Being with Your Heart: Enneagram and Inner Work Retreat
October 25–29, 2021
October 25–29, 2021
with Russ Hudson and Deborah Rose Longo
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As many now know, the Enneagram is an accurate and profound map of the human psyche that delineates nine vectors of the soul. These nine Enneagram Types are based on the three primary centers of intelligence: thinking, emotion and instinct.

This retreat will focus on restoring the centrality of spiritual practice and psychological rigor to Enneagram work and will emphasize the foundational role of the Heart Center. We will explore the Essential Qualities and ego-related issues of the Two, Three, and Four in much greater depth than in an ordinary Enneagram workshop, employing meditation practices, inquiry and movement exercises, and presence-based conversations. Our aim is to encounter and work through our remaining psycho-spiritual issues and to know directly the deeper mysteries of the heart. We will facilitate work on areas such as self-images, narcissism, defense mechanisms, and learn what it means to live and work from the deeper capacities of the heart. This work is not only for Twos, Threes, and Fours, of course. Regardless of our dominant Enneagram type, these issues, conflicts, and blockages play themselves out in our daily lives.

You will be invited to:

  • Learn to be with your heart, deepen your ability to be present, and know who you are.
  • Guide yourself toward living from the heart and in the world with more sincerity, joy, and gratefulness.
  • Come to recognize the Enneagram beyond typing, as a transformational map that illuminates the challenges and gifts each point represents in the journey to deepening presence.

The aim in all Inner Work Retreats is to encounter and work through our remaining, deep, psycho-spiritual blockages. To that end, they all include experiential exercises such as physical movement, spiritual teachings, meditations, music, journaling, and small group work.

Please bring shoes suitable for movement. Dance slippers are ideal, without rubber soles if possible, or these are also recommended.

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson

Russ Hudson is one of the top teachers and developers of the Enneagram system in the world today. He is the co-author, with Don Richard Riso, of several books including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types.

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Deborah Rose Longo

Deborah Rose Longo

Deborah Rose Longo has been an instructor of the Gurdjieff Movements for over 40 years, working with groups around the world. Her approach emphasizes the importance of balancing the Three Lines of Work (Work on oneself, Work in the group and Work for the Greater Good), not only in the movements class but also in life.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Wed, Thu 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

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We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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