Internationally recognized physician-scientist-educator Robert Schneider MD will join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute at AMI’s 31credit hour mind/body medicine CME conference for physicians and other health care providers, October 22-26, 2019 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this 11th annual comprehensive training, accredited through the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association, is designed to help identify, prevent and relieve physician stress and burnout.
Presenter Robert Schneider MD is a leader in mind/body medicine and integrative medicine, and the author of “Total Heart Health.” Currently, Dr. Schneider serves as Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa.
In his lecture on “Epigenetics, Meditation and Lifestyle Choices” Dr. Schneider will present recent clinical studies that explain how the practice of the “Heart and Science of Yoga” curriculum presented at this CME conference can positively impact how our genes may express themselves.
According to Dr. Schneider, “The cutting edge of modern medicine is coming to the place where mind meets body; where mind meets DNA; where we have control over DNA; where we can control our genes from the inside out. This development of modern medicine very much parallels the science of meditation and its description and technologies for developing the mind/body connection.”
The entire “Heart and Science of Yoga” CME curriculum is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers on Yoga Science as mind/body medicine. In addition to Epigenetics, topics will include current research on Yoga Science and the mind/body connection, a comprehensive overview and instruction on AMI Meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, yoga psychology, resiliency, mind function optimization, food as medicine, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga, lymph system detoxification, the chakra system as a diagnostic tool, how to reimagine the modern medical culture, and practical ways to integrate Yoga Science into a medical provider’s personal and professional life.
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 Dr. Schneider, other presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder and conference director; Anthony Santilli MD, board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Susan Lord MD, a private practice holistic physician focusing on prevention and treatment, and former course director for the The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s “Food As Medicine” program in Washington, DC; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, faculty member of The American Meditation Institute, and Lee Albert, NMT, acclaimed neuromuscular therapist and gentle yoga instructor.
According to AMI founder and conference director Leonard Perlmutter, “The interface of lifestyle, inflammation and allostatic load is where meaningful change can happen. The more consistently the therapeutic practices of mantra-based meditation and yoga are incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress-related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.”