Tao Meditation Weekend

‘Allow your deepest voice to be heard’

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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.

You will come away with new perspectives, new inspirations, and a renewed passion for life.

Why are we so sure about this? Because we’ve seen it happen for so many people during the Tao Meditation Retreats – and we know it can happen for you.

Shared: $595 & Private: $715 (depending on the room type you choose). Registration includes the entire program, room and meals.

Important:

**Program begins at 10 am on program start date and finishes at 11 am on program finish date.  You are welcome to stay an extra night before the start date, extra night rates are $119-129/per person, per night in shared accommodations and $179-189/night for private accommodations, depending on your room type. To register for an additional night you can add it when you register online or call the Welcome Center at 928-204-3391.  If  you are not staying the night before, please arrive at the retreat by 9:30 am on the program start date so you can register and find the classroom.  Check-in is not until 4 pm, so you can leave your belongings in your car or at the Welcome Center lobby until your room is ready.  Further details regarding your program’s schedule will be available at orientation. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator 1-2 weeks prior to your program with any additional information you may need.

‘Mago’ – an ancient Korean word expressing the unconditional love and the spirit of Mother Earth, this beautiful solitary land has a magical quality to unfold our innermost stories.

Just 16 miles southwest of Uptown Sedona, in the midst of the Coconino National Forest, lies 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, this beautiful solitary land has a magical quality to unfold our innermost stories.

Meditation Works

Meditation works. The International Journal of Neuroscience (1982) found that those practicing meditation for more than five years were physiologically 12 years younger than their chronological age, measured by reduction of blood pressure, better near-point vision, and auditory discrimination. Short-term meditators were physiologically five years younger than their chronological age.

It’s a proven method to leave a lasting and positive impact on your mind, body, and spirit. If you have never tried it before, let us assure you that it’s not just for yogis. Meditation is for everyone! Wherever you are on the contemplative continuum, the energetic vibration of Sedona will accelerate and deepen your practice.

Group Sessions and Individual Reflection Are Balanced

Our 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.

A Sample of Your Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Sedona & Experience the Present

Introduction to Meditation

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.

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

We will also help you to contemplate deeply on these meditation topics such as: Who am I?  What is my true self?  How do I want to live my life?

Onsite Vortex Energy Meditation Part 1

There are no ringing cell phones and no honking horns.  Instead, all that you hear are rippling birdsongs 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 fulfilling meditation practice.  They work like spiritual fingers for your sacred journey within.

Day 2: Attune to the Land & Experience Deeper Connection

Onsite Vortex Energy Meditation Part 2

You will continue to visit onsite vortexes and 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 Mago Retreat.

Chakra Healing Exercises

Chakras are power spots in our bodies, just as vortexes are the power spots of the Earth. Chakra activation and purification will give your meditation a tangible texture and deepen its creative aspects. Our 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.

Healing Sound Journey in Nature

You will become one with the musical harmony of the universe as you explore your consciousness with healing vibrations that transport you deep within, or to unexplored regions of your soul.

Spiritual Movie Night & Group Discussion

Inspire yourself with an enlightening documentary.

Evening Silent Meditation

In the evening, we’ll shut out the outside distractions and do a silent meditation.  This can be a turning point in your spiritual journey. As you shift from looking “Outside” to looking “Inside” you’ll discover a deeper aspect of your being.

Day 3: 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.

Early Morning Session: 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 the millennia of Earth’s existence. It’s one of the most sacred moments of the Tao Meditation Retreat.

Morning Session: How to Take It All Back Home

Now is the time to reflect on what has unfolded for you, how you have responded and most 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.

One Important Realization

After three powerful days of Tao Meditation Weekend you will realize that the real sacred space 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!

Who Will Guide Your Experience?

Tao Meditation Weekend

Instructor: 

Juniper D. Yang, Program Director

Juniper, Tao Master and Healer, 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. Awakened to the existence of cosmic truth and energy, Juniper has devoted her life to sharing the Tao traditions of inspiration, healing, and truth.

  • As a “Seeker of Truth” I deeply valued the affirmations, comradely and authentic love and support I felt.  I believe this is a beneficial experience for any human being and it will be surprisingly valuable.

  • The energy at Mago is absolutely transformative.  The physical property itself brings immediate healing.  It is a wonderful experience to be surrounded by others who are on a similar journey. ~Victoria, Chicago, IL

  • The Tao Meditation Weekend was wonderful.  Not only did it teach; allow me to practice meditation principles; [give me ] exercises to fill my daily life, [but]also included a few experiences that created profound improvements in myself.  The energy, nature, views during this course were amazing.  I leave here a more centered, abundant, peaceful person.

  • My experience with the Tao Meditation is so great, the teacher, Juniper is so knowledgeable with topics and easy to follow.  She is so kind and very professional.  I will do it again and I highly recommend to anybody out there.  The price is a bargain; very great deal with food, lodging and class is so great!  Is worth every single penny… ~Joan, San Francisco, CA

  • I experienced significant growth in a short amount of time.  The program was laid out well and everything we did was explained clearly.  I was also impressed at how well the variety of previous experience and skill levels were brought together.

    The best part was the instructor, who was open to all class members, very perceptive and hugely dedicated.  She felt like a close friend, and she motivated, prodded or even cajoled all of us into a tremendously meaningful experience. I am grateful.

    ~Steve, Chicago, IL

  • The Tao Meditation retreat has fulfilled and exceeded all expectations.  Highly recommended for those who are looking for a transformational experience. ~Cheri, Flagstaff, AZ

  • I got in touch with my true self.  Always thought I understood.  Juniper gave in depth knowledge and awareness.  Plan to come back next year for certain. ~Phx, AZ

  • “I am not as “alone” as I thought I was. Phew, sigh, ureka! I do indeed have peace…it was just a hidden by my negative thoughts/negative self-talk for a short while. I learned not to be so hard on myself when those temporary emotions and thoughts arise.” ~Lauren

  • “I learned to listen to my soul” ~Valerie, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • “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.” ~Julian

  • “I learned that I am a loving, caring being. I need to release emotion, negative energy, and better communicate what I need” ~Marlene

  • “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.” ~Glenda

  • “I have the potential for bringing peace into my life. Participation in various types of meditations allows me the flexibility when meditating at home. Loved learning about the benefit of movement and exercise, deep breathing techniques, sound meditation” ~Wendy, Ortonville, MI

  • “Tao Meditation retreat is a place to come back to center, and truly work on yourself instead of outside worries. I learned that I can enjoy being in the moment.” ~Vincent, Tempe, AZ

  • “Healing and growth were always there, I just didn’t’ always access or tap into the inner voice. Trust the process! Be patient, be open, and experience.” ~Patricia

  • “This was one of the most peaceful weekends that I had. I enjoyed the whole weekend. I learned to be at peace with myself and to look into my inner self.” ~Cathy