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John LoRe, Ph.D., is a true holistic practitioner in the field of Psychospirituality. Over the past three decades, Dr. LoRe has practiced as a Transformational Therapist, a Clincal Ayurvedic Specialist, an Organizational Psychologist, and an expert witness in the California Superior Court. He also co-founded Peace Parenting Project, offering parents the educational and emotional support they need and equipping them with coping skills. Today, John LoRe, Ph.D. shares his expertise with others at The Church of the Stumbling Shepard in Oakland, California, an organization that is steeped in the philosophies of universal spirituality and acceptance, with emphasis on a heart-centered approach. As a Minister of Health, Dr. LoRe supports the community through psychospiritual guidance, Ayurveda and integrative medicine, nutritional advice, stress management, and readings from the ancient oracle, the I Ching. The I Ching is the Taoist “Book of Changes” and has been a revered oracle of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Earning his Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist degree from the California College of Ayurveda, John LoRe, Ph.D., offers Ayurvedic consultations. First practiced in India, Ayurveda is the world’s oldest healing system. Ayurveda focuses on balance and harmony, promoting optimum holistic health. In addition to his degree from the California College of Ayurveda, John LoRe, Ph.D., obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute. A Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Dr. LoRe also functions as a Licensed HeartMath Provider. John LoRe is trained in the methods of HeartMath technologies and practices in order to support presence, stress management, and anti-aging therapies. Together with The Church of the Stumbling Shepard, John LoRe, Ph.D., is working to establish Yoga Saves seeks to support the community in the true spirit of yoga, through kindness and charity. Yoga Saves promises to strengthen the lives of all who wish to touch or be touched by the gifts of understanding, awakening, and presence through the practice of hatha yoga and the myriad emotional, psychological, and spiritual ways that yoga can heal and expand our lives through caring for ourselves and others. will highlight the numerous health and spiritual benefits of yoga, offering music specifically mixed for hatha yoga classes from Brahmi Time Productions, Yoga Saves apparel, unique mat bags crafted from beautiful Guatemalan textiles, sumptuous massage oils derived from Ayurvedic Marma Therapies, and more. Once the website is established, Dr. LoRe plans to use its proceeds to support those in need.

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Minister of Health

The Church of The Stumbling Shepard
Sep 1989Mar 2009

Transformational Therapist

John R. LoRe, PhD

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Individual, relational and family therapies; organizational interventions; expert witness (California Superior Court).

Sep 2007Jan 2009


Peace Parenting Project

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Individual and group consultation; parent education for families and organizations.


Featured on several episodes of ABC TV's "View From the Bay"


Jan 1999Jan 2000

Clincal Ayurvedic Specialist degree.

California College of Ayurveda
Jan 1986Jan 1991


The Wright Institute Professional School of Psychology
Jan 1980Jan 1983


University of California, Santa Cruz