Inspired by Japanese principles of wabi-sabi and a spirit of openness and exploration, Shou Sugi Ban House offers spa, healing arts, nutrition, fitness and complete wellness experiences in a holistic, educational setting. We welcome diverse points of view and are especially galvanized by the strength of women and the wisdom of community.
Discreetly luxurious, grounded in sustainability and a deep love for raw natural beauty, Shou Sugi Ban House is an intimate and integrative wellness experience.
We learn from practices, scientific and spiritual, from the world’s greatest wisdom traditions and we are dedicated to sharing them in a genuine way.
At Shou Sugi Ban House we believe in the strong connection between personal health and planetary well-being. Therefore, a conscious perspective of sustainability is rooted in our design, development, operational standards, retreat programs, and plant-rich culinary program.
All buildings on property integrate a geothermal system for heating and cooling, while solar panels on the barn produce sufficient electricity to significantly reduce our carbon emissions.
Our landscaping was intentionally designed in undulating beds to distribute rainwater evenly to all plants, thus reducing the need for irrigation. Largely guided by an appreciation for the local environment and the use of native plant species, our bio dynamic gardens fruitfully provide sustenance through a similar holistic approach.
We believe in knowing where our food and medicine come from, and many of the meals and healing tinctures we offer make use of herbs and plants grown on local farms as well as in our own gardens.
As an integral part of our community we assume a deep commitment to honoring the environmental, cultural and human resources on the East End.
Shou Sugi Ban House aims to remind those of connection through a holistic, kind, collaborative approach. We believe it is vital to protect the ecosystem we inhabit, and in our minds this can only be done through strength of community, culture, and care for the environment.
We are proud to hold space with local cultural institutions like the Parrish Art Museum and the Watermill center.
We actively take part in sustainability efforts within the community such as beach and trail cleanups and support farms who have an equal commitment to the wellbeing of our home through the purchase of fresh, organic produce.
It is our sincere hope to inspire this planetary connection, as it is through the land air and water that we thrive together.