turning inward to understand how creative we can be when we just allow the mind to rest and meet its capacity.”

Upon completion of this 31-credit CME conference, all participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout; 2. Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy with a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION & diaphragmatic breathing;  3. Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology; 4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenetics; 5. Utilize Yoga Science practices to transform trauma and increase resilience; 6. Utilize Food as Medicine to maximize personal wellbeing; 7. Demonstrate knowledge of the research and therapeutic modalities of yoga and meditation as mind/body medicine; 8. Reimagine a medical practice that incorporates Yoga Science tools; 9. Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga, and identify and disable chronic pain mechanisms for improved exercise, health and pain relief; 10. Help themselves and their patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of AMI MEDITATION and mantra science; 11. Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to assist in diagnosing and treating dis-ease; 12. Recognize how AMI MEDITATION and meditation-in-action change neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain and increase creativity; 13. Identify altered pathways in the brain due to stress or trauma, and recognize the capacity of Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION to assist brain chemistry and circuitry to heal and rebuild itself; 14. Use the tools of Yoga Science to create a personal and medical culture of health and wellbeing.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for their students.  Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine. In addition to Dr. Goodemote, other prominent presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; Dr. Robert Schneider MD, Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.

Medical pioneers Dean Ornish MD, Mehmet Oz MD (Dr. Oz), Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter’s award-winning “Heart and Science of Yoga” treatise, which serves as the primary curriculum for this 11th annual conference.

According to Farhana Riaz MD, a pediatric radiologist and past participant from Boston, Massachusetts, “This course has given me a new and better outlook on life––and the tools to make it stick!” 

Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote

“The curriculum of this conference should be a part of all medical education. It can help providers move through the stresses of patient care on a day-to-day basis by turning inward to understand how creative we can be when we just allow the mind to rest and meet its capacity.”