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3 Days Tao Spiritual Spa and Yoga Retreat in Arizona

  • Sedona Mago Retreat, Arizona, USA

Overview

Spiritual Spa and Tao Meditation Retreat Arizona

The natural environment and vortex energy of Sedona Mago Retreat will become your spa, healing, soothing, and relaxing your body, mind, and spirit. Tao means to become one with nature and this retreat is perfect for those who want to connect with the energy of the earth and with their inner-self. The Tao spiritual spa weekend is all about you and your well-being, take a break from your daily routine and join Sedona Mago Retreat!

Highlights

  • Mindful stretching and breathing
  • Starlight or bonfire meditation sessions
  • Intuitive readings and chakra meditation sessions
  • Sound healing, labyrinth meditation, outdoor Qigong
  • A professional one hour massage and rock sauna
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Full-board meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Depending on the room type you choose, shared or private accommodation is available. A private room provides you with full use of the casita or suite of your choice, without any roommates. A shared room is a casita of your choice, with a roommate assigned of the same gender, or one that you have requested.

During the retreat, you will be residing at Sedona Mago Retreat Center. Surrounded by red monoliths, Native American ruins, and majestic mountains, the retreat center offers 163 acres of beautifully-landscaped land honoring mother earth’s treasures. Designed to work with the healing energy of Sedona, you can relax and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.

Sedona Mago Retreat Center has 120 casitas decorated in a style conducive for relaxation and meditation. To maintain this environment, the rooms do not have televisions or phones. Computers with internet access are available in the lounge.

The shared casitas feature two comfortable full-size beds with plush coverings, a table and chairs, closet, mini-refrigerator, full bathroom and shower, and air conditioning and heating. The casitas blend in comfortably with their natural surroundings, staying cool inside during the spring and summer, and warm during the winter.

The rooms are supplied with towels and soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Any other items should be brought including toothpaste, lotion, and hair dryers. The pool and Jacuzzi are open year round, so do bring your swimsuit. Sedona Mago Retreat Center supplies pool towels. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available on-site.

Friday

  • 17:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:15 After a long day of travel, mindful stretching, breathing, and meditation will help you relax your body and mind.
  • 20:15 - 20:45 Shape your experience (orientation and ice-breaker) - meet your fellow travelers and the retreat coordinator, Susan Kim, who will explain Tao healing principles and help you to choose your weekend activities.
  • 20:45 - 21:30 Sound healing - experience the heart opening, healing effects of a guided sound healing meditative journey.

Saturday

  • 06:00 - 06:45 Begin your day with an early morning guided meditation and set your intention for the day.
  • 06:45 - 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Outdoor Qigong- experience this ancient form of meditation, rooted in Taoism. This nature-centered practice will cultivate self-love and healing.
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Intuitive readings with tarot and angel cards.
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Mindful breathing - learn about your specific breathing pattern and how to breathe mindfully, for better rest and relaxation.
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Rock sauna (weather permitting) - Sedona’s red rocks contain crystals which can release heaviness and tension from the body. Lay on the rocks and refresh yourself with aromatherapy oils or a facial mask.
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Starlight meditation or a bonfire - the magical star studded skies of Sedona are the perfect backdrop for a powerful meditative experience. When the weather is cool, enjoy the warmth and comradery of a bonfire, while you honor the power of the element of fire.

Sunday

  • Labyrinth meditation with sunrise - as the sun brings you a new day, walk our labyrinth and discover new insights that can bring clarity to your life.
  • 06:45 - 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Chakra meditation at the healing garden. Before you return home, align and balance your chakras with a guided meditation at the healing garden.

Just 16 miles south-west of Sedona, in the midst of the Coconino National Forest, lies the 160-acre Sedona Mago Retreat. This blooming desert land, surrounded by red rocks, Native American ruins, and mountains, has been a place of healing and transformation for over 40 years.

Named for Mago, which means ancient mother in Asian cultures, this beautiful solitary land has a magical quality to unfold your innermost stories. The immense power of this land plays a significant role in your experience.

Nearby places

  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Sedona - 40 minutes
Activities
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Laundry

Full-board meals will be provided throughout your stay. Sedona Mago Retreat provides guests with three delicious meals every day, offering a variety of food options at each meal to help meet your dietary needs. They recognize that each individual has different nutritional needs and are confident that they can accommodate most people when given reasonable notice.

