After surviving a violent sexual assault while serving as a volunteer in Namibia, Africa, Sara began to pick up the pieces to her life. This event shook her foundation to the core and dismantled everything she knew to be true about herself and the life she’d been living, but rather than allowing this near-death experience to hinder her, she chose to use it as an evolutionary catalyst for personal and spiritual growth.
Sara was given a second chance at life, and it was time to not only regain control of her body, but also her mind, heart, and spirit by embarking on a holistic journey to discover her core values, challenge her weaknesses, and reinforce her strengths to finally create the life she was meant to live—one of peace, happiness, and health.
Because of Sara’s determination to not be defeated by such tragedy, she made the difficult yet necessary decision to relocate from her original country of service, Namibia, and was transferred to Tanzania.
Little did she know, her other half was also working with the Peace Corps on the opposite end of the country. After a series of synchronistic events, Sara and Christopher finally met—he quickly became her rock, and she his muse.
Yearning for more out of life, Chris traded a cozy corporate job for a volunteer life of isolation and poverty. Embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Tanzania, Chris’ path of self-actualization deepened, and his constant thirst for personal transformation and healing began. While practicing meditation, yoga, and contemplative writing his quality of life was enhanced ten-fold.
When the duo met, they quickly realized that they both shared the same burning desire to elevate the collective consciousness.
Although at the time they had no clue how we would accomplish such a task, they knew if they followed their excitement, their passions, their curiosity, and most importantly their intuition, that we would eventually get there.
After a short time, they realized that if they wanted this vision to come to fruition, they knew it was imperative to adopt a more compassionate way of living, so they became vegan. But that was only the beginning...
Hello, we're Christopher and Sara, husband and wife, personal development coaches, speakers, and founders of the Vegan Warrior Academy.
While becoming vegan was liberating, empowering, and life-changing for us, it was certainly not the last step.
Shortly after going vegan, we hit a plateau...
Feelings of joy, contentment, and serenity were soon followed by frustration, overwhelming helplessness, and isolation. We desperately wanted to shake everyone awake to the atrocities of the world, but we found our message was frequently misunderstood and stifled.
We were left wondering, what's next? What's our purpose? How can we contribute to the movement and help liberate animals and this planet?
Something was missing...
We realized that the most effective way to accelerate the movement and make an impact in the world was to first embody and exemplify in ourselves whatever changes we wanted to see so we decided to go on a journey that led us even deeper inward.
After many years of internal reflection and professional training in the fields of personal development, herbal medicine, detoxification, whole food plant-based nutrition, energy healing, and leadership we founded The Vegan Warrior Academy in 2017.
We believe that everyone is born with their own set of unique gifts, talents, and skills that are meant to be expressed in a way that activates their soul, empowers others, and elevates the planet, yet through years of societal conditioning and pressure to conform these gifts become buried and limiting beliefs set in.
So we set out on a mission to support and empower vegans on their warrior journey by giving them the tools, resources, and practices to ignite their personal growth, shed limiting beliefs, activate their inner power, and uncover their unique gifts so they can become a powerful voice for the voiceless, and contribute to the world and the vegan movement in a meaningful way.