The Gathering of the Shamans at Sedona Mago Retreat

April 8 – 10, 2016

The Shamans 

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. * HeatherAsh Amara * don Jose Ruiz * Gaya * Dr. Steven Farmer * Barbara Emrys * Sheri Rosenthal * Allan Hardman * Meghan Gilroy

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shaman-signIn ancient times, energy workers known as shamans used rituals, tools and wisdom to provide guidance and healing for the people of their tribes.

Their magic was largely lost to the world with the progress of science and technology, but the spark of that fire never completely went out.

Modern day teachers have reached back through time to reclaim these practices and integrate them with our contemporary lives.

Even though we have explained many mysteries, conquered much of nature’s fickle savagery, and cured diseases that once plagued humanity, most people still struggle with tremendous suffering in their lives.

Shamans see subtle energy patterns that cause difficulty and pain. Under their wise direction, people can learn to quickly shift their perspective, remove stubborn inner blockages, and step into lives of ease, flow, and real magic.

Join us in the mystical setting of Sedona to meet the leading shamanic teachers of our day!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to retreat from your usual patterns of living and learn how to harness your inner power in entirely new ways. You will return to your life with fresh vision and know how to create your own reality as the work of art it was meant to be.

The Gathering of the Shamans at Sedona Mago Retreat

The program begins when you arrive and check in on Friday. It ends on Sunday at approximately noon checkout time. Depending upon when you arrive, the Retreat staff will offer guided group tours of the property to familiarize you with the setting and help you settle into this extraordinary experience.

This entire weekend is designed as an immersive experience into The Mystery with leading shamanic and spiritual teachers of our day. You are invited to surrender pre-conceptions and assumptions, and allow those who have gathered to assist you in a powerful retreat unlike any other.

Along with ample time set aside for personal reflection, nature exploration, and fellowship, you will experience the following (and more):

  • Shamanic meditations
  • Soul purpose guidance
  • Recapitulation & energy release
  • Guided labyrinth walking
  • Vortex healing
  • Yoga sessions
  • AN (optional) FIREWALK and bonfire celebration!
  • and more…

DMRemrysInternationally beloved best-selling author of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, will offer a keynote talk and a presentation with Barbara Emrys—co-author of his newest book, The Toltec Art of Life and Death.

The set and setting of this retreat, with its powerful energy vortexes, will aid you in reframing your life, tuning in to your unique soul purpose, and clearing old hindrances that have previously held you back from expressing your life in the most fulfilling way.

All-Inclusive Tuition

Your ticket to this event includes the entire program of sessions with all of the teachers and full room-and-board in Sedona Mago’s comfortable quarters. You will enjoy unique vegetarian dining and the entire spectrum of this retreat’s amenities—all included in the cost of your tuition!

Please select from the following options:

Shared Room Tuition

Each shared room includes separate beds. If chosen, you may tell us with whom you wish to share a room, or the Retreat reservation staff will match you with another attendee of the same gender.

Early Bird Tuition – $997
(good from October 15 – December 31, 2015)

Regular Tuition – $1,397
(good from January 1 – March 15, 2016)

Late Registration – $1,597
(after March 16th if space still available)

— No paper tickets will be mailed. Your registration is handled electronically.

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Private Room Tuition

A very limited number of private rooms are available. If you wish to select this option, please register early!

Early Bird Tuition – $1,297
(good from October 15 – December 31, 2015)

Regular Tuition – $1,597
(good from January 1 – March 15, 2016)

Late Registration – $1,797
(after March 16th if space still available)

— No paper tickets will be mailed. Your registration is handled electronically.

Sold Out!

Important Information

Your all-inclusive tuition payment is handled by the Sedona Mago Retreat. After you have registered, you will be given instructions for completing your reservation preferences. All registrations must be completed online. No phone-in reservations can be accepted.

Special Policy Addendum Pertaining to The Gathering of the Shamans retreat event.

The purpose of this event is to learn about the principles of shamanic teachings and participate in related activities.

Refunds shall be granted, less a $50 cancellation fee, up to 90 days before the start of this event. No refunds shall be granted within 90 days of this event.

This event-specific policy addendum supersedes previously stated Tao Fellowship standard policies insomuch as variances may occur. All other policies and disclaimers remain enforceable.

Policies and Conditions 

DMRdon Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of a series of books includingThe Four Agreements—over 7 years on The New York Times bestseller list—and the 36th bestselling book of the decade. He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. Other books include: The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers,Beyond Fear, and The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son don Jose Ruiz. His latest book is titled The Toltec Art of Life and Death, released October 2015.

For more information visit:

dMRJrAt the age of 14, don Miguel Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita’s prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages.

Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually.

don Miguel Jr.’s apprenticeship lasted 10 years. When he reached his mid-20’s, his father intensified his training. At the apex of this power journey, don Miguel said to his eldest son, “Find your way out. Go home and master Death by becoming alive.”

