Jerry Lee–Founder


In late 2006, I visited the Yangshou area of China; it was a time of contemplation and examination. A lifetime traveling the world and my path was not always clear. The idea, though, was as crystal clear as the mountain-fed waters of the Li River: how to create a place for rest, restoration, connection with nature and re-birth. So, like a phoenix rising, the idea took flight. Joined by my colleagues and friends, I sought to find the perfect location to make a retreat where Eastern meditation and natural relaxation would be fed by the energy from the hills and rivers of Yangshuo. A modest farmer's house spoke to me on my subsequent visits and slowly, with deliberation, the idea became a reality in brick/stone and wood. What I invest is not a B&B but the soul of my life.