A panel of nine distinguished physicians, who have successfully integrated the principles and tools of Yoga Science into their medical practices and home life, will share their experiences at the American Meditation Institute’s 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga CME Conference October 17-21, 2023 at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. This proprietary, comprehensive training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine has been proven in a peer-reviewed clinical study to reduce Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress while increasing Compassion Satisfaction, and is accredited by the American Medical Association for 34 CME credit hours.

Previous conference attendee and 2023 panel speaker Joshua Zamer MD serves as medical director for Addiction Medicine, Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, and is also chairman of their Department of Family Practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and previously served as the physician for St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) Inpatient Detox Unit and Outpatient Suboxone Clinic. In speaking of his personal experiences with AMI’s Yoga Science curriculum, Dr. Zamer notes, “The AMI teachings have helped me become a more effective clinician. I am now more focused, more patient and more compassionate, as both a physician and human being.”

Upon completion of this conference, all participants will be able to: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can heal disease, manage addictive habits, and alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout; 2. Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION and 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. Identify yogic practices to transform trauma and increase resilience; 6. Utilize “Food as Medicine” (diet and nutrition) to maximize personal wellbeing; 7. Demonstrate knowledge of the research and therapeutic modalities of yoga and meditation as mind/body medicine; 8. Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga, and identify and disable chronic pain mechanisms for improved exercise, health and pain relief; 9. Help themselves and patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of AMI MEDITATION and mantra science; 10. Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to diagnose and to better understand and treat dis-ease; 11. Recognize how AMI MEDITATION and meditation-in-action change the neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain; 12. Identify altered pathways in the brain due to addiction, and recognize the ability of Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION to assist the brain’s chemistry and circuitry to heal and rebuild itself; and, 13. 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. Zamer, other conference presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; Mark Pettus MD, board certified internist and nephrologist and Director of Medical Education and Population Health of Berkshire Health Systems; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute; Anita Burock-Stotts MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine, and Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee.

Medical pioneers Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD have endorsed Leonard Perlmutter’s award-winning “Heart and Science of Yoga” treatise, which serves as the primary curriculum for this 12th 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!”