AMI Meditation Foundation Course of Yoga Science
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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: COURSE DESCRIPTION

AMI MEDITATION presents a comprehensive training in the world’s most effective holistic mind/body medicine and its scientific foundation. The program is designed to encourage active participant interaction by combining engaging lectures, practicums, panel discussion and Q&A. Although recent studies have demonstrated that 75% of health care costs associated with chronic diseases could be prevented or reversed by lifestyle changes, many clinicians do not offer themselves, or their patients, strategies that encourage meaningful change. This 31 hour CME course will provide easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically (within the intricate medium of the stress system) to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: COURSE COMPONENTS

  • An educational body of knowledge for health & healing
  • History, philosophy and benefits of yoga and meditation
  • How to use the mind to make healthier choices
  • How to access the “super-conscious” mind
  • Understanding pain as an agent for healing
  • The transformative power of sacrifice
  • Increasing energy, will power and creativity
  • The power of desire and attention
  • Creative actions rather than reactionary responses
  • Antidotes for worry, stress and depression
  • Systematic procedure for AMI MEDITATION
  • How to diminish distractions
  • Training one-pointed attention for creativity
  • The one-minute meditation
  • Using AMI MEDITATION skills throughout the day
  • Mantra Science:
    What are the world’s greatest mantras?
    How to use thoughts and mantra in the healing process
    How the vibration of the mantra promotes health
  • Neuroplasticity as an effect of meditation
  • Three sets of Easy-Gentle Yoga stretches for exercise and pain relief
  • Understanding the physiology/anatomy of Easy-Gentle Yoga
  • The meaning of prana (life force)
  • How breathing irregularities foster dis-ease
  • Diaphragmatic breathing for pulmonary health
  • Complete (three-part) yogic breath
  • Yoga postures for healthy breathing
  • Alternate nostril breathing for energy & psychological balance
  • Understanding the anatomy of your real being
  • How to help the mind function for optimal health
  • Managing thoughts, desires and emotions
  • How to experience freedom from fear
  • Optimizing the power of the present moment
  • Channeling the four primitive urges:  Food, Sex, Sleep and Self-Preservation
  • Yoga Nidra (conscious sleep):  Advanced mind/body healing
  • Psychology of the Chakra System as a diagnostic tool
  • Alleviating burnout, trauma/PTSD and building resilience
  • Tools for building and healing relationships
  • How to reduce burnout and achieve work/life balance in today’s culture
  • Understanding Ayurveda as a science and as a diagnostic tool
  • Applying Epigenetics and lifestyle choices for health & wellness
  • How to keep your AMI MEDITATION practice going and working for you
  • How to introduce these practices to your patients
  • Food as Medicine (diet, nutrition, Functional Medicine)
  • How Yoga Science can help pain management and addiction recovery

LECTURES FOR 2019

  • Leonard Perlmutter:  Yoga Science & Ayurveda Core Curriculum
  • Susan Lord MD:  Food as Medicine
  • Anthony Santilli MD:  Relieving Burnout, Reimagining Medicine
  • Sat Bir Singh Khalsa PhD:  Yoga’s Mind/Body Connection & Research
  • Jesse Ritvo MD:  Reimagining Medicine
  • Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote MD:  Reimagining Medicine, Meditation-in-Action
  • Joshua Zamer MD:  Reimagining Medicine
  • Jenness Cortez Perlmutter:  Psychology of the Chakra System
  • Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD:  Culture Trumps Everything
  • Lee Albert NMT:  Positional Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief
  • Anita Burock-Stotts MD:  Meditation-in-Action Panel
  • Robert Schneider MD:  Epigenetics/Meditation/Lifestyle Choices
  • Kristin Kaelber MD:  Reimagining Medicine, Meditation-in-Action
  • Janine Pardo MD:  Reimagining Medicine

