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The SMBI Mission

Inner Work for Outer Change

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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.

SMBI 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.

SMBI 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.