About Us

Vivation International is the official worldwide governing body, created by Jim Leonard in 1979. Our purpose is to bring the healing skill of Vivation to the largest audience possible, enabling individuals to create happier, more fulfilling, and more meaningful lives. We do not discriminate based on race, religion or political preference, as everyone benefits from Vivation, bringing them further into grace, love, and forgiveness.

Meet Your Instructors


Paul is the Director of Vivation International and the Vivation Professional Training School. An internationally recognized speaker, firewalking and empowerment instructor, and leader in the Vivation community, Paul is the most experienced Vivation Professional in the world today, having taught over 10,000 people in 53 countries. Additionally, Paul is the leading Vivation Professional instructor, teaching almost all new Vivation Professionals.

Paul has been teaching Vivation since 1999 and has conducted tens of thousands of Vivation sessions throughout the world, including workshops, retreats, and personal intensives for those looking to improve their life.

“Paul is a warm and compassionate teacher, and is the most gifted Vivation Professional I have ever taught.”Jim Leonard, Creator of Vivation


One of the most respected and experienced Vivation professionals in the world, Patricia Bacall is an international workshop leader who has taught hundreds of people to improve their lives using Vivation. Patricia trained extensively with Jim Leonard, the founder of Vivation, and is known for her empathy, intuition, and her positive, accepting approach to self-improvement. As a coach and seminar leader, she uses a common-sense approach to transformation.

Patricia helps her students learn to appreciate themselves as unique individuals and find happiness with their circumstances as a springboard to change. Those who work with her learn to embrace themselves as strong, loving and compassionate individuals, fully capable of achieving their dreams. Her workshops and classes attract people of all backgrounds and ages who want to live more satisfying and fulfilling lives.

She has been teaching personal growth since 1981. In addition to teaching Vivation, she is the author of several books on yoga, sports, and healthy living including Yoga Mama: 18 Easy Yoga Poses for Expectant Mothers, Play Better Golf with Easy Yoga, Easy Weight Loss Yoga: 12 Best Poses to Get Lean, Strong, and Calm and Loving Yourself Thin, Heal the Underlying Causes of Overeating, Overweight and Negative Body Image.


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