AGENDA FOR 2019

• Denotes Core Curriculum

6:00pm – 7:30pm Registration Olmsted Business Office
7:30am – 9:00am Registration Olmsted Business Office
7:30am – 9:00am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:30am – 9:45am  Welcome and Introductions, Ballroom, Mary Holloway
9:45am – 10:30am Overview: Yoga Science, Leonard Perlmutter
10:30am – 11:45am BREAK/Yoga Stretches
10:45am – 11:45am Changing Your Perspective, Leonard Perlmutter
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
1:30pm – 2:30pm Meditation-in-Action, Leonard Perlmutter
2:45pm – 4:45pm Easy-Gentle Yoga I and II, Leonard Perlmutter (Berkshire Room)
4:45pm – 5:30pm FREE TIME
5:30pm – 6:30pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 10:00am Introduction to AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
10:00am – 10:30am BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
10:30am – 11:30am Guided AMI MEDITATION Practice, Leonard Perlmutter
11:30am – 12:30pm Food as Medicine, Susan Lord MD
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
2:00pm – 2:15pm Guided AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
2:15pm – 3:45pm Yogic Diaphragmatic Breathing & Practices, Leonard Perlmutter
3:45pm – 4:00pm BREAK
4:00pm – 4:30pm Nadi Shodhana and AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
4:30pm – 5:30pm Yoga Nidra, Leonard Perlmutter
5:30pm – 6:30pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana and AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 10:30am Yoga: Mind/Body Connection & Research, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD
10:30am – 11:00am BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
11:00am – 12:00pm Culture Trumps Everything, Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
1:30pm – 1:45pm Guided Breath Meditation, Leonard Perlmutter
1:45pm – 3:15pm Yoga Psychology, Leonard Perlmutter
3:15pm – 3:30pm BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga I Exercises
3:30pm – 4:15pm Reimagining Medicine, R. Goodemote MD, J. Zamer MD, J. Ritvo MD,
T. Santilli MD, A. Burock MD, J. Pardo MD, K. Kaelber MD
4:15pm – 6:00pm  FREE TIME
6:00pm – 7:00pm DINNER, Music Room, Mansion
7:00pm – 9:30pm Peaceful Warrior Movie: Meditation-in-Action/Discussion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 10:30am Ayurveda: The Science of Life, Leonard Perlmutter
10:30am – 10:45am BREAK/ Easy-Gentle Yoga I Exercises
10:45am – 11:30am Relieving Physical Burnout, Tony Santilli, MD
11:30am – 12:30pm Meditation-in-Action Panel:  R. Goodemote  MD, A. Burock-Stotts MD,
G. Grodnitzky PhD, T. Santilli MD, K. Kaelber MD, L. Perlmutter
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
2:00pm – 2:15pm Guided Breath Meditation, Leonard Perlmutter
2:15pm – 3:45pm Epigenetics/Meditation/Choices, Robert Schneider, MD
3:45pm – 4:15pm BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
4:15pm – 5:30pm  Chakra Psychology, Leonard & Jenness Perlmutter
5:45pm – 6:45pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
5:45pm – 7:15pm ALUMNI DINNER – Birchwood Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 11:00am Contemplation, Repentance & Prayer, Leonard Perlmutter
11:00am – 11:30am BREAK / Closing Paperwork / Hotel Checkout
11:30am – 1:00pm Yoga for Pain Relief, Lee Albert, NMT
1:00pm – 1:30pm Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
1:30pm BOX LUNCHES TO GO
6:00pm – 7:30pm Registration Olmsted Business Office
7:30am – 9:00am Registration Olmsted Business Office
7:30am – 9:00am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:30am – 9:45am  Welcome and Introductions, Ballroom, Mary Holloway
9:45am – 10:30am Overview: Yoga Science, Leonard Perlmutter
10:30am – 11:45am BREAK/Yoga Stretches
10:45am – 11:45am Changing Your Perspective, Leonard Perlmutter
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
1:30pm – 2:30pm Meditation-in-Action, Leonard Perlmutter
2:45pm – 4:45pm Easy-Gentle Yoga I and II, Leonard Perlmutter (Berkshire Room)
4:45pm – 5:30pm FREE TIME
