The American Meditation Institute Hosts New Physicians' CME Course on Meditation and Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine

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The American Meditation Institute (AMI) will present its fourth annual mind-body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians and other health care professionals, November 1-4, 1012 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Daily meditation helps us avoid junk thoughts and junk food to enhance our immune system.

The American Meditation Institute (AMI) will present its fourth annual mind-body medicine CME course on meditation and yoga for physicians and other health care professionals, November 1-4, 2012 at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Massachusetts. Entitled “American Meditation: The Heart and Science of Yoga,” this comprehensive physician training is accredited through the Albany Medical College Office of Continuing Medical Education. Attending physicians will receive a maximum of 23 hours of CME Category 1 credits.

As part of AMI’s “Yoga of Medicine” program, this retreat is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive and evidence-based education to physicians and other health care providers. This CME course will offer a broad curriculum of Yoga Science as mind-body medicine. Topics will include meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, mantra science, Yoga psychology, mind function optimization, Functional Medicine, Epigenomics, Ayurveda, easy-gentle yoga and lymph system detoxification.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the AMI faculty combine to create a dynamic and interactive course for their students. Each faculty member is committed to the advancement and training of meditation and yoga as holistic mind-body medicine. Presenters will include Leonard Perlmutter, AMI founder, meditational therapist and award-winning author; Mark Pettus MD, Chief of Medicine at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York; Susan Lord MD, lecturer and holistic health consultant for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; Beth Netter MD MT, medical acupuncturist; Anita Burock-Stotts MD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine; and Leonide Gabrilovitch RN LMT, anatomy and physiology instructor for the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.

Since 1995, primary lecturer Leonard Perlmutter has spoken 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 Dr. Dean Ornish. Noted physicians Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish, Bernie Siegel and Larry Dossey have endorsed Mr. Perlmutter’s treatise on Yoga Science, which serves as the primary curriculum for the course.

The National Institutes of Health report that approximately 38% of adults in the United States aged 18 and over, and nearly 12% of U.S. children 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine. Significant among these therapies are deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga––all of which are offered in “The Heart and Science of Yoga” CME course. “We are grateful to the Albany Medical College for their continued dedication to the teaching of mind/body medicine for physicians,” Perlmutter said. “The content of this program will provide many benefits for the health and well being of physicians and their patients.” According to recent program graduate, Joel M. Kremer, MD, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albany, New York, “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.”

The “Heart and Science of Yoga,” American Meditation Institute’s comprehensive training in holistic mind/body medicine course presents an in-depth study of the historical, philosophical and scientific nature of meditation and yoga as taught in both the East and West. Practical skills are taught which positively enhance the making of health-affirming lifestyle choices.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship 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.


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, 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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