Frequently Asked Questions

(you're not the only one asking!)


So, I’ve Registered. When will I hear more specific details to help me prep for the retreat?

You will receive an email (to the address you provided in your registration) in mid December outlining important details of the retreat and then another email the week leading up to February 1. Be on the look out for these!

What is the Retreat Schedule? 

We kick off at 7:30pm on Friday, February 1, 2019, and finish up around 11am on Sunday, February 3.  Check out the entire schedule here.


What's the cost of this retreat?

Everything you need to know is on our Details page here.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, making this a very good deal for those paying in USD. At the point of payment, all prices are quoted in CAD and your credit will make the conversion.


Are there Financial scholarships available to cover the registration Fee?

The short answer is yes.  Learn more by going here.


Can I get a refund for my registration if I have to cancel?

No, but you can transfer your registration to someone else if you discover you can't attend - you just have to let us know who is taking your place. If you're no longer able to attend, let us know and if we have a waiting list, we'll try to work on your behalf to fill your spot so you can receive a full refund. No guarantees.


The retreat has a Christian Focus, can I attend if I’m not a Christian?

Of course! Anyone can attend who is interested in learning more about the enneagram and contemplative spirituality from a Christian perspective. Chris & Phileena (the retreat teachers) and Mark & Christa (the retreat hosts) are hoping for a diverse group of people to come together for the weekend and are designing the retreat to be sensitive for people of many backgrounds.

What are the Accommodations Like at Mt. Carmel REtreat Centre?

Mt. Carmel is a brilliant retreat facility just steps away from iconic Niagara Falls.  Here's some pics and a description of the on-site accommodations.


Can I let you know who I want to room with at Mt. Carmel?

You sure can! If you know who you want to room with (a spouse, a friend), you'll have the opportunity to indicate it when you register for your double-occupancy room.  Note: your roommate must also mention your name when they register.  If no name is given, or you don't have anyone specific to room with, you will be placed with someone who identifies as the same gender as you.


Where else can I stay in the area?

Not staying at Mt. Carmel? Maybe you want to use some reward points and get a near-by-hotel or enjoy an AirB&B in the beautiful wine region. Check out some of your options here.

What Airport should I fly into?

The Buffalo International Airport (BUF) is a 45 minutes aways where you would clear customs at the border as you cross by vehicle. The Pearson International Airport in Toronto (YYZ) is about 1 hour 15 minutes away where you clear customs at the airport. Renting a car or looking into public transport form either airport is possible from both airports.

I don't know mY enneagram Number.  How can I find out before the retreat?

There are plenty of online assessments you can take prior to the retreat.  We suggest taking an online assessment like these ones we've provided below, and then spend time with online descriptions of each type. Live with the descriptions for a while. It can take some people a bit of time to really identity with a specific number. 

The Essential Enneagram Online Test (there is a $10 charge for this test)

* The Full RHETI Personality Test (there is a $12 charge for this version of the test) 

The Free RHETI Sampler can be found here (you’ll need to register before taking it)


What about the Early Bird PRicing? 

We had 40 Early Bird spots but we sold out in 3 weeks! 


I heard you have Some Generous Partners supporting the retreat. Who are they?

We're glad you asked! Yes, we have six generous partners who have donated to help underwrite some of the costs of the retreat. They do great work and we think you should check them out. Get to know them here! 


Who do I contact if I have questions? 

If you can't find the answers you're looking for on our website, email us using the contact page here.