5:30pm – 6:30pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 10:00am Introduction to AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
10:00am – 10:30am BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
10:30am – 11:30am Guided AMI MEDITATION Practice, Leonard Perlmutter
11:30am – 12:30pm Food as Medicine, Susan Lord MD
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
2:00pm – 2:15pm Guided AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
2:15pm – 3:45pm Yogic Diaphragmatic Breathing & Practices, Leonard Perlmutter
3:45pm – 4:00pm BREAK
4:00pm – 4:30pm Nadi Shodhana and AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
4:30pm – 5:30pm Yoga Nidra, Leonard Perlmutter
5:30pm – 6:30pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana and AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 10:30am Yoga: Mind/Body Connection & Research, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD
10:30am – 11:00am BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
11:00am – 12:00pm Culture Trumps Everything, Gustavo Grodnitzky, PhD
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
1:30pm – 1:45pm Guided Breath Meditation, Leonard Perlmutter
1:45pm – 3:15pm Yoga Psychology, Leonard Perlmutter
3:15pm – 3:30pm BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga I Exercises
3:30pm – 4:15pm Reimagining Medicine, R. Goodemote MD, J. Zamer MD, J. Ritvo MD,
T. Santilli MD, A. Burock MD, J. Pardo MD, K. Kaelber MD
4:15pm – 6:00pm  FREE TIME
6:00pm – 7:00pm DINNER, Music Room, Mansion
7:00pm – 9:30pm Peaceful Warrior Movie: Meditation-in-Action/Discussion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 10:30am Ayurveda: The Science of Life, Leonard Perlmutter
10:30am – 10:45am BREAK/ Easy-Gentle Yoga I Exercises
10:45am – 11:30am Relieving Physical Burnout, Tony Santilli, MD
11:30am – 12:30pm Meditation-in-Action Panel:  R. Goodemote  MD, A. Burock-Stotts MD,
G. Grodnitzky PhD, T. Santilli MD, K. Kaelber MD, L. Perlmutter
12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH – Music Room, Mansion
2:00pm – 2:15pm Guided Breath Meditation, Leonard Perlmutter
2:15pm – 3:45pm Epigenetics/Meditation/Choices, Robert Schneider, MD
3:45pm – 4:15pm BREAK/Easy-Gentle Yoga II Exercises
4:15pm – 5:30pm  Chakra Psychology, Leonard & Jenness Perlmutter
5:45pm – 6:45pm DINNER – Music Room, Mansion
5:45pm – 7:15pm ALUMNI DINNER – Birchwood Room, Mansion
7:30am – 8:30am BREAKFAST – Music Room, Mansion
9:00am – 9:30am Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
9:30am – 11:00am Contemplation, Repentance & Prayer, Leonard Perlmutter
11:00am – 11:30am BREAK / Closing Paperwork / Hotel Checkout
11:30am – 1:00pm Yoga for Pain Relief, Lee Albert, NMT
1:00pm – 1:30pm Nadi Shodhana & AMI MEDITATION, Leonard Perlmutter
1:30pm BOX LUNCHES TO GO
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Conference Info

Date: October 22 – 26, 2019

Location: Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, Lenox, MA

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Included With Registration 

  • All lectures & practicums
  • All gourmet vegetarian meals
  • The Heart & Science of Yoga® book
  • 5 ½ hour online Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga video course
  • The Physiology of Yoga with Clinical Studies
  • Guided AMI MEDITATION CD
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Testimonials

“A masterfully designed course that provides an overview of Eastern modalities that incorporate Western physician language and context to help bridge the gap of skepticism. Through this overview I received enough depth that I feel I came away with actionable knowledge and practice to begin my own journey into meditation and yoga.”

FAITH HOLMES MD
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Texas

“Amazing conference! Life altering. The flow of the courses/talks built on each other so that everything was pulled together beautifully by the end.”

COLLEEN OPREMCAK MD
Psychiatrist, Ohio