The Enneagram Institute® Course Offerings


For nearly 30 years, The Enneagram Institute® has offered the most comprehensive Enneagram program available anywhere in the world today. Using the Riso-Hudson Insight Approach℠— a full spectrum exploration of the Enneagram and all of its elements, psychological and spiritual—the program offers a tremendous range and depth, and its content and precision have earned a global reputation.

We have started a careful review of our academic offerings. Taking the best of what we've learned over our years of teaching and also from what we have learned from student suggestions, we have been rethinking our curriculum to include our most recent developments, and Inner Work experiential exercises. As was the case with our original Programs, the new offerings will be rolled out over the next few years. In 2019, all educational events will be led by Russ Hudson and held at our headquarters in Stone Ridge, NY.

Course Offerings

2019 Course Offerings dates, details, and pricing, will be announced in our Newsletter. Registration links will open on February 5, 2019. A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot in each class. 


Fundamentals of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram

This is our new introductory course offering.   While continuing our precise and rigorous approach to the Enneagram, including an introduction to the basics of our Levels of Development, Fundamentals also utilizes extensive individual and group Inner Work exercises to lead to a compassionate understanding of each of the types, their gifts and their egoic patterns.  This course is intended for those who are both new to the Enneagram as well as for those who wish to see how the types can lead to greater personal and spiritual development.

The Inner Critic (Psychic Structures) Workshop

A popular Workshop that is open to all levels, the Inner Critic (Psychic Structures) workshop is extraordinarily useful to therapists, counselors, and to all serious students of the Enneagram. It employs visual models, discussion, music, and deep experiential work to introduce the “Psychic Structures” of the nine Enneagram types. The Psychic Structures are concrete "blueprints" for the inner psychological workings of each type. As symbolic representations of those processes, they are especially powerful for visually oriented people and for those who wish to have a "gestalt" of each type as a whole. With these vivid and dynamic models, you will be able to see with startling clarity what is happening in each type and why.

We also address the superego - the "inner critic," that restricts us and keeps us reacting according to past patterns. We examine how the superego creates each type's inner conflicts and self-defeating habits, and explore ways to counteract its deadening, limiting effects.

By the end of this Workshop, you will understand each of the types as a coherent whole and have deeper insight into the mechanisms that drive them. It is only with this kind of clear understanding that true compassion can arise, as well as the depth of awareness that would make possible a resolution of each type's illusions and inner conflicts. Many who have learned the Psychic Structures have said that they are the most illuminating thing they have ever been taught about the Enneagram.


Advanced Discoveries Series

The Enneagram Institute® Advanced Discoveries Series presents workshops and retreats for students who are serious about going beyond type descriptions to explore the nine points as dynamic patterns with which we identify. These groundbreaking programs provide an opportunity for advanced Enneagram students and practitioners to come together in community with like-minded people, to liberate creativity and participate in a larger sense of human purpose and meaning. A strong background in the Riso-Hudson approach to the Enneagram and/or inner work practices is encouraged to participate in these programs.