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Spirituality Mind Body Summer Institute

The SMBI Wellness Center Mission

Inner Work for Outer Change

The SMBI Wellness Center, within the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI) at Teachers College, Columbia University, is the foremost Ivy League spiritually integrated wellness center for graduate training. Our innovative offerings are grounded in the science of spiritual life–promoting inner work for outer change.

The SMBI Wellness Center offers a developmental space within the multiple disciplines of Teachers College, Columbia University. Our work makes spiritually integrated work accessible, and establishes vibrant spiritual communities that nurture the individual to serve the whole.

The SMBI Wellness Center offers weekly groups, periodic guest workshops and spiritually oriented special events. The groups are designed to support wellness through engagement in diverse modalities. Included are yoga and meditation led by Teachers College graduate students under the supervision of leading spiritually oriented teachers and healers. In addition to the student led SMBI groups, fellow members of the Teachers College (i.e. staff, students and faculty) may collaborate in community led activities throughout the week. We are a place of teaching and learning for the participant as well as the emerging practitioner.

We welcome Teachers College students, staff and faculty to join us on this inspiring adventure.

Mind, Body and Spiritual Approach to Overcoming Culture Shock: Turning Barriers into Opportunities

with Sungmi Hong & Claudia Calero

When: Thursdays 4:00pm-5:30pm

Begins: March 9, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27 (No class the week of Spring Break)

This 7-week experiential workshop will demystify spirituality as it introduces participants to various meditative practices, breathing techniques from different contemplative traditions and the creative, non-verbal language of art, all in the service of learning self-care and centering while navigating an unfamiliar environment. Any previous art experience or meditation practice is not required. This class is open to all TC students, faculty and staff. The workshop is free.

 *The workshop is now full. 

Mind, Body and Spiritual Approach to Overcoming Culture Shock: Turning Barriers into Opportunities
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