Get an experiential understanding of the Enneagram as a sacred map for growth.

At this retreat participants will get an experiential understanding of the Enneagram as a sacred map for growth, their own inner territory as revealed through telling 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.

The event is scheduled to take place at the EarthRise Retreat Center in Petaluma, California, March 3 – 8, 2021.

Please note: This retreat may take place online or in-person depending upon the status of the coronavirus. Students who sign up will be informed of a final decision by January 15, 2021. At that point, they will be offered to purchase accommodations to stay on-site at the Retreat Center, as most students enjoy building community and staying at the Center. Students who wish to stay elsewhere may do so. If you prefer to join us online for the same program, please visit our calendar to find an online retreat date that suits you best. 

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.
  • Please note that the above purchase price is for the course and materials and does not include accommodations. 
  • If the event takes place in person, CP Enneagram Academy will reach out with accommodations options at the Retreat Center. We highly recommend that students stay with us at the retreat space, as much of the experience is about building community and finding friends “on the path.” However, we encourage you to learn more about the EarthRise Retreat Center, as their accommodations are modest and may not suit everyone. While modest, they are comfortable, clean, and provide a wonderful setting for an immersive retreat experience. 
  • The CP Enneagram Academy issues refunds requested 31 or more days before the event minus a 5% fee. Any requests for refunds within 30 days of the event will not be issued. Please read our full refund policy here