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Our Story

Wellbeing is not a destination but a journey with knowledge at its core.

Our Founders

Sensei was founded by Larry Ellison, technology pioneer and co-founder of Oracle, and Dr. David Agus, a world-leading physician and scientist, The New York Times best-selling author and CBS News contributor. The two leading innovators were brought together by the loss of a close friend and motivated by a shared purpose: to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Their commitment to leverage science, technology and multidisciplinary research with personalized medicine to build a healthier world is exemplified at their esteemed Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, where Dr. Agus is founding director and CEO.

Sensei applies data-driven health knowledge and utilizes technology to create premier wellbeing retreats in Hawaii and California to promote preventative care and healthy lifestyle practices.

Wellbeing Guided by Knowledge 

The Sensei Way is developed by scientists and physicians across the globe, marshaled by Dr. David Agus and supported by our trained team of Sensei Guides and wellness practitioners who hold advanced degrees in their respective fields.

It is the depth of our team’s engagement, reliance on scientific findings, personalized concierge service and heartfelt intention that differentiates Sensei from other wellbeing retreats.

Our Retreats

Enhance your wellbeing through the experiences and programs offered at Sensei’s exclusive retreats. Whether on the secluded island of Lānaʻi, in Hawaii, or set in a desert oasis against the Santa Rosa mountains of Rancho Mirage, California, Sensei wellbeing retreats provide serene and supportive environments to align your actions with your intentions. Enjoy personalized wellness activities, world-class golf and tennis facilities and innovative dining guided by our nutritional philosophy and the culinary mastery of Nobu. Sensei’s unique retreats bring to life the vision of two individuals dedicated to a global movement for sustainable living, powered by science, data and technology.

Our Team

With several decades of combined experience and world-class expertise, our Guidance Team collaborates to deliver premier wellbeing experiences to every Sensei guest.

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Alexandra Walterspiel President and Chief Operating Officer
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Vishal Patel President and Chief Medical Officer
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Jacqui Pucci Vice President and Head of People Operations
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Jessica Neumann Vice President, Finance and Accounting
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Meaghan Carlson Vice President, Brand and Marketing
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Nicholas Demarco Vice President, Information Technology
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Angel Redondo Vice President, Development