Experience the beauty, feel the energy, and awaken your spirit
If you’re looking for a place to unwind and re-connect with what’s important, what better environment than one of the most beautiful deserts on the planet?
Sedona Mago Retreat is located on a stunning, 163-acre stretch of land in the high Arizonan desert, 4,500-feet above sea level.
From the hot days of summer to the cooling breezes of spring and autumn, to the snowcapped red rocks in the winter, it’s ideal for exploring nature, gazing at the stars, and re-connecting with everything that’s important in your life.
120 casitas mean the retreat is large enough for small groups to visit year round; but it is also small enough for the privacy and meditation you need for holistic healing.
Everything here is geared towards healing the body, calming the mind, and awakening the spirit.
The inspiration of Sun Tao
Our retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, inspired by the mission of the Tao Fellowship, which is “Love Humanity, Love the Earth.”
Tao Fellowship was established in 1998 by Ilchi Lee, to promote the spirit of Tao as universal principles of harmonious living and a peaceful world.
Specifically, it is the Sun Tao (仙道) Korean Taoist tradition, with its 10,000-year history, that we follow. Sun (仙) is the combination of human (人) and mountain (山), meaning a human being living in harmony with nature.
The principles and practices of Sun Tao are available for all retreat guests to learn as part of their stay with us; we seek interfaith friendship, and believe that peace and harmony can be realized through our connection with the Earth – without which, humanity cannot survive.
Indeed, “Mago” is the ancient Korean name for “Mother Earth.”
Our common goal is the sustainability of Earth and all of its inhabitants, now and for future generations.
President Ilchibuko Todd
Over a decade of studying and mastering Universal Qi energy with tradition of SunTao Enlightened Living practice, Ilchibuko has led numerous personal transformation workshops & spiritual ceremonies to awaken the greatest potentials within. She is an expert in guiding all to get in touch with the deepest roots of ourselves and heal & love self completely. She envisions individual awakening & healing will eventually lead to awakening of all humanity and heal the Earth. She is not only the President of Tao Fellowship, she serves as Director of Sedona Meditation Center and Advisory Board of International Brain Education Association.
Her mission is to share the experience of Universal Qi Energy and the way of SunTao Enlightened Living and to awaken and inspire all to live the greatest version of themselves.
Vice President Steve Kim
Steve Kim is the vice president of Tao Fellowship and Executive Director of Earth Citizens Organization (ECO).
When asked why the organization is named the “Earth Citizens Organization,” he responds that everyone on the planet naturally identifies themselves as an Earth Citizen. By doing so, each person accepts the whole planet as his or her personal concern.
The Earth Citizen Leadership program was established to help people practice mindful living. When people awaken to individual and mindful choices that are good for one another and our beautiful planet, it will eventually lead to improved sustainability on a global scale.
COO Sayong Kim
Sayong Kim has been the COO of Sedona Mago Retreat since 2011.
He suffered from back pain for over ten years, with none of the Western or Eastern healing modalities able to cure his pain. That was until he started practicing Sun Tao, after which it healed in less than three months.
He quit his Ph.D. program in Korea and set out to become an instructor of the Tao Healing Practice. He visited our retreat in 1996 and has never looked back.
His goal is to share Tao principles and practices and to develop Sedona Mago Retreat into a global center for promoting harmonious living and fostering interfaith, intercultural collaboration and to help people live happier and healthier lives.
A brief note from Sayong:
“One day, feeling the burden of taking the job of COO at the retreat, I climbed to the top of a small mountain overlooking it and looked down. From this vantage point, I could cover the entire property with my small hands and, in that moment, I realized that it was no burden to take good care of the retreat and its sacred land.
I am more committed than ever to our beautiful mission to Love Humanity, Love the Earth. Every morning I look out my window and realize that I am in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and feel grateful.
Whenever I feel stressed or negative, I smile for a few seconds to release the heavy energy and practice the simple Solar Body exercises that Ilchi Lee teaches. Then I feel the energy of Sedona awaken me more deeply.”