Our vision is a peaceful world

The heart of Sutra is awareness in action

Our mission is to create a global ecosystem of relational learning spaces that invite humanity, meaningful connection, and shared understanding. We do this by providing educators with tools and resources to create powerful group experiences. We believe there has never been a greater need for presence and our aspiration is to build software that fosters mutual support and empathy through dialogue, co-creation, and learning.

Rocketship with a heart logo blasting off from Earth
Long windy road symbolizing Sutra's path to creating a relational learning platform

Our story

Sutra was founded after years of actively researching how communities function. Our effort explored ways to connect people within communities to share knowledge and resources, particularly around work. Through a journey of extended iteration and testing, we began to see how learning can be a pathway to practicing new ways of being together. Building tools to help people create relational learning experiences that bring people together has become the focus of our work.

We believe that cultivating relational presence is one of the most effective ways to generate positive change in the world.

Core Team

Lorenz Sell

Lorenz Sell

"Master of many hats"

If you really knew me, you would know that I love the 80s. Especially fanny packs and spandex.

Natasha Sell

Natasha Sell

"Chief nurturer"

If you really knew me, you would know that I love organizing events and hosting dinner parties.

Valeria Verbitskaia

Monique Leonardi

Customer support
"Makes it happen"

If you really knew me, you would know that I love rearranging furniture.

Valeria Verbitskaia

Valeria Verbitskaia

Customer support
"Director of possibility"

If you really knew me, you would know that studying physics was more helpful to my mindfulness practice than it was to my work in radioactive waste management.

Kimberly Doley

Vlad Kuzmytskyi

"Gets it done"

If you really knew me, you would know I love cute cafes, croissants, cappuccinos and my wife.

Simón Correa

Simón Correa

"The voice"

If you really knew me, you would know that Nicolas Cage is my favorite actor, Pavarotti my number one singer, tennis and video games my hobbies, and coding my craft.

Stella Maillot

Stella Maillot

Illustration and Design
"Beauty queen"

If you really knew me, you would know that the first thing I asked Santa for was a sketchbook and pens.

Kimberly Doley

Kimberly Doley

Program support
"Intention ninja"

If you really knew me, you would know that I love astrology, the phases of the moon, and looking at the night sky.

Kimberly Doley

Michelle GD

Content development
"The written word"

If you really knew me, you would know that I’m mildly obsessed with ultra-fine point pens and the color yellow.

Kimberly Doley


Director of mental health
"Cute and fluffy"

If you really knew me, you would know that I love tennis balls, pizza, and really long walks.

Tidbit of trivia

Sutra means “thread of knowledge” in Sanskrit. In Eastern Philosophy, knowledge is often passed down through short verses known as sutras. This process weaves a web of connection that supports the transmission of deep wisdom and understanding through direct experience and dialogue.

Our Values

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words...

Sutra core values peace sign motif with love radiating out towards yourself, life, each other,  and the planet

Sutra has supported over 50,000 people participating in group experiences

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Course creator working on a program that generates more love and connection in the world