Participant Information

The Sophia Institute office is located just 20-30 minutes from Charleston International Airport and moments away from fine dining and shops.  Our transformative programs happen at venues all over historic downtown Charleston, feeding your heart, mind, soul, and body. 

Directions to The Sophia Institute Office

From US 17 North

Follow signs to Downtown Charleston/US Hwy. 17 South. Take the Ravenel Bridge across Cooper River Bridges. Stay to the right. Take the first exit after you cross the bridge: Easy Bay Street exit. At the traffic signal at the bottom of the ramp, turn left. Continue south on East Bay Street through next 4 traffic lights. We are on the right-hand side at the corner of Society Street and East Bay in the Crystal-Barkley office building.

From US 17 South

Follow signs to Charleston/US Hwy. 17 North. Cross Ashley River (drawbridges). Take first exit, Lockwood Blvd South. Turn left at the first traffic light (Calhoun Street). Turn right at 9th light, Meeting Street. Turn left (east) onto Society Street. The Office is located at 293 E Bay Street on the corner of Society and East Bay, on the left-hand side.

From Interstate 26

Follow signs to Charleston (I-26 East). Take Exit 221B (left exit) to Meeting Street. Turn right onto Meeting Street. Turn left (east) onto Society Street. We are at the end of the block.


There is limited parking at the Office of The Sophia Institute, metered parking across East Bay Street, on Society Street, adjacent to the Harris Teeter grocery store (please do not park in the grocery store parking lot) and on Washington Street behind the Harris Teeter grocery store.  Garages nearby include the Gaillard Parking Garage on the corner of Calhoun and Alexander and the garage at 69 Wentworth. 

Airport Info

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is located near the Historic District, approximately 20-30 minutes drive. Airport shuttle services are convenient and available to our location. View a map.


The Sophia Institute is within walking distance to all inns, bed and breakfasts and hotels in the Historic District of Charleston. Learn more

Nearby restaurants

The Sophia Institute is within walking distance to all restaurants in the Historic District of Charleston. See specific recommendations.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy ~ All monies will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the workshop’s arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. All refunds are returned to participants in check form only. We do not refund onto credit cards.

Contact Us

843 720-8528 or via email