Sandra is a longtime teacher of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, and a member of its leadership council.

She leads groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the United Kingdom, and has a private practice in Marin County, California. In the early seventies, she became a student of Claudio Naranjo, MD, a pioneer in transpersonal psychology, synthesizing Western psychology and the Eastern and Middle Eastern spiritual traditions.

Along with A.H. Almaas, founder of the Diamond Approach, she became a member of Naranjo’s original SAT (Seekers after Truth) group where he first presented the Enneagram and its function as a spiritual tool. It is from this original group that most of the well-known teachings about the Enneagram are rooted. Her background also includes studies with various Eastern and Western spiritual and psychological teachers. She has taught the Enneagram for over four decades and is the author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul, and The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home.

Follow your direct experience rather than lead it.
Sandra Maitri