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MSVA Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator – New York City

April 20, 2018 - April 25, 2018


Take your vegan outreach to the professional level by training to be an MSVA-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator (VLCE)

Ours is a 6-day, in-person intensive in New York City comprised of in-depth lecture presentations with our superb faculty, and fabulous field trips to NYC restaurants and businesses.

I. Vegan Principles, including:

Fundamentals of vegan nutrition
Plant-based nutrition through the life cycle
Diet in the prevention and reversal of disease
History of the vegetarian and vegan movements
Fundamentals of animal rights and animal law
Environmental implications of animal agriculture
Animal use and abuse in fashion and beauty, and vegan alternatives
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Danielle Legg, VLCE, shown with a friend at Skylands Sanctuary

II. Communication Principles, including:

The art of the food demo
Public speaking for vegan educators and activists
Fundamentals of coaching and counselling for VLCEs
A compassionate approach to weight, emotional eating, and food addiction issues
Working with mixed (vegan/non-vegan) and transitional families

III. Business Principles, including:

Building your brand, and marketing for success
Digital marketing for Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators
Client attraction and business development
Finding and acting on authorship and corporate opportunities

How long is the course? ~ 6 days, Friday afternoon to Wednesday midday.
How much is tuition? ~ $1995, with a $250 discount for payment in full within 30 days of acceptance.
What makes me qualified? ~ Being a dietary vegan over 18 who satisfactorily completes the application and possible phone interview, reads the seven required books (list sent upon acceptance) and listens to 21 hours of the Main Street Vegan podcast.
Where will I stay in New York City? ~ We are located in South Harlem half a block from the #2 and #3 subway line, easily accessible to the Upper West Side. Upon acceptance, we send you a list of nearby accommodations in a variety of price ranges, either within walking distance or an easy subway or Lyft/Uber/taxi ride away.
What is the class schedule? ~ Because we are dealing with a large number of instructors and field trip locations, the exact schedule is rarely ready until a week or so before class. Generally speaking, you’ll be in class from approximately 2:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. other days, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 pm Wednesday. If you want to make this a vacation in NYC, we recommend adding a day or two onto your trip.
Is financial aid available? ~ We are a small, private program with no scholarships or other financial aid available at this time. We do accept all credit cards and we also work with no-interest, pay-over-time programs such as PayPal Credit.

You’ll be learning from skilled vegan educators and experts. Core faculty members teach at all Academy sessions except when their schedules take them away:

Chef Fran Costigan noted vegan baker and author of Vegan Chocolate with “The Art of the Food Demo
Marty Davey, MS, RD, LDN, “La Diva Dietitian!” (and a trained actor so her nutrition classes are fun as well as instructive), teaching “Vegan Nutrition 101” and “Nutrition’s Greatest Hits: Eating Well Throughout the Life Cycle
JL Fields, VLCE, blogger, corporate wellness coach, author of Vegan Pressure Cooking and co-author of Vegan for Her, on combining your life experience with your MSVA training to create a viable vegan business
Jennifer Gannett, JD, VLCE, globe-trotting mom and expert on carrying the vegan message to parents and families

John Joseph, lead singer of the Cro-Mags, an Ironman triathlete, and author of Meat Is for Pussies, a celebrity guest speaker sharing his riveting life experience and transformation
Joshua Katcher, Parsons professor, designer for BraveGentleMan, with a stunning presentation on animal use in fashion and their alternatives
Michelle McMacken, MD, internist, Bellevue Medical Center, featured in the documentary, What the Health?
Victoria Moran, HHC, AADP, author of The Good Karma Diet, Main Street Vegan, The Love-Powered Diet, and Creating a Charmed Life and founder/director of Main St. Vegan Academy, teaching Public Speaking, History of the Vegetarian/Vegan Movement, and Working with the Overweight and/or Food-Addicted Client
Sharon Nazarian, VLCE, Manhattan-based vegan blogger and co-founder of BigCityVegan.com, who teaches social networking
Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., FACC, director, Cardiac Wellness Program, associate professor of clinical medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Tatiana Forero Puerta, MA, RYT, HCC— Wellness consultant, yoga instructor, writer and lecturer, teaching philosophy and principles of vegan lifestyle coaching
Martin Rowe, author, runner, publisher, www.LanternBooks.com, environmental educator, and representative of the international vegan environmental organization, www.BrighterGreen.org
Mariann Sullivan, JD, co-founder of OurHenHouse.org, professor of animal law at NYU, Columbia, and Cordozo law schools, host, The Animal Law Podcast
The Vegan Mos: Ethan Ciment, DPM, and Michael Suchman, JD, VLCE, award-winning vegan food and travel bloggers, authors of NYC Vegan: Iconic Recipes for a Taste of the Big Appl.

2018 courses are as follows;

Spring: April 20-25
Early summer: June 22-27
[Master class for MSVA graduates only: Aug. 24-26]
Early fall: September 21-26
Late fall: November 2-7


April 20, 2018
April 25, 2018
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Main Street Vegan Academy


South Harlem
New York, United States
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(212) 289-1808