Countdown to Main Street Vegan Academy Master Class 2020
Author, Speaker, Podcaster
Master Class & Victoria’s Gala 70th Birthday Celebration
Dear treasured graduate of Main Street Vegan Academy ~
For the past 8 years, we’ve conducted this wonderful program out of a New York City apartment. They said it couldn’t be done, but we’ve done it. As I write this, we’re about to have our 28th class and, interestingly enough, we have graduates from 28 countries – six continents – all out there carrying this incredible message in their unique ways.
And now we’re going to do something grand: have a Master Class that’s not in my apartment, but rather in a beautiful Wyndham Hotel, right on the beach in Deerfield Beach, Florida. This is happening April 2-5, 2020, to coincide (well, nearly) with my 70th birthday. Please come, celebrate with me, get your advanced certification (MVLCE), and if you’re already a Master Level coach, we’ll figure out some way to certify you at a higher level yet.
As with our two previous Master Classes, this one will focus not on the general topics you needed to qualify as a VLCE. In this course, we’ll go into a deeper and more detailed exploration of issues of interest to vegan educators, look into some of the more controversial issues we need to keep abreast of, and take a deeper dive into the business side of being a coach, educator, entrepreneur, or all of the above.
Scroll for more details, or feel free to be in touch ~ Victoria
Confirmed Speakers for this Stunning Master Class
Attending graduates will have the opportunity to apply to speak or be on a panel. In addition, confirmed speakers from outside the MSVA fold include:
Dr. Frank Sabatino
Balance for Life Health Director
Dr. Frank Sabatino is a Chiropractic physician who also holds a Ph.D. in cell biology and neuroendocrinology from the Emory University School of Medicine. He has inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years through his work and lectures. Currently, Dr. Frank serves as the Health Director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. In the past he served as the Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.
Author of Eat Vegan on $4
Ellen Jaffe Jones is a U.S. consumer, health, and fitness journalist and author. She is an accomplished athlete and the author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day–A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook, published in 2011. Her book, “The Kitchen Divided-Vegan Recipes for the Semi-Vegan Household” was published in summer 2013.
Biz Wiz from Vegan Mainstream
Stephanie Redcross West started Vegan Mainstream based on a simple idea: to build a pro-vegan world, we need a solid infrastructure of successful businesses and brands to ensure that an ethical lifestyle is accessible to everyone, everywhere. Imagine ethical retail stores, restaurants, clothing options, skin care, cleaning supplies and educational materials in every mall or community! Every step toward making this a reality is a step that moves the vegan movement forward. (Vegan Mainstream)
The Mindful Vegan
Ellen Kanner is the award-winning soulful vegan author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner ( VegNews’ 2013 Book of the Year, PETA’s debut Book of the Month Club pick), Huffington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger, Miami Herald syndicated columnist the Edgy Veggie and vegan writer for numerous publications. She’s a sought-after speaker, award-winning author and influencer on issues related to veganism, kitchen literacy, conscious eating, sustainability and farm to table, More at soulfulvegan.com. (Huffington Post)
Co-Founder of PETA
Alexander Fernando Pacheco is an American animal rights activist. He is the founder of 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, co-founder and former chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and a member of the advisory board of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Wikipedia)
Balance for Life Florida at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
I also want to clarify about Balance for Life and who these good people are. Their program, based at the Wyndham where we’ll have our Master Class, has two parts. First, they’re a health center offering water fasting, juice breaks, and healthy-living getaways and education for individuals. Dr. Sabatino is the medical director. The other arm of Balance for Life is to host retreats and other events for vegan and plant-based organizations. They’ve worked with bodybuilder Robert Cheeke, Peta, Animal Hero Kids, the National Health Association, and many other friends of ours, and now with Main Street Vegan Academy. I’ve been to Balance for Life. I’ve worked with these people. I can vouch for their integrity and their commitment.
Because Balance for Life is headquartered here and we’re working with them, we’ll have access to their fitness and spa services, and the kitchen staff is already familiar with cooking without animal products. True, the Balance for Life standard menu is free of sugar, oil, and salt, not the way some of you want to eat, especially not on vacation. Please know that they are aware of our group, that some of you are whole food plant based/SOS and you will be accommodated, and that some of you are of the gourmet vegan persuasion: you’ll be accommodated, too. I promise salt on every table and coffee at every meal. Now I sound like a politician, but I’m good to my word.
OMG, I hope you can all come. It’s my fondest wish that this will be a huge reunion that will spur all of us further on as we create a vegan world. Details follow. We’ve kept the price rock-bottom, and I think that you’ll find that this all-inclusive experience may actually cost less than your original MSVA class when you take accommodations and meals into account.
Author, Speaker, Podcaster
Victoria Moran has been a Main Street Vegan® for 35 years and she held the title of Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50, alongside the male winner, Joel Kahn, MD, in 2016/17. She is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages around the world); the gentle weight loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet, reflecting the author’s own struggle with and recovery from compulsive eating; The Good Karma Diet, celebrating a high-green, high-raw, high-energy food style; the iconic Main Street Vegan; and her latest, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields. Victoria’s college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher.
Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine.