In this experiential movement workshop, we will look at the ancient art, science, and philosophy of yoga, and how it relates to the teachings of the Enneagram.

Through gentle and relaxing mind, breath, and movement practices– pranayama, tratak, and asana–we will become aware of our own subtle physical habits, wake up our mind’s vast control of our physiological states, and allow our minds and bodies to be in beneficial dialogue together.

How do we respond to gentle physical challenge (do we become competitive? passive? critical? anxious? dissociated?), and how does that illuminate our Enneagram type? How do we respond to stillness? To movement? To disorientation? How can the practices of yoga inform our awareness and shift us into receptivity? These are some of the questions we will explore from within.

Participants will come away with an understanding of the basic philosophy of yoga and how it relates to the Enneagram, and gentle physical practices appropriate for balancing each of the nine types.

Learning objectives:

increased somatic awareness of our own physical habits

improved capacity to beneficially influence our own physiological state

understanding of the basic philosophy of yoga

knowledge of gentle physical practices for balancing each of the nine types

Karin Scholz Grace is a certified Hanna Somatic therapist, Enneagram teacher, coach, and yoga teacher, bringing a wide range of training and skills to her diverse healing arts and coaching practice. Based in Sausalito, California, she offers individual sessions and group classes in Hanna Somatics, Somatic Yoga, somatic coaching, leadership development, meditation, stress reduction, and the Enneagram. Karin holds an MS from Stanford University, and is currently a student of the Diamond Approach.

In addition to her private practice, Karin also facilitates Interpersonal Dynamics and High Performance Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and at USF School of Law. She is a regular speaker and presenter at workshops and conferences such as the Association of Hanna Somatic Education Conference, the International Enneagram Association Conference, and the International Association of Yoga Therapy Conference.

Having used Somatic Yoga to recover from her own debilitating spinal injury, Karin embodies this transformative healing practice from a place of personal experience and deep compassion. She loves empowering each student with the tools to make dramatic shifts within themselves and find greater capacity, flexibility, and comfort.

Karin Scholz Grace


2008 IEA Global Conference

Atlanta, Georgia, USA