4 Days Tao Meditation Retreat in Arizona

  • Sedona Mago Retreat, Arizona, USA


Weekend Tao Meditation Retreat Arizona

  • 4 days with instruction
  • When your earnest desire for change meets the powerful experience of the Tao meditation weekend, you will undergo a life changing, transformational experience that you will never forget. Come away with new perspectives, new inspirations, and a renewed passion for life. Everyone knows that meditation works. It’s a proven method to leave a lasting and positive impact on your mind, body, and spirit.


    • Chakra healing exercise
    • 3 daily meditation sessions
    • An evening silent meditation session
    • Movie night and healing sound journey
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • Full board meals

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: 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.

    If you have never tried it before, let Sedona Mago Retreat assure you that it’s not just for yogis who twist their bodies into pretzel shapes. Meditation is for everyone! Wherever you are on the contemplative continuum, the energetic vibration of Sedona will accelerate and deepen your practice.

    This Tao meditation retreat offers opportunities to meditate and reflect individually, as well as with a group. Explore your inner landscape deeply, then join with others and receive new perspectives, experience the support of community, and just have some fun.

    Day 1: Introduction to meditation

    This introductory session will provide a framework for your transformative weekend. You will experience mindful breathing, gratitude, tapping, and specific movements that will anchor your awareness in the present moment and ground your meditation experience.

    You will also contemplate the questions: Who am I? What am I? What is an effective meditation practice? How can I manage my mind and body and what do I really want to change?

    Day 2: Experience the present

    You will begin your retreat by exploring the energy within. The serenity of Sedona Mago Retreat provides a sanctuary to explore your inner landscape. Today’s meditations and exercises will help you to ground yourself in the present moment. Early risers can enjoy an optional morning Tao energy class before breakfast.

    Morning sessions will be about on-site nature meditation at Sedona Mago Retreat. There are no ringing cell phones and no honking horns. Instead, all that you hear are rippling bird songs and gentle breezes that cradle you in a cocoon of serenity and envelop you with the fragrant mist of solitude.

    In this quietude, you are able to look within and reflect on what it is you want to let go of, what you wish to bring into your life, and how to listen to your true voice. You will learn the five basic minds for a good meditation and practice. They work like spiritual fingers for your sacred journey within.

    During the afternoon sessions, you will go through a chakra healing exercise. Chakras are power spots in human bodies, just as vortexes are the power spots of the earth. Here, you will learn about your body’s energy system (physical body, energy body, and spiritual body) and how to access more vitality. You will learn about two different aspects of your being and identify, and about any conflicts which may be causing blockages around your chakras.

    Chakra activation and purification will give your meditation a tangible texture and deepen its creative aspects. The simple, yet unique method will allow you to open, activate, and balance all your chakras. Now you are not only in peace, you are peace.

    During the evening sessions, you will experience a movie night, together with a healing sound journey. Enjoy a movie which will awaken your consciousness and then immerse yourself in a meditative healing sound journey. You will become one with the musical harmony of the universe, as you explore your consciousness with healing vibrations that transport you deep within.

    Day 3: Attune to the land

    The afternoon includes free time and meditation opportunities at some of the most panoramic vistas and vortex sites of Sedona and Red Rock Country. By connecting to the unique energy of each location, you will take in the healing energy that you need for transformation. While in nature and with nature, you will discover that you are nature and will experience the energy of the red rocks, trees, water, and sky of Sedona.

    You will also have free time in historic Uptown Sedona to have lunch and explore the sites and shops. In the evening, you will shut out the outside distractions and do a silent meditation. This can be a turning point. You are bombarded with many different kinds of stimulation on a daily basis. As you shift from looking outside to looking inside, you’ll discover a deeper aspect of your being.

    Day 4: Wrapping up your experience

    You will continue to open to the love and support nature provides; reflecting on what you have gained, and planning how your life will be different as a result. The final session ends before lunch.

    The day begins with an early morning session of sunrise meditation. It’s a transformative experience that words can hardly express, when you observe the sun slowly peeking up over the horizon amid the stunning red rocks of Sedona.

    The play of light and shadow is magnificent, and your heart and soul are touched, as you become part of a scene that has played out over and over again throughout millennia of earth’s existence. It’s one of the most sacred moments of the Sedona meditation retreat.

    Now it is the time to reflect on what Sedona has unfolded for you, how you have responded and, very importantly, how to take it all back home. You have become more mindful of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. You smile more and look forward to what the moment has to offer. Now it’s time to return to your place in the world with more confidence and a renewed passion for your life.

    An important realization

    After four days of the Sedona meditation retreat, you realize that the real sacred space is actually not anywhere on the soil of red rocks. Rather, it is in your soul, the part of you that is eternal and unchanging. If you feel that your heart has been touched in Sedona, it is because your perfect immutable soul has awakened.

    Your task on your spiritual quest is to uncover that part of yourself that is eternal and to let it shine in the world. By observing your conscious mind, you will discover that you are a being with limitless possibilities. Sedona’s sacred spaces are simply a reflection of that which already lies inside of you. Here in Sedona, mother earth magically embraces you to enter the sacred place inside your own heart. Come to Sedona and be yourself!

    • Sayong Kim

      Sayong Kim has been the COO of Sedona Mago Retreat since 2002. Earlier in his life, Sayong developed sciatic neuralgia and suffered from back pain for over ten years. While various Western and Eastern healing modalities helped, they could not cure his pain. He started practicing Sun Tao, and his back healed in less than three months. This changed the course of his life. Sayong’s goal is to share Tao principles and practices and to develop Sedona Mago Retreat into the top retreat center in the country.

    • Juniper D. Yang

      Juniper D. Yang, Tao Master and Healer, is the Program Director for Revitalizing Detox and Holistic Health Journey at Sedona Mago Retreat. She has been studying and practicing the Tao philosophy for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Qigong Healing, Tao Instructor Training, and Tao Master Training. For over 16 years, Juniper has been helping and teaching others live in balance through meditation, breathing and nutrition. Juniper is a lifetime seeker and healer who encountered the ancient wisdom of Tao in 1996.

    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
    • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
    • Swimming
    • Swimming pool
    • Air-conditioned rooms
    • Dining area
    • Garden
    • Lake
    • Lounge
    • Luggage room / storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • 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.

    • Book a holistic health reading session
    • Book sound healing session
    • Enjoy the Jacuzzi
    • Explore the garden
    • Join chakra reading or chakra healing and balancing
    • Sit or read in the lounge
    • Swim in the pool
    • Visit the gift shop
    • Walk around in the garden
    • Walk the trails

    You can enjoy private healing and acupuncture sessions for an additional fee.

    • 3 daily meditation sessions
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • An evening silent meditation session
    • Chakra healing exercise
    • Full board meals
    • Movie night and healing sound journey

    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 Airport directly to Sedona Mago Retreat, 56 USD each way or 112 USD round trip.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.


    • Review by Carlos

      "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

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

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    • Review by Glenda

      "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

      "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

      "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.

      "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.

      "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

      "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.

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      ""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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