Home of the Embodiment Tradition

Lissa Friedman, PhD set the roots of our school when she began teaching the Enneagram over 2 decades ago. Prior to developing the Embodiment Tradition, Lissa studied intensely with many Enneagram masters including Oscar Ichazo and the Arica School. In 2013, Lissa partnered with her daughter, Tammy Hendrix, LCSW, to found the Enneagram School of Asheville.



Lissa began studying the Enneagram in 1988 with the Arica School founded by Oscar Ichazo. In the 1990s, she left the Arica School to study with other teachers and experientially through her private practice work with clients.

In 2001, Lissa developed a 3-part Enneagram series and spent a decade teaching. She has published 5 articles in the Enneagram Monthly, presented at 4 International Enneagram Conferences, and published a DVD series of interviews with people of each type. In 2013, she co-founded the Enneagram Collective of Asheville. 


Tammy Hendrix, LCSW 

Tammy met the Enneagram in 2002 and spent a decade reading the masters, attending International Conferences, and absorbing Lissa's panel teachings. In 2013, she co-founded the Enneagram Collective of Asheville and has graduated 3 year-long cohorts in the Embodiment Tradition. 

Tammy loves exploring esoteric Enneagram realms and discovering ways to integrate other traditions. She offers PsychoSpiritual programs including an intensive immersion program - Awakening the Sacred Qualities of the Enneagram Within.

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Hanna Woody, lpca

Hanna has been utilizing the Enneagram as a self-growth tool since 2008.  She is trained in the Embodiment Tradition and has been teaching through workshops and individual counseling work since 2015.  

Hanna loves to assist people in figuring out their type and diving into how personality impacts relationships, love, work, and parenting.  Hanna is a psychotherapist in private practice working with children and adults in Asheville, NC. 



Aric Rohner

Aric was first exposed to the Enneagram around 2010.  Six years later he found the Embodiment Tradition and fell in love with it.  He's particularly fascinated by the way embodiment naturally raises self awareness and eases personal and business relationships.   He and Lissa are currently having lots of fun collaborating on a book.  

Aric has been providing coaching for individuals and small businesses since 2014.


Monica LeBlanc

Monica has been an enneagram enthusiast since 2013. Her training in the embodiment tradition has helped her provide workshops and trainings to seekers all over Western North Carolina. She is especially passionate about the enneagram as it relates to identity work, relationships, leadership development and addiction.

Monica is a therapist and addictions specialist who works with individuals and couples in downtown Asheville.