Discover Sangha

A Journey to Holistic Wellness

Located west of Shanghai in the culturally and historically rich city of Suzhou, SANGHA Retreat is a state-of-the-art, fully-immersive health and wellness retreat that combines the vast knowledge and wisdom of the East with the finest methods and technological advances of Western science.

Part of the OCTAVE Institute, the 47-acre lakeside retreat introduces a new approach to well-being designed to help guests find clarity, harmony and a new level of consciousness and freedom through a personalized program of nutritionally balanced meals, healing treatments, and physical activities.

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A Stay

Create your own path to well-being, enjoy a relaxing weekend break or take time to reconnect with family

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A Program

Choose from one of our three to six-night programs to restore unity and well-being with self, others and nature.

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To Learn

Only by shifting our views on living can we look at life anew. Learn, grow and evolve through our online and offline courses and workshops.

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The Art of Well-Being

Holistic Programs

At the core of SANGHA Retreat’s offerings are its three to six-night well-being progams, designed to create lasting transformation. The vast knowledge and wisdom of the East is combined with the finest methods and technological advances of Western science to create impactful, targeted treatment plans, to support guests in their journey to optimal health, and a life more mindfully lived. A non-invasive, extensive wellness assessment informs the path each guest takes. 

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Mindful Retreats

For those looking for a supportive, group environment in which to nurture good health, our Retreats throughout the year present the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, as well as reconnect mind, body and soul. Lead by resident specialists and internationally renowned thought leaders, subjects such as yoga, Ayurveda and Qi Gong, and their connection to continued well-being, are explored through movement, nutrition and interactive workshops. 

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Rejuvenating AT ONE Healing Spa

The 65,000 square foot AT ONE Healing Spa optimizes mind, body, and spiritual balance through treatments designed to restore and rejuvenate. Natural elements such as water, light, heat, sound, and energy are combined with state-of-the-art wellness technology to provide a holistic healing experience. Explore the exquisite menu of beauty treatments, massages, scrubs, wraps, and traditional therapies, as well as the extensive array of hydrothermal facilities.  

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Advanced AT ONE Clinic

The AT ONE Clinic  provides a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being. Utilising state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology, an extensive wellness assessment at the clinic underpins your stay at SANGHA Retreat. With a focus on preventative as well as therapeutic treatments, it is here that a program for the duration of your stay is tailored to your personal needs, with the support of a full clinical team including internationally renowned doctors.

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Living Habits

Designed around the body’s circadian rhythm, SANGHA Retreat’s Living Habits program offers a variety of activities and practices to help guests achieve a new level of wellbeing. Featuring a schedule that changes daily, guests are encouraged to experience meditation and sound healing, practice ancient Tai Chi movements while overlooking the Yangcheng Lake or participate in an informative lecture on topics such as TCM seasonal eating.  Each day, guests can choose from 9 complimentary sessions. 


Harmony and Balance


Your Private Sanctuary

Blending intuitive design with an abundance of natural light, SANGHA Retreat’s Suites offer a comforting and relaxing space for guests to unwind in.

At One Villas

Unparalleled Comfort

With the privacy of a home away from home, and stunning views over Yangcheng Lake, the Villas offer ultimate tranquillity and comfort. 


Health Through Taste

Guided by Executive Chef Paul Then, the THOUGHT FOR FOOD restaurant and THOUGHT FOR FOOD Market both utilise sustainably farmed, local ingredients to create nutritionally balanced, diverse menus. In collaboration with the AT ONE Clinic and a team of nutritionists and doctors, a customised nutrition plan is created for each guest upon arrival, to support their well-being goals. 

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Blazing the trail

SANGHA Retreat by Octave is blazing the trail for a progressive new movement - quantum wellness. SANGHA is Tsao’s vision of a utopian future - a wellness ecosystem that goes beyond traditional spa or retreat offerings.

A Chair In A RoomAsia Tatler, January 2020 Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines
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Innovative and impactful

SANGHA Retreat by Octave Institute is China’s first serious wellness retreat. This innovative and impactful holistic health and wellbeing destination was created by Fred Tsao, who was motivated by a lifelong interest in philosophies of the East and West.

A Man Cutting Food On A TableSarah Miller, Wall Street Journal, January 2020 United Kingdom
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A pioneer of conscious living

SANGHA Retreat is a pioneer of conscious living. Well beyond conventional spa and wellness concepts, SANGHA Retreat offers a more holistic, life-centred way of being.

A Person Standing In Front Of A BuildingEat Vacation, August 2019 Indonesia
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A community for mindful living

SANGHA  Retreat  is  a  community  for  mindful  living.  It  offers  a  space  for  mindful  learning,  a  holistic wellness retreat, along with signature spa treatments combining traditional wisdom and modern science to purify, de-stress and rejuvenate.

A Man And A Woman Standing In A Dark RoomRobb Report, December 2019 China
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A serene world of wellness

This transformational lakeside retreat named after the Sanskrit word for community is just that. A serene world of wellness is wrapped up in a design-led residential community west of Shanghai, blending traditional Chinese medicine with Western.

A Dining Room Table In Front Of A WindowJo Fernandez, December 2019 Daily Telegraph