For the past six years, don Miguel Jr. has applied the lessons learned from his father and grandmother to define and enjoy his own personal freedom while achieving peace with all of creation.

Today, don Miguel Jr. is married and has two young children. And so, as a Nagual he begins once again to pass along the wisdom and the tools of his family’s traditions in helping others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health.

Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his father and grandmother and discovered his own personal freedom. Being able to apply his teachings to the world around him gave Miguel Jr. a new understanding of the lessons his father and grandmother had passed onto him, once again giving him the desire to pass on his beliefs. After decades of training, Miguel Jr. was finally ready to share everything he had learned. As a Nagual, he now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health, so that they may achieve their own personal freedom.

He is the author of The Five Levels of Attachment, Living a Life of Awareness, and his newest book, The Mastery of Self—A Toltec Guide to Freedom, is scheduled for release in 2016.

Visit him at

HAHeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci — the Toltec Center of Creative Intent, based in Austin, TX, which fosters local and global community that supports authenticity, awareness, and awakening. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family.

She brings this openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony. She is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, The Warrior Goddess Training Companion BookThe Toltec Path of Transformation and No Mistakes: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance. She is currently writing The Warrior Goddess Way, which is scheduled for release in 2016.

Josedon Jose Ruiz was born in Mexico City, Mexico and was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. When he was 21 he came to live in the U.S. with his father, don Miguel Ruiz. From a very young age don Jose was guided by many teachers present in his life including, his mother and father, his grandmother Sarita, and several other Naguals.

Through masterful guidance by his teachers and amazing life experiences with precision synchronicity, Jose came to ‘silent knowledge’; he witnessed the world as it is, without any story. In his early twenties, don Jose lost his eyesight. In his process of surrendering, he learned the value of learning to listen; to listen to his inner wisdom and integrity and to see different perspectives, while knowing nothing is personal. He had a renewed love and gratitude for life ~ and he found acceptance, happiness and abundance; he found bliss. He grasped a true understanding of faith, love, gratitude and humility. Through his surrender and faith, in concert with modern medicine Jose recovered his eyesight.

Like his father, combining new insights with ancient wisdom, don Jose Ruiz is dedicating his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical, everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love and common sense. don Jose teaches and lectures across the United States and around the world; Power Journeys to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Palenque, Tulum and Coba; workshops with guest don Miguel or other teachers at Omega ­ NY, Austin, and Vancouver.

don Jose Ruiz collaborated with his father don Miguel Ruiz on a book that offers a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: The Fifth Agreement.

The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to The Four Agreements, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

The Universe of Now is an exciting project created by Don Jose Ruiz. Use the Universe of NOW to become inspired and enjoy each moment, by living in the NOW. Become more aware of what inspires or un-inspires you, and practice to become an amazing artist of life.

One of don Jose’s newest passions is his band Circle of Shadows. The Circle of Shadows is a collective of artists that formed in 2008, inspired by the dream of different voices coming together to share a common message of truth. Although geographically dispersed, the various members of the collective gather to create, record and tour. In 2009, the group released their first studio album, don Jose Ruiz and The Circle of Shadows, a CD combining music with inspiring words and original artwork. The collective currently includes Jose Ruiz (author and Shaman), Greg Beaton (musician, producer and voice actor), Joe Gasparik (musician and producer), Aaron Landman (visual artist and video producer), and Jed Rees (musician, arranger and actor).

Visit don Jose’s website 
Steven-FarmerDr. Steven Farmer is world-renowned author, Soul Healer, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher. He is the author of the recently released Healing Ancestral Karma as well as other best-sellers, including Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals, Sacred Ceremony, and many other publications, including Children’s Spirit Animal Cards, Children’s Spirit Animal Stories CD Volumes I & II. . He conducts workshops and trainings on a variety of topics related to Earth Magic®, Soul Healing, shamanism, and Earth-centered spirituality, and offers private consultations face to face or by phone for Earth Magic intuitive readings and shamanic and psychospiritual healing.

As a life-long healer and teacher, he has extensively studied and explored spiritual transformation, trauma recovery, shamanism, hypnotherapy, breathwork, and energy psychology. Dr. Farmer brings a wealth of skills and experience to his writing, teaching, and healing work. He offers clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as a shamanic practitioner, spiritual psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, Soul Healer, to afford quick, effective, and long lasting results. His dynamic and entertaining teaching style helps workshop participants fully engage in the experiential learning process.

In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist (retired), he is also an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church, and has conducted a number of ceremonies in his role as minister and shamanic practitioner. Dr. Farmer’s education includes a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University, and a Ph.D. from Madison University. He is passionate about his work, and enjoys hobbies such as singing and songwriting, camping, hiking, and skiing. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife, Jesseca and stepchildren, Serena and Arianna.

