Inner Work Retreat A: Enneagram 2.0

London, UK

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 apply the map to create the possibility of inner transformation.

We will explore and then apply deep insights about the Enneagram personality types through studying the emotional passion of the type, and how it alchemically interacts with our instinctual drives to create specific automatic habits that keep us from moving toward a greater expression of our higher potentials. Through becoming more aware of these unconscious complusions, we make progress on our path toward growth and wholeness.

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 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 instincts and subtypes, we will learn about and apply this important dimension of the Enneagram model.

The exploration of our personalities and their 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.

Dates: October 26 at 9:00am through October 30 at 5:00pm

Times: We will meet each day from 9:00am to 6:00pm, except for the last day, which will end at 5:00pm. We may also meet in one or two of the evenings after a dinner break.


The Royal Foundation of St Katharine
2 Butcher Row, London, England, E14 8DS


Includes all tuition, materials, lunch, and snacks all 5 days. Single and Double Room options include accommodations for all nights (there are ticket options for October 25th check-in and October 26th check-in). Commuter options do not include accommodations.

Teachers and Staff

Beatrice Chestnut

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA (Founder) is a psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She holds graduate degrees in communication and clinical psychology and is the author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st century Workplace. She was president of the International Enneagram Association in 2006 and 2007. A student of the Enneagram for over 30 years, she currently offers Enneagram workshops internationally through the school she co-founded with Uranio Paes, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy. In their work around the world, Beatrice and Uranio focus on using the Enneagram as a tool for personal and professional transformation.

Uranio Paes

Uranio Paes, MM (Founder) is internationally recognized as a leading Enneagram facilitator, coach, and organization development consultant. He has worked in corporate settings for over two decades and now specializes in doing transformational work with groups and individuals based on the Enneagram.

A former President of the International Enneagram Association, for many years Uranio taught the Enneagram Worldwide Narrative Tradition Professional Training (EPTP) Program in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. He is founder and CEO of Mundo Eneagrama/Chestnut Paes Online, a global Enneagram learning community that offers a large variety of high-quality Enneagram content online. And he is co-founder with Beatrice Chestnut of Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy, an Enneagram School that offers workshops internationally focusing on using it as a tool for inner transformation and professional development.

Dates & Venues

The Royal Foundation of St Katharine2 Butcher Row, E14 8DS
Starts at £1,125

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