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Welcome to the Myra House Holistic Living Center -
dedicated to the healing of mind, body, and spirit.


Myrahouse provides a co-operative, ecologically sustainable living environment with monastic rhythms. We offer community outreach and education on holistic living topics such as organic gardening, contemplative prayer, and eco-spirituality.

At the Myra House, you'll experience a dynamic blend of creativity, community, intellectual inquiry, and restorative practice. We invite you to join the Myra House community and find a deeper connection with yourself, the earth, and others.

Our Staff

Sung Jacob Sohn, Ph.D.
Holistic health educator, CA licensed acupuncturist, practical theologian, socio-cultural, environmental architect and ecological/sustainable design consultant. Sung received his Ph.D. from the Practical Theology Department at Claremont School of Theology. He is the founder of Myra House Holistic Living Center (2001), Ecoterra (2007) and Acology Institute (2008). Sung was a UMC minister and served the Pacific UMC as the senior pastor, now practice acupunctural and herbal treatment remaining as an independent clergy member. He has taught at the LA Korean Methodist Seminary and lead various workshops and seminars as a visiting lecturer.

In the early summer of 1986, Sung and his family moved to the United States. His first graduate study was in architecture at Tulane University, with a focus on multicultural built-environment. At UCLA, he undertook his second graduate study in art and architecture with an emphasis in cultural history and urban study. After receiving his Master of Divinity degree, Sung began his doctoral studies at Claremont School of Theology, focusing on ecology, spirituality and practical theology. Studies in spiritual, social, and environmental ecology led him to practice those principles in integrative settings like the Myra House and Ecoterra Pharmacy of Compounding and Natural Medicines.

Since 2001, Myra House has been a cross-cultural learning as well as a biologically healing place for residents and guests to share ethnic foods, perform music events, and host yoga and Zen practices. The house was remodeled according to ecological principles – interconnected living and gardening spaces, humans and living companions such as chickens, cats, dog so on), residents and retreatants, falling water ponds and fruit/vegetable gardens. The house has incorporated organic gardening with composting to create healthful soil for growing vegetables at outdoor greenhouse and lands. For sustainability, the building only uses energy efficient lighting bulbs and 18 photowatt-100 photovoltaic panels which converts solar electric power at a rate of 1.8 kilowatt per hour (yearly average). A solar hot water heating tank preheats water for baths, showers and dish-washing.

The Myra House family and Sung work together at Ecoterra to promote personal and social health girded by a fundamental belief that people deserve good food and natural medicines at an affordable price.  Sung’s alternative education program, the Acology Institute (AI), also integrates the study of culture, science and religion. The Acology Institute stands for A (Agapic love-centered) + Eco (oikos-ecologically-grounded) + logie (integrative study). In this light, AI is a conceptually new educational model offering Certificate Award Internship Program in the area of Integrative Health and Holistic Living. Participants seek to be leaders with a cross-cultural approach. The AI program is an intellectual and ecologically oriented academic avenue for the values crystallizing Myra House and Ecoterra.

Sung is the author of the book, The Sextet Love Story: A Perfect Love Story in Imperfect Society (Myra House Press-Kindle ebook-English Version, 2011; Youl Lin Publishing House-Korean Version, 2007, 279 pages). He writes blogs for both Myra House (http://www.myrahouse.com) and Living Water Farm(http://livingwaterfarm.tumblr.com). Sung’s articles include, among others, “Why We Live In Community” (2008), “SPACE FOLLOW SPIRIT-Quest for Holiness” (2007), “Aesthetic of LOVE: A Commentary of Epistle to the Romans” (2006), and “A Call to New Leadership for the Church: Partnership with Young Adults” (2005). Sung also reviewed Herb Greene’s book, PAINTING THE MENTAL CONTINUUM: Perception and the Meaning in the Making. (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Hills Books, 2003: 284 pages). Sung is currently working on a new book titled From the Depth of Heart To the Ends of Earth: Journey Towards Integrative Wholeness for the Displaced.

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Myra Sohn, R.Ph

Registered pharmacist of California, integrating 30 years of professional experience in prescription medicine with her extensive knowledge and passion for holistic medicine.  She received her first pharmacy degree (R.Ph.) in prescription medicine with a subspecialization in eastern and herbal medicine in Korea. Shortly after, Myra came to the USA with her family and obtained her California pharmacy licence. For nearly ten years, Myra worked as a pharmacist at Rite Aid Pharmacy, Glendora Medical Pharmacy, UCI Medical Center, and Roche Professional Home Health Care.  She later created Pioneer Pharmacy and expanded her practice in the community for another ten years.

During this time, Myra experienced the limitations of conventional prescription medicine for both her clients and herself.  She concluded that personalized holistic medicine could help her community by offering a complementary and healthy alternative.  Myra has a vision to use her integrated knowledge to care for individuals in order to strengthen their vitality and holistic well being and thereby help build a long-lasting and healthy community.  Myra combines her knowledge of traditional remedies,  nutraceuticals, and homeopathic and  herbal medicine with her scientific knowledge and professional experience to offer an exceptional holistic medicine experience.

Myra engages with the community by conducting workshops on holistic living at the Myra House. She has a background in pastoral care and counseling from the Claremont School of Theology.

Ecoterra Holistic Pharmacy: www.ecoterracompoundingrx.com[/DDET]

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