The Mandala Center

2014 Workshops

Going from Nowhere to Now Here: Finding Power, Meaning & Peace Through Change
Cheryl Eckl
Wednesday, September 10th – Sunday, September 14th


Cheryl Eckl is known for her sparkling zest for life. As a former singer and actress, she delivers her practical wisdom with intelligence, humor, and real-life stories. Since her husband’s death in 2008, she has passionately focused her talents on helping others navigate the rough waters of change. An award-winning author of three works of nonfiction, Cheryl lives in Bozeman, Montana, and rides horses to maintain her own life balance.

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Change creates disruption and an uncomfortable feeling that we may actually try to escape too quickly. In this dynamic retreat, Cheryl Eckl compassionately guides us through change with her innovative system called The LIGHT Process. For those who sense that the more dramatic the shift, the greater the opportunity for deep transformation, this is the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for to find meaning, peace, and a way to help others.

You Will Learn

  • Identify how your individual perspective and experience has prepared you for your journey through change—even if you feel unprepared
  • Reframe emotional reactions into practical, nurturing actions
  • Gain insight into how to work with change, not against it
  • Apply a five-step process of inquiry that facilitates moving powerfully through change
  • Enjoy time for personal reflection and creative exploration of how to assist yourself and others in the midst of volatile events

Who should attend?

Men and women of any age who have done some personal growth work and who want to do more. Self-actualizers who are ready to discover new insights into their own relationship with change. People who enjoy learning from the experiences and perspectives of others in a safe, mutually enhancing environment of creative exploration.

Registration and Fees

Prices are all inclusive unless otherwise indicated. Regular Fee is for a private room. You can save on your room rate by bringing someone with you (see below for Share and Save). It also helps us when you share a room because we have limited room availability. (only 12 rooms or 24 beds.) This allows more people to join in!

To Register please call us at 575.278.3002.

Private Rooms


There will be an $15.00 materials fee to be paid to the facilitator. Cheryl will accept cash, check or credit card.

Share a room with a friend or partner and make your stay more affordable.

You and your roommate must 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.

Share and Save

$610.00 Per Person

There will be an $15.00 materials fee to be paid to the facilitator. Cheryl will accept cash, check or credit card.

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.