William Lee Rand
William Lee Rand, founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. William has been and continues to work on the development of Holy Fire Reiki and related classes. He has authored Reiki, The Healing Touch, The Reiki Touch Kit, Reiki for a New Millennium, The Spirit of Reiki (along with Frank Arjava Petter and Walter Lubeck) and over 100 Reiki articles and 12 CDs. From 1993 to 1995, with the help of some of his students, he developed the Karuna Reiki® system of healing, and has recently begun the development of the Holy Fire Reiki training programs. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Reiki News Magazine as well as editor of the Online Reiki Newsletter.
Laurelle is the author of The Book on Karuna Reiki and Be Peace Now and since the inception of Reiki News Magazine, she has contributed many articles. Beginning in 1994 she has served as Director of the ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Program, from which she mentors student and senior teachers along their Reiki path. Along with her husband, Michael Baird, they operate an active Reiki practice, with clients and students in Sedona, AZ.
Michael has been practicing Reiki for 26 years, and has found it to be a powerful tool for healing and spiritual growth. He is a retreat facilitator, practitioner of the healing arts, and a middle eastern drummer. Michael is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher (LRMT) and teaches Usui|Holy Fire Reiki, and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki, as well as Reiki Drumming and ReikiSonics(sound healing). He is also a member of the Sound Healer’s Assoc. Michael has developed special drum-making workshops for healers, and co- created the Reiki Drumming shamanic healing techniques, taught in the Reiki Drumming class. Drumming and Reiki assist him in attuning to high levels of consciousness, and listening to his Divine guidance, and following his heart.
Colleen Benelli is an ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and a contributing author for Reiki News Magazine. Colleen is also an Associate Teacher for the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies and has created the Reiki program for the school. Colleen is also a full time Reiki practitioner and blends her Reiki and shamanic healing techniques in her Reiki sessions. Colleen experiences Reiki as a lifestyle. Colleen inspires her students to feel confident in their ability to use Reiki for personal growth or professional Reiki business development. Colleen is a Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher.
Colleen’s passion and commitment is teaching Reiki as a mainstream profession and as a life management tool. She trains people from all professions, belief systems, and spiritual experience. With the common goal of living a life of meaning and purpose, Colleen teaches how to use Reiki to know oneself more directly and as a practice that contributes to the well being of others and the planet.
Arthur Baird has been around Reiki his whole life and began his official training at the age of 11. He has been a Usui Reiki Master since 2006 and a Karuna® Reiki Master since 2008; he took his first official sound healing training course in 2004 (Reiki Drumming).
The largest part of who we are is our Divine Self, our God Self. In this presentation, we will open even further to our Divine Knowing through Reiki. When we open to our Divine Knowing we understand, we know, we experience ourselves as Divine Beings of pure love and light.
Carolyn is an ICRT Professional Licensed Reiki Master Teacher and Mentor Teacher. She has been a full-time Reiki Teacher and Practitioner for over 12 years, living Reiki with everything she does and with every breath she takes. Carolyn recognizes and understands that All is One, and we share a connection through The Divine Within.
Karen is a counselor who practices Reiki. She will share tools that you can use to better help students and clients with emotional issues, create more bonding with students and clients, guide you in sharing intuitive information in sessions, set boundaries, and more.
PAM & DONALD McMAHON
Pam & Donald McMahon
Pam and Donald T. McMahon have been spiritual and life partners for 49 years. They live in the country in Western North Carolina with 3 of their 4 grown sons. They are called “Straight From The Heart”. They have produced 3 CD’s and perform around the country at many Reiki Retreats and Sound Healing Conferences. They turned on, tuned in and dropped out in the mid 60’s when they went back to the land, began growing organic food, cooking from scratch and taking full responsibility for their health. They home schooled their four boys and maintained a frugal and simple lifestyle, close to the earth and God. Meditation, yoga, nutrition and spiritual inspiration led them to the healing arts, which they have been studying and practicing for over 40 years.
Pam is a Certified Transformational Breathwork Facilitator and ordained minister as well as a Reiki Master Teacher. She stepped onto the Reiki path in 1996 and received her first Mastership in 1999. In 2003 she became a Karuna Reiki Master when she took a class from Laurelle Shanti Gaia and Michael Baird and was so impressed with their knowledge and teaching style that she decided to pursue another Reiki Master Class with Laurelle, Michael and William Lee Rand, all Senior Licensed Reiki Master teachers with the International Center For Reiki Training. It was in this 7 day Residential Master Class that Pam and Don both feel that they found the confidence to begin teaching Reiki in a committed way. Don started Reiki in 1997 and began teaching with Pam after the 7 Day Intensive Master Class. In his day job, Don is an independent computer consultant and software developer for several small county water districts in WNC. Pam and Don have also made music together since they met, 49 years ago.
