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Physician CME Testimonials and Endorsements

100% of last year’s attendees ranked The American Meditation Institute’s Physician CME conference as “Superior” to other CME courses.  Check out our sampling of physician CME testimonials and endorsements.

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“The AMI MEDITATION course offered is THE BEST way to learn Integrative Medicine. This course has been the most precious gift in the 26 years I have been associated with the noble profession of Medicine. The material is all-encompassing and absolutely practical. The tools taught by Leonard Perlmutter are extremely scientific and healing to the mind, body and spirit. Thanks to this curriculum: simple techniques like diaphragmatic breathing, the training of one-pointed attention, mantra meditation and easy-gentle yoga have been readily accepted by Rheumatology patients. Invasive procedures often become easy with breath awareness techniques—benefitting both the patient and the serving health care provider. The simplified knowledge of Ayurveda (Science of Life) and making healthy lifestyle choices offered in this course has also been well received by my patients. I recommend this course for ALL patients and health-care providers. From my perspective and personal experience, this course would benefit any physician in the practice of healing.”

PRASHANT KAUSHIK MD
Board Certified Rheumatologist, Stratton VAMC, Albany, NY

“This was the best CME course I ever attended. It gave me a strong foundation to help patients mindfully improve their lives. I learned powerful and practical skills to use for my greater good.”

VI QUACH MD
Internal Medicine, NYC

“This has been an excellent conference. I appreciate being able to obtain CME credits for self-care that empowers patient care.”

MICHAEL STEPHENS MD
Family Medicine, NC

“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.”

KARENGA LEMMONS MD
Internal Medicine, DC

“I would give this course a five star rating, due to the uniqueness of the material, comprehensive curriculum and quality of the speakers.”

CELESTE CHACE NP
Pediatrics, MA

“This course has given me a new and better outlook on life, and the tools to make it stick.”

FARHANA RIAZ MD
Pediatric Radiologist, MA

. “A masterfully designed course! I came away with actionable knowledge and practice to begin my own journey into meditation and yoga.”

FAITH HOLMES MD
Palliative Medicine, TX

“I regularly refer my patients to AMI to learn how to meditate–confident in both the value of the curriculum and in the competence of Leonard Perlmutter.”

ANITA BUROCK-STOTTS MD
Functional Medicine, Guilderland, NY

“You have created an experience (over a very short time frame—efficient and foundational) that awakens others to the low hanging fruit of self development, efficiency, and optimal performance. It’s so much more than enlightening and pragmatic, it’s a landscape where optimal human performance–function (health +) is made possible. From a systems-biology perspective, all the metabolic “accupressure” points are impacted and remarkable things begin to happen quickly! I think it’s a context clinicians can relate to and you make it comfortable enough for them to feel safe immersing in—not an easy task. And then the gene-environment dance is unleashed. That’s what intrigues me most about the experience.”

MARK PETTUS MD
Board Certified Internist & Nephrologist, Pittsfield, MA

“The Heart and Science of Yoga retreat had a profound effect on both my personal and professional life. I find it to be of great value to my patients.”

TONY SANTILLI, MD
Pulmonology, Schenectady, NY

“This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. It becomes surprisingly easy now to recognize the many clinical situations in which patients with somatic manifestations of ‘dis-ease’ could greatly benefit from Yoga Science.”

JOEL M. KREMER MD
Internal Medicine and Rhematology, Albany, NY

“Traditional medicine is very good at treating physical illness. However, studies show that the state of one’s health has more to do with lifestyle choices than with heredity or medical care. Patients need something beyond what we can offer them. Meditation relieves stress, allows clearer thinking and helps to control many chronic illnesses, all at very low cost and a small investment of time. We are fortunate to have the excellence of AMI in our area.”

RICHARD RUBIN MD
Internal Medicine, Slingerlands, NY

“A comprehensive and practical guide to the yogic practices as tools for transformation.”

DEAN ORNISH, MD
Author, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program For Reversing Heart Disease

“”The Heart and Science of Yoga® comprehensively outlines the holistic benefits of Yoga and brought joy to this heart surgeon’s heart.””

MEHMET OZ, MD
Host of The Dr.Oz Show

“With this teaching I now have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity.”

SIOBHAN MCNALLY MD
Pediatrics, Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA

“This program has been very illuminating for me at this point in my life. It has provided me with a tremendous number of tools to apply in various relationships. I now have an ongoing practice of how to live my life free of obstacles and more able to love my family, friends, patients and myself.”

KELLY HERRON MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pittsford, NY

“Life changing! Everyone in every facet of life should experience this. I’m so grateful for you and your institution and all involved for bringing truth to doctors with love and compassion. This is a light the world needs to see.”

PAMELA SHERVANICK MD
Psychiatry, Rhode Island

“This was a fantastic, informative course! It was a great balance of theory and science for practical use. It gave me the opportunity to see how I can incorporate what I learned in my own life and with my patients.”

RENEE GOODEMOTE MD
Family Medicine, NY

“This conference was very helpful for burnt-out physicians who need healing. It was an excellent program.”

MELINDA DARLING MD
Pediatrician, MD

“This has given me a new perspective on life, connections with like-minded professionals. Everybody should attend, and the food was great and plentiful.”

STACEY PRISTELSKI MD
Family Medicine, WI

“Amazing conference! Life altering. The flow of the lectures built on each other and everything was pulled together beautifully.”

COLLEEN OPREMCAK MD
Psychiatrist, OH

“This course was very well thought out and did an amazing job of covering a tremendous amount of information in a concise and totally enjoyable way. I would highly recommend it. It has inspired me to learn more about the Yoga tool box and to use more regularly to manage stresses in my life to improve my health both physically and mentally.”

VIRGINIA PALAZZO MD
Primary Care, Cambridge, MA

“An in-depth and stimulating examination of yoga in its many dimensions of body, mind and consciousness, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is bound to take your yoga practice into new realms of life transformation.”

DR. DAVID FRAWLEY
Author of Yoga and Ayurveda and Yoga and The Sacred Fire

“This important teaching faithfully interprets the wisdom of the ancient yoga masters and is a great service to humanity. A powerful tool for spiritual growth.”

ACHARYA SIVAGURU K.S. DIXITAR
Sivaguru Ashram, Paulsboro, NJ

The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a comprehensive manual of safe, effective practices for achieving optimal wellness and longevity. An encyclopedic resource for experiencing the healing connection between mind, body and spirit.”

DR. ABBAS QUTAB
Ayurvedic Physician, Worcester, MA

“This course was life changing. The knowledge, expertise and compassion of the faculty introduced to me a practice and philosophy fundamentally different from the way alopathic medicine views the mind and body.”

STEVEN LEE MD
Orthopedics, NYC

“A magnificent interpretation of the science of yoga through the heart. Only selfless practitioners of the art and science can deliver writing with this clarity. A must for every seeker as a daily reference and aide to practice.”

HORST M. RECHELBACHER
Founder Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients

The Heart and Science of Yoga® is an admirable guide to one of the world’s greatest wisdom traditions. This excellent book presents not only yoga techniques but also the philosophy behind them.”

LARRY DOSSEY, MD
Author of Healing Beyond The Body and Reinventing Medicine

“A true work of art that explains the transformational power of classical yoga science in clear and practical terms. A manual for creatively meeting the challenges of everyday life.”

LILIAS FOLAN
Author and Host Of Groundbreaking PBS Yoga Series, Lilias!

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