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Youthful Aging, Healing Foods, and Savvy Self-Defense

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Pilates guru Irene Rizzo, and her book, The Mountain of Youth; Chef Mark Reinfeld with his new book Healing the Vegan Way, celebrity trainer, women’s and children’s advocate, and self-defense expert John Pierre with Smart, Savvy, Safe: Empowering Tools for Self-Protection and Vibrant Health.

“Think good thoughts, do good deeds”

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sometimes you meet someone whose heart is just massive and you can’t comprehend the amount of service they’ve done for the world. John Pierre, or JP as he’s known, is one of those guys. From animal activism to being Ellen’s personal trainer, geriatric physical therapy to rescuing victims of sex trafficking, building an animal sanctuary from the ground up to teaching women’s self defense classes, JP does it all. In this episode, we dive into JP’s background plus all of this stuff and have a really stimulating conversation that will hopefully leave you with something valuable to bring into your own life.

Society, the Scale and Your Jeans

March 31, 2012
by John Pierre:
At the office, in the field and through my presentations as a nutrition and fitness consultant, I have had the privilege of speaking with thousands of women. When I ask them what their goal is, the most frequent response I hear is, “I want to be skinny, I want to lose weight and look good.” I have never heard a single woman say she wishes to be stronger, healthier or more resilient… Read More

Today in the face of an increasingly harmful and isolated culture, there is nothing we need more than a physical place to heal, connect, and grow. 

This is why we are working to create a progressive, inclusive, and life-affirming animal sanctuary and retreat facility. Our facility will be based on the core values of compassion, acceptance, refuge and encouragement.