Eight accomplished physicians join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) to discuss how they successfully integrated the principles and tools of Yoga Science and Philosophy into their medical practices and home life, during the 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga conference, October 17-21, 2023 at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. This comprehensive training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine is accredited for 32 CMEs (34 for alumni) through the American Medical Association and, as a hybrid conference, it will be offered simultaneously in-person and virtually.

A peer-reviewed clinical study of the AMI Meditation® curriculum was recently published in the November 2022 issue of “Lifestyle Medicine.” The Study found that participants, all graduates of previous AMI physician conferences, reduced their Burnout levels 23.3%, reduced their Secondary Traumatic Stress levels 19.9%, and increased their Compassion Satisfaction levels 11.2%.

According to Leonard Perlmutter, “The ‘Heart and Science of Yoga’ conference curriculum represents the oldest and most effective holistic mind/body medicine to relieve and prevent burnout, heal disease, manage addictive habits, alleviate stress and inflammation, and balance life-work responsibilities.” Then he adds, “This conference provides an engaging forum of lectures, panel discussions and personal stories so that physicians can support one another in combatting burnout and promoting resiliency. All these innovative strategies and tools will be shared with both In-Person and Virtual attendees.”

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 AMI founder and curriculum developer Leonard Perlmutter other presenters include: 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; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; 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.

Conference speaker Renee Goodemote, MD currently serves as Medical Director at the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center, and is Co-chair of the AMI Department of Medical Education. In sharing her own personal experience with Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION, Dr. Goodemote notes, “The curriculum of this conference should be a part of all medical education. It can help providers move through the stresses of patient care on a day-to-day basis by turning inward to understand how creative we can be when we just allow the mind to rest and meet its capacity.”