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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development?

We are the premier institution for spiritual education. We facilitate and enhance the ability of all individuals to fulfill their greatest potential. Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development (IVISD) provides structure, systems, tools, information, products and services to facilitate development and healing of the mind, body and spirit that leads to well-being.

What programs are offered at the Inner Visions Institute?

The The Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development offers the following transformational programs: Two-Year Personal Development Program - provides information, tools and skills for building and raising spiritual consciousness. Students are prepared to enhance their personal lives as they are empowered and prepared to make better choices resulting in a more fulfilling life.

For students completing the two year personal development program, two advanced studies programs are available. Ministerial Ordination is offered to students who successfully complete the Personal Development Program, and includes an additional three years of study culminating in ordination as a Minister of Spiritual Consciousness (MSC). This program is designed to support PDP graduates in taking spiritual laws, principles, practices and tools into the world. The first year program begins in August 2016. The annual tuition cost is $5050.

In addition, a program leading to a Certification as a Spiritual Life Coach is offered to both graduates of the Personal Development Program, who seek to create careers in coaching, and to individuals certified in service professions (social services, psychology, ministry, counseling, coaching, or other helping professions) desiring to enhance their professional skills, knowledge, and way of being. The program emphasizes the integration of spiritual laws, principles, and tools into the work of those who focus on supporting others in bringing their lives into alignment with their authentic identity. The Coaching program begins in July of 2016 and operates through June of 2016. The tuition cost for this program is $4,600 for this year.

When and where are classes held?

Each class year begins with a mandatory Summer Intensive (SI). The first year SI is held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. The upcoming 2016 Summer Intensive will be July 3rd-8th. First Year classes will meet the first weekend of the each month September June. Classes meet Friday 6pm -10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm; and Sunday 8:30am-5pm (with breaks throughout each day). Second year meet every other month. These classes are held in Maryland. In between these weekends there is on-line learning including assignments.

What are the admissions requirements?

To be admitted to IVISD, one must be 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or GED and be committed to one's own personal and spiritual growth and development. Basic computer skills are necessary for successful participation.

How do I enroll as a student?

The enrollment process begins with the completion and submission of the IVISD application, a series of reflective inquiries. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. To obtain the application please click here.

6. When are applications due? Do I need to select coaching or ministry when I apply?

We are currently accepting Personal Development Program applications for 2016-17. All applications are due to IVISD by March 15th, 2016. Applicants to this program do not need to select Coaching or Ministry. Once admitted, your seating fee ($200) and a commitment fee ($350) are due April 1st. The summer intensive fee ($650) is due by May 1st. The seating, commitment and summer intensive fees are deducted from your overall tuition. You are responsible for making your reservations and paying for your lodging for summer intensive at Omega Institute.

7. How much does it cost? Does IVISD offer financial aid?

The first year tuition is currently $4,600. This covers tuition and fees only (fees included are the seating fee, commitment fee and Summer Intensive fee). It does not include books or accommodations for our summer intensives or for the weekend class.

Second year tuition is $5,200. This covers tuition and fees only (fees included are the commitment fee and Summer Intensive fee). It does not include books or accommodations for our summer intensives or for the weekend class.

Payment plans are available to support our students in meeting these costs.

At this time IVISD does not offer financial aid.

Is this a religious program?

Our program is based on Universal Law and Spiritual Principles which are the Truth that is found in all spiritual traditions. We welcome students from all religious and spiritual backgrounds and traditions.

Can the program be taken online or as a distance program?

TThe Personal Development Program is a blend of on-line distance learning and face-to-face instruction which you are required to attend.

What will I be able to do upon graduation?

The short answer is whatever your heart desires. Our students apply what they have learned so that they can masterfully create the lives that they desire to live.