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Watch Lisa Miller on the Oprah network!

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Watch the OWN interview with Dr. Lisa Miller as she discusses how a spiritual life can fight depression. In the interview, Dr. Miller explains the affect of spirituality on the human biology, highlighting  how spirituality can be as powerful as Prozac in producing changes in the brain.

To watch, click here: http://www.oprah.com/own-show/How-a-Spiritual-Life-Can-Fight-Depression-with-Dr-Lisa-Miller#ixzz3rPAnd0Tq




Welcome SMBI Summer Intensive Class of 2016!

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Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 1.13.52 PMThe Spirituality Mind Body institute would like to welcome the SMBI Summer Intensive Class of 2016. We are very excited to feel your joyful presence here with us this summer. We look forward to a year of learning and growing with you, and we hope that you enjoy the adventure. If you would like to learn a bit more about each other, please click here to read the student biographies, and click here to read about the faculty and scholars.

May you find strength in your new community here at TC and beauty in your journey. Thank you for coming!

With Love and Light,

The SMBI Team





SMBI Opens Leo Wellness Center


The Spirituality Mind Body Institute is excited to announce the opening of LEO (Learning, Evolving, Opening) in February 2015. LEO 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.

LEO 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 higher good.

LEO offers weekly groups, periodic guest workshops and spiritually oriented special events. Weekly groups are designed to support wellness through engagement in diverse modalities, to include yoga and meditation lead by Teachers College graduate students, with supervision offered by leading spiritually oriented teachers and healers. In addition to the student lead and supervised groups through SMBI, fellow members of the Teachers College community, staff, students and faculty, may collaborate in community lead practices 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 and unprecedented adventure.

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