COVID-19 Guidelines for Your Stay

Sedona Mago Center for Well-Being and Retreat is committed to the health of our guests and staff. We are grateful to be able to continue to offer our transformative experiences while following all Arizona public health protocols. As we navigate through the ever-changing COVID requirements, management has decided to make changes to our arrival policy for everyone’s safety. These updates are required for all guests to have the best spiritual experience while attending our property and optimal programs.

These policies are designed to not only comply with federal, state, and local regulations but to most importantly allay any fears that attendees might have regarding other guests during their visit. We are constantly reviewing Arizona health services and the CDC website for updates regarding COVID-19 and will make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


We have adjusted our arrival policy:

  • Provide a negative COVID test result 72 hours or less prior to arrival regardless of having the vaccination or not.
  • Pass temperature check of less than 100 F upon arrival. Wear medical Grade Mask (Blue Masks) or equivalent in all shared guest areas including the Welcome Center and Dining Hall. Masks in outdoor areas are not required. Mask policies in your classroom are at the teacher’s discretion at this time.
Negative COVID Test

Please provide a negative COVID test result, whether paper or electronic, upon arrival at the retreat center. Tests should be conducted no earlier than three (3) days prior to arrival. All versions of negative test results are accepted. If you wish, electronic versions of the test can be emailed to welcome@sedonamagoretreat.org. See below for more information about COVID testing in the state.

Click here for more information about COVID testing in the state.

Testing is also available at Costco: Click Here

Prior to Arrival: Positive COVID test results or previously tested positive or COVID like symptoms

All guests who test positive for COVID and/or have a current infection will not be welcomed. Guests should contact the welcome center via email or phone to reschedule their program.

If you tested positive for COVID and/or had COVID-like symptoms in the past, we will still require a negative COVID test conducted within three (3) days of your arrival.

Prior to your visit, please make sure you are not experiencing any COVID symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Upon arrival, there will be a screening process that includes a questionnaire and temperature check. Any guests with COVID-like symptoms upon arrival will be asked to leave.

If you fall under this category, please contact the welcome center at welcome@sedonamagoretreat.org and provide your name, phone number, and any relevant information in regards to your case. We will respond to you on a case-to-case basis. 

After Arrival: COVID like symptoms

All guests and staff are responsible for the health and well-being of all guests and staff at Sedona Mago. During your stay at Sedona Mago we ask that you monitor and check your self condition. Mindfulness and awareness of your body can mitigate and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we need your assistance.

If you develop COVID-like symptoms during your stay at Mago, please contact the welcome center or coordinator immediately. You will need to self-isolate immediately, we do have COVID rapid tests onsite for emergencies at $20 a test. If positive, you will receive a prorated refund for the accommodations costs and be asked to leave the property immediately. Sedona Mago does not have a doctor / medical team on the property and it is in your best interest to relocate yourself to town, where medical assistance is more readily available. You can go to the ER, local hotel, or return home. Please respect this policy as you wouldn’t want another guest in your program to stay and potentially transmit COVID to you and other guests. Therefore, we ask that you please be mindful and take care of your medical situation off-site. We are taking every step possible to prevent COVID at Mago and this includes required weekly onsite testing for all staff. All guests are required to provide a negative COVID test within 3 days of arrival, but cannot account for contact during travel to Mago. Therefore we are not responsible for your medical bills but will be glad to provide a prorated refund.

This policy is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until December 31, 2021. Sedona Mago reserves the right to adjust and change our policies as needed. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the welcome center and we will be glad to assist you.

Gift Shop

We ask while shopping to practice conscious social distancing and to be mindful of Mago staff and others.

Tao Lounge

Open 24 hours to gather and relax. Amenities include computers with internet access, Wi-Fi (“Tao-Guest” no password needed), a printer, bathrooms, water, and tea. There is a free public phone available in the Welcome Center lobby for local calls.

Dining Hall

Meals will be served cafeteria-style. After eating, you can bring your tray to the busing station. Please be mindful and respectful of other guests and adhere to social distancing. The dining hall is only open during mealtimes. Please do not take dishes or silverware from the dining hall. *If you registered with special dietary needs, please check with the kitchen at each meal. Please refer to your group schedule for specified group mealtimes.