A Weekend of Mystery & Exploration

with don Miguel Ruiz and other Leading Shamanic Teachers

Sedona, Arizona   |   MAY 3 — 5, 2019

** This event is sold out! Please add your name to the waiting list below in case more spots open up.

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.



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The Invitation

Labyrinth at Sedona Mago

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.

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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



MAY 5-8

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 3  9:30 am – 4 pm

with Shamanic Breathwork™ & Linda Star Wolf


This is 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 come 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.

Friday, May 3  9:30 am – 4 pm

The Medicine Bag

Shamanic Rituals and Ceremonies
for Personal Transformation


One of the main tenets of shamanism is a belief in the power of rituals and ceremonies to manifest change in our lives. Virtually every shamanic school on the planet has used rituals and ceremonies as tools for personal transformation.

In this full-day workshop, don José Ruiz and don Miguel Ruiz Jr. offer you a tour de force of the most popular rituals and ceremonies used in their native Toltec tradition. Topics covered include creating Power Objects, Animal Totems, Recapitulation, Dream Training, and more.

Brothers don José Ruiz and don Miguel Ruiz Jr. are Naguals or Toltec Masters of Transformation. They have authored numerous books, including The Mastery of Self, The Wisdom of the Shamans, and many more. Their father is don Miguel Ruiz, the author of the world-renowned book, The Four Agreements.

Friday, May 3  9:30 am – 4 pm

Master Your Feminine and Masculine Balance
Heal the Rift, Change the Patterns, Discover the Power

With Jose and Lena Stevens of the Power Path School of Shamanism 

Healing the wounds and changing the stories we carry related to the masculine and feminine so we can live more in balance and power with these two dynamic and magnetic forces is the focus of this workshop. We will help uncover your fear, resentment, weakness, and wounding, whether it comes from childhood imprinting, your own past experiences, or your ancestry.

Our goal is to better understand the masculine and the feminine as energies within each of us and change the patterns and stories that continue to block our effectiveness in life.  Through active processes of self-discovery let us heal this apparent rift and empower ourselves with a new balance that includes better boundaries, more support, richer creativity, a stronger will, and the power to achieve almost anything.

Friday, May 3  9:30 am – 4 pm

Discover and Live Your Creative Purpose


Learn the simplicity of a three-part process: Creative Renewal, Self-Discovery, and Creative Transformation. This workshop is designed to help you gain a true sense of purpose and how to express it in all areas of your life. 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. This is work that bears fruit in the real world. Led by author and creative transformation teacher, Jacob Nordby.

When you heal your creative nature, you heal your life.

Transform and energize…

  • Your work
  • Your relationships
  • Your art
  • Your sense of self and purpose
  • Your capacity for focus, passion, and joy


Learn to access states of non-ordinary reality and do work that will have effects in your “real world” life!



Sunday, May 5  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 5  1:30 pm – 5 pm


Big Freedom
Embody the Four Elements of Transformation


In modern society, there is a lot of emphasis on external freedom, and while this is vital and necessary, too many of us don’t experience true freedom on the inside. Instead, we are trapped by unhelpful fears, self-imposed limitations, painful memories, and false beliefs.

For bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara, breaking free of these internal chains is what Big Freedom is all about.

In this workshop, she explains that Shamans before us have walked their own paths to Big Freedom and that they have left potent tools for us to follow in the symbols of air, fire, water, and earth.

If you aren’t living your best life imaginable, if you are feeling dissatisfied, stuck, or even trapped in any area of your life, then this workshop may be just what you need to find your own Big Freedom.

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the #1 bestseller, Warrior Goddess Training, and numerous other books.

Sunday, May 5  1:30 – 5 pm

Clear Psychic Debris and Reclaim Your Lost Soul Pieces

This is your opportunity to not only clear out the psychic debris that has attached to your soul body as you journeyed through life, but also retrieve and reintegrate those soul fragments that were lost along the way. 

When you undergo a traumatic experience as a child or adult, it’s possible that a piece of your soul fragmented for safekeeping and remains lost in the etheric realm of non-ordinary reality. When you undergo this kind of soul loss you may experience feelings of alienation, dissociation, forgetfulness, lethargy, depression, and/or psychic numbness. You’re still able to function but may often feel like something is missing.

Dr. Farmer will lead you through exercises and guided journeys that will help you clear the psychic debris attached to your soul body. Then, with the support and assistance of your spirit helpers, he’ll guide you in finding and recovering soul fragments and show you how you can fully incorporate them.

Benefits of this integration process include:

  • A greater sense of personal power
  • Enjoy more presence and fulfillment in life
  • Feeling of wholeness and “being at home” in yourself
  • Preparedness to offer your unique gifts to your family, community, and the world

The Main Event Tuition

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 AwarenessThe Mastery of Self—A Toltec Guide to Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom, and co-author of The Seven Secrets of a Healthy, Happy Relationship, with HeatherAsh Amara.

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 WayAwaken Your Inner Fire, Warrior Goddess Wisdom, and co-author of The Sevens Secrets of a Healthy, Happy Relationship, with don Miguel Ruiz Jr.


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).

Don Jose’s newest book release is The Wisdom of the Shamans.

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

Lena Stevens

Lena Stevens is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol shaman from Mexico and has studied cross-cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including those from the Amazon basin, Native North America, Northern Europe and Siberia. Her work as a personal coach includes helping to achieve a state of balance and productivity through the understanding and healing of the masculine and feminine principles.

 In addition to being a master ceremonialist and shamanic healer, one of her specialties is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. Lena is the author of the Power Path Monthly Forecast as well as the co-author of  The Secrets of Shamanism: How to Tap the Spirit Power Within and a contributor to The Power Path.

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.


Dr. Marie Mbouni

Born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, Marie Mbouni is a healing artist, creativity coach, as well as a practicing MD. Her mission is to help others tap into their own creative power and to experience healing in all aspects of life.

Jacob Nordby

Jacob Nordby is the author of The Divine Arsonist: A Tale of Awakening, Blessed Are the Weird – A Manifesto for Creatives, leads the Creative UnBootcamp course for students around the world, and offers transformational group retreats and individual coaching. His work assists people as they discover and live their creative purpose.

Meet him here: www.JacobNordby.com

Dr. Steven Farmer

Dr. Steven Farmer is a world-renowned author, teacher, shamanic practitioner, licensed psychotherapist, 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 (with Jesseca Camacho), 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 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. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife Jesseca and stepdaughters Serena and Arianna.


For more information about privates sessions, special events and workshops please visit his website: http://EarthMagic.net

Clay Lomakayu Miller

Clay Lomakayu Miller is a soul dreamer in the shamanic tradition and the originator of primordial movements, an intuitive body based technique for aiding emotional movements of the soul. Together with his canine assistants, he has been guiding, teaching, and assisting people to heal and come home to themselves for 25 years. Medicine of One is the result of working with thousands of clients from all over the world. He has been featured in magazines and television shows worldwide.

Meet him at www.medicineofone.com


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.