Allison Rivers Samson is a certified Nia Black Belt instructor and has been practicing Nia enthusiastically since 2008. She started dancing formally at age 5 and stopped at 15, when she moved across the country, and away from her dance studio. Many years later when she became a mom, Allison returned to dancing for a more expressive physical outlet. With Nia, she get a fabulous physical workout and an opportunity to play, while exploring her emotional, spiritual, and creative realms with joy, ease, and fun. In the dance, she is reminded of who she is and her entire being is reawakened. In addition to teaching Nia, Allison shares her passion for health and wellness as a vegan chef, business owner of Allison's Gourmet, and certified health coach.