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“My appeal to every caregiver would be to love yourself.  Express the same compassion to yourself, as you would for those you care for.  And look in the mirror and ask yourself:  ‘Are you happy?’ ‘Are you thriving?’ And if not, why is that? The AMI Conference Curriculum is news to use.  It is the antidote to so many of those day-to-day challenges.”   — MARK PETTUS MD

An Essential Conference for Physician Wellness

This leading-edge 5-day Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference presents practical and effective tools to help you as a physician or other healthcare provider to:

  • Relieve and prevent stress and burnout
  • Promote optimal health and resilience
  • Bring back the joy in medicine
  • Increase compassion and effectiveness in patient care
  • Increase personal and professional fulfillment

Who Should Attend This Conference

  • Physicians
  • NPs and PAs
  • Lifestyle, Functional, Integrative Medicine Practitioners
  • Residents/ Fellows
  • Healthcare Executives




Physician Burnout Across the USA has Reached Crisis Proportions . . .

In a study conducted by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that when compared to the general U.S. population, physicians:

  • Displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion
  • Reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance

In fact, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, at the end of 2021, an astonishing 63% of physicians reported burnout-related symptoms, compared to 38% in 2020.

In comparison, a subgroup of participants in the AMI Meditation Study during the first year of the pandemic reported that:

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress scores were reduced 25.7%
  • Burnout scores were reduced 21.5%
  • Compassion Satisfaction scores improved 13.2%.

As a healthcare provider you’re called upon to provide the highest quality care.  In order to achieve this, your own optimal health, wellness, and work satisfaction are critical. Yet tedious administrative tasks and increasing expectations concerning productivity and documentation can create enormous stress.  As a result, physicians and health care providers like you are increasingly experiencing anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.

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Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of stress right now, you know it’s in your best interest and in the interest of your patients that you stay healthy and find meaning in your work and in your personal life.

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 allopathic medicine views the mind and body.  

— STEVEN LEE MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY

7 Reasons to Attend

  • You’re feeling stressed, drained, or exhausted
  • Your passion for work is waning as each day passes
  • You’re frustrated with increasing work expectations placed upon you
  • You’re struggling with a mental or physical health condition
  • You want to learn proven holistic strategies for patient care
  • You want tools to prevent stress and burnout
  • You want greater emotional and spiritual fulfillment

If you resonate with any of the above, you’re not alone… and this unique conference for medical professionals can help!

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Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev) Presents The Science of Yoga:

Leonard is the founder of The American Meditation Institute, developer of the AMI Meditation® curriculum, and originator of National Conscience Month. He is a noted educator, philosopher, and author of the award-winning books The Heart and Science of Yoga® and YOUR CONSCIENCE, as well as the holistic Mind/Body Medicine Transformation journal. Throughout his 46 year career, Leonard has interpreted the science, philosophy and psychology of the world’s oldest health and wisdom tradition which dates back over 5,000 years––making it relevant and highly practical for today’s physicians and other healthcare practitioners.

Leonard’s seminal book, The Heart and Science of Yoga® (free to all conference attendees), was the recipient of the following major Book of the Year awards: Benjamin Franklin, ForeWord Magazine, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Awards and Nautilus Book Awards.

This teaching has been an enormous benefit in my personal and professional life. I have less stress, more focus, and am able to serve my patients with greater clarity. 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 Rheumatology, Albany NY

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

This conference has been the best CME course I have ever attended. It gave me a strong foundation to help patients mindfully improve their lives. I learned powerful, practical lifelong skills to use for my greater good.

— VI QUACH MD, Family Medicine, New York

Key Benefits of Attending the Conference

  • Learn to reduce Burnout and Stress while increasing Compassion Satisfaction
  • Acquire more inner peace
  • Strengthen physical and psychological health
  • Restore your joy in medicine; become better equipped to deal with today’s medical culture
  • Provide more compassionate and insightful care to patients
  • Achieve greater personal and professional fulfillment
  • Foster and sustain healthy relationships at work and at home
  • Advance your spiritual development
  • Increase energy, focus and creativity
  • Feel happier, more secure and a greater sense of purpose
  • Be part of a collegial and collaborative network with other physicians
  • Improve patient care by improving your own self care; learn new mind/body strategies for patient health
  • Gain a new, clearer and kinder perspective on yourself and every responsibility you face
  • Return home with 36 proven tools that can empower you to make discriminating and reliable choices

Key Features of the Conference

  • Clinically proven AMI Meditation Course curriculum
  • Accredited by American Medical Association for 34 continuing education credits
  • Immersive 5-day experience
  • Expert presenters and scientific studies
  • Daily guided meditations and breath awareness practices
  • Resort setting with spectacular views in the Green Mountains
  • Gourmet, plant-based vegetarian meals throughout conference

Come learn holistic wellness strategies that are grounded in scientifically proven results that can make you a happier person and a better healthcare provider.  You’ll have more inner peace and greater harmony in your work and home life.

