The American Meditation Institute’s Yoga of Medicine Conference The Heart and Science of Yoga® 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 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Nationally, physician burnout has reached crisis proportions. The American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic recently conducted a study to determine how physician burnout differs from burnout in the general working population. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found that compared with the general U.S. population, physicians worked a median of 10 hours more per week, displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion and reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance. Though the general population does experience burnout, the changing state of the health care system is clearly driving the dramatic increases in physician burnout.

In today’s health care model, physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.

Now in it’s 10th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to aid Physicians in bringing back the joy in medicine, achieving personal and professional fulfillment, and providing more compassionate and insightful care to patients.

Through provocative and engaging presentations, informative panel discussions, ongoing Q&A, and practicums, this conference will offer an exciting format featuring accomplished faculty. The conference encourages an engaging forum to share innovative methods and discuss tangible strategies and tools so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting wellness.


  • Change your perspective—change your experience. AMI’s Heart and Science of Yoga® physicians’ conference offers a refreshingly new, clearer and kinder perspective on yourself and every responsibility you face. Through engaging lectures by an accomplished faculty, instructive Q&A, you’ll return home with a set of practical tools that can empower you to make discriminating and reliable choices, and to realize that you are the architect of your life. Regardless of how challenged or burned out you feel today, Yoga Science can help enrich your work-life balance.
  • Learn easy, daily self-care strategies and practices to enhance your short- and long-term health and well-being. Self-care strategies aid in:
    • Strengthening physical and psychological health
    • Managing, reducing and transforming stress
    • Honoring emotional and spiritual needs
    • Fostering and sustaining relationships.


Health professionals who provide direct patient care or patient education in areas of self-management, lifestyle behaviors, and mind/body medicine are encouraged to attend. This includes, but is not limited to physicians (all fields), psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice workers, clergy, coaches, and integrative medicine practitioner.



  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout
  • Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of meditation and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  • Identify yogic practices to transform trauma and increase resilience
  • Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga (exercises for lymph system detox, joints, glands, muscles and internal organs)
  • Help themselves and their patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of mantra science
  • Utilize Food as Medicine (Diet, Nutrition, Functional Medicine) to maximize personal well being
  • Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental cause of stress) to diagnose and treat dis-ease
  • Recognize how meditation changes the neural pathways of the brain


Herbert Benson, M.D. of the Harvard Medical School claims that maintaining good health is analogous to building a three-legged stool.

The first leg is Self-Care.
The second leg is Surgery & Medical Procedures.
The third leg is Pharmaceuticals.

“Health and well-being, is balanced and optimal only when all three legs of the stool are in place.”

Herbert Benson, M.D., of the Harvard Medical School

“A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears. It must be solved on a higher level.”

Albert Einstein

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“This course was an absolutely excellent experience––the very best conference I’ve ever attended.”


“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.”