Comprehensive Meditation Course Taught by American Meditation Institute Founder Leonard Perlmutter

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Educator, meditational therapist and award-winning author Leonard Perlmutter, will teach a new six-week comprehensive meditation course entitled, "The Heart and Science of Yoga” September 11 – October 16, 2013 at The American Meditation Institute (AMI) in Averill Park, New York.

Leonard Perlmutter -- Founder of The American Meditation Institute

Meditation guides us beyond the matrix that gave birth to our pain. It leads us to a new matrix of higher wisdom that can resolve our most pressing personal issues.

Educator, meditational therapist and award-winning author Leonard Perlmutter, will teach a new six-week comprehensive meditation course entitled, “The Heart and Science of Yoga” September 11 – October 16, 2013 at The American Meditation Institute (AMI) in Averill Park, New York. The Albany Medical College, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association have accredited this self-care, mind/body medicine course for 15 continuing medical education (CME) credits for both physicians and nurses.

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this 15 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. Topics to be taught include the science of mantra and mantra-based meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, Yoga Psychology, mind function optimization, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.

The program of study, intended for the general public and health care professionals, will present an in-depth survey of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of meditation. Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how a daily practice of meditation can help enhance the immune system by reducing stress and inflammation.

Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of the American Meditation Institute, is the author of “The Heart and Science of Yoga.” Noted physicians Dr. Oz (Mehmet Oz MD), Dean Ornish MD, Bernie Siegel MD and Larry Dossey MD have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter’s book, which serves as the curriculum for this mind/body medicine CME course. During each weekly class Mr. Perlmutter will teach practical, evidence-based skills that can positively impact the making of health-enhancing lifestyle choices.

Since 1995, Mr. Perlmutter has lectured extensively on the health benefits of meditation and yoga as mind/body medicine, including talks at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Albany Medical Center, Stratton VA Medical Center, University of Colorado Medical School, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Washington University Medical School and the Commonwealth Club of California. He also served on a distinguished “New York Times” panel of Yoga experts with Dean Ornish MD.

In support of the course curriculum, AMI conducted a retrospective case study of participants who previously completed Leonard Perlmutter’s “Heart and Science of Yoga” course. The study found that students who continued to practice what they learned in Perlmutter’s mind-body medicine course experienced the following positive, reproducible, long-term health-promoting changes: lowered blood pressure, lowered heart rate, reduced cholesterol levels, decreased chest pain, diminished or extinguished acute and chronic pain, weight loss, increased breathing capacity, increased exercise capacity, improved quality and quantity of sleep, improved energy levels, increased creative capacity, diminishment of migraine headaches, significant reductions in stress and fear, elimination of irritable bowel syndrome, a general sense of happiness and optimism in all facets of life.

Noting that The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia report that 53 percent of all illness is attributable to lifestyle choices, the American Meditation Institute founder Mr. Perlmutter concludes that, “If the general public and health care professions could establish a daily meditation, breathing and yoga practice, they would make more skillful lifestyle choices which could enhance their overall health and lower their annual health care costs.”

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About the American Meditation Institute
The American Meditation Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of Yoga Science, meditation and its allied disciplines as mind-body medicine. In its holistic approach to wellness, the AMI combines the healing arts of the East with the practicality of modern Western science. The American Meditation Institute offers a wide variety of classes, retreats, and teacher training programs. AMI also publishes Transformation, a bi-monthly journal of meditation as holistic mind/body medicine. Call 800.234.5115 for a mail or email subscription.

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