The Mandala Center

2017 Workshops

A Blissful Weekend: Yoga, Meditation, and Reflexology
Monique Parker and Susan Lewis
Thursday, Nov 16th - Sunday, Nov 19th, 2017


Monique Parker, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500/RYT 500, is a senior teacher and yoga educator in the Svastha Yoga worldwide organization and owns Taos Yoga Therapy, a boutique yoga studio in Taos and Svastha Yoga Institute, the U.S. affiliate yoga school of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda in Chennai, India. Previously, Monique co-founded and directed the Yoga Teacher Certification Program at the University of New Mexico-Taos. A yoga practitioner for over twenty years, Monique gave up a lucrative career in Silicon Valley in 2001 to move to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico, where she dedicates herself to study, teaching, and service. For more information visit her websites at: and

Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis, RYT 200 & Certified Reflexologist, first put her toes into the waters of Hatha yoga back in 1987. Having studied Anusara and Svastha Yoga, she is a Registered Yoga Alliance teacher, following the path of Svastha Yoga in her life. A Certified Reflexologist of fifteen years, she enjoys offering restorative therapy through the feet adding intuitive insights to each session. Her background includes Herbology (since 1991), becoming a Massage Therapist in 1998, and being a former owner of a health food store in Southern Vermont. She has also been offering Intuitive Readings for over eleven years.


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Treat yourself to 4 days/3 nights of Pure Bliss: Yoga, Meditation, Reflexology, Sacred Chanting, and Self-Myofascial Release. This wellness retreat is perfect for anyone who needs a time out to relax and focus on health, re-connect with nature in a peaceful environment, and discover ancient and alternative healing modalities that refresh and rejuvenate the body and mind.

Yoga Therapist and Educator Monique Parker returns to The Mandala Center to facilitate her 8th retreat and is joined by Reflexologist and Yoga Teacher Susan Lewis. Together, they share over 40 years of experience in alternative healing and self-care.

Whether you’re an experienced yogi or curious newcomer, this retreat offers something for everyone: Daily Therapeutic Yoga Classes, Mindful Breathing Lessons, Candlelight Meditation, Sacred Chants, Lovingly Prepared Wholesome Meals taken in Silence, Hiking, Yoga Nidra (lying yoga guided meditation), Foam Roller Self-Myofascial Release (BYOR 3’ x 6”), and a Deeply Relaxing 45-minute Reflexology Session.

By the end of the workshop you will have...

  • Experienced the health and wellness benefits of yoga and reflexology
  • Developed exercise and meditation tools for immediate personal application
  • Learned simple therapeutic yoga exercises that promote flexibility, strength, and balance
  • Learned how to use a foam roller for releasing tension and muscular knots for pain reduction, increased range of motion, improved posture, and ease in movement
  • Demonstrated breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Embarked on a “yoga habit” through self-care practices
  • Experienced a deeply nourishing and healing body treatment with reflexology
  • Enjoy a restorative personal retreat

Who Should Attend?

ANYONE who could use a little TLC: Therapeutic yoga, Mindful Breathing, Reflexology, Wholesome Food, Yoga Nidra (guided lying down meditation), Self-Myofascial Release with Foam Roller, Chanting and Meditation.

Registration and Fees

Prices are all inclusive unless otherwise indicated.


To Register please call us at 575.278.3002.

Private Rooms


Share a room and make your stay more affordable.

We ask that you and your roommate register at the same time to take advantage of this discounted rate.

The Mandala Center cannot guarantee shared accommodations. If you wish to share a room, and do not have a roommate, please ask to be placed on our roommate waiting list. However, if you do not have a roommate at the time of registration you must pay the private room rate. If a roommate is found you will be reimbursed the appropriate amount.

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$570.00 Per Person

Register by calling 575-278-3002

You may pay by credit card (visa or mastercard) over the phone or send in a check or money order within 10 days of registration payable to The Mandala Center. (PO Box 158 Des Moines New Mexico 88418) Payment in full is expected at the time of registration. Space is not held until payment is arranged.

Do you have a spouse or friend who would like to come on retreat but NOT attend the workshop with you? Call us for prices for lodging and meals only and bring them along!

Please register early if you are interested in a workshop. Workshops may be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met.

Check in Information

Check-in begins at 3 p.m. on the first day of your workshop unless otherwise noted in workshop schedule. If you wish to arrive early, or would like to extend your stay, please contact us. We offer a 15% on lodging for additional nights. Our staff will assist you with registration and see you to your roomsl. Dinner is generally at 6 p.m. preceded by a brief orientation. An evening introduction session with your workshop instructor will follow dinner. Workshop leaders will establish the daily routines/sessions with you. Workshops generally end at lunch time on the final day (usually Sunday). We ask guests to be out of their rooms by 12 p.m. on the day of departure.

Cancellation Policies

Our fees and cancellation policies are subject to change at any time without notice.

Although it is our desire that all programs are successful, circumstances do arise that lead to a need for cancellation. The Mandala Center reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If The Mandala Center cancels a program you will receive a full refund on the program and accommodation fees. We are not responsible for travel expenses incurred due to cancellations.

If you must cancel your registration written notice is preferred via email, fax, or mail.
Fax 575-278-3001
PO Box 158 Des Moines NM 88418

Cancellations prior to 30 days: full refund minus a $75 processing fee.

Cancellations made within 15-30 prior: 50% refund of total fee OR a non-refundable credit for the full amount transferable to any future program or stay within one year of issue minus a $150 processing fee. (note: a gift certificate will be issued for credit and must be presented/mentioned upon registration for future event/stay to receive credit.)

Cancellations 8 - 14 days prior: 25% refund of total fee.

Cancellations 7 days or less prior: No refunds are issued.