The Mandala Center

2018 Workshops

The Mandala Experience: A Creative Retreat for Personal Growth
MelindaJoy Pattison
August 23rd - 26th


MelindaJoy Pattison has been creating mandalas and facilitating retreats in various parts of the country for over ten years. She is certified in Life Coaching and holds a Certificate of Study in Mandalas. She will achieve her Masters of Counseling Degree through Southwestern College in Santa Fe within the next year.

MelindaJoy is an artist who loves working with a variety of media. She has a deep love of ceremony and incorporates it throughout her retreats.

MelindaJoy is a native of New Mexico who currently lives in Santa Fe with her dog, Riqueza. She has three grown sons.

For more information, visit her website at:


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Movement, creative writing and art making are combined in the daily round of this retreat. Use of the outdoor chapel and the labyrinth on the Mandala Center grounds will be incorporated into the schedule of events. Gentle, accessible movement and journaling will prepare the participants for the art process each day. They will then be invited to creative exploration through mandala making. There will be plenteous studio time each day for the leisurely completion and assimilation of the art projects as well as time to rest and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Mandala Center. No previous art experience or perceived ability are required to participate in this time of retreat. All art supplies will be provided.

In this workshop you will experience...

  • Contemplative Play
  • Creative Self Discovery
  • A True Self Care Experience

Who Should Attend?

All ages and all genders are invited. Mandala work is a delightful though deep form of inclusive self care that can be offered to anyone. No previous art experience or perceived ability is necessary for participants to have a successful weekend.

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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$445.00 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.