About Sedona Mago
Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat, located in the Red Rocks of Arizona, is owned and operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501 (c)(3) non-denominational “non-profit” organization. The center was created to share the timeless principles and spiritual practices of ancient wisdom and tradition of SunTao. Combined with modern teachings of energy healing and personal development, retreats at Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat provide paths and environments for your holistic healing and self-realization.
The name Mago is from ancient Asian language and it means Mother of All, and represents the unconditional love and spirit of Mother Earth. This sets the direction for why and how we run Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat: to love humanity and the earth. To fulfill this mission, we provide heart-centered leadership retreats and personal development workshops; wellness and natural healing programs, all designed to help you become the fullest expression of your true self.
Mindfulness Programs + Centers
We offer a variety of mindful and spiritual-based programs designed to awaken your abilities to connect, grow, and heal from within. Our programs teach self-transformation and enlightenment from ancient principles – about energy to mind mastery at the intersections of personal awakening and cognitive psychology – for you to uncover the power of your true self.
Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat delivers the teachings and benefits of mindfulness throughout the U.S. We operate the Sedona Meditation Center in Sedona, Arizona, and Mago Mindfulness Centers to provide wellness classes, lectures, workshops and outreach classes to various communities throughout the country. Currently, Mago Mindfulness Centers are located in the cities of Mesa and Chandler, Arizona. We plan to expand to more cities each year.
At each Center, you’ll learn how to experience a well-rounded, fully centered life using a combination of ancient Asian wisdom, energy healing, and personal development to solve daily, modern-day concerns.
Mago’s Healing Campus
Every inch of our 173-acres was lovingly developed to hold space for your healing, spiritual elevation, and physical restoration. We strongly believe in the intrinsic value of connecting to nature as a way to recharge. We invite you to take a hike along our beautiful pathways lined with sage and sparkling crystal powders from the surrounding ancient healing red rocks. Go out for a stroll along one of our three labyrinths, stop by one of our many sacred energy vortexes, or our 120 Steps for a moment of reflection and connection. Sit and meditate on the banks of our soothing lake surrounded by a healing garden sprinkled with Willow and Juniper trees. Cool off in our outdoor swimming pool or jacuzzi and watch the Milkyway at night. Visit our herbal gardens and dine on our delicious pescatarian and vegetarian cuisine made with locally sourced produce. Relax inside one of our 95 minimalist-designed casitas for a soothing night’s rest and quiet reflection. Whether you join us solo, or are a part of a group, one thing we can guarantee, you’ll always find more opportunities to breathe, heal and, just be, at Mago.
Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat is a certified sustainable business. We hear and embrace the heartbeat of our 173-acres of land, and are committed to helping it remain strong. To do this we maintain a core mission to honor and sustain the Earth and all of its inhabitants for now and future generations. Our gray water system, implemented 10 years ago, purifies the wastewater from our casitas and training rooms so it can be reused for nourishing 2,000 juniper trees, herbs and plants on our campus. We compost meals served in our dining hall to help fertilize our gardens and grounds. These efforts effectively help us to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain our profound commitment to stay in harmony with Mago’s grounds and within the surrounding community of the Sedona desert.
Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat has been a destination for spiritual healing and transformation for over 20 years. Mago is an ancient Korean word that means Mother Earth. And at Sedona Mago, we have one central mission: to love humanity and the Earth.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, inspired by the mission of the Tao Fellowship. Specifically, it is the Sun Tao (仙道) Korean Taoist tradition, with its 10,000-year history, that we follow. Sun (仙) is the combination of human (人) and mountain (山), meaning a human being living in harmony with nature. We believe that peace and harmony can be realized, no matter one’s faith, through our connection to the earth – without which, humanity cannot survive.
The principles and practices of Sun Tao are available for all retreat guests to learn as part of their stay with us.
Our core values are rooted in caring for the Earth and for our brothers and sisters on the planet. Our friendly staff and online membership community provide a safe and welcoming space for your spiritual and personal development. We also provide local outreach to senior and community centers throughout the Cottonwood area*. Our patrons help us in supporting the extended community of veterans, under-served demographics, and Tragedy Assistance Progam for Survivors (TAPS), an organization helping families of fallen soldiers. We support our staff with meals and housing programs, gratis yoga classes after three months of employment, plus discounts on our retreat programs. At Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat, where guests return 80-90 percent for additional visits, you will consistently find a community of like-minded people ready to support your transformative growth.
*In our ever-increasing effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our outreach classes are on hold indefinitely.
Ilchibuko Todd, President
With over 20 years of experience in mastering Qi energy through the SunTao Living practice, Ilchibuko (pronounced il-chee-boo-coh) offers expert guidance to reconnect people to the deepest root of themselves and awaken their fullest potential. SunTao provides a way to heal and love the self completely, which eradicates dis-ease and realigns the human condition. Ilchibuko is an international speaker and trainer who envisions individual awakening and healing to be the seed from which the healing of all humanity and the Earth will grow. She is the President of Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat and directs the Sedona Meditation Center and Mago Mindfulness Centers.
Steve Kim, Vice President
Steve Kim is a lifelong practitioner and teacher of mindful living and natural health. He is a visionary executive for several international charitable organizations, and in 1997 helped to establish the Tao Fellowship to promote the spirit of Tao as a universal principle for peace and harmony. Steve also helped establish the Earth Citizens Organization (ECO) in 2014 to organize and facilitate the creation of healthier communities and a sustainable world. He is the Vice-President of Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat and serves as ECO’s Executive Director.
MJ Kim, Chief Operating Officer
MJ Kim is an intuitive energy practitioner filled with a passion for her life’s purpose: to help people on their personal healing and spiritual journey. She has over 20 years of experience leading healing and self-discovery trainings worldwide and is skilled in guided meditation, life coaching, qigong, and yoga. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat, the Manager of the Sedona Meditation Center, and oversees Mago Mindfulness Centers.