Allison Rivers Samson is a Sustainability Expert who inspires people and businesses to consider their impact on the planet and create a more sustainable lifestyle. She leads enlivening Nia (holistic movement) classes and speaks on vegan issues including the detrimental effects of consuming dairy, making healthy meals easily, vegan parenting, owning a vegan business, and more.
Invite Allison to speak at your event or create a workshop or retreat for your organization, company, or group. Bio below.
Weekly Classes: Thursdays 8:30-9:30a Classic Nia, Nevada City, CA
January: Self-care as a Spiritual Practice Summit, Online
February: Confident Moms Summit, Online
April 1 - May 20: 8-week Nia Series Mondays 5:30-6:30p, Nevada City, CA
May: Veg Love Week, Online
July 3-7: NAVS Vegan Summerfest, Johnstown, PA
July 14: Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Grass Valley, CA
January 19: The Compassion Fatigue Podcast: Building Resiliency
January 27: Sactown VegFest, Sacramento, CA; Healthy Under Pressure Summit, Online
February 2: Juice Guru Radio interview Self-care for Sustainable Living
February 13: Unlimited Success Series, Online
February 15: Get Healthy Summit, Online
March 1: Plant-Based Transformation Telesummit, Online
March 29: Body Love Summit, Online
April 1: Never Too Late Ever Summit, Online
April 6: Beyond Your Skin Summit, Online
May 3: Build Your Activist Resiliency, hosted by In Defense of Animals, Online Webinar
May 19: Oakland VegFest, Oakland, CA
June 9-10: Mindfulness and Self-care Retreat, Forest Knolls, CA
June 16: Animal Blessing, Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Grass Valley, CA
June 17: Animal Service, Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, Grass Valley, CA
June 20: Streamlined & Successful Summit, Online
July 4-8: NAVS Summerfest, Johnstown, PA
Wednesday, 4p How to Make a Do-It-Yourself Salad Bar
Thursday, 10a Ditching Dairy, Finding Freedom
(+ Olivia will be playing piano for the 7p plenary)
Friday, 8:45a Self-care for the Compassionate Soul
+ 4:15p Barefoot FusionFIT (Nia Technique)
Saturday, 11:15a Barefoot FusionFIT (Nia Technique)
+ 3p Vegan Parenting Panel (+ David will be on this too!)
August 18: Sonoma VegFest, Santa Rosa, CA
September 19-23: Vegan Warrior Summit, Online
October 10: Animal Place Staff Training: Basics Tools for Effective Communication
November 12 - December 17: 6-week Nia Series Mondays 5:30-6:30p
December 12: Fabulous Beyond 40, Telesummit
December 6: How to Magnify Your Intuition, Live Webinar
November 15: How to Magnify Your Intuition, Live Webinar
October 25: The Miracle of Sleep, Facebook Live
September 13: Animal Place Staff Training: Self-care for the Compassionate Soul
August 20: Indivisible Women, Grass Valley, CA
July 5-9: NAVS Summerfest, Various Presentations, Johnstown, PA
June 4: Animal Place’s Farmed Animal Conference, Grass Valley, CA
June 3: Nevada City Vegan Food + Wine Festival, Nevada City, CA
Allison Rivers Samson is a Sustainability Expert who empowers youth and builds communities. She consults organizations, businesses, media, and producers to align actions with values and use their work for good and profit to benefit all.
Allison co-founded PWR (Plastic Waste Reduction) Coalition, is an award-winning vegan chef, author of Quick + Easy DIY Salad Bar, Comfortably Yum, and The Dairy-Freedom Cookbook; co-creator of The Dairy Detox, Nia First Degree Black Belt instructor, and mom to lifelong vegan Olivia.
Certified in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University, Allison received her training as a Health and Wellness Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. For 20 years, she operated Allison’s Gourmet, the first online vegan bakery and chocolaterie, which she retired in 2016.
"Allison exudes confidence and knowledge while connecting with her audience in a joyful manner. She creates a space of non-judgement where people feel free to stretch their boundaries, looking to her as their guide while learning to trust their own inner wisdom. And her Nia classes are not to be missed!"
"I was fortunate enough to see Allison speak on self-care and, wow, did it come into my life at the right time. She said exactly what I needed to hear about the importance of nurturing ourselves, of enjoyment for its own sake, of speaking to ourselves in the kind, loving way that we would speak to someone who matters to us. Allison‘s talk—genuine, engaging, compassionate—resonated with me in such a way that I immediately started tearing up and after that, began developing a plan for self-care. Months later, I am still busy, but I am enjoying life a lot more: I am learning how to gracefully decline committing myself to more than I want to, to speak to myself in a loving way, and to take time to do the things I love without the need to justify it as productive."
"Allison knows how to help you find room for yourself, even in the busiest life. She also knows how to make healthy eating indulgent, turn workouts into personal play dates, and turn what you have to do into what you can hardly wait to do. She‘s kinda magical."
"Allison Rivers Samson is a respected and dynamic speaker and teacher. Having attended her numerous lectures, I'm always inspired and impressed by her level of compassion and integrity. I highly recommend Allison as a top notch lecturer who will engage and motivate audiences during any speaking engagement. "
"Allison doesn’t just speak of the material aspects of self-care, such as sleep, exercise, and good food, though even there she has a unique and wise twist, when she points out that taking pleasure in vegan food promotes joy on the planet. She also addresses the deep psychological aspects of self-care by encouraging each listener to cultivate an inner voice of self-encouragement and kindness. This message abides with me and helps me, as I do my work of promoting veganism."
"I had the most fabulous time attending a retreat to Bali that was coordinated by Allison. The retreat in itself was amazing but Allison made it magical! The self-care sessions that Allison created were transformative. She taught us things that I hope to never forget. And she reminded me of so many things that I already know but she was able to plant seeds of self-nurturing with deep roots. Allison always speaks from a place of love and intention. I am so grateful to have had her guidance. I look forward to working with her again in the future. "
Tell me a little about where you are and where you want to be so that we can explore how we will work together to help you prioritize yourself, create authentic happiness, and live your life on purpose.