The Academy for Vibrant Living’s Mission

It’s our mission to positively change the world by empowering people to profoundly transform their lives and health, and in turn, lead them to a life of happiness.


Our Vision

Help and guide people to achieve optimal health, wellness and happiness, so together we can create a better and more positive world.

Revolutionize people’s approach to health and wellness, by educating them about real nutrition, conscious living and healthy lifestyles.

Train and facilitate the empowerment of the next generation of Health Coaches so they can help transform other’s lives by promoting optimal, loving choices and eradicating harmful lifestyle habits.

Meet Our Staff

Teacher Loren Lockman

Loren Lockman

Founder and director of the Tanglewood Wellness Center (Costa Rica) since 1996, Loren has studied the relationship between diet and health since 1976. After contracting Chronic Fatigue, Irritable Bowel, Systemic Candida, sinus infections and 57 allergies in 1984, Loren walked away from medicine 3 years later and hasn’t been sick a day since.

He became a health coach in 1990 and has taught thousands from over 135 countries how to achieve amazing results and has personally coached more than 12,000 clients to an amazing level of health and vitality. An original thinker, gifted speaker, frequent podcast and webinar guest, article author, reiki-master, 28-year raw vegan, poet, permaculture instructor, and author of the unconditionally-guaranteed Creating Perfect Health System, Loren can show you how to maximize your health…guaranteed! He is also co-founder of Academy for Vibrant Living.

Teacher Fran Turk

Fran Turk

Fran is a health enthusiast. He is a co-founder and teacher for Academy for Vibrant Living, certified Naturopath, passionate Health & Life Coach, Inner Child Therapist, Touch for Health Practitioner and Energy Healer. He has over 11 years of experience in health and wellness, working with people who want to recover balance and health in their lives.

His passion for personal growth and development started at a young age, after having suffered with Chronic Fatigue since the age of 18. He found a way to recover his health, vibrancy and happiness through different methods which he now wants to share with the world. Since then he has been helping and guiding people heal, so they can live a more joyful and fulfilling life. He sees health with a holistic view, connecting body-mind-spirit and believes that happiness, joy and health is our natural state of being.

Teacher Fran Turk

Our Core Values


Everything we do, we do it with love. We relate with all our students and staff with love because we believe that’s our natural essence and that’s what we all deserve.


We believe that wellness is our natural state and we encourage our community to make optimal choices for a fulfilling and happy life.


We see each person as unique, special, valuable and as an important part of the whole, so each relationship is deeply meaningful for us.

Personal Growth

We desire a world abundant in happiness, so we empower people to grow personally and professionally to be a source of positive change.

Positive Influence

We teach and help people see their potential as a leader. We believe everyone has the ability to change the world, first by changing themselves. We see the best in every person.

Personal Power

We believe that every human being has amazing potential as their natural essence. We help our students tap into their own personal power, so they can create the life, health and abundance they’ve always dreamed of.


We are 100% committed to our words, mission and vision. We believe that integrity is a way of building trust and healthy relationships with our students.


Everyone has unique gifts, we just need to discover them. By seeing and developing your talents, you can connect with your life purpose and what you have to offer the world.


Our hearts are open to anyone who wants to heal and transform their life. Everyone is welcome at AVL and we receive you fully, as you are.

Learn more about Our Programs

Here you can learn about AVL’s world class programs. You’ll get to know more about what we offer, what makes us unique, and why our educational programs transform people’s lives, health and overall wellbeing.