Robert Schneider MD to Explain the Connection Between Meditation and Better Health at The American Meditation Institute’s 11th Annual CME Conference

Internationally recognized physician-scientist-educator Robert Schneider MD will explain how certain meditation technologies can enhance human health at The American Meditation Institute’s 31 credit CME conference for physicians, 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 of Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine, is accredited by the American Medical Association, and 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.

Explaining how technologies similar to Transcendental Meditation can enhance human health, Dr. Schneider states that, “In this practice of meditation, individuals begin at an active level of thinking. As the meditation continues, they experience quieter, more refined levels of thinking. According to mind/body medicine, each of these states of excitation of the mind (or consciousness) corresponds to a state of excitation of physiology––until a person transcends their everyday active thinking process and experiences a least excited state of mind and body. If our mind and bodies are truly connected, when we enliven each of these levels and transcend active thinking, thereby creating orderliness and settledness on that deepest mental level, we should also create orderliness and coherence in each of the corresponding states of physiology.”

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, understanding 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.

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 518.674.8714 for a mail or email subscription.

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“It’s our choices in lifestyle, behavior and technologies of consciousness such as meditation that can change our DNA, and create more ideal health and longevity.” –Robert Schneider MD