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17th January 2021 
Healing Mandalas #01

Healing Mandalas

Mandalas are found in nature and in the art of all cultures – rose windows in medieval cathedrals, Tibetan sandpaintings and painted mandalas, Hindu Yantra, Navajo sand paintings and Islamic sacred geometry. Each of the images are a meditation, and a way of coming home to your self and your healing potential.
In 2006 I was lucky enough to meet and work with Dr Judith Cornell. Judith has developed workshops and books and materials which support inner and spiritual growth. I have found the work to be a powerful way to reconnect with a sense of self and also to create an inner space of stillness.
I work with both individuals and groups. In particular I have used the work to engage with people living with life threatening illness.

Below is a you tube video of a mandala project which ran over several months in 2008.

Adrienne Seeds blog site captured the whole process.


Mandala Facilitators have trained extensively with Dr. Judith Cornell and are committed to compassionate service. They are certified to lead groups and give individual consultations. Although facilitators come from various spiritual paths, they are inclusive and honor all faith traditions. Facilitators hold the sacred space for you to transform your life.

You will discover how to:

Connect with your True Self beyond the ego

Construct luminous mandalas that express your Divinity

Experience the flow of pure love to heal heart and soul

Improve your life, using intentionality

Appreciate and deepen your connection to Nature’s healing energies

Recognize the gift in every moment

United States of America


Jane Hendrickson, PhD, MFA
Licensed Holistic Healer
Tucson, AZ
Mandala retreats, individual, and one-day sessions, addictions, personal growth, self-care, and grief/loss. English/Italian.

Barbara Lonien, RN, MSW, LCSW, LISAC
Tucson, AZ
Design & facilitate mandala retreats/workshops, sand mandalas, and labyrinth meditations for groups and individuals. Specialty focuses: addiction, seniors, cancer survivors and caregivers, grief/loss, chronic illness, adults, and families.


Patty Cashman, RN and Debbie Laxague, RN
Mount Shasta, CA
Three-day retreats and drop-in programs for those touched by cancer or chronic illness (including caregivers). Renewal retreats for nurses, CEUs for nurses.

Laura DuBois, MA
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Mandala retreats and workshops for personal growth, awakening, healing and deep soul work. Community Sand Mandala offerings and individual consultations.

Caterina Martinico, MA, ATR-BC
Santa Rosa, CA
Mandala workshops and retreats. Individual consultations focusing on personal growth and self-care; adults, seniors and women’s groups.

Sharon Murnane, RN, HN-BC, CHTP
Board Certified Holistic Nurse
San Diego, CA
Mandala workshops and retreats for personal/professional growth and self-care, WomenSpirit Drum Circles, individual consultations.

Patricia Waters, MA, ATR-Ret
Cotati, CA
Mandala workshops and retreats. Individual consultations focusing on personal growth and self-care; adults, seniors and women’s groups.


Lisa Sherwood, MS
Westport, CT
Mandala workshops and classes for groups, individuals, adults, teens.


Kaho Koinuma
Honolulu, HI
Mandala workshops and retreats in support of all beings to discover peace, love and true happiness, exhibits, slideshow events (concerts, meditations, talks). Japanese/English.


Susan Burton
Marseilles, IL
Mandala workshops and retreats to support the awakening of souls wishing to discover. I invite you to visit my website and explore!

Claudia McFarlane, MA
Chicago, IL
Mandala Programs, Healing Art workshops, retreats, individual sessions for self-empowerment: cancer survivors, support groups, women’s retreats, Intuitive Painting, Sand Mandalas.

Joan Zabelka, BA
Chicago, IL
Spiritual Director, Christian Life Coach, Reiki Master
Mandala workshops for adults or children with a focus on teacher institutes, youth ministry, religious retreats or Reiki retreats. Individual consultations are also available.


Sara Claire Curran
Fairway, KS
Mandala facilitator for groups, adults, and individual consultations.


Mary Ellen Steveling, ERYT
Lusby, MD
Mandala retreats and individual sessions to enhance personal healing and spiritual growth; group and individual sessions to support those facing cancer.


Lisa Ann Lazio, csj, PhD
St. Louis, MO
Mandala retreats for religious groups; individuals seeking deeper connection with self, the Divine, others or the Universe; and those challenged by serious illness. Individual consultations are available.


Kate Zamarchi, RMT
Portsmouth, NH
Mandala workshops and sand mandalas focused on connecting with nature and inner creative spirit – ages 3 and up. Art the Reiki Way!


Eileen M. Rose, MA (“Rosie”)
Long Island, NY
Mandala retreats and classes for awakening and healing, for all ages, groups and organizations group sand mandalas, Qigong, and drumming.


Nancy David, MA
Winston-Salem, NC
Group sand mandalas, retreats, children, adults, and individual consultations.

Martha Kiger, BA, PS
Asheville, NC
Blends Qigong with mandala programs for spiritual communities, yoga centers, churches, and conscious movement groups and retreats.


Sara Goldsberry, MD, MA
Cincinnati, OH
Mandala facilitator in medical settings for those challenged with illness and grief. Women’s groups and mandala retreats.


Bozena Palmquist
Gold Beach, OR
Mandala retreats, group sand mandalas, adults and individual consultations. English/Polish.


Rosalie J. Skakum, ATR-BC
Erwinna, PA
Mandala Workshops for growth & self-care. Weekly Open Art Studio, Individual and Group Art Therapy Sessions, Art Classes.


Caroline S. Garrett, MFA
Williamsburg, VA
Mandala retreats, individual consultations, those challenged by cancer, other chronic illnesses, grief and bereavement.

Sonja Stoeckli RYT-500
Moseley, VA
Mandala workshops with restorative yoga or pranayama. Supports spiritual growth and awareness, helping you find peace, love and light in your life.


Laurie Bell, BME
Seattle, WA
Mandala workshop, retreats for all groups, aiding personal growth/healing, spiritual growth/self care. Community/group Sand Mandala. Also Healing Touch & Reiki.


Laural Virtues Wauters, BA, BSW
Shamanic Practitioner
Green Bay, WI
Mandala retreats, classes for all ages, private sessions for individuals and couples.

Outside the United States


Esperanza Miura
Life Coach
Calgary, AB
Mandala workshops, meditations, and retreats for personal and spiritual awakening, healing and growth. Service in English & Spanish for all ages, individual, group & organizations’ sessions.


Lars C. Schmith
Programs: healing sessions with sacred circles, sand mandalas and vocal toning. Danish/English (Spanish).


Suchinta Abhayaratna, ThD
Mandalas for holistic self-care: In-person and online – Individual and group sessions/workshops: adults, teens, children, community/family sand mandalas.


Kaho Koinuma
Mandala workshops and retreats in support of all beings to discover peace, love and true happiness, exhibits, slideshows events (concerts, meditations, talks). Japanese/English.


Rae Holloway
Certified Life Coach
Mandala Workshops for personal and spiritual development.


Pedro Molina, PhD
Mandala programs: adults, children, group sand mandalas and individual consultations.


Sonja Stoeckli
Mandala workshops with restorative yoga or pranayama. Supports spiritual growth and awareness, helping you find peace, love and light in your life.


Jan Mojsa, MA, Med
UKCP reg psychotherapist
Bath and Wiltshire, England
Mandala facilitator working with life threatening illness; personal and spiritual development; creativity, and group sand mandalas.


Esperanza Miura, BA
Mandala workshops: individual, group & corporate team’s sessions; adults, teens, children, therapists. Spanish/English.