The meals you will enjoy in the dining hall contain not only the nutrients provided by the earth, but also the loving energy of the people who prepare them. The meals are prepared from scratch and the focus is on fresh. Whenever possible they source non-GMO, organic, and local produce to supplement the seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.

Dietary needs

The dining hall’s buffet line labels each menu item identifying options that will meet the needs of the guests following gluten free, soy free, vegan, or dairy free diets. While they are not always able to customize menus for each individual, Sedona Mago Retreat do try to provide enough options to satisfy your nutritional and dietary needs.

If you are concerned about your personal needs, please feel welcome to bring any supplemental food with you that you feel you require. Each guest room offers a mini refrigerator for your use. Please note that cooking in guest rooms is not allowed.

While most of what they make and serve in-house is gluten free and they do their best to maintain that in the kitchen, Sedona Mago Retreat cannot guarantee an entirely GF environment. They use a variety of sauces and mixes that can negatively impact a celiac sufferer. Please be mindful of this and carefully read the posted menu and all labels available.

Mindful eating

Food is a precious gift from mother earth. Bless the food with joy and gratitude before you eat. Take time for a prayer of gratitude to heaven for creating life, to the earth for growing it, to humans for preparing the food, for keeping life flowing in you.

When you eat, chew well with a peaceful mind then you can intake not only nutrients but also the blessed energy of the food. Close your eyes (or look down your nose), and feel the chewing. Chew over 30 times before you swallow.

Slowly swallow the food and sense the food coming down to the center at your lower abdomen. When you eat and breathe please remember the energy of the earth and of heaven becoming integrated as one within you. Feel grateful for life and consider how to use your energy to repay the blessings of heaven and earth, and benefit the world and humanity.

  • Enjoy the Jacuzzi
  • Explore the garden
  • Sit or read in the lounge
  • Swim in the pool
  • Visit the gift shop
  • Walk around in the garden
  • Walk the trails

Your stay includes a one hour massage, which you can schedule when you check-in. For a 90 minute spa or additional sessions, extra fees will apply.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A professional one hour massage
  • Chakra meditation at the healing garden
  • Full-board meals
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Intuitive readings
  • Labyrinth meditation with sunrise
  • Mindful stretching, breathing, and meditation
  • Outdoor Qigong
  • Rock sauna (weather permitting)
  • Sound healing
  • Starlight or bonfire meditation

Driving directions from Phoenix and Southern Arizona

  • Take interstate highway I-17 north, for about 90 miles.
  • Then take the Cottonwood exit (287). Turn left and follow highway 260 west toward Cottonwood for 12 miles to the intersection of Highway 89A.
  • Turn right going toward Sedona. Go through two traffic lights and then you will see a brown sign indicating 761 or Bill Gray Road on your left side.
  • Turn left onto Bill Gray Road. You will see two large gold colored statues on your right and the Immaculate Conception church on your left.
  • Continue on to an unpaved road on your right. This is Bill Gray road. There will be a brown colored sign saying “761.”

Driving directions from Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

  • Take 89A South through Sedona or take I-17 south from Flagstaff to the Sedona exit (for highway 179).
  • Follow 179 into Sedona and turn left onto highway 89A (going toward Cottonwood).
  • Follow highway 89A through Sedona, until you see a brown sign for 761 or Bill Gray Road on your right side.
  • Turn right onto Bill Gray Road. From this point, follow the directions on how to drive down Bill Gray Road

Driving directions down Bill Gray road (forest service road 761)