You’ll discover key lifestyle strategies that help your patients heal from chronic diseases, thereby significantly reducing health care costs.

We’ll show you easy-to-learn practices that work synergistically within the stress system to reduce inflammation and allostatic load while working toward establishing homeostasis.

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AMI Foundation Course

Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine

Physicians • NPs • PAs — 18 CMEs

6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT
( Excluding Sept. 1 )


6:30 – 8:30pm ET / 3:30 – 5:30pm PT


Attend IN-PERSON at the AMI Home Center or ONLINE via ZOOM

“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

Key Aspects of the AMI Meditation Curriculum

Yoga Science

  • An educational body of knowledge for health & healing
  • History, philosophy, research 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
  • Meditation-in-Action
  • Creative actions rather than reactionary responses
  • Antidotes for worry, stress and depression
  • How to create and benefit from you own Yoga Science Lab

AMI Meditation

  • 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

Easy-Gentle Yoga

  • Two 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

Yoga Psychology

  • 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

Mind/Body Care Plan

  • 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

“Yoga Science has transformed my life.  I’ve returned annually because it’s so restorative.  The discussions with peers were inspiring, and I recommend this course for everyone without reservation.”

— KRISTIN KAELBER MD PhD, Internal Medicine, OH

Conference Format

Our evidence-based curriculum is presented within an exciting and engaging format led by accomplished faculty.  It is designed to encourage active participant interaction through:

  • Provocative and engaging presentations
  • Informative panel discussions
  • Ongoing Q & A
  • Real-world practicums

In-Person attendance registration includes

  • 32 or 34 hours of live medical education;
  • Access to private meetings with Leonard and other presenters;
  • Chef-prepared gourmet whole-food, plant-based meals and snacks;
  • Six month access to conference video recordings;
  • Unique networking opportunities;
  • Alumni dinner and discussion; “Peaceful Warrior” movie and discussion;
  • Signed limited edition giclee by Jenness Cortez;
  • 5 ½ hour online Yoga Science video course;
  • Free copies of “The Heart and Science of Yoga” and “YOUR CONSCIENCE;”
  • Free guided AMI Meditation® audio recording;
  • Extensive course handouts;
  • AMI bookstore

Live-Virtual attendance registration includes

  • 32 hours of live medical education;
  • Six month access to conference video recordings;
  • 5 ½ hour online Yoga Science video course;
  • Free eBook copies of “The Heart and Science of Yoga” and “YOUR CONSCIENCE;”
  • Free guided AMI Meditation® audio recording

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


Conference Objectives

Upon completion of The Heart & Science of Yoga® conference, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how using the tools of Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress, and reduce and prevent burnout
  • Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy with a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION® & diaphragmatic breathing
  • Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenetics
  • Utilize Yoga Science practices to transform trauma and increase resilience
  • Utilize Food as Medicine to maximize personal wellbeing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research and therapeutic modalities of yoga and meditation as mind/body medicine
  • Reimagine a medical practice that incorporates Yoga Science tools
  • Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga, and identify and disable chronic pain mechanisms for improved exercise, health and pain relief
  • Help themselves and their patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of AMI MEDITATION® and mantra science
  • Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to assist in diagnosing and treating dis-ease
  • Recognize how AMI MEDITATION® and meditation-in-action change neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain and increase creativity
  • Identify altered pathways in the brain due to stress or burnout, and recognize the capacity of Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION® to assist brain chemistry and circuitry to heal and rebuild itself
  • Use Yoga Science to create a personal and medical culture of health and wellbeing for themselves and greater compassion for their patients

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


U.S. Physician Accreditation

The American Meditation Institute’s Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference 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 a maximum of 34 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“Amazing conference!  Signed up to try something different – incredible speakers, real world tools to help center your mind and continue to build on AMI’s exposure to Yoga Science and its place in your busy practice and life.  Well worth the money – beautiful facility and amazing meals.  Highly recommend if you feel burnout, or just want to try a different way to look at life.”


As many conference participants claim, attending this Conference could be one of the most beneficial conferences you’ve ever attended.


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The Heart & Science of Yoga Physicians CME Conference
American Meditation Institute

PO Box 430  •  Averill Park NY
(518) 674-8714