Sophia’s Sanctuary | Sebastopol California

Dedicated to the service of humanity, through wisdom and love

Sophia’s Sanctuary is dedicated to the service of humanity, through wisdom and love. Every event we offer is guided by these principles. We offer opportunities for encountering the spirit in every thing living, through creative, life enriching programs. These include classes, workshops, retreats and training programs.




Linda Evans Delman always wanted to defy gravity. Her earliest memories were about flying and she has been in love with movement ever since. The joy and gift of being upright and in motion,has continued throughout her journeys of Psychology, Anthroposopy, School of Uncovering the Voice, Choreocosmos , Cosmic and Sacred Dance, Spacial Dynamics®, and Feldenkrais®. The other aspect of her destiny became clear when 17 years of age. She was asked by her peers"what she wanted to be when she grew up..." Her reply was to "learn how to love one another and to be loved by another." This is still her life long goal and she has been blessed by the teachings of Christ and Sophia, Buddha, and Kwan Yin, as well as her daughter Liliana,and her husband, Russell. She has been a teacher of youth and adults for the last 30 years. She has co-directed numerous trainings throughout the world and now is the founder of Sophia’s Sanctuary and director of The Earthstar School of Choreocosmos and Sacred Dance.






Russell Delman has been a student of Zen meditation and somatic awareness since 1969.  He has taught the Feldenkrais Method®, for more than 35 years and has trained many practitioners through out the world. 

In recent years, Russell's teaching has focused on the integration of: Embodied Meditation, Embodied Movement, Embodied Emotions and Embodied Communication. These programs, collectively called "The Embodied Life", reflect Russell's deep interest in guiding people toward the living of everyday life with greater awareness, integrity, compassion and fulfillment. Seminars are offered in the forms of residential meditation/movement retreats as well as workshops of varying lengths.

His highly successful CD and audiocassette home study program, "The Embodied Life TM" and "The Embodied Life ll" are good introductions to his teaching style. In 2005, Russell formed "The Embodied Life School". he has been married for 38 years to Linda Delman and is the father of a 22 year old daughter, Liliana. Russell lives in northern California. For further information on his Embodied Life Schools, visit



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Karen Rivers is a teacher, lecturer, consultant and writer, well-known in North American Waldorf communities.  Born and raised in San Rafael, California.  Karen graduated from U.C Berkeley, majoring in Comparative Religions, Philosophy and World Literature.  She received her California Teaching Credential from Dominican University.  She took the Waldorf Teacher Training at the Rudolf Steiner College and began teaching at the Marin Waldorf School, where she worked as a class teacher, administrator, faculty chair, college chair and trustee.  Subsequently she received a Masters Degree from Wisdom University.  She is currently on the faculty of Wisdom University and is the Director of the New Chartres School. She is currently working on her doctorate in Wisdom Studies. On New Year’s Eve, 1994 Karen co-founded, with Robert Powell, the Sophia Foundation of North America. She has been the leader of the Sophia Foundation community in Norther California for many years.

Karen has dedicated her inner life to the mysteries of the Divine Feminine. Karen lives in Nicasio, California, in the redwood forest with her husband, Michael Cohen.

Sophia's Sanctuary welcomes all students regardless of belief, race, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.

Sophia’s Sanctuary .  2836 Bloomfield Road , Sebastopol,Ca. 95472  . . 707-827-3536