Educational Institutions

Institute for Applied Meditation Inc

  • Tucson, AZ
  • www.appliedmeditation.org

Mission Statement

IAM Heart is a non-profit spiritual school that develops and applies Heart Rhythm Meditation for integrating physical, emotional and spiritual life to consciously create love, harmony and beauty.

Main Programs

  1. Seminars
  2. IAM University of the Heart
  3. Webcourses
  4. Group Retreats
  5. Private Retreats
  6. Mentoring

ruling year

1991

Principal Officer

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Susanna Bair

Keywords

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meditation, heart meditation, heart rhythm meditation, spiritual school, education

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EIN

22-3061758

 Number

4622649198

Also Known As

IAM Heart

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Seminars

We offer seminars on heart-centered meditation and living.

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Program 2

IAM University of the Heart

A two-year program in the methods and philosophy of heart-centered meditation and living.

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Webcourses

We offer online courses in heart-centered meditation and philosophy.

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Group Retreats

Group Retreats offer an opportunity to delve deeply into meditation in a supportive setting.

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Private Retreats

Private Retreats are an intensive way to make progress in meditation. A private retreat is recommended for someone who has studied in our school for one year or more.

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Mentoring

Mentoring is individual guidance and support on the path of the heart. Monthly meetings with your mentor ensure that your practice stays on track.

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Institute for Applied Meditation
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31

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Institute for Applied Meditation Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Susanna Bair

BIO

Susanna Bair, who has helped tens of thousands of individuals to attain better health through a revolutionary process called Heart Rhythm Meditation, reveals her method in a new book, Energizing Your Heart in Four Dimensions. Recognized as a meditation master, she is the co-founder and President of the 20-year-old Institute for Applied Meditation (IAM), Susanna is a charismatic speaker and author at the forefront of the emerging cultural shift to a heart-based society. Her methods for accessing the spiritual heart that connects all hearts, also heals and strengthens the energetic-emotional heart and is grounded in an effective therapy for the physical heart.

Her groundbreaking paper, "The Use of Self-Generated Sound in Modulating Consciousness," delivered at the first World Council on Psychotherapy in 1996, has become a classic text defining a western view of the energy chakras and the use of vocalized sound to stimulate them.

Susanna's work as a spiritual teacher spans the arena from speaking at large conferences, addressing radio and TV audiences, and leading transformational workshops, to mentoring individuals, supervising mentors, and guiding people on private, intensive, solitary retreats for weeks at a time. Her consistent effectiveness across such a range of activities, from the most public to the most personalized styles of transmission, demonstrates the depth of her background and the authenticity of her personal, mystical experience.

She was born in Hungary, educated in Vienna and New York City in psychology and theater, and conducted a 25-year study of the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the founder of a universal school of mysticism. Recognized as a master teacher of meditation in that lineage, she has developed her mystical experience over decades through retreats in the Alps of France, the ocean shore of Massachusetts and the desert of Arizona. Her life experience through step-parenting four children, her counseling practice, theatrical direction and as a professional trainer and manager has also contributed to her spiritual realization and given her the ability to lead others through the steps of discovery of the dimensions of their heart.

Susanna designs personalized, transformational processes and then guides individuals on life-changing, solitary retreats that range from three to 40 days in length. Leading these retreats is a major part of her work, occupying 120 days per year. She also supervises 15 mentors in a certified mentoring process she designed at IAM. The most active teacher of Heart Rhythm Meditation, she conducts weekly classes in Tucson as well as up to 40 national and international seminars a year to groups of professionals. Susanna has been presenting yearly at the national conference of ISSSEEM.

For 19 years, through 2006, she had a private counseling practice in Boston and Ipswich, Massachusetts. For ten years, she was a featured presenter at the Padagogic Institute in Austria where she taught advanced personal development techniques to Austrian school teachers and headmasters.

Previous to her teaching of meditation, Susanna was the director of the Kleinen Buehne of the Basler Stadttheater (Women's Experimental Theater of The State Theatre in Switzerland). She is a former actress who performed in television films in Vienna. Susanna studied in New York City with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio, and Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Conservatory.

She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Antioch University in New Hampshire after All But Dissertation in the PhD program in Psychology at the University of Vienna in Austria.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stephen Olson

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?