Tuition covers teaching sessions, retreats, room and board at the retreat centre, and spiritual direction provided during retreats
Supervision required during the practicum year is also included
Tuition does not cover books, extra meals or lodging, or the cost of 16 hours of spiritual direction outside of the program (For example, no meals will be provided by The Studion on Sunday evenings or Friday afternoons).
Participants must receive a total of 30 sessions of spiritual direction, with 14 hours provided during live-in residencies.
It will be your responsibility to arrange and cover the cost of the remaining 16 hours with a qualified spiritual director recommended and/or approved by The Studion.
There is no universal certification body for Spiritual Direction. However, this training program will qualify you to practice as a spiritual director in various faith communities and faith-based institutions and organizations.
The Studion offers several unique features for spiritual growth, including:
Approximately 14 days of silent retreats based on Ignatian Exercises, facilitated by Heather Cowie, DMin, a highly experienced Protestant spiritual director in this field.
A facilitation team with over 80 years of combined ministry and educational practice, offering a wealth of wisdom, insight, and experience. The team has consistently received high praise from participants for their teaching and facilitating skills.
A commitment to staying current on the relationship between psychology and spirituality, including topics such as depression, desolation, and the dark night of the soul.
A wide range of sessional topics, including a session on sexuality and spirituality, making this one of the most comprehensive spiritual direction training programs in North America.