“Shake Your Soul” Class
Presenters are subject to change without notice.
Sedona Mago Retreat
The Mago retreat site offers 163 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds honoring Mother Earth. Harmonize with the healing energy of Sedona, relax and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Join us for enlightening Reiki and Holy Fire presentations and experiences. Meet and share with like minded people from around the world. Experience Sedona, the sacred land of heart and healing.
The venue is an alcohol-free, smoke-free, and meat-free facility. The deliciously prepared meals provide gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and fish options.
Sedona is famous for the powerful and healing energy of its vortexes. A vortex is a place on the Earth where unusual amounts of subtle electromagnetic energy enter or leave in a spiral movement. Of the Earth’s 21 known vortexes, five are in Sedona. At Sedona Mago Retreat, 12 small vortexes form one large vortex. Each vortex has its own unique energy. Experiencing them all can help you feel connected with the soul of the Earth, and thereby heal your body, mind, and spirit holistically.
Our retreat accommodations include 120 casita-style guest rooms that are decorated in a style conducive for relaxation and meditation. To maintain this environment, the rooms do not have televisions or phones. Computers with Internet access are available in the lounge.
Each double casita features two comfortable full-size beds with plush coverings, a table and chairs, closet, mini-refrigerator, full bathroom/shower, and air conditioning/heating. The casitas blend in comfortably with their natural surroundings staying cool inside during the spring and summer and warm during the winter. Private rooms are available in limited quantity.
Guest rooms are supplied with towels and soap. Any other toiletry items should be brought including: toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The pool and Jacuzzi are open year round so do bring your swimsuit. Pool towels are supplied. Coin-opperated washers and dryers are available onsite.
Outdoor Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
The swimming pool and Jacuzzi are surrounded by majestic rock formations and stunning starlight views. Open year round, so bring your swimsuit and pool towels will be supplied.
Healing Garden and Lake
The beautifully landscaped lake, surrounded by trees, flowers, and aromatic herbs, is a haven for many wild birds.
At the Retreat you will be able to enjoy 3 meals per day, lovingly prepared by Chef Katie and the talented kitchen staff and served to you buffet style in the delightful dining hall. The cuisine is “Pesco Vegetarian,” Meaning we serve fish as well as a variety of vegetarian entrees. We strive to provide healthy and hearty meals for your enjoyment. As much as possible, we use Non-GMO, Organic, Local, and Whole foods during our preparation. Often the produce is from the on site 1.8-acre garden, which grows a variety of items using organic practices.
Our philosophy is to present you with a variety of tastes and options during your stay. We offer many styles of preparation and the tastes vary by day and by meal. Breakfast and Lunch are typically vegetarian in nature, and our evening meals usually include fish. Our buffet is not large, but it is varied, fresh, bountiful, and at all times delicious!
We are happy to be able to accommodate a variety of dietary requirements. These include Gluten Free, Lactose/Dairy intolerant, Nut and Soy allergies. In order to best serve you, we ask that you please include all allergy information at the time of booking. This allows the chef to consider your needs during menu planning.
Open 24 hours a day, the lounge is where participants can sit, read, or talk.
Computer & Printer
The use of two computer stations and printer are offered free of charge.
Available in the lounge and in meeting rooms.
Coin-operated, washers and dryers; cash can be exchanged for quarters at the Welcome Center.
Throughout the year, fruit from the orchard grace Mago’s dining tables and fill guests with deep, energy-rich nourishment.
12 small vortexes form one large vortex where you can experience healing and deep awakening.
Outdoor Covered Patios
Found throughout the property, these areas offer great places to relax outdoors.
There are various meditation areas throughout our land, each having their own special energy.
In case you forget something, a variety of products are offered in the store to ensure your comfort.
Water and Tea
Offered 24 hours a day in our Welcome Center and lounge.
Trails Throughout the Property
Many trails are available that lead to meditation areas and vortex sites. These trails are ideal for exploring and enjoying nature.
Initial Deposit of 45% is due at Registration
All deposits and pre-payments are non refundable and non transferable.
