Nov. 2022 bookings now available at first wellness retreat solely operated by Sensei

LOS ANGELES – Sensei, the leading wellness hospitality brand, will welcome guests at its highly-anticipated second location, Sensei Porcupine Creek, beginning Nov. 1, 2022. This opening is the brand’s follow-up to its highly acclaimed debut property, Sensei Lāna’i, A Four Seasons Resort, which is located on the striking Hawaiian island of Lāna’i.

Bringing its award-winning wellness retreat concept to the desert, Sensei will continue its commitment to wellbeing and immersing people in nature with Sensei Porcupine Creek. 

Set within the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, California, the 230-acre private estate with impeccable grounds has been transformed into the brand’s first standalone wellness, golf and tennis resort operated solely by Sensei. It is intended as a haven for an array of health-conscious spa and sport enthusiasts to come together in an intimate, luxurious setting with a common interest – to learn how to live a longer, healthier life long after the retreat ends. Bookings open today with a series of wellness packages available from flexible two-night stays to longer in-depth programs.

“Sensei is excited to offer leisure travelers the full expression of its brand through programs and services that support greater wellbeing at its resort in Rancho Mirage. Immersed in nature, Sensei Porcupine Creek will provide a place for those who wish to discover more about healthier living, hone their sport performance, simply relax in an elegant setting, enjoy great cuisine, or indulge in therapeutic spa treatments,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of Sensei.

“While providing luxury hospitality, Sensei remains committed to science-led, curated offerings designed with the Sensei Way in mind – organized around the paths of movement, rest and nourishment.”  

Intimate Wellness-Oriented Open Living Spaces

The resort offers 22 luxuriously appointed accommodations ranging from several conveniently located Estate House rooms, spacious Santa Rosa rooms and freestanding private villas. The ten Estate Rooms are crafted with the intention of erasing the boundaries between an inviting indoor sanctuary and a natural desert oasis.

Meanwhile, four Santa Rosa Rooms gathered around a private courtyard offer a quiet respite with individual garden patios and heated spas. Eight standalone Villas offer a personal haven for privacy, set along the resort’s sprawling golf course, and integrated into the natural environment. Each Villa features either two or four bedrooms and is equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen, open concept living and dining room, and adjacent outdoor porch.

Dedicated to Wellness

Sensei has curated packages based on the brand’s core values – the Sensei Way – which distills preventative health science into three simple paths for everyday living: Move, Nourish and Rest. Using innovative technology, guests receive guidance from best-in-class Sensei Guides, wellness practitioners, and golf and tennis professionals to hone their game and learn how to improve their daily practices to live well. Packages Include:

Discover Sensei Experience: This introductory experience allows guests to get a taste of Sensei’s unique wellness offerings with a $250 wellness credit that can be used towards spa services, golf, tennis and our renowned personalized fitness, movement, and nutrition private sessions.  Discover Sensei Experience guests will also have access to the Retreat’s collection of complimentary wellbeing classes and guest-only access to the resort’s world-class golf and tennis facilities, lagoon-style pool and upscale restaurant. A two-night minimum stay.

Guided Wellness Experience: Guests will partner with a highly trained Sensei Guide as they embark on a wellness program that offers personalized health and wellness assessments tailored to their desired intention. This package includes a personal consultation with a pre-arrival specialist to curate an itinerary; an orientation session with a dedicated Sensei Guide to review goals; two 75-minute spa treatments; two private sessions focusing on mindset, nutrition, yoga or fitness; and a concluding My Plan session to review actionable learnings for their return home. A three-night minimum stay. 

