Stress to Strength

‘Heal Yourself and Create a Happy, Healthy Life’

‘Left unchecked, stress can poison every aspect of your life’

Chronic stress is linked to higher incidences of ALL SIX of the top premature killers:

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Accidents
  • Liver Disease
  • Suicide

Simply by living a modern life – full of constant, but not immediately life-threatening stresses your body is tricked into feeling like it is constantly in danger. So, it responds with the classic “fight or flight” stress hormones that helped saved your ancestor’s lives.

Stress hormones contribute to your feelings of:

  • Irritability and unhappiness
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Chronic and acute physical illnesses
  • Apathy and depression
  • Inability to concentrate and think clearly

Many people also contend with the isolation inherent in 21st century lifestyles. We no longer have an extended family close-by – there’s often no one to turn to when stressful events begin to wreak havoc on our mental or physical bodies.

But, the good news is that you can learn to manage life’s stress and mitigate the negative effects. In addition to self-healing exercises and practices, you’ll start to build a community and surround yourself with the loving, supportive people you’ll meet at “From Stress to Strength”.

‘You can learn to use stress to fuel a happier, more productive and healthy lifestyle’

During this retreat you will learn how to transform stress into the strength you need to live the fulfilling, productive, happy life you seek, without giving up your demanding job, family obligations or social activities.

Based on Tao practices and principles, this retreat focuses on the chakras — the power centers of the body, with an emphasis on the sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras.

You will learn to access and use Ki energy to balance your chakras and open blocked meridians, literally detoxing from your stress at a cellular level —  so you can maintain your positive energy, even in challenging situations.

3 day, 2 night, Stress to Strength Retreat:

Shared: $585 & Private: $725 (depending on the room type you choose).

To register, click on one of the dates below:

Discover The Secrets to Mental, Physical, and Emotional Stress Relief

We will explore how to use your:

  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Breath and
  • To reframe thought patterns

So they all play a key role in preventing stress from derailing your life.

Your Experience:

Over your three days in the powerful energy of Sedona, your workshop leader, Chun Shim, master healer and teacher, will guide you to a more powerful state.

You’ll release the excessive stress that’s making you sick and tired and move you into a life of strength and power that will linger long after you’ve returned home.

Your participation, guided by your teacher’s nearly two decades of experience, will allow you to build the tools you need to avoid being overwhelmed by modern life and to remain calm and strong no matter what life throws at you.

Participate in interactive exercises and healing techniques designed to:

Realign your body and Relax your mind.

Along with fellow students, you’ll discover how to create harmony and enjoy a true connection with like-minded people.

From Stress to Strength begins at 7 pm on the first day and finishes at 11:30 am on the last day. Please reserve the air ticket with arrival at Phoenix airport no later than 3:00 pm and departure from Phoenix Airport no earlier than 4:30 pm.

AZ Shuttle provides shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport directly to Sedona Mago Retreat.

Meet Your Stress to Strength Leader: Chun Shim


As an expert guide and teacher, Chun delights in seeing her students heal their stress related illnesses and transform their lives. Chun Shim is the regional coordinator for Sedona Mago Retreat in Central Arizona and the manager of the Tao Healing Center in Chandler, Arizona. She has been a master healer, teacher, workshop trainer, and holistic life consultant for individuals and groups for almost two decades.

During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice with a world-leader in stress management. Her hope is that your journey will be vastly enhanced for yourself, your family and planet Earth.

Since 1999 she has helped her workshop participants, around the world, to go beyond theory and into actually experiencing dramatic, long-lasting shifts. She is a gifted energy practitioner and teacher who brings her unique understanding of the human energy systems to help people identify and realign energy imbalances for enhanced Well-Being.


  • Dear Chun and Mago Retreat….I have fully enjoyed my time in FTS and FTST.  The minute I pull into the property a sense of calmness enters my body, mind, and spirit.  I started my journey at the Tao Center in Chandler the summer of 2016.  I today cannot imagine my life without all the tools, resources, knowledge, and wisdom I have learned from both retreats and my weekly practices with Chun.  My journey is far from over….I will continue practicing, listening to my heart to access what I have always known and what resides within my physical body: “my light” “My True Self”.  Now I know whatever life brings my way I am equipped to handle all things.  The answers are within!  My sincerest thanks and gratitude to those who have brought to life Mago retreat and a way to a brighter life and world.  Sincerely and with love.

