Our Journey

Bodhi Inspiration

Our mission is to offer a rejuvenating health experience either solo or with loved ones. Our unique facility offers the art of detoxification through hot mineral baths, infrared and electric saunas, aromatherapy steams, cold plunges, organic based skin care and more, to showcase your beauty through health.

Harmony Oschefski

Harmony Oschefski, founder of the bodhi spa was born in Rhode Island and raised in Nova Scotia. Growing up in Nova Scotia, her family culture revolved around clean sustainable living and offered her the routine experience of taking a sauna followed by an invigorating cold plunge!

While traveling to various parts of the world, Harmony would make it part of her experience to find special sanctuaries which reminded her of her unique childhood, while escaping into deep relaxation, much like they did with the ancient methods of a European hydrotherapy spa.

The euphoric feeling after a day of relaxing in a spa with these traditional bathing components ~ mineral rich waters, saunas and steam circuit was proving to be a favorite method of relaxation, and mind/body cleansing. Her vision became clear – she would bring this European style experience to her local community, Newport, Rhode Island. Creating an all-encompassing place of healing, detoxification and ultimate relaxation.

Cedar Hwang

Cedar Song Hwang, co-owner of the Bodhi Spa, spent her formative years in Nova Scotia, Canada. However, her heart was drawn to Newport, RI, due to her family’s ancestral ties to the coastal area. At the age of 16, Cedar seized the opportunity sail alongside her uncle, Bob Tiedemann, on his classic yachts, igniting a passion for sailing within her. This experience prompted her to relocate to Newport and build a career that revolved around her love for the ocean.

Among her notable achievements, Cedar took on the role of Captain for Heritage, a distinguished classic America’s Cup yacht. This role allowed her to engage in both competitive racing and providing scenic experiences to others. In 2013, Cedar transitioned her focus to activities based on land, yet her strong affinity for water persisted.

Hydrotherapy had always been a central element of Cedar’s family gatherings, often involving saunas followed by invigorating plunges into icy lakes and snowbanks. This tradition extended into her travels, prompting her to find ways to maintain her connection to aquatic interests. Collaborating with her sister Harmony, they realized their mutual dream of establishing the Bodhi Spa – a venture that beautifully merged their passion for water and whole body wellness.

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