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We’ve created a bunch of amazing resources for teens, parents, mentors!

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Join Us!

We’ve created a bunch of amazing resources for parents, teens and mentors!

Simply click the button that applies to you to sign up and receive your goodies!

What We Do

give teens all over the world the tools and confidence
to shine from within.






    Youth Mentors



Introducing our new book!

"Shine From Within; a teen girl's guide to life" is such a wonderful, well rounded book for teens. I work closely with teens and I see it first hand - life and growing up can be tough, but it doesn't have to be. This book is definitely something I would recommend every teenager read. It gives you tips, advice and courage to truly be confident in who you are!" 

Teigan Nash

TV Presenter (former host, Saturday Disney) + Founder of Girls Who Glow

About Shine From Within

Meet Amanda

I believe it takes a village to raise a child and it’s our mission to help teens and tweens realise just how bright they can shine.

I’ve been teaching teens since I was one myself (almost 20 years!) and absolutely LOVE seeing our students embrace who they are and share their unique beauty with the world.

Our modern, wholistic training school…

Gives teens and tweens the tools to shine from within through workshops, holiday courses, school-based programs, mother-daughter retreats, one-on-one coaching and our award-winning Youth Mentor Training, which trains adults to create their own programs for youth in their communities.  Based in South-east Queensland, Australia, we have taught thousands of students and trained youth mentors all over the globe in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

We believe that when we are truly happy within ourselves then we will treat our body, mind and spirit with care and respect.  We will eat healthy, nourishing foods, we will present ourselves beautifully to the world and will have the confidence to chase our dreams, blitz through job interviews and take care of the people and world around us with pride.

Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen holistic personal development school Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today.  From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!

“Thank you Amanda for taking the time to nurture young lives. Mackenzie enjoyed every moment of the Tweens Course and I have loved seeing her eyes light up when telling me about her fun day.”

Janet Burchett,

mother of a Tweens Course student.

“Hey Amanda, I know this is completely out of the blue, but I wanted to thank you so much for the Shine Personal Development Course. Everything we covered throughout it is still of huge help to me today, and I’m sure it will be forever! It really helped me and it was all an absolutely amazing experience!”

Meg, Jan 2015.

Personal Development Course student

(from our first ever course in 2013!).

“The program was brilliant and I highly recommend to parents for all girls. Amanda’s empowering the girls to love and believe in themselves and take care of themselves and not get caught up in all of the hype, pressures and negative influences that they will be faced with in today’s world. We are very fortunate to have had this course at our school and have such a caring and inspirational teacher like Amanda.”

Parent of a primary school student

“Amanda had a lasting impact on our students.  Her dignified, gentle manner – coupled with her passion for empowering young girls – was greatly admired by students and teachers alike.   She is an extraordinary role model for women!”

Deborah Thomson, Kimberley College

“It was an absolute pleasure to have Amanda host workshops in our Shopping Centre as part of our Mindfulness Campaign. To be able to offer tween girls in our community a holistic approach to wellness in a fun way was fantastic. All workshops were fully booked with a waiting list in advance, which highlights the popularity and need for this mentoring in our community. We’ve had very positive responses from both parents and students that took part.”

Aimee Hodge, Noosa Civic

On The Blog

3 Ex School Teachers Doing it for Themselves

We're excited to introduce these three special women. Each one is an ex school teacher who now does their own thing and they're sharing their stories and tips for us here. Introducing Heather Dooley... What did you teach? I taught middle school (12-14 year olds)...

Teen Retreat 2019

10 teens from all over Australia and New Zealand, school holidays and a beach house in sunny Queensland, Australia. Seriously, can it get any better than that?!  For the third year running we have held our week-long Personal Development course for teens aged 13-17 in...

 Become A

Youth Mentor

Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training

The Youth Mentor Training will give you the tools to nurture, mentor and hold a space for teens and tweens.  You will learn how to connect with teens on their level, craft workshops and courses that could change their lives and do it in a way that supports your needs, strengths and lifestyle. The business of running programs for teens will also be covered, ensuring that you can reach and support as many young people as you want to, in a variety of formats. You will gain the knowledge and tools to work with teens, mentor them and run successful, heart-centred workshops for them based on your strengths and passions.

Want to be a mentor too?


Natural Beauty Shop

Beauty Care

Body Care

Self Love

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we run our workshops and business.

Shine from Within welcomes students of all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds, and of all identities, and all abilities. Shine from Within is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries about this. 

Shine From Within® and Shine On The Inside® are registered trademarks of Amanda Rootsey T/A Shine From Within ABN 79216354231