The objectives of the Basic Classes are to provide students
with an understanding of their own personality type as well as the Enneagram system
as a whole, and to support students in developing healthy personal egos and fulfilling
Tour of the Types
This introductory overview to the Enneagram system includes descriptions of the nine
patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior in relationships that define the Types.
It is typically offered as a 2½-hour class.
Foundations of the Enneagram
This class provides a thorough foundation for understanding and working with the
Enneagram system. It describes the nine personality types, the habits of emotion
and thinking, and the avoidances, defense mechanisms and habits of attention that
hold each type in place. Methods include teaching, exercises and brief panel interviews
with class participants. The Enneagram Discovery Inventory developed by Dr. David
Daniels MD is used to assist participants to identify their own Enneagram personality
This basic course is highly recommended as preparation for all of the continuing
Enneagram programs. It is typically offered as a 6-hour class.
Exploring the Enneagram Types
An exploration and deepening of the understanding of each of the Enneagram Types.
Each type is explored as a tool for self-discovery and self-healing by observing
exemplars for each type and working with dyads and audience participation. The spiritual
practices of meditation and self-observation are used to help students gain an objective
view of the personality structures that serve us so well and, conversely, have also
become our greatest obstacle.
This class is designed especially for those who have begun their study by taking
the Foundations of the Enneagram, but advanced students are welcome, as well or
anyone who would like to deepen their awareness of the types. It is typically offered
in three 3-hour sessions and occasionally in nine 2-hour sessions.