You may learn more at

gayaGaya Jenkins is an intuitive Life Guide who uses her gift of open hearted connection to serve as a mirror for those who seek to ease the pain and struggle in their lives.

She is a long-time friend and fellow teacher with the Ruiz family.

You may learn more about Gaya by clicking here.

Allan-HardmanAllan Hardman met don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, in 1995, and was his active apprentice for ten years. Allan’s background is in spiritual counseling and emotional healing, and he now brings that experience to his teaching on the Toltec Path. His personal dedication, piercing insight and compassionate humor create a loving environment that supports each individual’s personal transformation in Spirit. Allan seems born to teach, and it is clear that he loves to bring people together in the truth of the Perfection that they are. His motto is “Creating Spiritual Community Through Love in Action.”
Allan lives in Sonoma County, about an hour north of San Francisco, in northern California’s beautiful redwoods and wine country. When he is not traveling and teaching, he can be found creating beauty and wonderful food in his flower and vegetable garden, or camping in the California mountains.
Sheri-RosenthalA former podiatric surgeon, Dr. Sheri Rosenthal left behind clinical success to find her life’s passion as a transformational business coach, international retreat leader and retreat strategist, speaker, and author. Along the road from doctor to coach, she studied eight years with don Miguel Ruiz. Sheri’s studies with don Miguel inspired her to write The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Toltec Wisdom, Banish Mind Spam! and several online eCourses.

Leaving medicine and reinventing herself was life-changing; empowering her to help others envision their possibilities with clarity, break free from confusion and indecision, and take positive action without self-sabotaging inner dialogue. By creating a laser-lucid, step-by-step plan, Sheri helps heart-centered entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and transform their lives from mundane to audaciously abundant.

You can find her today teaching coaches, facilitators and authors how to plan, fill, and profit from transformational retreats that both change lives and add income to their bottom line through her Journeys of the Spirit travel agency. Needless to say she is very happy indulging her wanderlusting heart. You can find her and

emrysBarbara Emrys was born in France as the child of an American diplomat, and grew up in Europe, Africa and the West Indies. Her writings reflect this diverse cultural upbringing and a personal sense of the universality of human behavior and feeling. Her love and appreciation for language has given her works a clear yet poetic style. As young adult, Barbara had an extensive career as an actress, starring in daytime dramas as well as on stage and in film. She has worked both in front of the camera and as a writer and co-producer of independent movies.

Twenty years ago, she suspended her acting career to raise her son in New Mexico. There, she met don Miguel Ruiz and began an intense apprenticeship with him. Her shamanic training, as well as her subsequent work as a teacher of transformation and awareness, have provided her with unique perspectives on the mind and on human relationships. She describes her teaching as “using knowledge to transcend knowledge” in the process of detaching from one’s personal and collective stories. Her own studies and collaborations with don Miguel have led to heightened creativity and inspiration in all aspects of her life.

Barbara has written several nonfiction books and illuminating novels, including one based on her own experiences as a teenager living in Africa, titled The Red Clay of Burundi. A second book, Dreams of Mirabal, tells of a young woman’s shamanic journey and the guidance she receives from a mysterious and charismatic teacher. Barbara has many literary projects in development and looks forward to finding more ways to share an inspired wisdom.

Aside from writing books that encourage higher awareness, Barbara offers classes to students who are eager reclaim their authenticity. It has been her privilege to teach for so many years, beginning with the simplest lessons from ancient Toltec tradition and culminating in the mastery of awareness and a loving relationship with all of life.

Barbara Emrys and don Miguel Ruiz are co-authors of The Toltec Art of Life and Death, which released in October 2015 (HarperElixir/HarperCollins). More at

Meghan-Gilroy1Meghan Gilroy is a modern shaman, life & business coach, author and mindful mama of a toddler, grade schooler and graduate student. She stumbled on her spiritual path over 15 years ago after heartbreak, betrayal, and an out of control classroom lead her to study, eventually teach and travel with don Miguel Ruiz, shaman and bestselling author of The Four Agreements. After a lifetime of being an overachieving, people-pleasing perfectionist, and with a sigh of relief, she stopped looking to the outside to reflect her worth and began living from a place of vulnerability, strength and trust.
Weaving together her background of running 6 and 7-figure companies and her intuitive, nurturing spirit, Meghan now launches heart-based entrepreneurs, coaches and healers into profitable online businesses that include transformational destination retreats. Using a blend of down-to-earth step-by-step action plans with mindset-busting shamanic techniques, she propels her clients to work from home and travel the world with clarity, purpose-filled confidence and financial abundance.

Meghan revels in inspiring others to merge the spiritual and the practical within the messiness of everyday life and dashing off to stunning locations to share her teachings with her family in tow. You can visit her