Welcome to the Pneuma Institute

Who We Are

Pneuma Institute is a Spirit-led ecumenical organization rooted in the Christian contemplative and Ignatian spiritual traditions. Our training, workshops, and services in spiritual growth, development, and leadership are open to those seeking to explore and deepen their spirituality. This includes anyone in the direct ministries of spiritual direction, leadership, and pastoral care, or those providing health care, mental health care, and coaching that want to be more sensitive and responsive to their patients’ or clients’ spiritual needs.

Our Mission

We educate, form, equip and support persons-in-community to offer spiritual formation, spiritual direction, spiritual leadership, and direction of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

Our Programs

Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction & Leadership (SDL)

This program is a two-year, ecumenical certificate program in spiritual direction and spiritual leadership. It is the premier program of the Pneuma Institute. It offers formative and educational preparation as well as supervised training of persons in understanding the spiritual movements of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises as common to and distinct from other Christian paradigms of growth in faith and the Christian Life.

Certificate Program for Supervision

This is an experiential learning program designed to provide experienced spiritual directors with the fundamental skills and further experience to develop their skills and grow in the art of supervision of spiritual directors through instruction, mentorship, and a supervised internship.

Certificate Program Leading the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

This is a ten-month experiential learning program designed to form capable directors of the Spiritual Exercises through mentorship and internship involving close supervision.

Those who meet all of the Program requirements are awarded of one two possible certificates:

  • Certificate in Direction of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life with Individuals
  • Certificate in Direction of Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life with Small Groups