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. 

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Redefining Inherent Worth and Fortifying your Spiritual Core

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


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].