The word iwigá is taken from the Rarámuri* belief that spirit is breath and the breath is the essence of our soul. Because this essence has no form as such, it has since ancient times been equated with Spirit. It is also said that iwigá is from the Hebrew word Rua, for breath, specifically in Genesis when God breathed into Adam and made him a man.
*Uto-Aztecan indigenous people of Northern Mexico.
We are a ministry of the Office of Family and Spiritually of the Old Catholic Church under the leadership of Pastoral Counselor, Father Justin Hurtado, M.Div, STL, Ph.D. - Vicar Emeritus.
The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal was founded in 2016 to come alongside those on their spiritual journey. Iwigá is a place of holistic (mind, body, and spirit) healing, a safe space where you can acquire skills to construct tools, excel, and prosper your way through life.
Here at Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2016, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
May the Divine be with you always.
The Iwiga Team
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”
Father Justin Hurtado, M.Div., STL, Ph.D. Rev. Ms. Brenda Orr. Rev. Mr. John Fleming
Vicar Emeritus Deaconess, Director of Women's Ministry Deacon, Director Education
Our team uses a well-balanced, integrated approach to human and spiritual potential. In other words, they always see the best in the client and seek the best possible for the client. We believe that whether a coach is working with corporate clients or a person in transition or confusion - it is the coach’s job to create a safe place for transformation to occur. Our commitment to YOU is to offer a comfortable, neutral space to allow for your own amazing changes to happen throughout the training. Have fun, work hard... you've knocked on the right door.
The organizational purpose of Ekklesia Iwiga, Inc. is to provide care and services to all, regardless of religious or nonreligious beliefs; promote education and use of sacred medicines; address the needs of those underserved, and those who may not have access to needed assistance; promote education of sacred medicines; promote peace, compassion, and mutual understanding among others through programming, advocacy, outreach, and support; and to operate such programs, entities, and activities.
Our Commitment to You
1. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we honor the sacredness of others and hold their confidences.
2. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we respect other’s perceptions of the world and meet them where they are.
3. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we are impeccable with our word and commitments.
4. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we connect from the heart.
5. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we hold our client and the world in positive focus.
6. At The Iwigá Center for Spiritual Renewal we take responsibility for ourselves and allow others to do the same.