What Participants Say:
“I enjoyed the workshop thoroughly. The use of images to depict the Essence of the types was beautiful and striking.”
– Patrick Fouche
“The visceral and experiential connection yielded something much different than mere explanation…[this was] a look beyond surface conceptions of self into a construct to access greater wholeness.”
– Nick Podgurski
“A beautiful exploration and experience into archetypes and humanity. Deep dive into infinite possibilities.”
“A safe space to learn and experiment with self-understanding and bodily/spiritual/ mental integration…it felt so nurturing and nonjudgmental.”
“Each of the exercises felt very intentional and they allowed me to feel the nine Essences rather than just thinking through them.”
October 7, 2017 in Staunton, VA: 10 am – 5:30 pm, including vegetarian lunch
What if the freedom you’re seeking is already here, in this moment? What if, just below the surface of your awareness, there is a boundless well of Power, Clarity, and Love that you can learn to embody at any time?
The teachings of the Enneagram provide powerful guidance for how we can experience this essential abundance in all circumstances. The Enneagram also describes specific ways that our habitual patterns of attention distract us from living contact with what is truly here. In this experiential workshop, Julie and John will guide you through a series of powerful images, inquiries, and practices to explore the dynamic between more fixed patterns of Personality and the freer movement of Essence that is provided by subtle yet powerful shifts of attention.
During our time together, you will:
- Learn simple practices to bring yourself into contact with the intelligence of the present moment
- Learn how to shift from reactive patterns that close down possibilities in your life, to direct contact with essential qualities that support the flowering of your potential
- Broaden your understanding of the myriad ways in which Essence unfolds through you
This workshop is open to all sincere students, regardless of your level of experience with the Enneagram. It is an experiential introduction to the wisdom of this ancient system and an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your Essential nature.
Price: Early bird (before September 7): $80. After September 7, $95. Price includes catered vegetarian lunch.
About the Facilitators:
John Luckovich has been a heart-centered investigator of the Enneagram and a devotee of inner work for over a decade. He is deeply involved in the Gurdjieff Work, an apprentice Integrative Breathwork practitioner, and a painter who finds inspiration in his spiritual studies.
Julie Harris is the founder of Riverbend Coaching, where she blends diverse streams of wisdom into innovative and actionable development plans for her clients. She is certified as an integral coach, a Riso-Hudson Enneagram teacher, and a yoga teacher.
About the Location:
Seated in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Staunton was named one of the top 10 best small towns in the U.S. by Smithsonian magazine. Journey down the Skyline Drive, visit the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse, or spend an afternoon browsing the local art and antique galleries. For more information, check out www.visitstaunton.com.
The visual aspect of this teaching helped to expand and anchor my sensitivity to each type more fully. You did an outstanding job in every aspect of your presentation.
The Essence Qualities: A Visual Tour + A Deeper Journey Into Essence
Who are you at your core and how can you begin to more deeply experience the qualities of your Essential self?
Begin your journey with the Enneagram or get a new perspective by taking a guided visual tour through a series of images that will help you to develop an instinctive understanding of what the Essence qualities look like, feel like, and evoke in you. Then, move more deeply into the innate intelligence of every human being by exploring the Three Centers (Instinctive, Feeling, and Thinking) and the Nine Types.
Each of these four previously-recorded webinars runs 45 – 55 minutes. Buy them separately for $20 each, or the whole set for $60!
More Workshop Options
Learning in a group allows big picture thinkers a real-time opportunity to practice the skill of connecting to others from a place that is grounded and centered in what they truly believe. Workshops are designed to be practical, engaging, and to provide participants with fresh perspectives that will broaden thinking and strengthen the ability to move from concept to contribution.
Below are some examples of workshops that I’ve conducted for groups such as women entrepreneurs and pharmaceutical professionals. See if you find a topic that intrigues you, or contact me to discuss a custom workshop or speaking engagement for your group of big-picture thinkers.
- The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Authentic Connection
- Declaring Your Vision
- Stop Saying “Yes” When You Really Mean “No”
- Tapping Into Your Inner Entrepreneur
- Connecting to the Three Centers of Intelligence with the Enneagram
Sample Workshop Descriptions
The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Authentic Connection
Participants leave this workshop with a deep sense of connection they can access in all of their relationships, personal or professional.
The most valuable part of the workshop was helping people to understand that both business expertise and emotional intelligence are needed to build the long-term client relationships that will make you successful.”
– Aimee Schenkel
We often associate the word “intelligence” with the cognitive powers of the mind. Over the last 20 years, there has been a rapidly growing understanding of how another kind of intelligence – emotional intelligence – strongly influences our experiences of ourselves and our relationships with others.
People with high levels of emotional intelligence know how to move gracefully through their own emotional states during the ups and downs of each day, and can build strong relationships with others that are mutually beneficial and deeply satisfying.
In this workshop, you will:
- Learn how the emotional intelligence that is built into your body makes decisions that connect and protect you.
- Begin to recognize and work with old patterns of emotional intelligence that no longer serve you.
- Practice authentically connecting to yourself and others.
Declaring Your Vision
This workshop creates a great deal of energy and clarity for participants in a short period of time.
In this workshop, you will:
- Learn simple techniques for getting aligned within yourself and exploring what’s possible for you.
- Practice declaring a vision based on what you’ve discovered.
Stop Saying “Yes” When You Really Mean “No”
This workshop gives participants practical concepts and tools to say “yes” to what truly matters to them, and “no” to requests that do not fit with their intentions.
In this workshop, we will:
- Examine how the pressure to “say yes” shows up in your life.
- Help you learn to determine what is within your control when those situations arise.
- Practice effective communication techniques and body sensing exercises to assist you in responding to the many requests you encounter every day.
Tapping Into Your Inner Entrepreneur
This workshop helps participants to consider key distinctions between working for a large organization and working for yourself, and exposes them to skills that are increasingly in demand in the rapidly changing business world.
In this workshop, we explore three skills that are used by successful serial entrepreneurs:
- Adapting in the face of uncertainty.
- Generating new possibilities.
- Acting confidently during opportunities and challenges.
Connecting to the Three Centers of Intelligence with the Enneagram
This 3-hour workshop combines discussion, guided meditation, and experiential exercises to explore practical ways to access the core intelligences of your essential self.
One of the fundamental beliefs of the Enneagram is that we have three centers of intelligence: the instinctive center, or gut, located in the belly; the feeling center, located in the heart; and the thinking center, located in the head. When we add the intelligence of our belly and heart center to the intelligence of our minds, our concepts can become contributions.