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.

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New Residence Hall


The SMBI Wellness Center is located inside

New Residence Hall,
First Floor,
517 West 121st Street,
New York, NY 10027


Currently, programs at the SMBI Wellness Center are only open to Teachers College students, faculty, and staff. All participants are required to present a TC ID at the front desk before entering the facilities. Residents of New Residence Hall are also welcome to participate in all SMBI Wellness Center programming, and they may use the space for their own wellness practices during designated hours.