AEA 2018 FALL Workshop with Russ Hudson | November 10-11, 2018

Russ is back!

Join us November 10-11, 2018:

Awakening to Our True Minds: Nine Ways of Knowing & Experiencing Reality

If you attended Russ’s workshop at the AEA in 2015 on Exploring the Higher Aspects of Being, you know how impactful it was and how beautifully Russ embodied the concept of Presence.

This November, Russ will take us deeper into an exploration of the higher mental qualities of the Enneagram Types. While the heart remains central in human transformation; without clear thinking, and without recognizing our unconscious beliefs, the heart is hampered by old conditioning, prejudices, and even delusions.

We often hear the spiritual cliché, “You don’t need your head—just follow your heart”. While our caring is important, it alone is not going to address the issues that we face as a society and as a world. We live in a time crying for clear thinking, radical new vision, and the ability to discover new ways of addressing complex problems.

This workshop will focus on a clearer understanding of Mind, which will certainly entail the heart and the body, but which will also bring in the core, traditional Enneagram teachings of the Essence (or Spiritual) Qualities of the mental center – known as the “Holy Ideas”.

You will learn:

  • How Presence in the head center brings a deeper awareness of the unity (non-duality) of life
  • How this awareness can be a direct experience that opens us to new choices and new freedoms
  • The nine fundamental perspectives of the world when they are no longer distorted by a sense of separation
  • How to connect the 9 higher states of Mind to the normal mental faculties needed to live, love and function well in our lives
  • How, through our recognition and experience of unity, the groundwork is laid for something new to grow

Being emotionally reactive is no substitute for being truly heartful, and the difference between these two conditions has a lot to do with our minds. All true realizations are an experience of seeing reality differently. When this occurs, we notice that what we previously believed was at least partially mistaken. So the process of awakening entails being awake enough to see what we have thought and believed, and to be available to a deeper level of mind, just as we seek to be available to a deeper level of heart.

We will use teachings, exercises, music, and discussion to deepen our Presence and to explore the interface between our ego consciousness and the realms of freedom and vastness that are our True Nature.


RUSS HUDSON, co-founder, is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is President of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute. He has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and is a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association. He is also co-author of The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Personality Types (Revised Edition), Understanding the Enneagram (Revised Edition), Discovering Your Personality Type (Revised Edition), and The Power Of The Enneagram (audio tape) and co-author of The Awakened Company. He is on the Board of Advisers for the Enneagram Prison Project. Russ delivers workshops, trainings, and retreats across the globe to thousands of students. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.




Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2018


Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2018


9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.


Christ Church of the Ascension (CCA) Episcopal Church   | Location: Parish Hall 4015 E Lincoln Drive |Paradise Valley, AZ | 85253

Closest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

We recommend checking hotel sites for hotels in the Paradise Valley, Biltmore or Scottsdale areas.

We have spoken to the Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore for a special rate. The hotel is located at  2310 East Highland Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85016

Rate: $119/night for single or double occupancy

When you call to reserve your room, please call 602-956-5221 and give them the following information:

Group code: AEA

Group Name: AZ Enneagram

A shuttle is available from the hotel to the workshop.


$295 (AEA Membership Discounts Apply)-Includes lunches and Tour of the Types on Friday evening, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Young Adult Discounted Fee: $150- If you are 35 years of age or younger, you can attend for a special rate of $150.

New to the Enneagram? Join us for our AEA Intro Class: Tour of the Types led by Jaye Andres which will be held on Friday evening, November 9th, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in Parish Hall at Christ Church of the Ascension. May take this intro as a stand-alone class for $25 or this class is included in the full weekend workshop fee.

CANCELLATION: Cancellations received seven days prior to the workshop will be refunded, minus a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received thereafter are subject to full forfeiture.

Click here for Scholarship information

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking HERE or call 602-888-1381 to register by phone

For more information, email Sheila Grant or call/text her at 602-888-1381

Registration in advance is extremely helpful in order to provide class notes, adequate seating, name badges and lunches as well as administrative staff and volunteers needed for this event.

Author: AEA

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