Official Ritual is a hospitality company, with a mission to transform empty space into sanctuaries of wellbeing.

current openings

We're looking for aligned individuals to help us help others reset to neutral and heal.

Please apply through the system and not by emailing us. Thank you.

house concierge

The House Concierge is the touch point for all Members and guests, welcoming them into the space and helping to prepare them for meditation. This is a hospitality and member-facing position, where kindness and a helpful attitude are paramount. 


house manager

The House Manager is responsible for running and maintaining the daily operations of The House, ensuring smooth communication between Members, practitioners, scheduling, as well as outside contractors.


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We exist to provide a container for our community to reset to neutral + heal — so they can go back to their lives with a renewed spirit and strength to take better care of themselves, their loved ones, and the world around them.


we believe


hospitality is the bridge

Hospitality is a spiritual practice — the essential link between individual, environment, and wellbeing.


wellbeing is a state

Wellness has become an industry, a product, something you're told to buy.

Wellbeing, however, is a state. A greater connection to the divine self is accessed though this state of wellbeing.


we are all connected

“Spirituality involves the recognition of
a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature."

-Dr. Maya Spencer +


wellbeing comes from community

In order to live well, community + intention must connect at the core.

With foundations in real estate, wellness, and design, we’re co-creating a new era of intentional hospitality, from community.


We’re grounded, long-term stewards of our investments, connecting intention to wellness operations + daily management.


In house, we create integrated experiences through brand, interiors, architectural, + environmental design.


We imagine, vision, and program real estate environments through our lens of intentional hospitality.


Together, our mission is to transform empty spaces into sanctuaries of wellbeing.

lauren hersh

Real Estate + Development

Lauren Hersh, a native of Washington, DC has an enthusiastic passion for all things health and wellness. Her passion for envisioning spaces and community spawned her 16-year career in commercial real estate development where she promoted relationships with national, regional and local restaurant and retail businesses. Lauren’s creative ability to strategically curate symbiotic environments offers an integrated approach to align concepts, brands, and partnerships in the urban real estate market. Lauren is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Lauren is Chief Executive Officer, leading the company in both spiritual and physical expansion to serve more communities with wellbeing.

david pilkenton

Operations + Creative

David launched his career creating hospitality spaces with an integrated approach of brand, interiors, architecture, and food + beverage. He has designed celebrity chef-owned restaurants and boutique hotel environments.

From an early age, spirituality and healing have been a major part of David’s private life. He became a Reiki Master at age 16 and is a practicing energy and sound healer.

David is Chief Operations Officer, working to grow the company through authentic connection. He integrates spiritual tools with his leadership process.


112 West 17th Street
The House
New York, NY 10011

Open 7 Days

Photos by our friend Daniel Seung Lee

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