These classes are presented in the Narrative Tradition, which brings the Enneagram to life through interview and inquiry of the nine Enneagram types. The panel method quickly builds community and supports learning through the mind, heart and body.

Enneagram Panel Series Focusing on Stress

with Margot Burns and Mary Ellen Arthur

In 2019, our Enneagram Panel Series is focusing on stress – the stress that comes with change and uncertainty, from external demands and events, and also the stress that comes from feeling inertia or being unfulfilled in some aspect of our life.  We will explore how each Enneagram type shows up under stress and also the impact chronic stressors have on our capacity to connect with our essential self.  Through these monthly panels, we are reminded that we are more alike than different and stronger together than we are alone.  When we are grounded in our bodies, we have access to deep, meaningful receptivity and vulnerability.  This is our real work and it takes practice.

Margot, along with co-leader Mary Ellen Arthur, invite you to join us the fourth Wednesday of every month for an Enneagram panel – starting with Type One on January 23rd.  We meet at St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 22nd and Dexter in Denver from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and ask for a $20 donation.  You can show up or register online here.

Contact Margot to learn more about the Denver monthly panel group or to inquire about how professional coaching will create the change you envision for your life.

303-489-9590               [email protected]. 

Price: $20.00

Date: January 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 34

Deeper into the Enneagram: A Path of Integration

You know your Enneagram type and likely have experienced that that knowledge can only take you so far. It’s a challenge to change our habitual patterns.  What to do?

The Narrative Enneagram focuses on integrating three crucial aspects of personal development: the psychological, spiritual and somatic. We can work on each of these three elements separately, and there is much value in doing so. But working with these three areas together creates a synergy that greatly increases the effectiveness of personal growth work.

In this class, you will learn an integrated approach that will strengthen your capacity to be “present” in day-to-day life. The focus will be on combining a deeper understanding of your patterns (psychological) with awareness practices (spiritual) that enable you to meet what arises in your body (somatic) with less resistance.  It is challenging but ever so important work. The results are more choice around unconscious patterns, healthier relationships and living more authentically.

The format of the workshop will include group sharing, guided meditations, brief didactics, and body-centered practices.  I look forward to being with you as we dive deeper into this sacred and profound system of transformation.

This class is limited to 12 participants who are familiar with the Enneagram and their type. We will meet the last Thursday of the month January-April.  January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25.

Early bird pricing through January 16, 2019.  Full fee of $150 begins on January 17.

Price: $150.00

Date: January 31, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

The Enneagram: A Path of Compassion

During times of great change, we need the understanding the Enneagram offers more than ever.  The Narrative Tradition is built on the foundation of sharing ourselves and listening to others.  Sure, we learn about the Enneagram but we also find ourselves opening our hearts and minds in extraordinary ways.

Whether you are new to the Enneagram or familiar with this dynamic system, this 4-hour class will deepen compassion for yourself and others.  The Enneagram is a nine-pointed symbol that describes nine personality types, each with distinct habits of feeling, thinking and behaving.

This class offers an interactive exploration of the nine personality types through inquiry with panelists who share their personal stories and insights. Each type has a coherent pattern in how the world is perceived and experienced, yet is biased by perceptual filters that cloak or amplify certain aspects of reality.

With a greater understanding of ourselves and others, we can begin to experience more freedom from our unconscious patterns, improve our relationships, and develop greater compassion by seeing from another's point of view.

In this class we will:

  • Explore the nine types as described by the Enneagram
  • Reveal the primary motivation for each type and center
  • Practice body-centered awareness techniques

The format is highly interactive, fun, informative and transformative. Through panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition, guided meditations, lectures and body-centered practices, you will come to understand your own worldview and learn more about the worldviews of others.

Full Fee $80, Early Bird Discount of $65 until 1/19/19

Price: $80.00

Date: February 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 16

The Enneagram and Mindfulness: Transforming Reactivity into Wisdom

We are excited to offer our third year of a powerful integration of two ancient wisdom traditions - mindfulness and the enneagram.

We are offering brand new content in the program, focusing on the three basic reactive responses that organize our personalities – greed, aversion and delusion. These reactions disconnect us from what is really happening and are the root of all our difficult emotions. Both the enneagram and mindfulness traditions transform these reactions into open-heartedness and wisdom.

Studying the enneagram, a unique map of personality patterns, leads to an understanding of the default settings of the psyche that prevent us from living life fully. Mindfulness focuses less on the content of our personality and more on the process of our experience. It reveals the way greed, aversion and delusion create an illusion of separateness. Mindfulness helps us drop these reactions to reveal that we deeply belong to all of creation.

Powerful opportunities arise from combining these two approaches. For example, knowing our personality patterns helps us let go more readily into mindfulness, while mindfulness helps us experience the patterns in a more intimate and embodied way. The approaches combine to foster abiding happiness and well-being. We think you will enjoy this unique day of personal exploration and meditation!

The day will include didactic, panel interviewing, group sharing, and mindfulness practice.  This class is for people familiar with their type and the Enneagram.  If you are not familiar with the enneagram, please consider attending the introductory enneagram class, The Enneagram:  A Path of Compassion, offered on February 2nd from 9am-1pm.  Please visit for more information and to register.

Price: $120.00

Date: April 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 33