The Enneagram

…is a unique model of human behavior based on ancient sacred wisdom and contemporary psychology. It uses a matrix of 9 personality types to reveal profound insights into the patterns of our thinking, feeling and behaving and the core motivations behind them – in other words, our personality structure.

These patterns are what we rely on to have a sense of who we are and thus to navigate our way in the world. Without self-awareness though, these patterns can keep us stuck in cycles of frustration and even pain. However, the Enneagram gives us language and tools for observing our personality in action – how we show up in the world – so we can stretch beyond the limitations of these patterns and move towards choices which nurture our personal and spiritual transformation. When we awaken to who we truly are, we live with more presence, joy and compassion for self and others. The Enneagram is a path which helps us make this journey.

“I learned more in Marilyn’s 8 week introductory Enneagram course than I had in 5 previous years of workshops and reading on the subject! Her unique approach to the intricacies of the Enneagram, rather than just personality types, kept the class engaged and attentive. Everyone came away with personal and spiritual insights, without being required to buy a book or even take a test. Marilyn combines her depth of knowledge with openness, caring and humor to be a gifted teacher and group facilitator.”

~Nan Perkins

Retired University Administrator

I am committed to using and teaching the Enneagram because it is the most powerful model of human behavior I have ever encountered for helping us understand and accept ourselves as we are and awaken to our deeper essence. It not only sheds light on our most basic psychological dynamics but also our deepest spiritual longings. It is a true path of love and compassion for self which can only lead to love and compassion for others. In this way, the Enneagram truly is a path for changing the world.

As an Enneagram teacher, I have trained in both the Narrative Tradition of Helen Palmer and David Daniels as well as in the Enneagram Institute model of Russ Hudson and Don Richard Riso. I also draw upon the work of Sandra Maitri, Richard Rohr, Beatrice Chestnut and others for my inspiration.

I consider myself to be a lifelong student of the Enneagram and continue to attend training events to expand and deepen my own knowledge as well as sharpen my skills as a teacher. I not only “talk the talk,” I truly “walk the walk.” I use the Enneagram as a map to develop my own self-awareness so I can engage my life with more effectiveness, compassion and joy. I hope you will let me guide you in doing the same.

Enneagram Offerings for Individuals and Groups 

  • Individualized sessions to help you discover or expand your understanding of your Type
  • Use of the Enneagram in guidance sessions to explore self, life issues, relationships, etc.
  • Guidance for couples wishing to use the Enneagram to deepen their relationship
  • Small intensive study groups (6-10 people) – weekly, bi-monthly, monthly and quarterly
  • Workshops – introductory and advanced, both full-day and half-day events
  • Classes (multiple sessions) which combine didactic teaching with group sharing
  • Weekend retreats for in-depth exploration and experience
  • Staff development workshops

Enneagram event clients in North Carolina include:

Servant Leadership School, Greensboro

Greensboro College, Greensboro

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro

All Souls Cathedral, Asheville

Durham Academy, Durham

Bridges to Unity Institute, Greensboro

The Creative Center, Greensboro

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro

First Lutheran Church, Greensboro

First Presbyterian Church, Burlington

Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro

“Through her Enneagram retreat weekends, Marilyn engages the group community in awakening to understanding and accepting one’s true self. Her deep knowledge, experiential leadership style,and genuine heart-felt caring validate the unique spiritual journey each of us travels.I cannot thank her enough for the two inspirational retreats I’ve attended as well as the small group year-long intensive I’ve participated in.”

Dwaine Phifer, PhD

Retired School Counselor

Are you ready to meet yourself?

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Divine Mystery as Mother: Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes @ St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm
Divine Mystery as Mother: Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes @ St. Francis Springs Prayer Center | Stoneville | North Carolina | United States

Divine Mystery as Mother:
Discovering the Sacred Feminine Through Archetypes

A Weekend Retreat

Facilitated by Linda Brown
& Marilyn Wolf

August 10-12, 2018
St. Francis Springs Prayer Center
Stoneville NC

The time for deepening our connection to the Divine Feminine is now! In this weekend retreat, we will create a small, safe container to experience and explore the presence of God the Mother in our lives.
If you attended Linda’s “Spirit in My Life” class or the first Divine Feminine retreat with Linda and Marilyn, this retreat will increase your understanding of and intimacy with God as Mother. If you didn’t attend these, you will be gently guided into the wonder of knowing God as the Feminine.


The map for our exploration will be such questions as:
• What is your own personal “God story”?
• If you merged with the Light of the Mother, what would you become?
• What is your Sacred Name?


August 10 – 12, 2018


Friday afternoon (5:00 pm) until Sunday afternoon (2:00 pm) — Participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please note that our opening session is at 5:00 pm on Friday afternoon.


Our location for this retreat are the two new beautiful cottages at the St. Francis Center. Please visit their website to see their facility and for directions: www.stfrancissprings.com


Cost – Please read carefully:
For your information, we have separated out the cost of lodging at the St. Francis Center and our own fee so you can see how your money is being allocated to bring this event to you. Please see details below:


Residential Participants in the Cottages:
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared Room – $180
• Single Room – $240


Hermitages may be available for our participants. These are smaller cottages with 1 bedroom, a kitchen, and a sitting area with a fold-out sofa.
Hermitage Cost:
Per person for both nights – includes all meals
• Shared: $220 per person
• Single: $280 per person


Day Commuters:
Per person for the whole weekend. Includes 4 meals: Dinner on Friday, lunch & dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
• $70


Our Fee:  $135 – $175 — You may pay what you wish in this range.


How to Pay:
You will need to pay the full amount in order to hold your place in the retreat, which includes your fee to the St. Francis Center for your lodging and our fee combined.
In other words, Your Lodging or Commuter Fee + Our Fee = Total Cost (1 payment)
• Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Please make checks out to Marilyn Wolf. If using a credit card, $3.00 will be added for the processing fee. Please call Marilyn to make arrangements to pay by credit card. 336-601-0823


Please Note: Because space is limited to 15, once you contact Marilyn to say you want to attend, your full payment must be received within a week to hold your space. Thank you for your cooperation with this.


To Register:  Email Marilyn at marilynwolf1953@gmail.com or call her at 336-601-0823.


If you email, please put “Divine Mystery” in the subject line. For your registration, please include:
• Your name
• A phone # where you can be reached
• The name of your roommate – They will need to register separately with your name listed as their roommate. If you choose a shared room but do not list a roommate, one will be assigned to you.
• If you desire a single room


Registration Deadline: Monday, July 16


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before Mon., July 16, you will receive a full refund minus a $30 processing fee. If you cancel after July 16, and we are unable to fill your space, you will forfeit the amount we owe the St. Francis Center which we will still have to pay. If you cancel after July 23, you forfeit your full fee.


Questions?  Please feel free to contact Marilyn at marilynwolf1953@gmail.com or 336-601-0823 or Linda at lbrown52@triad.rr.com or 336-707-2851. Either of us will be happy to discuss the retreat with you.


We hope you will join us and help create a small community of women for this special gathering!
— Linda & Marilyn





Space for Conscious Living
2012 New Garden Road., Suite E,
Greensboro, NC 27410