APRIL 7-9, 2017

The Shamans

don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. • HeatherAsh Amara • don Jose Ruiz • Gaya
• Dr. Steven Farmer • Linda Star Wolf 
• Meghan Gilroy • Phoenix Rising Star • Stephanie Urbina Jones

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.

The Invitation

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Also at the Sedona Mago Retreat!

Warrior Goddess Wisdom Weekend – May 5-7

with HeatherAsh Amara

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sedona rainbowJoin 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.

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The Tuition




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!



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.

Regular Tuition – $1,197
(good from February 16 – March 15, 2017)

Late Tuition – $1,397
(good from  March 16 – 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!


Regular Tuition – $1,897
(good from February 1 – March 15, 2017)

Late Tuition – $2,097
(good from  March 16 – 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.

Special Add-On
Want to come a day early and enjoy

extra time in Sedona?
During checkout select the Extra Day option for $299!

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of the tours & amenities 

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.

The Program

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!

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The program begins Friday night at 7 pm, but we encourage you to arrive as early as 3 pm to familiarize yourself with all that this unique setting has to offer. 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 between noon and 2 pm, and our teachers have specifically asked the 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…


don Miguel RuizInternationally beloved best-selling author of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz, will lead this event. 

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.

While the experience 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…

Teacher Bios

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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, is scheduled for release in 2016.

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. She is currently writing The Warrior Goddess Way, which is scheduled for release in 2016.  www.heatherashamara.com

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 
Dr. Steven Farmer

Dr. Steven Farmer

Dr. Steven Farmer is a world-renowned author, teacher, shamanic practitioner, and Soul Healer. He has published several best-selling books and other products, including Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Sacred Ceremony, Power Animal Oracle Cards, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards, Power Animals, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides guided meditation CD, Children’s Spirit Animal Cards), the recently released Children’s Spirit Animal Stories CD’s Vol. 1 & 2, the Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals and the recently released, Healing Ancestral Karma: Free Yourself from Unhealthy Family Patterns.

In addition Dr. Farmer is a licensed psychotherapist, former college professor, Reiki Master, and an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church. He brings a wealth of skills and experience to his writing, teaching, and spiritual healing, offering clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as a spiritual psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, and hypnotherapist to afford quick and effective results. In addition to workshops on Earth Magic®, shamanism, and earth-centered spirituality, Dr. Farmer offers private consultations for Shamanic Soul Healing and intuitive Earth Magic® and Power Animal readings in person, or remotely by phone or Skype.

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, kayaking, and skiing. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife Jesseca and stepdaughters Serena and Arianna.

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Gaya Jenkins

Gaya Jenkins

Gaya 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.

Meghan Gilroy

Meghan Gilroy

Meghan 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 at www.meghangilroy.com.

Phoenix Rising Star

Phoenix Rising Star

Phoenix Rising Star has been a teacher all her life, and has a Masters in Education and a Masters in Counseling. She began studying alternative healing soon after giving up her middle school teaching career. Cell level clearing has been her specialty since 2004, when she was first introduced to Integrated Energy Therapy®. Since then, she has extended cell level clearing, a method of removing emotional, mental and spiritual blockages, to her other modalities, such as hypnotherapy, guided meditation, shamanic healing and more.

Passionate about healing and transformation, Phoenix has authored two books and numerous magazine articles that assist others in releasing fear of change and stepping forward confidently. The Energy Pyramid:  20 Steps to Enlightenment and The Recipe for Your Soul: 5 Steps to a Delicious Life.  She also is a contributing author in James Van Praagh’s latest book, When Heaven Touches Earth.

As a Transformational Life Coach, Phoenix helps service-based entrepreneurs to share their gifts with the world with ease and confidence.

Visit her here:  www.PhoenixRisingStar.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.


Stephanie Urbina Jones

Stephanie Urbina Jones

Shaman Heart, Stephanie Urbina Jones, brings her passion and experience in living a life of creative freedom to people all over the world.  This transformational artist has been winning international acclaim while shattering traditional music industry boundaries and genres touring the US, Mexico, Japan, Europe and the UK.  Stephanie has a passion for the healing arts and for helping people find their own freedom and become an artist of their own life. She  is a certified shamanic breathwork facilitator and shamanic minister working with students and leading transformational journeys as well as the co-creator of the Freedom Folk and Soul Fest in middle, TN. With her latest album Fiery Angel, she arrives as a woman who inspires, a songwriter who bravely explores the heart’s darkest corners and a singer who interprets life with passion and intimacy while carrying the heart of her bicultural roots to audiences all over the world.


The Essential Teachings
of don Miguel Ruiz

don Miguel Ruiz is the author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and numerous other best-selling books. He is also one of the most influential spiritual teachers on the planet, having touched the lives of millions of people around the globe.

No one has been more affected by his teachings than his own son, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., who has compiled his father’s wisdom into one small but extremely powerful book.

Now Available For Pre-Order!

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For Aspiring Authors!

Come A Day Early

Learn from Randy Davila
CEO of Hampton Roads Publishing & Hierophant Publishing

Publish YOU featured

Randy Davila is the President of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company, and the author of the  book, Think Like A Publisher: 33 Essential Steps to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book! 

Between the two publishing houses, he has overseen the publication of books by authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Neale Donald Walsch, Jack Canfield, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., HeatherAsh Amara, and many, many others.

This special Class will be held at the lovely Sedona Vortex Center on Thursday, April 6th from 1-6 pm

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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.