Rounding Retreat in Sedona


Sedona, Arizona
May 26-30, 2022


You’re invited to a rare opportunity to learn with Thom in-person, enjoy deep restfulness and elevate your state of consciousness.

Give yourself the gift of retreat. You’ll emerge refreshed with courage, invincibility, and staying power to effectively meet the need of the time. You’ll bring about greater happiness not just for yourself, but for all those who surround you.

thom answers every question

Our annual in-person Rounding Retreat with Thom brings ample opportunities to discuss everything that is on your mind.

In our twice-daily knowledge sessions, Vedic Meditators are encouraged to open up any topic of discussion with Thom.

Having gained greater depths of Vedic knowledge and its practical application in everyday life, meditators will return to their lives with clarity of thinking, expanded happiness, and greater purpose.


Mago Retreat Center is a healing campus located among the majestic Red Rocks of Sedona.

Stillness in Nature

173 acres of sprawling retreat space

Walks on tree-lined paths

Shaded gazebos on the Red Rocks for rounding and relaxation

Serene lake and outdoor pool

Accommodations and Meals

Climate controlled casitas

Comfortable full beds and private or semi-private baths

Farm-to-table fare sourced from local farms

Spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas


Certified sustainable center

Composted meals

Recycled wastewater

Reduced carbon footprint

Minimalist accommodations


Enjoy Shared Experience

Meet and create
friendships with other
meditators from around
the world

Enjoy group meditations,
meaningful conversation,
and nourishing meals
with the Vedic Meditation

Enhance Your Knowledge

Learn how to round

Enjoy lectures and Q&A sessions with Thom, a living master of Vedic knowledge

Receive personal instruction and a tailored going home program

Rapidly Release Stress

Release up to 6 months
worth of accumulated
stress in 5 days of

Experience how extended
periods of Rounding and
rest will allow the deepest
rooted stresses to dissolve
simply and naturally

Accelerate Your Personal and Spiritual Growth

Experience restored creative intelligence

Gain clarity of mind and sense of purpose

Step fearlessly into being an agent of progressive change with an expansive state of awareness


A ‘Round’ is an advanced technique that incorporates yoga and breath work into your current meditation program to relax the body and mind for more profound meditation experiences.

When performed several times in a row, under the supervision of a trained Initiator on retreat, meditators experience deeper levels of rest and stress release than can be achieved in regular meditation at home.

“The effect of Rounding while on retreat is to systematically lower the body’s excitation level for prolonged periods of time in a way that we couldn’t at home… like an industrial strength meditation program. The accelerated dissolution of stress is the greatest long-term advantage of attending a Rounding Retreat.”

THOM knoles


7:00 am – 8:00 amGroup Round
8:00 am – 9:30 amBreakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 amFree Time / Rounding
10:30 am – 12:00 pmLecture
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm – 4:00 pmFree Time / Rounding
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmGroup Round
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmDinner
7:00 pm – 9:00 pmLecture
9:00 pm – 9:30 pmSama Veda

THOM hosts only one rounding retreat a year.

Secure your spot on our annual retreat before it sells out.

retreat investment

Single occupancy casita

USD 3,600

  • Climate-controlled private room
  • Full-sized bed, private bath

DOUBLE occupancy casita

USD 2,900

  • Climate-controlled shared room
  • Full-sized bed, shared bath

Included in your experience:

  • 5 days, 4 nights
  • Vegetarian meals and snacks
  • Knowledge talks with Thom
  • Rounding instructions and group rounding sessions
  • Personalized going home program
  • Roundtrip transportation between Mago Retreat Center and PHX Airport

health & safety protocols

  • Proof of vaccination is required for all retreat participants
  • Wearing masks may be required in public areas of Mago Retreat Center (Welcome Center, Dining Halls, etc.)
  • We will continue to update and modify our protocols as CDC recommendations and state requirements evolve

“My favorite moments of the retreat were the nightly group knowledge sessions, sunset walks after dinner, shared experience with meditators from around the world, and of course, hearing Thom share his wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and personal stories.”

Ryan t.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can attend this retreat?

All graduates of an in-person Vedic Meditation course are welcome.

if i don’t yet practice vedic meditation, can i still register?

You may register for the retreat now and make arrangements to learn Vedic Meditation before joining us on retreat. We will be happy to connect you with a teacher in your area. Please note that Vedic Meditation teachers teach mainly in major metropolitan areas; you may be traveling to learn Vedic Meditation in one of these cities prior to attending the retreat.

Can you cater to dietary restrictions?

The culinary team at Sedona Mago create delicious meals that cater to all dietary preferences. There are many gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options to choose from. Once you have completed registration, we will be in touch to discuss with you any dietary preferences you have, if any.

Will I have any 1-on-1 time with Thom?

Thom is available for a limited number of paid private consults on retreat. Please send us an email if you’d like to reserve an appointment in advance.

Will there be any other instructors on the retreat?

Thom will have a team of qualified Initiators who will be guiding you through the process of rounding. They will be available to answer any questions.

When does the retreat start? When does it end?

Our retreat with Thom begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 26th. Check-in starts at 2:00 pm.

We have arranged transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to our retreat center. This is included in your retreat fee, and will be at no extra charge to you.
Please book your flight to arrive no later than 11:00 am. Our last shuttle departs from PHX at 12:15 pm.

Our retreat officially ends after lunch on Monday, May 30th. We will have transportation available to PHX to accommodate your departure schedule. If you’d like to stay an extra day or two at Mago, you can make arrangements directly with the retreat center.

What happens if I release stress physically or emotionally during retreat?

Stress release is a normal and natural process of participating in a residential rounding retreat. While most experiences on retreat are blissful and joyous, one may experience some fatigue or emotional release as layers of stress are released from the physiology. We have an expert team of Initiators who will be personally overseeing the rounding experiences of all meditators on retreat and gently guide you through the process of release. You will also be able to share your experiences with Thom directly at lecture.

Do I need to have had the Covid-19 vaccine to attend?

Yes. Proof of vaccination is mandatory for retreat attendance.

Are payment plans available?

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space for our retreat.
If you are paying in installments, the second payment (50% of the remaining balance) is due by March 1st.
The final balance is due by April 15th.

Does this retreat count toward my ‘high rounding’ prerequisite for initiator training?

Yes, this retreat satisfies the rounding pre-requisite for Thom’s Initiator Training program.

Experience a life-changing 5 days of Vedic wisdom, deep and blissful rest, and new connections with other meditators.

Join Thom in Sedona for the most nourishing experience
available to meditators: one that will enliven you for years to come.

Sedona Retreat Payment Option - Single

Sedona Retreat Payment Option - Shared