  • Driving down Bill Gray Road for the first time can feel challenging; however, it can also be an invigorating experience. Let yourself flow with the natural vibration of the drive and take in the beautiful scenery around you. Bill Gray Road is an unpaved forest service road. The road is bumpy. You may see several narrow paths to your right and left, but do not go down them. Stay on main road, which is the widest main path.
  • When you enter the unpaved road, set your travel odometer to 0.0. It will take 10.8 miles to drive to the retreat center, if you drive 25 miles per hour, it will take 35 minutes. Although you may have only driven a few miles, it can feel like you have been driving a long time. Keep checking your odometer to see where you are on the road.
  • Around 6.5 miles you will see a fork in the road; stay on the right path (on the left you will see a brown sign marker that says “258”; do not follow this). At 10.4 miles, you will see a sign on your right for Sacred Mesa Trail. You will start to see the retreat center in the distance on your left.
  • At 10.8 miles you will see a sign on your right for Ilchi Road. Turn left at this sign, cross the cattle guard, and go approximately 1,000 feet to the Sedona Mago Retreat’s main gated entrance. You will see a call box on your left. Push the “CALL button” to ring the welcome center attendant. Once the attendant lets you in, make a sharp left and follow the signs to registration.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Arrival by shuttle

You can take a shuttle to get to the retreat venue. Arizona shuttle is one of the recommended services. It provides a shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) directly to Sedona Mago Retreat, 56 USD each way or 112 USD round trip.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Sedona Mago Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Carlos
    10 out of 10

    "I would recommend the spiritual healing retreat very much. It helped me to find what I was looking for, a nice experience, peaceful, and releasing."

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  • Review by Beatriz
    10 out of 10

    "I found my true self. I found peace and happiness and the light inside me."

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  • Review by Glenda
    10 out of 10

    "Tao meditation retreat to me was a pathway to peace. Best part for me was being able to go into the quiet. Being in the quiet frees you from all your old baggage - all your worries, fears, and untruths."

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  • Review by Julian
    10 out of 10

    "Tao meditation retreat was a great reminder that we are all one. It provides clear guidance on discovering our true nature and infinite power for good in the world. I have been holding back expression of my true nature, my essence / soul. I need not get trapped by my emotions, which stem from the expectations of others."

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  • Review by Amy K. from New York city, NY
    10 out of 10

    "I spent 3 nights here with a friend for a personal retreat. We came to do some meditations and relax. If you do a personal retreat then you have the option of buying other activities a'la cart. Unfortunately some of the things I was planning on doing they required us to find a third party to join because they don't just do activities for 2 people, and seeing how we didn't know anyone else, and everyone else seemed to be doing a structured retreat, that didn't work out for us. So that was very disappointing. We ended up going into Sedona for the two full days while we were there and explored, shopped, and hiked. So we didn't really get the full experience of the retreat like I hoped. But the facility was beautiful, the food was amazing, the people were nice, and the beds were comfortable. The rooms are no frills, no TV, no clock, you need to ask for a hair dryer. There is a fridge in the room though, and they are very clean. I highly recommend the 6am guided meditation with Kathy. She is lovely and the meditation is both relaxing and energizing. It puts you in a great frame of mind for the rest of the day. They provide you with 3 meals per day that are geared towards lacto-ovo vegetarians. The meals were delicious. Here is the most important thing you need to know. The retreat is located way outside of Sedona, it's right near Cottonwood. It is 10.8 miles off the main road Route 89A, on a dirt road. The first time you are going there you better arrive during daylight hours because you will freak out driving on that road. The road is bumpy, rocky, has ruts, holes, and cows. If you drive over 20 mph on the road you are asking for trouble. It will take you 45-55 minutes to get from the main road to the retreat. During the day it's a pretty drive as long as you don't have a headache or back problem. I drove in with a Hundai rental car and it was fine. If you have a hug profile vehicle you could probably drive a bit faster. I would recommend staying there once you get there and enjoy the retreat, driving in and out of there everyday was a bit much. I would go back again, but I would do one of the strutted programs so I could meet other people and get more of a spiritual benefit."

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  • Review by Steve R.
    10 out of 10

    "I just returned from an almost 2 week stay at this retreat center. During this time I took 2 workshops, and enjoyed two days just enjoying the grounds, the surrounding desert, the simple, but excellent meals, and the people visiting and working there. "

    "Sedona Mago Retreat Center guides the development of the spiritual self through the physical processes of yoga. The work in these areas of the the human being progress at the same time physical and spiritual in whatever workshop is attended, although the techniques vary. One of my workshops had 12 participants, while the other had 6. "

    "For me, it was a deeply fulfilling and joyful experience, and one that is quite affordable."