  • My daughter and I came because she felt she was missing purpose in life.  Also she suffers from 2 chronic diseases.  It was her hope and mine that she would find a release for the outward frustration and anger she seemed to be demonstrating.  It was very apparent through her outward release of her emotions that she was touched/or touched her inner self.  Her work and/or stress was giving devastating infliction on her body. Witnessing her calmness and release of emotion was a true gift to me, her mother.  I have been trying to ask her to find that child that was so happy.  After this retreat I think she has the tools to begin to let go of her stress and become that happy soul again.  The bird, spirit, soul movie was exactly what she is experiencing.  As her mother her pain and stress projects onto me.  My lesson is to release that and feel, watch, accept.  Listen and watch—not control.  We will be attending the One True Self in the future.  Perhaps she will also feel the urge to visit Chandler.

  • Chun is the best.  I love her.  From Stress to strength was just what I needed.  I came away happier, calmer and more in control of my heart and soul.  Would recommend to anyone whether you are feeling lonely or lost or feeling positive.  Very good for everyone.  I love Yoon.  She is so delightful and when I come to retreats, I love to see her, greet and hug her.  She always remembers me.  A very good feeling!

  • I had participated in “Finding Your True Self” and found it enlightening.  After one year of practicing some of the skills learned, I returned for “From Stress to Strength.”  My life with the incorporation of Tao has changed.  I used to be consumed by the emotions of events and let these events define me, this is no longer the case.  From Stress to Strength has helped me re-find my Soul Bird and the message of my true self.  I am so grateful for the life changing, heart changing, chakra opening knowledge imparted to me by Chun and Tao healing.  I’m sure my family is grateful too!  Thank you Chun.

  • I feel so fortunate to have had Chun and her wisdom and influence in my life as a guide.  Her help and her techniques are incredibly insightful and helpful.  She has helped me heal from a devastating life event and has helped me move on with peace, clarity and hope.  Thank you. ~Holly

  • Very inspirational and eye opening weekend!  Since my left brain has ruled my every move for decades, I became wired to believe that everything is black or white, a zero or one, and that you cannot alter your innate wiring.  However Chun provided a fantastic primer for connecting with my true self.  Just being near this group inspired feeling, visualization, and imagination—all things very foreign to me.  I look forward to participating in more retreats in the future!  Thank you. ~Wendy

  • This experience allowed me to begin to open my soul and experience feelings and emotions I have never dealt or held in for so long to be released.  It was truly an unforgettable moment, mainly because of Chun’s help.  Her degree to help the individuals is unbelievable and providing such hope to a brighter pathway to life moving forward.  She truly is passionate and provides the support needed.  This course provided me with practical skills to bring back with me to actually use and decrease the noise that real life is surrounded with.  My hope is to continue to get in touch with my soul, to open, to find my truth.  To feel –to watch-to accept-to change- to act.  Chun, thank you for your passion and your support.  ~Christine

  • This is the first time I have ever taken a course like this and I am very glad I did! Chun you were great.  You show personal interest in each and every one of us.  I learned so much—but have so much more to learn so I will plan on seeing you at your next course on the 13th.  So informative, so new to me, so excited to learn more so looking forward to changing my body, mind and spirit! ~Shellie

  • The stress to strength workshop has taught me how to maintain my stress and balance my work and personal life.  It was an eye opening experience.  Thanks Chun. ~Lillian

  • Absolutely an amazing and eye opening program.  Wonderful  and deep human experience and learned new ways to handle stress and to reach deep into my inner self. ~Mindy

  • I experienced more opening and awakening from stress to strength on top of the heart opening I experienced at Finding True Self.  I know it is in my hands to continue opening my 3rd chakra and I appreciate Chun for all she does to help me continue on my journey. ~Janet

  • I particularly enjoyed learning about the connection between feelings and particular organs.  The organ cleaning exercises were wonderful and I plan on continuing those.  The heart chakra opening exercise was beautiful and very effective. ~Carol

  • Thank you Chun for a very great experience!  I definitely felt some energy awakening and hope to continue working on myself and healing. ~Cindy

  • In this workshop, I gained tools to help my body and soul.  I also realized that my physical body needs more care to bring to me more energy as well as being a healing force to others.   The focus on all the chakras and the exercises was great.  I have been neglectful of some of my spiritual practices and this has helped me to prioritize and know its importance.  Chun you are wonderful. ~Janet

  • My visit to Mago happened at the last minute, but not by chance.  This was my first spiritual retreat and it was more than I could have ever imagined.  I arrived here feeling broken and it did not take long to begin to feel whole again. The program, stress to strength by Chun Shim was nothing short of amazing, beautiful and life changing.  Chun has an enormous loving energy that brings you peace before the program even begins.  Thank you. ~Cheryl

  • I enjoyed the stress to strength!  I really liked learning about the ancient secrets and practices of how to heal your organs.  The exercises are phenomenal and I’m looking forward to applying these techniques for myself and helping others with physical disabilities. ~Mary Beth