June 24, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Enneagram 2.0: Inner Work Retreat A

San Francisco area, California, USA


This is the first Inner Work Retreat in the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy’s Personal Mastery Program.


At this retreat participants will gain a deep understanding of the Enneagram as a sacred map for growth, their own inner territory as revealed through their stories of character-shaping events in their lives, and the journey of growth we all take together as we follow the map to create the possibility of inner transformation.

Wisdom tradition tells us that it is in becoming aware of our animal nature and using the capacity for conscious reflection (we as humans uniquely have) that we develop the ability to routinely impose an inner witness and observe our instinctual reactions and our passions in action. This kind of inner work gives us the power to intervene to intercept automatic behavior (stimulated by the interaction of the dominant instinct and the lower emotional center) and transcend to a higher level of consciousness.


This retreat offers an in-depth intensive experience of the three core instincts, the six instinctual sequences (the six possible ways in which the instincts can be “ordered”) and the twenty-seven subtype personalities. Through group and individual work, video clips, and the latest teachings on the passions, instincts, and subtypes, we will learn about this important dimension of the Enneagram model. Within the context of a rich group setting, we will support each other in understanding the ways in which our dominant, secondary, and repressed instincts drive our behavior. We will also gain insight into how our instincts combine with our passions and our type patterns to structure our experience.

The exploration of the ways our personalities act out our instinctual biases and emotional and cognitive patterns will culminate in participants identifying specific growth challenges, working with them in-depth in real-time, and developing a plan for continuing inner work beyond the retreat.

This retreat will support and encourage you in doing powerful Enneagram-based inner work by providing the information, the experiences, the support, and the path to be able to intentionally rising above the habitual automatic reactivity of your personality.


You will learn:

  • to recognize and understand defensive behavior driven by your instincts operating through your personality (sub)type patterns
  • to see how your passion and instinctual makeup operate as a unified system
  • to gain insight into how your passion combines with your instinctual needs to shape unconscious behavior
  • much more about the ways in which the 6 instinctual sequences and the 27 subtypes manifest
  • to become more conscious of unconscious, instinct-driven behavior and how to intercept it
  • to compassionately support yourself in doing the work of seeing your animal nature and addressing and breaking free from self-limiting patterns


This Retreat is the first retreat in a three-retreat series that forms part of our program of inner Transformation–the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy Personal Mastery Program. For more information on our certification programs, visit the Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy web site at www.cpenneagram.com


Location: Earthrise Retreat Center at IONS in Petaluma, California, 101 San Antonio Road, 94952 (about 35 miles north of San Francisco)

Times: Residential participants should plan to arrive on the evening of Tuesday, June 23, 2020 for a 9:00am start time on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. We will meet from 9:00am to 6:00pm each day, except for the last day, June 28, when we will end at 5:00pm. We will also meet in the evening after dinner on nights 2 and 3.


Residential, single room = $2165 (includes lodging for 5 nights, all meals, tuition, materials)

Residential, double (shared) room = $1875 (includes shared lodging with one other person for 5 nights, all meals, tuition, materials)

commuter = $1425 (includes all meals, tuition, and materials, but not accommodation)

(Note: these amounts do not include Eventbrite fee)

Please note: The accommodations at Earthrise Retreat Center are not fancy and bathrooms are shared. If you would like to secure more upscale accommodations, register for the commuter rate and we will send you a list of nearby hotels.

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/enneagram-20-inner-work-retreat-a-tickets-74377963491

Refund policy: If you cancel by February 2, 2020 we will refund your registration payment minus a $100 administration fee. Absolutely no refunds within 30 days of the retreat for any reason, but you may be able to apply a portion of your payment to a future event at the organizers’ discretion.

Airport: The closest airport to Earthrise Retreat Center is San Francisco International Airport. Earthrise Retreat Center is about 1 hour north of San Francisco Airport.


This course meets the qualifications for 36 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Beatrice Chestnut is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for therapists and counselors. Beatrice Chestnut maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Provider #70025