Who Is The Urban Monk?

Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, QiGong Master Healer, bad-ass author, and former Taoist monk. After spending years practicing these ancient methods, he decided his life’s work would be better used helping people attain increased health, happiness, and vitality. And since then, he has made good on that promise by writing multiple books, founding the website Well.org, and co-hosting a successful health podcast, all in the name of enriching the lives of people everywhere.

In October 2017, he released his third book, “The Art of Stopping Time,” a no-fluff manual full of actionable steps you can take to find more time, peace, and energy. He is also the producer of three documentary-style movies — “Origins,” “Vitality,” and “Prosperity.” It is through works like these that Pedram continues to help modern people transform their bodies and minds using ancient Eastern wisdom.


Urban Monk Nutrition is all about you. I blend ancient traditions with modern practices in order to help you boost your energy, increase your strength, improve your focus, feel better, and live the best life possible. You see, I was a Taoist monk for years but decided my place was back here in the real world… where I could make the biggest impact in people’s lives. I’m here for you. It is with this thought in mind that I empower you to use nutrition to become the type of person others are inspired by and look up to… whether that’s someone who climbs mountains and skis down them or the parent of three who has the energy and vitality to tackle work, play, and family time without skipping a beat. That’s my goal. That’s my dream. That’s the Urban Monk way. Your journey starts here.