Welcome to the Spirituality Mind Body Institute's Summer Immersion Degree Program!
The Spirituality Mind Body Institute's (SMBI) Summer Intensive at Teachers College, Columbia University is a transformative graduate program committed to uniting spirituality and psychology. Our approach to research, theory, and practice fully integrates modern science and ancient wisdom, creating a program of study first of its kind in the Ivy League.
We invite activists, educators, psychologists, therapists and all adults interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Afterwards graduates are invited to integrate the learning from their experiences both personally and professionally within their communities, with their clients, schools, and organizations.
Through the Spirituality Mind Body Summer Intensive, aspiring thought leaders, mind-body healers, activists, and visionaries are encouraged to develop transformative possibilities for their clients, students, organizations and communities at large. Spiritual-leadership development is fostered through a series of integrated coursework that includes both theory and practice with prominent leaders in the field. Aspiring students pursue coursework and skill development over two consecutive summers and undertake supervised research projects, fieldwork, and distanced learning in their communities of origin throughout the intervening year.
The Spirituality Mind Body Summer Intensive provides a warm, supportive and growth oriented learning environment community created by a cohort of participants as they expand their potential as spiritual mind body practitioners, researchers, and leaders.