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Pedram Shojai, OMD

Founder of The Urban Monk

Pedram Shojai, OMD

Founder of The Urban Monk


Dr. Pedram Shojai is the founder of, the editor of BeMore! Magazine, and the creator of The Urban Monk program and website. He is a doctor of oriental medicine, a qigong master, a student of kung fu and tai chi, and a former Taoist monk.

Combining holistic, ancient Eastern practices with practical applications for everyday modern life, he has years of experience helping busy urban people restyle their lives to focus on wellness and happiness.

He is the author of Rise and Shine, The Urban Monk, and The Art of Stopping Time: Practical Mindfulness for Busy People. He is the producer and director of the movies Vitality, Origins, and Prosperity. Pedram and his work have been featured on CNN, the Today show, in Women’s Health magazine, The Huffington Post, and more.

Previous Programs

The Art of Stopping Time

March 11-16, 2018
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

In today’s hectic, always-on world of constant connection, finding stillness and calm can feel impossible. What if you could “stop time” and disconnect...