New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo returns to Charleston, SC, for in-person and virtual workshop

Mark Nepo teaches in Charleston, SC.

“Surviving the Storms: Finding the Strength to Face Adversity” September 16-18 | Charleston College Alumni Center

The Sophia Institute is a gathering place for those on the journey, a place committed to awakening the conscious heart in each of us. The Sophia Institute functions as a greenhouse for the soul.

—Marc Nepo

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Sept. 9, 2022 / — Mark Nepo has moved and inspired readers and scholars around the world with his many books and workshops. Beloved as a poet, teacher and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spirit guides of our time”. He has appeared several times with Oprah on her show Super Soul Sunday and is a regular columnist for Spirituality & Health Magazine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark back to Charleston for this in-person and virtual workshop,” said Carolyn Rivers, Founder and Director of The Sophia Institute. “This will be the first in-person workshop we’ve hosted since 2019 and we look forward to taking an in-depth look at our spiritual journeys during these unprecedented times under Mark’s guidance.”

The workshop starts on Friday evening September 16th. Charleston poet and musician Kurtis Lamkin will be on hand to perform music from his new album Love Life to set the stage for a weekend of personal growth and transformation.

Mark will launch his new book “Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity” a few days before the workshop, which adds another level of excitement to the weekend. Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy, says, “This book is an enduring resource for our time. Travel here and discover your own strength.”

Ticket price for the full weekend workshop is $250 in-person, $195 virtual, and $35 for Friday-only in-person. The in-person location is the College of Charleston Alumni Center, 86 Wentworth Street. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Mindfulness Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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