A Weekend of Mystery & Exploration

with don Miguel Ruiz and other Leading Shamanic Teachers

Sedona, Arizona   |   MAY 3 — 5, 2018

The Shamans

In 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.

The Invitation

Labyrinth at Sedona Mago designed & built by Susan Gregg

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.

This gathering will be held at the Sedona Mago Retreat Center, which is operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “Love Humanity, Love the Earth.”

Surrounded by red monoliths, Native American ruins and majestic mountains, the Retreat Center offers 163 acres of beautifully landscaped land honoring Mother Earth’s treasures. Designed to work with the natural healing energy of Sedona, you can relax and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit.

Please click here to view full information about the Retreat amenities

Brand New Pre and Post-Conference Intensives Available This Year!

Due to high demand for deeper work with several of our teachers, we are offering special pre and post conference workshops that will allow you to spend an extra day with us before or after the main event. You can find details about these below.

The Program

The Main Event program begins Friday night at 7 pm (see the bottom of this page for pre-conference workshop options), but we encourage you to arrive as early as 1 pm on Friday to familiarize yourself with all that this unique setting has to offer. Dinner will be served for all participants at 5:30PM on Friday, and retreat staff will offer group tours of the property so you can learn about the energy vortexes, labyrinths, and other natural wonders.

The retreat will end Sunday afternoon at 1 pm, and our teachers have specifically asked that the schedule of events not be posted.

Instead, you are invited to surrender any preconceived ideas, assumptions, or expectations you may have about this weekend, so that you may experience a powerful Shamanic 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
  • Shamanic Breathwork™
  • Guided labyrinth walking
  • Vortex healing
  • Yoga sessions
  • *A FIREWALK and bonfire celebration!
  • and more…

*weather conditions permitting

While the Gathering of the Shamans will include mystical elements, it is designed to have real, practical results in your daily life.

These teachers will cover issues such as:

  • Relationships
  • Life Purpose
  • Creative Expression
  • Abundance
  • and much more…

Want to find out how seeing the world through different eyes can have dramatic impact in your life? Join us in Sedona…

Special Feature!

One of the powerful features of this event is a firewalk and bonfire celebration!

From infancy, we are all taught that “fire burns!” This becomes an absolute belief and part of the operating system of our lives.

Imagine how mind-altering it is to stand in front of a long bed of blazing coals, feel the heat on your shins, and watch other people take their first steps into the fire! Imagine how it feels to have a long-held, unquestioned belief suddenly disintegrate into smoke.

This leads to the inevitable question, “If this ‘truth’ is no longer true, how many other beliefs do I have that are holding me back from experiencing my true, divine nature in all its power?”

You are not required to walk on fire. Even if you simply choose to observe, this experience will change you!

Click here to read FIREWALK FAQ’s


* weather conditions permitting

Optional Pre & Post-Conference Intensives


Friday, May 3  9:30 am – 4 pm

When you add one of these workshops to your Main Event registration,
your ticket INCLUDES your Thursday night lodging and all meals!

Friday, May 4  9:30 am – 4 pm


– For Women Only –
Reclaim Your Wholeness a
nd Step Into YOUR Warrior Goddess Power!

A Full Day Transformational Workshop with HeatherAsh Amara, bestselling author of Warrior Goddess Training!

Join HeatherAsh Amara for a deeply inspiring, experiential one-day workshop on living from your essence, rather than from your fear. Reclaim Your Wholeness is more than a class; it is an interactive, inspirational, head-to-toe re-wiring to help you realize that YOU are the artist of your life.

Each of us has a fire within, a sacred self, and everything we do either nourishes or diminishes our inner spark. When we get stuck in our stories, our worries, and  trying to figure things out, we lose sight of who we really are, and what we are here to do.

Friday, May 4  9:30 am – 4 pm


Nagual is the word for shaman in the Nahuatl language of the ancient Toltecs. In this one-day workshop led by don Miguel Ruiz Jr and don Jose Ruiz, you will go deeper into the teachings of their own Toltec lineage. This wisdom has been passed down from generation to generation in the Ruiz family, and has been celebrated in the books The Four Agreements, The Fifth Agreement, The Mastery of Self, and many others. This is an experiential workshop where you can spend an intimate day with the wisdom keepers of this generation and learn how to bring this wisdom into your own daily life.

Friday, May 4  9:30 am – 4 pm

This is an overview of the seven principal types of people in the world and what their true specialities are. This is a shamanically oriented personality system that is comprehensive yet easy to understand. A powerful alternative to the enneagram and other popular personality maps. If you love maps, this is for you. It will transform your life. Bestselling author and shamanic teacher, Jose Luis Stevens will lead you into a whole new understanding of yourself and your rightful work in this world.

