Pedram Shojai |

Pedram Shojai

Pedram Shojai, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk, author of soon-to-be-released The Art of Stopping Time, founder of, host of The Urban Monk podcast and filmmaker of the soon-to-be released documentary, Prosperity. Shojai is an acclaimed Qigong Master and uses Eastern thinking and practices to help himself and others overcome the Westernized challenges of everyday life.

Shojai studied biology at UCLA until he had a series of profound mystical experiences that drew him to the Eastern esoteric arts. He received his Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College and then his OMD from the PanAmerican University.

All along, he’s studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, and medicine diligently for the past 20 years. Shojai’s passion is to travel the world and meet inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities.

Waking up to our full potential is the key and Shojai is passionate about teaching the skills that he’s learned over the years- helping people wake up and live their lives fully.

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