Yes, this is a very difficult time for ourselves, our loved ones and our country. It feels like everyday we turn on the news and are met with more uncertainty and fear.
Does that mean we allow ourselves to fall into the madness, get depressed or sit around feeling sorry for ourselves? Or can we look at this time as an opportunity to pause, reset, and grow? It's time to take matters into our own hands and do things that better our lot in life.
This is your chance to get healthy, find focus, boost your energy levels, and choose the life you want.
I've been inspired to teach this course as I've witnessed so much psychological distress in the community since the quarantine hit.
The funny thing is that before this pandemic, most people were complaining about not having enough time. When we were given too much of it some of us felt cagey and even more distracted. So is it really that we don’t have the time, or just that we aren’t using it properly?
Discover what’s holding you back and how you can make real-life changes that will help you get back on the right track. Now is the time to pick up a meditation practice. Now is the time to do your yoga and get fit. Now is the time to catch your breath and reinvent yourself. Now is the time to take care of YOU
Resilience happens on a cellular level but it's also built into your character. You need to work on your mindset and create an operating system that supports a stronger version of you.
There is a better way...
A way for you to not just survive, but thrive in this new “age of overwhelm.”
A way for you to finally breathe deep, relax, feel calm, nourished and gain clarity on who you are, what you want and where you want to go.
A way to effortlessly integrate the powerful teachings of my spiritual teachers into your modern life.
I call it...the way of the Urban Monk and I invite you to join us.
We start the course by reseting the "operating system" that may be leading to bad habits and self sabotage. It's all about a healthy mindset that will carry you forward in life and many of us inherited toxic memes (or mental viruses) from our folks.
Resilience and Vitality come from daily actions that we alone have to take. That means setting a mental framework that allows for good behavior and positive habits. In this first week, we examine which habits that need to go and replace them with healthy swaps that we will take on in the next six weeks.
There's no change without energy. Energy comes from the Vitality of our system. This week, we work to optimize diet, exercise, sleep, and mindset to maximize the amount of available energy in our lives.
We'll need this energy to clear out the cobwebs and renew ourselves so we need to invest it forward into our lives. The boost in energy we get this week will be the needed ingredient to power the transformation that's in store for us over the next few weeks. Let's tune up so we can tune in and make some lasting change.
How much time do you normally get to sit around and actually think about things? Most of us have been so busy that there's a mental backlog in our lives. We're going to take some time this week and "chew on" undigested thoughts that have been weighing us down.
Grab your journal as we go through various exercises to clear some mental cobwebs and reconcile where our head is at with our current circumstances. This shutdown has given us some time to catch up on the backlog of mental stagnation and now's the time to get clear headed.
Emotions are hard. We tend to avoid the ones that don't feel good. Fast forward a few decades and we're about to pop. This week, we're going to learn some powerful healing techniques to clear emotional blockages and rid ourselves of the heavy burden of carrying the past around with us.
There are several tools you'll be equipped with this week that'll help you release the pressure so you can feel whole again. Too much charged emotional energy blocks the free flow of energy in our lives. If you've been stuck, this is where we need to mend next.
Hardly anyone is doing spiritual purification practices anymore. This may be why the world looks the way it does. This week, we're going to learn powerful transformational practices that'll help us align with Higher Self and connect back to the Source. This includes forgiveness, atonement, and spiritual cleansing technques.
All practices come from clean lineages that connect with The Once That Breathes Us...without going into any specific denomination or faith. We stay faith-agnostic so everyone can participate and heal.
Now that we've cleared the past and can see through the cobwebs, this week we map out the life we really want and start making plans to take specific action in that direction. We'll examine the specific plants in your "Life Garden" and work to set a plan towards watering them all.
With a solid vision for your future, you now have focus and clarity backed with Vitality to actually get you there. We'll help you make your own plan and commit to taking good care of yourself so your life is a reflection of your inner state- peaceful and abundant.
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I’m not a guru. I'm a guy who's walked the path and here to help. Take some tips and step into your own greatness. The world needs YOU—not more gurus. We need more leaders and not followers. I’m here to help you step into that. I’ve got your back. Now its time to learn some skills and commit to being awesome.
Everything in the Academy is designed to help empower you...to heal you...to make you whole. My commitment is to help bring out your greatest expression. I'm in your corner.
The Urban Monk elegantly lays out a balanced way of life that can not only bring us back to health, but help us relax and smile while we do it. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to get healthy in our fast-paced world.
Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Knowing that meditation is good for us isn’t enough. We need to practice it in our daily lives to actually benefit from it. The Urban Monk is a treasure, with many practical lifestyle hacks that can help you be happier and healthier.
MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Combining modern Western medicine and ancient Eastern wisdom, Dr. Pedram Shojai’s cutting-edge, easy-to-implement program helps you burn fat, boost energy, and optimize your life to become an urban monk even in the most stressed-out environment. Can’t recommend this one enough!
New York Times best-selling author, The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook
Written with page-turning verve, this book integrates ancient Taoist wisdom and modern brain science to offer hundreds of practical ways to feel better and do better right now. Funny, direct, and honest, PedramShojai feels like a trusted friend and teacher offering a full package of skillful means.
Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Pedram offers a fresh and unique perspective on life in the modern world. He truly is an Urban Monk and his friendly style takes us all along for the ride. If you deal with stress, time constraints, and the challenges of a busy life, this book is a must-read.
MD, author of New York Times bestseller The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet
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