NEW YORK - Balance due by May 15, 2018
SEDONA - Balance due by July 1, 2018
PRICING INCLUDES ROOM WITH TWO DOUBLE BEDS,
MEALS AND ALL PRESENTATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT!
No formal classes, Day Passes or CEU’s are offered at this FUN and EXCITING weekend.
DAY PASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
All attendees must be housed on site during the program.
AZ Shuttle provides shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport directly to Sedona Mago Retreat.
Reservations can be made online at Arizona Shuttle. Online reservations must be made before 6:00 pm the night before travel in order to guarantee your space. For reservations made after 6:00 pm the day before your travel day, call the AZ shuttle office directly to confirm your space at 1-800-888-2749 or 928-282-2066.
When you arrive at the airport, go to the baggage claim area and an Arizona Shuttle representative wearing a red shirt will be waiting to assist you.
Check in time at Sedona Mago Retreat is 4:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 noon.
Please note: Dinner is your first meal upon check-in and is from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. Please be aware that we are located 30 min away from restaurants and there are no meal options after 7:00 pm. If you plan to arrive later than 6:45 pm please eat beforehand and remember we are a meat-free, alcohol free and smoke-free facility. You can purchase light snacks and drinks at the Welcome Center, which is open from 8:00 am-7:30 pm daily.
Sedona Mago Retreat is located 40 minutes southwest of downtown Sedona and 2.5 hours north of Phoenix. You can arrive by personal car or by booking shuttle services. If this is your first time driving to Sedona Mago Retreat, arrange your driving schedule so you can arrive during daylight hours because it goes through the National Forest and road signs and lighting are limited. If you arrive after 5:00 pm please arrange late check-in.
Please be aware that GPS may lead you to Forest Service Road 525, which passes through the private property of our neighbors. Do NOT use 525.
Input 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326 on your GPS to get directions to the correct turn-off and take Bill Gray Road (761). The retreat center is located about 10.8 miles from 700 E Bill Gray Road. It is about a 30-minute drive up the dirt road.
DRIVING MAP PDF
Directions from Phoenix & Southern Arizona
- Take Interstate Highway I-17 North for about 90 miles.
- Then take the Cottonwood Exit (#287). Turn left and follow Hwy 260 West toward Cottonwood for 12 miles to the intersection of Hwy. 89A.
- Turn right going toward Sedona. Go through two traffic lights and then you will see a brown sign indicating 761 or Bill Gray Road on your left side.
- Turn left onto Bill Gray Road.You will see two large gold colored statues on your right and the Immaculate Conception Church on your left.
- Continue on to an unpaved road on your right. This is Bill Gray Road. There will be a brown colored sign saying “761.”
How to drive down Bill Gray Road (Forest Service Road 761)
Driving down Bill Gray Road for the first time can feel challenging; however, it can also be an invigorating experience. Let yourself flow with the natural vibration of the drive and take in the beautiful scenery around you.
- Bill Gray Road is an unpaved forest service road. The road is bumpy. You may see several narrow paths to your right and left, but do not go down them. Stay on main road, which is the widest main path.
- When you enter the unpaved road, set your travel odometer to 0.0. It will take 10.8 miles to drive to the retreat center—if you drive 25 mph, it will take 35 minutes. Although you may have only driven a few miles, it can feel like you have been driving a long time. Keep checking your odometer to see where you are on the road.
- Around 6.5 miles you will see a fork in the road; stay on the right path. (On the left you will see a brown sign marker that says “258”; do not follow this.)
- At 10.4 miles you will see a sign on your right for Sacred Mesa Trail. You will start to see the retreat center in the distance on your left.
- At 10.8 miles you will see a sign on your right for Ilchi Road. Turn left at this sign, cross the cattle guard, and go approximately 1,000 feet to the Sedona Mago Retreat’s main gated entrance. You will see a call box on your left. Push the “CALL button” to ring the Welcome Center attendant.
- Once the attendant lets you in, make a sharp left and follow the signs to registration.
Directions from Flagstaff & Northern Arizona
- Take 89A South through Sedona OR take I-17 south from Flagstaff to the Sedona exit (for Hwy. 179); follow 179 into Sedona and turn left onto Hwy. 89A (going toward Cottonwood).
- Follow Hwy. 89A through Sedona until you see a brown sign for 761 or Bill Gray Road on your right side.
- Turn right onto Bill Gray Road.
From this point, please follow the instructions above, “How to drive down Bill Gray Road (Forest Service Road 761).”