We anticipate offering PtF in the Spring of 2022. Please check back for details as they become available and add your name to the interest list (link at the bottom of the page) so you’ll be notified when the applications are being accepted.

Introducing Path to Freedom…

Path to Freedom (PtF) is part of EPP’s Enneagram Training Program, and a component of how we train potential “guides” to teach EPP’s compassionate curriculum in prisons and jails around the world. While PtF is open to all who are interested in deepening their understanding of self and others through a progressive unfolding of EPP’s compassionate curriculum, please note that it is a prerequisite for those who wish to apply to EPP’s Guide Training Program, regardless of previous Enneagram training, certifications, or background.

After successful completion of 9PrisonsONEKey, EPP’s foundational Enneagram course, participants are invited to apply to Path to Freedom. PtF consists of the following four courses, which are taught in sequence over four consecutive months:


EPP offered PtF to the public for the first time in January 2021. Participants were asked to commit to completing all four courses between January 2021 and the conclusion of the program, the last week of April 2021.

PtF is a 66-hour International Enneagram Association (IEA) accredited training program.

IEA Accredited Training Program


  • Four courses (Navigating our Territory; How We Develop; Addicted to Personality; and Defenses & Reactivity)
  • Twelve 3 hour live zoom sessions facilitated by EPP Guides (36 hours)
  • Self-guided learning through EPP’s Learning Management System (approximately 15 hours)
  • Reading in the Wisdom of the Enneagram by Riso and Hudson
  • Weekly 60-minute self-guided small group meetings (small groups assigned during first session of Navigating Our Territory and maintained through conclusion of Defenses and Reactivity) (15 hours)

“We are all just walking each other home.”

– Ram Dass

Commitment and Expectations

As with all of our courses, we ask that participants not be “passengers” in their learning and growth. PtF participants are expected to be present for and engage in all live zoom gatherings facilitated by EPP Guides, as well as the weekly self-guided small group gatherings. In addition, you are asked to make steady progress through the course curriculum provided within EPP’s Learning Management System, which includes video, journal prompts, mindfulness and other exercises, as well as further reading to complement the learning that takes place during the facilitated zoom gatherings.

As you consider your readiness to apply to participate in PtF, please think about your current capacity and availability to commit to both weekly in-person gatherings, in addition to ongoing self-guided learning through the above mentioned platforms. We anticipate a total of 66 hours of time required to complete PtF. Weekly live sessions cannot be made up. If you miss more than one live session, we will invite you to pause and reapply to take PtF in 2022. 

For those that plan to apply for EPP’s Guide Training Program, attendance and completion of LMS coursework will be considered.


All PtF applicants are required to first complete 9PrisonsONEKey (9P1K), EPP’s foundational Enneagram course.


​Applications are closed, but join the interest list below for our next course series.


Have more questions about PtF and EPP’s Guide Training Program? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.