Friday, May 4  9:30 am – 4 pm

Creative recovery is a process of remembering who and what you really are. It is a process of rediscovery. It is a journey of awakening. Come back to your truth, reclaim your innocence, awaken your artistry. This intensive workshop will empower you to move through the fears and obstacles that have kept you from being yourself. It is deep soul work that bears fruit in the real world. Led by author and creative transformation coach, Jacob Nordby.

The truth is, when you heal your creative nature, you heal your life.

Creative Recovery transforms and energizes

  • Your work
  • Your relationships
  • Your art
  • Your sense of self
  • Your capacity for focus, passion, and joie de vivre



Sunday, May 6  1:30 pm – 5 pm

When you add this workshop to your Main Event registration,
your ticket INCLUDES your Sunday night lodging and all meals!

Sunday, May 6  1:30 – 5 pm

AWAKEN THE SHAMAN WITHIN with Shamanic Breathwork™ & Linda Star Wolf—a highly experiential and transformative process that inspires individuals to remember and reconnect with their own inner healer. As old wounds and dysfunctional patterns are released and transformed, individuals begin to regain lost soul parts and remember the magic of who they truly are. Empowerment brings wholeness and healing back into their own lives, to the lives of those they love, and to the world at large. This process is highly experiential and the wisdom and healing gained comes from each individual’s inner experience. Shamanic Breathwork™ honors and blends the timeless wisdom of ancient traditions with the emerging new paradigm methods of healing and teaching. It functions as a bridge between these two worlds honoring the best of both worlds while creating a bridge for body, mind, heart, and spirit.

The Main Event Tuition

MAIN EVENT 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 the entire spectrum of this retreat’s amenities—all included in the cost of your tuition!


**During checkout for your Shared or Private Room tickets, you may also select one or more of the Optional Pre or Post-Conference Intensive Workshops.

Early Bird Registration Is Now Open!


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 we will match you with another attendee of the same gender.

Early Bird Tuition – $1,197
(good from October 15 – December 31, 2017)

Regular Tuition – $1,397
(good from January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018)

Late Tuition – $1,597
(good from  April 1, 2018 – Event Start *IF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE)


— Plus $7.50 credit card handling fee listed as “shipping” during checkout. No paper tickets will be mailed. Your registration is handled electronically.

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 – $1,997
(good from October 15 – December 31, 2017)

Regular Tuition – $2,097
(good from January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018)

Late Tuition – $2,197
(good from  April 1, 2018 – Event Start *IF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE)


— Plus $7.50 credit card handling fee listed as “shipping” during checkout. No paper tickets will be mailed. Your registration is handled electronically.

4 Payment Option

Want to break your package into four payments?
Select an option here. You will be charged the first installment today
and each additional payment will process in subsequent 30 day installments!

Shared Room

$299.50 x 4 payments per ticket
(plus $2 processing fee with each installment listed as “Shipping”)

Private Room

$499 x 4 payments per ticket
(plus $2 processing fee with each installment listed as “Shipping”)

Optional Pre and Post-Conference Pricing 

Each Pre or Post-Conference Ticket is priced as follows:

SHARED ROOMS $399 + $6 “Shipping”

PRIVATE ROOMS $699 + $6 “Shipping”

You may add any of these optional workshops to your cart during checkout

Important Information

When you register for The Gathering of The Shamans, the Insight Events USA staff will complete your room reservation process automatically.

All registrations must be completed online. No phone-in reservations can be accepted.

Teacher Bios

don Miguel Ruiz

don Miguel Ruiz

don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of a series of books including The 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: www.miguelruiz.com

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr

At 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.

Visit him at www.miguelruizjr.com

HeatherAsh Amara

HeatherAsh Amara

HeatherAsh 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, The Warrior Goddess Way, and her newest release, Awaken Your Inner Fire.


don Jose Ruiz

don Jose Ruiz

don 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 

José Luis Stevens PhD

José Stevens PhD is an international lecturer, corporate team builder and organizational coach, consultant and trainer. A psychologist, licensed clinical social worker and author of more than twenty books and numerous articles, he is also co-editor for A Journal of Contemporary Shamanism and a board member of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. He is the founder, with his wife Lena, of the Power Path School of Shamanism and The Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating youth in indigenous cultures. He has completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol Maracame in Mexico and has studied with the Shipibos of the Amazon and the Paqos of the Andes for more than thirty years.

You can learn more about his work at www.thepowerpath.com

Carl Greer PhD, PsyD

Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, and shamanic practitioner. He received his PhD from Columbia University and was on their faculty teaching finance and management in their graduate school of business. He moved to Chicago to work for an oil company and, after focusing on business for many years, he earned a doctorate in clinical psychology, and then became a Jungian analyst.

