Rounding Retreat in Sedona


Sedona, Arizona
July 21-25, 2021


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.


Guru Purnima is a Vedic holiday which holds great significance for Vedic Meditators.

On this full moon night, we acknowledge and express gratitude for people, things, and events that have made us wiser in life.

Guru Purnima falls on the third evening of our retreat. We will celebrate together by witnessing Thom perform a ceremony of gratitude, enjoy sweets and conversation, and end the evening with a moonlit stroll.

This will be a special event you won’t want to miss.

thom answers every question

Our first in-person gathering with Thom in 18 months 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 queen beds and 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 breathwork 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.”



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


Please complete our waitlist form and we will let you know if a space opens up.



USD 2,900

  • Climate-controlled private room
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Private 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

Due to the ongoing conditions of COVID-19, all participants will enjoy their own private room with a private bath. For this retreat only, given the extraordinary circumstances of a global pandemic, we are offering single occupancy rooms at the rate of a shared room.

Next year, we will return to standard tiered rates.

safety protocols

  • For all retreat participants, we require a negative PCR test, administered on or after July 19th, 2021
  • For participants who have been fully vaccinated, please share your vaccination records for our database
  • For participants who are not vaccinated, we require:
    • Daily rapid testing on-site (we will supply the tests)
    • Wearing masks for lectures, rounding, and other group activities
  • For all retreaters, wearing masks and social distancing are required in public areas of Mago Retreat Center (Welcome Center, Dining Halls, etc.)

“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.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can attend this retreat?

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

I am attending the retreat with my partner/sibling/roommate. Can we stay in the same room?

Yes, members of the same household may room together on retreat. As stated above, our retreat rates this year already reflect a shared room rate, so there will not be an additional discount for members of the same household sharing a room.

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 Wednesday, July 21st. 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 Sunday, July 25th. 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?

You do not need to have the vaccine to attend, however we ask you to follow all COVID-19 protocols as stated above.

Are payment plans available?

A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space for our retreat.
If you are payment in installments, the second payment of $1,200 is due by May 15th.
The final payment of $1,200 is due by June 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.

Guru Purnima Rounding Retreat Payment Options