YOGASMOGA – The Westchester – White Plains, NY

reSAWN’s KINOKO shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock, TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress and MEDITATION rift & quarter sawn white oak flooring were selected for the newest Yogasmoga location at The Westchester in White Plains, NY by NY-based Axis Mundi Design, in collaboration with the founder of Yogasmoga.


KINOKO :: shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock

TORA :: shou sugi ban charred cypress

MEDITATION :: rift & quarter sawn white oak


Interior Wall Cladding & Millwork:
TORA – shou sugi ban charred cypress
burnt and sealed on face only – interior
#2 common grade
Tongue & Groove
7/8″ thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6-16′ random lengths

KINOKO – shou sugi ban charred reclaimed hemlock
burnt and sealed on face only
rustic grade
7/8″ thick X 7″ wide X 12′ lengths

MEDITATION – white oak – rift sawn & quarter sawn – character grade
prefinished with hardwax oil
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled edges and ends
Engineered: 5/8” thick (4mm wear layer) X 5” wide X 2-10’ random lengths


YOGASMOGA® is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that upholds the tenets of yoga through responsible and authentic business practices that inspire deep, direct and lasting connections with customers. Founded in 2013 by siblings Rishi and Tapasya Bali, the company is headquartered in New York City with significant production and retail operations in California and Massachusetts. YOGASMOGA crafts its products from innovative proprietary fabrics developed in its research and development facilities in California. As an expression of its ethos, YOGASMOGA uses only unretouched photography and manufactures its products domestically in the USA. YOGASMOGA created the NAMASKAR FOUNDATION to benefit health and education and facilitate micro-lending for residents of remote Himalayan villages.

YOGASMOGA recently opened a new store in The Westchester –  an 890,000-square-foot, upscale shopping mall in downtown White Plains, New York. The store design incorporates a liberal use of reSAWN’s TORA charred cypress and KINOKO charred reclaimed hemlock, using the Japanese woodworking technique known as “shou sugi ban.”  The flooring is custom MEDITATION rift & quarter sawn white oak in a character grade prefinished with hardwax oil.

reSAWN and YOGASMOGA share many of the same values including a core of authenticity, a mantra of innovation, and products made responsibly in the USA to name but a few.

Axis Mundi Design was founded by John Beckmann in 2004.  The New York-based design studio has a reputation for interdisciplinary work across the fields of architecture, interior and product design. The firm has conceived and executed residential, commercial and hospitality projects; a wide array of home and lifestyle products; as well as landscapes, art installations and sculpture. The firm’s environmental sympathies are expressed in their conscientious selection of materials, and echoed in its appreciation for original architecture and its elements.

The ancient technique of shou sugi ban is gaining new life as a unique and modern interior and exterior wall cladding. The wood is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed to remove dust and loose debris, and then stained/sealed to create the unique designs you will find in the CHARRED collection.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the face & back).

YOGASMOGA short hills - shou sugi ban
Marco Island - rift sawn white oak