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Cultivating an emergent Feminist consciousness that honors
the sacredness at the center of life.
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Cultivating the wisdom of the heart
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Located in of America’s most beautiful cities, Charleston, TSI engages
renowned thinkers and inspiring teachers of diverse wisdom traditions.
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Resacralizing our relationship with nature,
fostering sustainability of the earth.
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The Sophia Institute is a center for learning convening innovative programs focused on personal and societal transformation, led by renowned thought leaders and spiritual teachers, that foster the rise of the Feminine, in partnership with the Masculine, cultivating wisdom, mindfulness, and well-being, for a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world.

The Sophia Institute offers forums, retreats, lectures, classes, and special events, featuring nationally and internationally renowned thought leaders and teachers.

The Sophia Institute’s core work for personal transformation and our initiatives for social transformation focus on fostering a more equalitarian world where power with, rather than power over, becomes a way of living and being on the earth that honors our interdependence and the sacred at the center of life. Sophia works out of a principle of wholeness where the sacredness of the feminine is in unity with the masculine. We ground our principles in action in the world; action we hold as love in action. We are applying these Sophia principles to Social Justice Racial Equity work in the community and to Environmental Justice and Spiritual Ecology.

The work of The Sophia Institute is centered in personal and societal transformation and care and protection for all people and for Mother Earth.


The Sophia Institute’s three main focus areas are the innovative programs with nationally renowned leaders of our Core Work, together with our two most important initiatives in Social and Environmental Justice.


“Now is the time in world history where we really need vision that comes out of wisdom and deep heartfulness. Places like the Sophia Institute are so important because that’s where vision and wisdom get nurtured.”

– Joan Borysenko


The purpose of The Sophia Institute is to be a source and a beacon in today’s world for profound transformation and unlimited spiritual growth. Using a new model of spiritual partnership and integration between feminine and masculine values, the Institute fosters a spirit of co-creative wisdom that calls forth the unique gifts of each individual.


The Sophia Institute looks towards a world that could be called a wisdom society, a 21st century that could be called The Sophia Century: a conscious enlightened world, a compassionate and just global community, where wisdom, sustainability, healing, and the conscious Feminine and Masculine are at the center of life. As we face new challenges in a world in transformation, we are dedicated to the vision that together we can create a more conscious world, a world in renaissance that expresses the vastness of the human potential.

The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.

– Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation

“The Sophia Institute is…a sacred grove, a source and beacon in today’s world for transformation and spiritual growth. It’s a gathering place for those on the journey, a place committed to awakening the conscious heart in all of us. In my time here, I’ve seen this happen. The Sophia Institute works as a greenhouse for the soul.” 

– Mark Nepo