No matter how old you are, how much you weigh, what gender you are, or what Enneagram type you identify with, you live in an absolute miracle of nature, your very own human body! Unfortunately the fixation process teaches us to suppress natural instinctive responsiveness. When a person spends a lifetime manipulating expression, the body gets literally tied up in knots. Both experiential and didactic, this presentation provides the opportunity to experience directly how each Enneagram type shapes primary instinct, body posture and emotional climate, making it possible to consciously change the habits that drive suffering and thereby live an embodied life.

Johanna Putnoi is the author of Senses Wide Open: The Art and Practice of Living in Your Body and Somatics through the Lens of the Enneagram (Enneagram Monthly 1996). Certified in the Narrative Tradition since ’91, Johanna has developed an innovative method for integrating the wisdom of the Somatic approach with the Enneagram. PhoneE-mail:

Johanna Putnoi


2004 IEA Global Conference

Arlington, Virginia, USA