Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga Online Video Course (11 CMEs)

Online Attendance

Original Release:  October 1, 2015
Most recent update:  October 1, 2015
Expiration Date:  December 31, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete:  11 hours
Cost:  $695

Course Description

This activity is intended for all physicians and health professionals who practice the delivery of medical care to patients.

In this course, you will learn:

  1. The History of Yoga Science and meditation
  2. The characteristics of the Self – body, mind and spirit
  3. How to make critical choices in critical situations
  4. How to share the practical methodology for meditation with your patients
  5. How the use of mantra in meditation and daily life helps in the healing process (for yourself and your patients)
  6. How to observe interrelatedness between the breath and the mind
  7. How the breath effects physical, mental and emotional well-being
  8. How the mind functions optimally to alleviate stress and physical, mental and emotional dis-ease
  9. Practical nutritional and lifestyle guidelines to be used personally and professionally
  10. How to perform and discuss benefits of easy gentle yoga exercises to improve mental and physical health
  11. How to analyze strategies for detaching oneself from harmful mental habits using yoga practices of meditation in action, contemplation and discrimination
  12. How to incorporate the course into daily life- personally and professionally

At the conclusion of this course, you should 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 through a daily practice of meditation and diaphragmatic breathing
  3. Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of Ayurveda
  5. Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga (exercises for lymph system detox, joints, glands, muscles and internal organs)
  6. Help yourself and your patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of mantra science
  7. Utilize Food as Medicine (Diet and Nutrition) to maximize personal well being

Faculty and Disclosures

Albany Medical College endorses the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (MMC) that the sponsors, speakers and planners of continuing medical education activities disclose relationships with commercial companies. Relationships include but are not limited to receiving from a commercial company grants (research and other), consultancies, honoraria, travel, other benefits or having a self-managed equity interest in a company. Albany Medical College has implemented a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity being delivered to learners.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

The following faculty and planning committee members have stated that they do NOT have any relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee Members:

Tony Santilli, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Co-Chair, AMI’s Department of Medical Education
Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote MD, Medical Director, Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, Co-Chair, AMI’s Department of Medical Education
Kristin Kaelber, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Jennifer Price, Office of Continuing Medical Education, AMC


Leonard Perlmutter, Founder and Director of The American Meditation Institute, and award-winning author of The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear.

No speakers or members of the planning committee have any financial relationships to disclose.
All presentations will be reviewed for conflict of interest and changed as necessary prior to the educational event being offered to the learners by a member of the planning committee with no financial relationships to disclose.
All committee members voted to award CME credit.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity will consist of e-learning lectures and guided practices, as well as reading assignments from an eBook to reinforce material presented in the lectures. To receive credit for this course, the attestation, assessment and evaluation forms must also be completed.

Accreditation Statement & Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the join 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 enduring material for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Computer/Software Requirements:

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Explorer 8X or higher; the latest versions of Firefox or Safari, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
  • Additional software may be required such as Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Digital Editions. Instructions will be provided when necessary.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality

The Medical Education Department of the American Meditation Institute (AMI) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. AMI maintains its CME internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health care professionals and the public. AMI will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME internet based program. The information you enter on our site is used only by The American Meditation Institute and is not shared with or sold to any other third party. The American Meditation Institute collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

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For further study, the following books are recommended:

  • The Art of joyful Living by Swami Rama
  • Sacred journey: Living Purposefully and Dying Gracefully by Swami Rama

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns, please contact Elaine Peterson at the American Meditation Institute, (518) 674-8714 or [email protected]