The shamanic work he does is drawn from a blend of North American and South American indigenous trainings and is influenced by Jungian analytical psychology. He has trained with Peruvian shamans and through Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s Healing the Light Body School, where he has been on staff. He has worked with shamans in South America, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, and Outer Mongolia. Carl Greer is involved in various businesses and charities, teaches at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, is on the staff of the  Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, is the bestselling author of Change Your Story, Change Your Life, and holds workshops on Jungian and shamanic topics. His latest book is Change the Story of Your Health.

Meet him on his website here: www.carlgreer.com

Linda Star Wolf

Linda Star Wolf

Linda (Star Wolf) is an author of nine books with another  in progress, the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork™Journey Process and Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process (SHIP) and the Founder of Venus Rising Association for Transformation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. She is the Founding President of Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies and Shamanic Mystery Tours to sacred sites around the world.  Star Wolf and her late husband, Brad Collins, co-founded the Isis Cove Community, Dove Mountain Elemental Temples and Loveland Retreats in western North Carolina. She also gave birth to Shamanic Ministers Global Network and co created the Wise Wolf Councils.

Star Wolf has been a therapist and a nationally certified alcohol and drug counselor for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Human Services, a Doctorate of Ministry, and a Ph.D in Spiritual Psychology. Originally introduced to Holotropic breathwork by its founder, Stan Grof, Star Wolf trained extensively with Jacquelyn Small, founder of Integrative Breathwork. She also studied shamanic earth wisdom teachings with many shamanic  teachers throughout the years including her adopted Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother, Twylah Nitsch,who gave her the spirit name of Star Wolf.

Shamanic Breathwork™ Journey Process is a synthesis of her personal exploration and direct healing experiences with breathwork, shamanic wisdom, depth psychology and addictions recovery methods. It is a practice creating sacred ceremonial space and using the transformative healing power of the breath, sound healing through chakra-attuned music, energetic bodywork, art processes, and dynamic group processing and ritual.

Star Wolf’s love and passion for planet Earth and all living creatures has manifested in her dynamic sacred purpose as a guiding force for introducing the healing power of the breath and shamanic practices into the mainstream for more than 30 years. She has facilitated and certified  students as shamanic practitioners from all over the world to merge ancient wisdom with the emerging healing modalities our present time.


Carolyn E. Boyd

Carolyn E. Boyd is an artist and Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University and is the founder of a nonprofit corporation, Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center (www.shumla.org). The organization, which was established in 1998, works to preserve through documentation and education the prehistoric art of southwest Texas and Coahuila, Mexico. Boyd received her doctorate in archaeology from Texas A&M University based on her analysis of the 4,000 year-old rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas. She is the author of Rock Art of the Lower Pecos, published in 2003 by Texas A&M University Press and The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative, published in 2016 by the University of Texas Press. She has been published in numerous peer reviewed journals, such as Antiquity, American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística, and Archaeometry and has contributed chapters in several edited volumes. Boyd teaches Field Methods in Rock Art, a three-week field school offered through Texas State University, gives numerous lectures around the country and abroad, and serves as a research adviser to Shumla Archaeological Research and Education Center.

Allan Hardman

Allan Hardman is an author and expert on relationships, emotional healing, and personal and spiritual transformation– with over 27 years of multi-discipline experience. He completed a ten-year apprenticeship with Miguel Ruiz in 2004 and is an Elder and teacher in don Miguel’s Toltec lineage. Allan is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, and others.

Allan’s unconditional love, piercing insight, and delightful sense of humor offer a powerful and safe space for his students and apprentices to step into their own self-discovery and love. He is an expert at revealing and healing the hidden belief systems that limit and sabotage our lives—and showing the way to the freedom to be all we can be. Allan’s joy is supporting apprentices on the Toltec path to personal freedom.


Meet Allan Hardman at his website: Joydancer.com

Susan Gregg

Susan Gregg is a healer, a teacher, a shaman and a gifted storyteller who has dedicated her life to creating more love in the world. After she completed her apprenticeship with Don Miguel Ruiz and his Mother Sarita, Miguel instructed Susan to go and teach in her own way. Since then Susan has authored 14 books and has traveled the world, taking people on spiritual journeys and teaching them how to create the life and love relationships of their dreams.

Her other passion is building labyrinths as a beautiful gifts. She views them as another wonderful way to connect with one’s spirit and feel the love found there. She current lives in Hawaii with her partner of 21 years, numerous rescued animals and a flock of free range chickens.

Susan designed and built the gorgeous labyrinth at Sedona Mago Retreat and will lead a special workshop walk ritual during this year’s event!


The experience at Sedona Mago Retreat is truly unique. You must be prepared to unplug, unwind, and allow yourself to become immersed in this setting. 

Please click here and read through the FAQs on Sedona Mago’s site to properly set your expectations for travel, the amenities, and other details.