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  • Review by LuciLu from North Salt Lake, Utah, U.S.A.
    10 out of 10

    "If you want to get away from it all and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature, this is the place for you. Sedona Mago is isolated, completely unplugged, incredibly beautiful and intentionally filled with spectacular opportunities for moments of absolute connection to the spiritual essence of the earth mother. The rooms are basic but meet your needs. The vegetarian food is incredible and easy. It may seem weird to eat in a dining hall but actually it was superb. No hassle. No travel required. Just show up and eat outstanding, fresh, healthy food prepared with love. You can take short hikes, experience several meditative labyrinths, and absorb the calm silence at benches strategically placed to enhance the gorgeous views around the well manicured pond. If you just want to BE at one with nature and truly escape the rat race, this is the place for you."

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  • Review by Traveler from Kelowna, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed here as I was attending a workshop being held onsite. What a beautiful place, it was just what I needed, the peace and quiet is perfect. My room was lovely, everything I needed. I admit I was quite happy to have wifi that worked in my room, haha, didn't need THAT much peace! The staff are all friendly & the food was delicious. Loved walking around the grounds, in particular the healing garden. Would go back in a shot."

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  • Review by Waikwong Y. from Lakeview, Oregon, U.S.A.
    10 out of 10

    "I like this place. My body goes thru some kind of healing everytime I come here. My body feels better every single time."

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  • Review by Rachel Z. from Brooklyn, NY
    10 out of 10

    "Really enjoying the energy here in Sedona! It's very empowering and healing! A great way to start the new year!"

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  • Review by Jeanne from Houston, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I’m 67 years old and have been struggling with what is next in my life. This experience has given me a path to take. It has introduced to me the true me and I got a small peek at my soul and she is beautiful. It was a profound if ever so brief look at the potential of what I can achieve. Thank you."

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  • Review by Fran from League City, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first retreat and it exceeded way above my expectations. Juniper’s classes were very educational and informative along with being so enjoyable."

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  • Review by Doreen from Dickinson, Texas
    10 out of 10

    "My spiritual awakening happened three years five months ago when I decided to become sober. I also knew that my tobacco addiction would be the next step to healing myself. I gave up smoking 11 months ago. My body responded by gaining 40 pounds, my mind had so much information I couldn’t think clearly, my energy level was all over the place, if I even had any. I now know that it is the confusion of my spiritual level. The exercises have taught me how to gain energy within myself instead of outside of myself. I have tools to use to advance my journey. I now have clarity and receive guidance from a higher source. It has helped me to retain, neutralize, and redirect my emotional state so that I feel less upset. Nature is such an important part of my being, I know that Eden is here on earth and Mago Retreat is where God resides. Thank you. I carry you in my mind’s eye."

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  • Review by Sara from Houston, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "As a pilgrim on my spiritual path, I found the workshop to help expand, open, and cleanse my chakras so I can better lead and serve humanity."

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  • Review by Min Gwang from Brooklyn Heights, New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have had many awakenings during these seven days. However, the most important realization was about what was holding me back from accomplishing my goals and my dreams in my life. What I realized was that I was not focused on listening to my soul’s voice. I now know through experience that I need to trust myself and deepen my breathing, so I can become bright and choose the things in my life that would reflect my soul and divinity."

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  • Review by Jo Hee from Ravenna Park, Washington, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I received a lot of healing and gained a deep understanding of myself and how to connect to myself and my energy. Now I have more conviction for my life and how I can grow and make the world a better place. Reconnecting with my soul in such a deep way is such a gift. Words cannot express my sense of gratitude."

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  • Review by Marilyn from Houston, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The best retreat I have ever been on and I have been on many. When I came to the retreat center I was not in a very good place, but when I left I felt more of a clear understanding of my life purpose and how to achieve my goals. I now have hope and determination to transform myself and be one with my soul. If you have this hope, this is the place for you. "

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  • Review by Jang Sung from Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Sedona Mago Retreat with a very poor body condition. My energy was too weak to get me back on track physically. Having the luxury of focusing on myself and using my body effectively through the energy movements and meditations made a complete change in my physical condition in just a few days and restored my confidence in who I really am. "

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  • Review by Lisa from USA
    10 out of 10

    ""Finding true self" was exactly what I needed. Chun reaches to her true self to teach us and give us the resources needed. The staff was friendly and warm. They supported our efforts and goals 150%. Thank you."

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