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97958 17 Feb 2021

New Programming and Partnership at Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort

Optimal Wellbeing Program and WHOOP partnership brings together real-time health data and expert analysis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2021 - These extraordinary times have served to reignite the global health conversation giving way to people becoming more cognizant than ever of our vulnerability to illness and the necessity for self-care. Today, Sensei Lana'i, A Four Seasons Resort unveils its Optimal Wellbeing Program in partnership with WHOOP, the human performance company. This newly enhanced program is a deep lifestyle analysis designed to inspire an optimal self via heightened awareness and experiential learning that are brought together into understandable and actionable insights by the Sensei Guides who are experts in their fields. At the heart of the program is the Sensei Way, which distills preventive health science, data and research into three simple paths for everyday living: move, nourish, and rest.

"Sensei is committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives through preventative care and healthy lifestyle practices, and the Optimal Wellbeing Program is the next evolution of that purpose," said Kevin Kelly, CEO of Sensei. "Beyond administering health and wellness principles that are rooted in scientific findings, Sensei's value is the understanding of the data points and knowledgeable interpretation for each guests unique needs and goals."

Sensei's Optimal Wellbeing Program is an augmented wellness experience that integrates intention, health metrics, lifestyle, and long-term wellbeing vision set against the unique landscape of Ko'ele, Lana'i's traditionally spiritual uplands. The program consists of custom, evidence-led practices supported by technology to seamlessly connect each guest with their health information. This new digital platform provides personal data and insights from Sensei and the WHOOP Strap 3.0 wearable device.

With rates beginning at $1,185 per night (single) / $1,715 per night (double) for a five-night minimum stay, program highlights include:

  • Pre-arrival questionnaire to establish program preferences
  • Pre-arrival call orientation and itinerary builder
  • Exclusive Sensei x WHOOP Strap 3.0 (includes one-year subscription)
  • Access to the Sensei Portal, a digital communications tool to track personal data points throughout one's stay and post-visit
  • Three (3) private Sensei Guide sessions for detailed analysis and collaborative goal setting

○ Ten (10) move-nourish-rest assessments including body composition, grip strength, functional movement and oxygen intake.

  • Three (3) private optimization sessions on movement, nutrition, and mindfulness
  • One (1) 120-minute thermal body mapping experience or featured massage of choice in a private spa hale
  • One (1) blood biomarker diagnostic
  • $500 credit towards the Experience Menu, a collection of more than 60 different activities and services including the spa, Lana'i Adventure Park, island exploration and more
  • Unlimited classes from the activity calendar
  • A personalized Guide to Growth report upon departure tohelp power actionable steps upon returning home
  • Luxurious Four Seasons room and semi-private air travel from Oahu

WHOOP provides personalized, actionable feedback and tracks key metrics like heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, and sleep staging with industry-leading accuracy. While visualizing biometric data can be helpful, the true value of this program comes from contextualizing the information within the bigger picture. Every data point is evaluated in relation to an individuals unique variables and circumstances. The Sensei Portal applies a systematic approach to wellness by examining how all elements combine to influence lifestyle, versus simply confronting challenges in a vacuum. The portal displays member health data with radar diagrams of move, nourish, and rest, which reflect the balance and interdependency of each path's dynamic pieces. The diagrams reveal how optimization of any system requires strategic coordination of all its components. The portal's simplified display of aggregated data provides timely education and empowerment for those seeking improved wellbeing via self-care.

The data-rich wellness experience includes a blood biomarker diagnostic administered by MODO MD (Maui Mobile Doctor). With results available in 10 minutes, the fasted blood glucose and lipid panel findings are used to enhance and identify areas of opportunity during the one-on-one nutrition session with a Sensei Guide. While included in the Optimal Wellbeing Program, the blood marker testing is available as an add-on service for all other guests.

Reservations require a minimum 14-day advance notice to allow for optimal data collection in preparation of guest visit and personalized programming. Guests are invited to visit to learn more about the Optimal Wellbeing Program.


About Sensei Lana'i, A Four Seasons Resort

Sensei Retreats, the first of which is located at the Sensei Lana'i, A Four Seasons Resort on Larry Ellison's secluded Hawaiian island of Lana'i, is where people come to learn the Sensei Way in the most luxurious and inspiring settings. Each guest's stay is highly customized to help align their actions with their intentions by offering private wellness consultations, small indoor and outdoor classes, relaxing treatments in individual spa hales, island adventures and innovative dining guided by the Sensei nutritional philosophy. Sensei's first retreat brings to life the vision of two people dedicated to a global movement for sustainable living, powered by science, data and technology.


About Sensei

Sensei applies data-driven health knowledge and utilizes technology in its programs and services to promote preventative care and healthy lifestyle practices. It 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 through the most current, evidence-led knowledge combined with a fresh philosophy on food, health and lifestyle. The Sensei Way is informed by Dr. Agus' lifetime of knowledge and devotion to self-care and preventative health science, and is based on the paths of move, nourish, and rest to address wellbeing and give people the ability to grow well.



WHOOP, the human performance company, provides membership for 24/7 coaching to improve health. The WHOOP membership comes with free hardware (the new Whoop Strap 3.0), a coaching platform designed to optimize your behavior, and a community of high performers. WHOOP members range from professional athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs to fitness enthusiasts and endurance competitors to executives and military personnel. Studies show WHOOP can positively change behavior, increase sleep, and improve physiological biomarkers. Founded in 2012, WHOOP is based in Boston and has raised more than $200 million in venture capital.