Yoga Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Chakras & Ayurveda
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, and the holistic mind/body medicine journal Transformation. Leonard has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association and the College of Saint Rose. He is a direct disciple of medical pioneer Swami Rama––who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. Leonard has presented courses at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, numerous medical colleges, Kaiser Permanente, the Commonwealth Club of California, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and The New York Times Yoga Forum with Dean Ornish MD.