Acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor Lee Albert, NMT will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) for a 32-credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference on meditation, gentle yoga and diaphragmatic breathing for physicians and other health care professionals. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga” this conference, to be held October 23-27, 2018 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts, is accredited by the Albany Medical College and the American Medical Association, and is designed to help relieve physician stress and burnout.
Presenter Lee Albert NMT created, practices and teaches Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT)–a series of yogic protocols to reduce and eliminate chronic pain. He is the author of “Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice.” His conference session, “Positional Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief,” will deliver practical, gentle techniques to help physicians align their neuromuscular system and achieve a pain-free body through life’s most challenging situations.
According to Albert, “IPT supports some of the most important foundational principles of yoga—centering, balance, and strength—and is physically and mentally empowering as one comes to embrace the potential of applying self-care techniques to achieve a state of holistic well-being.”
Now in its 10th year, the entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum will provide quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on Yoga Science as mind/body medicine. Topics this year will include a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI MEDITATION, epigenomics, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, alleviating trauma and PTSD, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification and the chakra system as a diagnostic tool. New this year, dedicated courses on addiction and pain management, a frequent conference discussion topic and growing global issue, have been added to the curriculum.
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 Albert, distinguished presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder; Mark Pettus MD, Director of Medical Education and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems; 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; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Beth Netter MD MT, holistic physician and acupuncturist, Albany, NY; Prashant Kaushik MD, board-certified Rheumatologist; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; and Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute.
Numerous medical pioneers and healthcare professionals such as Mehmet Oz MD, Dean Ornish MD and Bernie Siegel MD have endorsed AMI’s core curriculum. According to Emergency Medicine physician and past participant Negean Afifi DO, “This conference is wonderful! Anyone who has an open mind will benefit from this new, refreshing way to look at life. By applying this teaching, we can shift our perspective and transform draining experiences at work and home into teaching points for our own spirituality and growth.”
According to last year’s attendee, Janine Pardoe MD, Board Certified Internist of Wellesley, Massachusetts, “This was my second time I attended this conference. It’s been the most influential factor in transforming my life and medical practice. It should be a medical school requirement.”