SOLD OUT! Spiritual Growth and the Enneagram

SOLD OUT! Spiritual Growth and the Enneagram

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 17:00
Alternatives says: 
9 Deep Soul Meditations To Help You on Your Spiritual Path

“The Enneagram is the most powerful system I know for

releasing inner blocks to love, happiness and success.”

Robert Holden

Join Robert Holden on a 4-Day retreat with Alternatives in the beautiful Montserrat Monastery in Catalonia Spain – diving deep into the timeless wisdom of the Enneagram to help you experience practical growth and transformation in your life.


Over four days, Robert guides you on the nine soul journeys of the Enneagram. He will coach you on the basic anatomy of the nine personality types of the Enneagram – the helper, achiever, perfectionist, peacemaker, etc.  He will also lead you on a soul meditation for each of the nine points of the Enneagram.

In an intimate setting, Robert shares how he uses the Enneagram as a daily spiritual practice and also in his work.  “I’m so grateful I know about the Enneagram.  It has helped me in every area of my life – my writing, being a parent, my friendships, being a coach, everything!” says Robert.

At the Montserrat Monastery - one of the most inspiring places on earth – Robert draws on teachings from the wisdom traditions, mysticism, poetry, works of literature, sacred art and Hollywood (!) to bring the Enneagram alive and help you use it practically in your life. 

You will learn about:

Purpose of Enneagram – how to use the enneagram to be less of a type, and more of the who you really are!

Know your Type – take a deep dive into the basic anatomy of the nine personality types.

Your Journey of Growth – how to use the enneagram to be more soul-centered and inspired in your life.

Heal the Inner Blocks – Identify and release the basic fear, the fixation and the passion of each type.

Recognize your Soul Gifts – appreciate the signature strengths and soul gifts of each type.

Nine Soul Meditations – work with holy meditations for each Type so as to be more fully present in your life.

NOTE: No previous experience of The Enneagram is necessary. We do suggest you take an Enneagram Test beforehand, and the test we recommend can be found here: Enneagram Institute

All rooms have bath or shower, satellite television, telephone and free internet access is available. All transfers (to and from Barcelona airport) and breakfast and dinner is included.  We would recommend that you have lunch in one of the other restaurants near the basilica for variety and to try the local cuisine. 

Once your place has been confirmed we will advise you on flight booking and insurance details. You will need to book your own flights and we can recommend the flights to take to ensure collection. 

Robert Holden runs a public program of Enneagram workshops each year e.g. Love & the Enneagram, Transformation & the Enneagram, and Coaching & The Enneagram. He teaches the Enneagram in his leadership programs with clients such as Dove, Google, Virgin and Hay House.  He also coaches people privately on the Enneagram. Robert presented the annual keynote for the International Enneagram Association in 2009.  He is the author of Happiness NOW!, Authentic Success, Shift Happens!, Be Happy, Loveability and Holy Shift!: 365 Meditations from A Course in Miracles. His latest book is Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay. He hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!


"Robert Holden has a deep and thorough understanding of the Enneagram and the psychological patterns of nine types. But more importantly, he well understands the deeper dimensions of the Enneagram work as well as its true purpose--teaching us all to live lives of greater compassion, wisdom, and graciousness. Further, I know him to live from these truths on a daily basis. You would be very well-served to experience his masterful work."

Russ Hudson, President of the Enneagram Institute

“Discovering the enneagram has literally changed my life and I have Robert Holden to thank for that.  His knowledge and experience with this model of growth is vast and it's given me a powerful context for my life. When you take the time to learn about the nine points and your own personal number, you'll uncover a clear path of development that will lead you to your most authentic and fulfilling life!”

Cheryl Richardson, New York times bestselling author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care

“Studying the Enneagram has been one of the greatest tools for understanding myself and my fellow humans. Whether you are new to the Enneagram or had serious training in the past, allow yourself the gift of learning the Enneagram with Robert. You will leave both knowing the Self and the "not self" in a way that will change your life and your relationships for the better - forever.”

Sonia Choquette, New York Times bestselling author of The Answer. Is Simple... Love yourself. Live your Spirit.

"Being coached by Robert, and working closely with the Enneagram, has been an outstanding experience. I would recommend it to everyone."

Alessandro Manfredi, former VP of Dove & The Real Beauty Campaign

“Robert’s teaching of the Enneagram has empowered me to enhance my good relationships and understand the people I have found more difficult. I now play more to my own strengths and able manage the unhealthier aspects of my personality.”

Nick Williams, author of The Work You Were Born To Do

About the speaker, Robert Holden

Robert Holden’s innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries, The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy. Robert coaches and mentors people from all walks of life. His corporate clients include Dove & Real Beauty Campaign and The Body Shop. He served as Hay House leadership coach for five years. He teaches Leadership & Enneagram to clients like IBM and Google.

Robert has presented talks and workshops for ALTERNATIVES every year since 1994. He has given two popular TED talks – The Tea Meditation and Destination Addiction. He is a New York Times best-selling author. His books include Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success, Loveability, and Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay and Higher Purpose. Robert is an official contributor to and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He writes a weekly newsletter called Shift Happens!