Devotion to Being

Many of you have expressed your deep yearning to continue, or return to, the kind of community that you have experienced in Educare. Here you go!

Current Dates

(Subject to Change)

February 8–10, 2019                                February 7–9, 2020

May 31–June 2, 2019                               May 29–31, 2020

October 4–6, 2019                                    October 2–4, 2020

A new class will begin in 2020 and continue into 2021. Dates are to be determined.

Course Goal

To provide a dynamic community that supports your deepest aspirations for spiritual transformation, awakening, unlearning, and lessening suffering on the planet, both yours and others.

In a Circle of Trust, we will build off of the foundation laid in Educare classes and the enneagram, and take off from there.



This class is the most honest, pure, unvarnished gift I have ever received. It is an authentic, loving, enlightening walk, and a HUGE help to those of us struggling to make sense of this earthly spin.

I like the 3-day format, the richness of discussion, and the feeling of working together towards individual spiritual development and awakening!

Dave Shutler: Dallas Texas

Program Elements

  • Six, three-day classes over two years, in St. Louis, MO.
  • Listening Partnerships for weekly calls. You will receive a new partner, at each three-day session. Mid-session debrief sheets can be sent to Sandy so he can be in touch with how your listening is developing.
  • Two, one-hour calls with Sandy (optional) between each of the sessions.
  • A recorded Zoom call with the class mid-way between each of the sessions to check in with each participant and explore new ideas together.
  • Receive an inspiring piece from Sandy ahead of each class session to dwell with, then dive into it together in class.
  • A check-in each session with how the unlearning and awakening process is going for each person.
  • Exploring the below content through various channels in a Circle of Trust

Program Content

Each session will be tailored to the class and their needs and desires. Some of the areas we will likely explore in our Circle of Trust:

  • Living from a Non-dual perspective which involves reliance on an interactive relationship with the Divine
  • Exploring each Enneagram Type in new and deeper detail, including a Non-dual focus on the Holy Ideas, and Q & A with a person (1 or more) of each Type. One or two types/session.
  • Meditation Practices–both guided and in silence with the group
  • Contemplation/Dictation (Listening to Grace)
  • Edge Dwelling—learning to allow and accept everything as it moves through you
  • Spiritual Inquiry (e.g. The Work)
  • 4th Dimension (or Level 4) Listening (Sandy will model this each session)
  • Deepening, practical new applications of the Personal Atrophy, Personal Mastery, and Spiritual Awakening Cycles
  • Unlearning Practices
  • Coaching Others
  • Solo time in Silence
  • (Possible: Clearness Committees)
  • (Possible: Session with singer Lola Toben, if she is in St. Louis during our weekend)
  • (Possible: Yoga session with a Yoga teacher)
  • New yet-to-be revealed topics that support our awakening and devotion to Being
  • Exercises will include handouts, songs, films, etc.
  • Optional Soul Dialogues 1–2 days before or after each program (at an additional fee)


8:30—6:00 each day


St. Louis, MO/Grafton, IL

Class Size

Minimum = 6

Maximum = 12


The Educare Unlearning Institute has created a discounted sliding scale for all its offerings in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.

Fees may be paid up front, at or before each session, or monthly.

Discounted Sliding Scale:

$595—$835/Trimester (Six Trimesters over two years)

When you sign up for this program, you are committing to attending and paying for all six classes over the two years.  The fee includes the training, all course materials, continental breakfasts, and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

 Please do not pay when you register. Registering says you want to attend, and Sandy will send you some questions to respond to so we can have a conversation about the course.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one month before the first program date, any paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel two—four weeks from the program date, 50% of the first weekend program fee will be refunded unless your space is filled by another. In this case your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.

If you cancel within two weeks of the first weekend program, the first weekend program fee is nonrefundable and non-transferable to another program, unless your space is filled by another.  In this case your full paid fee will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.

If after the first session you decide the class is not a good fit for you, you will be excused without further obligation. If you need to miss a session during the two years, the fee is still due. If you drop out during the two years, the entire fee is still due.


Registering reserves you a spot, while we move together to the next step. Sandy will send you some questions to respond to. You will email him your responses, and then we will schedule a call to go over them, and answer any questions about the program.

Applying the Enneagram
November 16–17
Grafton, Illinois
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