Optimal Wellbeing Program: This innovative program uses data captured through a complimentary wearable device that conveniently measures certain health biomarkers. Guests will work alongside an integrated team of Sensei Guides, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and mindfulness coaches to analyze their unique health data to help meet their personal goals, whether that is peak fitness, improved sports performance or a refreshed mindset. The package includes a personal consultation with their Sensei Guide and pre-arrival specialist to curate an itinerary; complimentary WHOOP 4.0 band and six month membership; ongoing access to the proprietary Sensei Portal; a thorough fitness assessment to measure V02 Max, gait analysis, vertical jump and more to interpret performance metrics and co-create behavior changes; 120-minute Thermal Body Mapping experience or massage; three private sessions focusing on mindset, nutrition and yoga or fitness; $500 in wellness credit to be used toward personal wellness consultations, spa services, and golf or tennis fees; and a concluding My Plan session. A five-night minimum stay should be booked at least 14-days in advance of travel to maximize data collection and the personalization of the experience.

Additionally, golf and tennis enthusiasts can book the dedicated Golf or Tennis Optimal Wellbeing Programs to hone their skills while improving their overall health, productivity and game. These sports performance packages layer in one-on-one lessons and video analysis with a dedicated Golf or Tennis Professional in addition to the core OWP inclusions. 

Sensei Sabbatical Experience: Designed to enhance your long-term wellbeing, the 30-day or longer Sabbatical Experience package provides private weekly sessions and weekly check-ins with a dedicated Sensei Guide to get them closer to their goals. Sabbatical guests will also receive an orientation session with their Sensei Guide to assess their health baseline; $6,000 in wellness credits to use toward wellness consultations, spa services, and tennis court or golf green fees; early booking to a curated collection of daily activities such as yoga, meditation, fitness and enriching lectures; and a concluding My Plan session with a Guide to Growth report.

Amenities Designed with Wellness in Mind

Located within a desert oasis that immerses guests within its natural surroundings, every amenity and design at Sensei Porcupine Creek encourages relaxation. As guests wander through the lush estate grounds, they can tour the world-class sculpture and art collection worthy of museum display.

Those looking to hone their golf and tennis skills will have the opportunity to play on the resort’s world-class golf course and tennis garden facilities, available exclusively for resort guests. The private 18-hole golf course features a series of beautiful lakes, streams and waterfalls with breathtaking views of the surrounding Santa Rosa mountains. The renowned golf course is so welcoming and private that guests don’t need to worry about scheduling a tee time. Additionally, Porcupine Creek’s Har-Tru and hard tennis courts were built to reflect the courts of the nearby Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which hosts the annual BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Both golf and tennis facilities were previously only used by top golf and tennis professionals and now will provide an opportunity for sports enthusiasts to either refine or learn new skills with the help of top wellness practitioners and sports professionals.

The premier fitness facilities offer inspiring and restorative environments with small group classes or one-on-one sessions. The Sensei Yoga Pavilion offers an idyllic setting for yoga and meditation classes while the Fitness Pavilion is equipped with industry leading Technogym equipment including cardio machines, strength and conditioning tools and space for functional training.

Meanwhile, those looking to focus on rest and rejuvenation can visit the spa and choose from a menu of relaxing massages, nourishing bodywork and customized facials. Four Garden Treatment Rooms open up to a private, tranquil garden with outdoor showers which allow for outdoor treatments to be performed. To relax even further, the resort’s lagoon-style pool offers an idyllic setting to escape the desert heat surrounded by the beautifully designed landscape.

A Private Nobu Dining Experience

Sensei Porcupine Creek will feature Sensei by Nobu, a collaboration between world-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Dr. David Agus. Open exclusively to retreat guests, the concept marries Nobu’s acclaimed and innovative cuisine with Sensei’s evidence-led approach to nutrition. The ever-changing menu is crafted with fresh ingredients that stay true to how nature delivers them with each meal designed to ignite the senses and provide optimal benefits.

Desert Activities

Guests will have the opportunity to embark on a series of desert activities, ranging from a hike through Rancho Mirage’s lush oasis of rock-strewn foothills to visiting Palm Springs to meander through the iconic mid-century modern architecture that defines the city. A trip to the Southern California destination isn’t complete without a visit to Joshua Tree National Park to witness the protected landscape and unique flora.