Spiritual Wellness Workshops

The Office of Religious Life works with other offices, clubs, and departments on campus to offer the Columbia community meditation, mindfulness, and spiritual wellness workshops. Check out the offerings below from the Spirituality Mind Body Institute with Teacher's College. Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Workshops for the 2021-2022 academic year have ended. Please check back in the fall for more opportunities. 

Previous Workshops

A Journey of Empowerment Through Embodied Practice: A 3-Session Workshop

Do you desire to cultivate a more empowered and authentic life for yourself, and inspire more agency in how you navigate the world?
We’re here to remind you that you can.

In our workshop, you will learn to develop embodied awareness:

  • The felt-sense of what it's like to be YOU.

  • We will begin to shift from our mind-centric way of DOING in the world

  • And embrace a grounded presence of BEING in the world -

  • A new way of allowing yourself to be guided by the body.

Please join us for a 3-part workshop series, as we drop out of the mind and into the body - through movement, somatic-based experiences, and play.

Awakened Awareness

  • Columbia University & affiliate undergraduates ages 18-25 are invited to participate in this 8-week spiritual-mind-body workshop that explores mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, self-awareness, finding meaning, spirituality, and healthy relationships. Each weekly 90-minute workshop will include meditation practices, introduction to awakened awareness concepts, and sharing reflections.

 

Columbia University Art of Living

  • The purpose of the Columbia Art of Living (CAL) is to create a stress free, energetic and joyful campus community ready to face the challenges of academic life and beyond. CAL offers free and open level yoga classes and meditation. Join their email list, follow on Facebook, or email them at [email protected] to find more details on upcoming classes. 

Redefining Inherent Worth and Fortifying your Spiritual Core

  • Fridays 10:00-11:30am
  • Facilitators:  Daphne Odeh & Aya Nasralla

Bloom:  Cultivating Self Acceptance & Revealing the Authentic Self Through Creative Expression

  • Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm
  • Facilitators: Alina Grubnyak and Chrstina Pagan

Mindful Motherhood: Emotional Wellness for Expecting Moms

  • Thursdays 10:00-11:30am [ONLINE]
  • Facilitators:  Jonnie Hontanosas, Julia Sarewitz, & Victoria Trinko

Being HuMAN: Embodying What It Means to be a Conscious Man

  • Tuesdays 11:00-12:30pm
  • Facilitators: Marc Feller, Allie Hoffman, Melody Chuang

Cultivating Love for our Queer and Trans Selves

  • Thursdays 6:10-7:40pm
  • Facilitators:  Kriti Jain and Michelle Present

Finding Your Soul Focus

  • Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm
  • Facilitators:  Joe Milowic and Karalee Kothe

Understanding Daily Life Through a Spiritual Lens

  • Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm [ONLINE]
  • Facilitators: Antonio Hairston, Ryan Kuhlman, Jaclyn "Jaci" Hawkins

Cultivating Connection through Skillful Relationships

  • Mondays 6:10-7:40pm
  • Facilitators: Natalie Shaghafi and Jordanne Greenberg

The heART of Now

  • Thursdays, 10am-11:30am [ONLINE]
  • Facilitators: Dandrea Reeder, Daniela Sarnacchiaro, Vivien Lee

Awakened Awareness

  • Columbia University & affiliate undergraduates ages 18-25 are invited to participate in this 8-week spiritual-mind-body workshop that explores mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, self-awareness, finding meaning, spirituality, and healthy relationships. Each weekly 90-minute workshop will include meditation practices, introduction to awakened awareness concepts, and sharing reflections. Learn more about Awakened Awareness here.
  • Participate Online: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning October 6th.
  • Participate In-Person: Thursdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Schiff Room, Earl Hall, Columbia University, beginning October 7th.

Columbia University Art of Living

  • The purpose of the Columbia Art of Living (CAL) is to create a stress free, energetic and joyful campus community ready to face the challenges of academic life and beyond. We offer free and open level daily yoga classes: Professional instructor guided yoga session. Breath, stretch, and sweat.  We also hold free meditation classes every Saturday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST in Lerner Hall. Join their email list, follow on Facebook, or email them at [email protected].