Pneuma Institute


Our vision is to create a positive impact in the world by contributing with a complete educational system for self knowledge born from the synthesis of ancient traditions designed to foster self-realization.


Our mission is to provide a multidisciplinary, academic, artistic and spiritual education that cultivates a transcendental type of consciousness to create a new Culture of Peace. We aim to help humanity to appreciate life as a precious opportunity to achieve self realization.


We respect all religions and spiritual traditions. We value inner wisdom and superior emotion which enables us to walk towards a future of coexistence, decency, freedom, compassion and brotherhood with others and with nature.

PNEUMA, the Greek term for Spirit which evokes an eternal and unnameable knowledge, is what will always inspire our service to community. Our intention is for Spirit to always be present in each of our actions.

Pneuma Education

Pneuma is the path of knowledge.  Pneuma means Spirit or breath in Ancient Greek. Within The Pneuma System the philosophy of all eras is synthised. It is the origin and the goal of inner psychological and spiritual education which leads individuals and communities to absolute happiness. It offers a complete, multidisciplinary education for the cultivation of consciousness and inner knowledge through our academic, artistic and spiritual programs.

Pneuma offers over 30 years of experience in human development with a team of professionals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, medicine, philosophy, education, fine arts, sciences, and spirituality.

Its focus is on the experience of the transpersonal and the development of human potential.

We offer:

    • Pneuma Breathwork
    • Pneuma Transpersonal Training
    • Yearly retreats to Pneuma Retreat Center, on our Campus in Mount Shasta
    • Online Courses
    • Youth courses
    • Educational journeys to Sacred Sites throughout the world
    • Courses on the comparative study  of the ancient spiritual traditions.
    • Solar Art workshops & festivals


Pneuma Retreat Centre is located on the Pneuma Institute’s campus in Mount Shasta California in the US.

Here a great variety of multidisciplinary programs are hosted or organized throughout the year, and both academic and intercultural meetings are celebrated.

The mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests surrounding these facilities provide a unique space in which to immerse oneself in meditation, inner work and transpersonal experiences.



The Foundation’s mission is to develop peace, coexistence, freedom and compassion through solidarity projects.

All donations help build educational programs, give conferences, provide academic bursaries and scholarships, improve facilities and support ancient spiritual traditions. Our projects include:

Pneuma Breathwork Gaden Shartse


Pneuma Breathwork is a revolutionary, deep and easy practice that gives natural access to extraordinary or transpersonal states of consciousness. These states allow for the exploration of the more subtle and refined inner dimensions of the psyche.

 The objective of Pneuma Breathwork is to open our perception to the deeper unknown contents of our psyche in order to make contact with our spiritual essence, with inner peace, and to gradually heal our lives.


Learn more about Pneuma Breathwork


As the founder and director of Pneuma Institute and Pneuma Foundation Juan Ruiz Naupari has spent more than 30 years investigating Amplified States of Consciousness and their therapeutic and spiritual application in personal growth.

Juan Ruiz Naupari, the creator of Pneuma Transpersonal Training gives courses and lectures internationally, a work inspired by the archetype of the Golden Eagle.

His research is applied to the field of psychotherapy, with a focus in the psychological and spiritual progression of the human being.

You can find us at:

Our headquarters are in Mount Shasta, California, a space of unparalleled natural beauty where conferences, courses and retreats in academic programs are held. Here you can also find the well known Stewart Mineral Springs where you can enjoy the benefits of its healing waters.

Other Locations:

  • Australia (Byron Bay)
  • Canada (Vancouver, Montreal)
  • France (Paris)
  • Germany (Freiburg)
  • Guatemala
  • India (Mundgod)
  • Italy (Tuenno, Rome)
  • Mexico (Mexico City, Queretaro, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, Tijuana),
  • Moldova (Chisinau)
  • Peru (Cusco)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Romania (Bucharest and Timisoara)
  • Russia (Moscow)
  • Spain (Madrid)
  • Turkey (Istambul)
  • USA (Los Angeles CA, Ojai CA, New York NY, Orlando FL)

We invite you to be a part of this project, to participate in our educational community and projects of solidarity and to be inspired by this model of personal and global transformation.

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