SHINE From Within was founded by Amanda Rootsey – an eco-model, health advocate & passionate educator.  Amanda spent many years as a fashion model, working in Australia and Europe for labels such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Myer, Alex Perry and Cartier.

But at the age of 24, Amanda was shocked to find out that she had cancer.  She spent the next two years healing her body with a combination of natural and conventional treatments.  She learnt the importance of taking care of the body, mind and spirit and became grateful for each and every moment.  

Ann Lodberg Shoot 1Her passion is now to educate people on the importance of taking care of themselves, each other and our beautiful planet.

Her zest for life and positive, yet calming attitude is infectious and nothing gives her greater pleasure than to see her students SHINE bright & realize their full potential.  She is excited to be able to bring together a team of modern, industry leaders to inspire the next generation of women.  You can also read her blog & check out some of her other work at AmandaRootsey.com.au

Qualifications & Industry Acknowledgements
Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
United Synergies Youth Mentor Training
Skin Care Short Course, Endeavour College of Natural Health
Superfoods Short Course, Endeavour College of Natural Health
Member, Board of Advisors, College of Natural Beauty
Approved Blue Card Holder



Kylie is a health-conscious salon owner, professional make up artist and the creator and founder of Kylie’s Professional MakeUp.

Kylie’s own super-sensitive skin lead her on a quest for non-irritating and safe skin care and beauty products and eventuated in the creation of Kylie’s Professional Mineral Goddess make up range.  This range of Australian-made, 100% cruelty-free cosmetics has been produced with the purest, medical-grade, natural minerals currently available and are free from irritants which are commonly found in other make up.  It fits in well with SHINE’S values and we use Kylie’s products exclusively for all of our courses.

Kylie and her team have worked on countless photo shoots, films and fashion parades and we are delighted to have them come on board to teach the make up classes.

Learn more about Kylie and her products here: http://kylies.com.au/



Jess Ainscough is a writer, speaker, health coach and cancer kickin’ Wellness Warrior.

When Jess was 22, she was diagnosed with incurable cancer, and was told that her only chance of prolonging her life would be to amputate her left arm. In the midst of all the angst and pain, Jess heard something within her telling her that there was a better way. She instinctively knew that this wasn’t going to be her fate. After researching anything and everything to do with healing cancer, Jess discovered that our bodies have the amazing ability to self heal – as long as we provide the right environment to do so.

Jess left her job at Dolly magazine, moved back to her hometown of the Sunshine Coast, and has dedicated her life to healing her body and carving out a new reality for herself based on the wisdom and empowerment she’s gathered along the way.

As the creator of the popular website, The Wellness Warrior, Jess writes daily articles on courage, kindness, self-respect — as well as practical how-to’s for shopping, cooking, juicing and nourishing your body. She is also the creator of the revolutionary guide to mind-body reinvention, The Wellness Warrior Lifestyle Transformation Guide.

This year, Jess will have her first book published with Hay House called Make Peace With Your Plate: How To End Your Tortured Relationship With Food.  Visit The Wellness Warrior at www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au



Nat Lynn has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade.  She began as a model with one of Australia’s leading agencies and has had a successful career working throughout Australia and internationally for 12 years.

Nat spent 4 years as a stylist and has been a fashion and advertising photographer for the past 8 years, working with some of the best in the business.  She is also the owner and Managing Director of MILQUE PHOTOGRAPHY, a fashion inspired wedding photography business.

SHINE’s Model Masterclass students are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with Nat as she brings her wealth of knowledge from both sides of the camera together to offer an incredible experience.

Check out some of her breathtaking fashion photography work here: http://natlynn.com/



Lise Carlaw, ex-model turned fashion stylist, writer and presenter, has been in front of the camera, behind the scenes at fashion shows, in production rooms, and in boardrooms brainstorming with leading Australian designers for over 10 years.

Lise has worked in Australia, France, Asia and New York City, living and breathing the industry, working for clients such as Calvin Klein, Harpers Bazaar, J Crew, Collette Dinnigan, David Jones and Adidas, to name a few. Having hung up her modeling stilettos and popped out a baby, Lise has now turned her attention to what she really loves – Personal Styling!

Lise is passionate about making women feel confident and beautiful irrespective of size, age, shape, lifestyle or budget. Her strengths lie in assessing women’s body shapes and teaching them how to flatter their bodies by sharing her clever tips and tricks. More recently, she launched a fashion and styling Facebook page, re:MY Style bringing her readers a daily dose of fashion, style and humour. It’s Lise ‘uncensored’ – making fashion fun, accessible and achievable.

The SHINE From Within team are excited to have Lise on board to teach the students about dressing for their body shapes, finding their own individual style and reading fashion trends.    Follow Lise on facebook here.



Krystal-Hansen_201212_0259Krystal is a yoga teacher, holistic health coach, writer, and eco business owner.  She regularly speaks about healthy living, food myths, yoga, being green and eco, instilling change and meditation. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Krystal teaches vinyasa flow yoga and works with people who want to lead healthier and happier lives that are more fulfilling, as well as businesses that wish their employees to have more positive and engaging work environments.  She believes yoga is for everyone at any stage in their life, and loves helping people embrace change and open up to the possibilities around them.

Her approach to wellness is to look at every aspect of a person’s life to help identify where they are holding themselves back, as she believes change will only come through action – no matter how small. Through her blog Practise Wellness she shares recipes, advice and yoga sequences.

Krystal teaches the Yoga and Movement class for the very lucky Personal Development and Model Masterclass students.  Her calm presence is a beautiful addition to any class.

Visit Krystal’s sacred online space here: http://www.practisewellness.com

KateKate Donohoe is a Senior Stylist at the Iconic Universal ‘The Church’ Salon at Maroochydore. Kate is an amazing and confident stylist, who has a creative heart, and a passionate soul. She enjoys helping her clients feel their best by creating the look that will not only radiate the confidence of their new hairstyle, but their natural beauty also.

Universal Salons are Sunshine Coast owned and operated, and with 5 Salons here on our beautiful coastline, Universal are proud in providing a holistic journey from the moment you walk in the door. From 100% Vegan Styling Products, to biodegradable materials and low ammonia dyes, Universal prides itself on being an Eco friendly salon.

The SHINE From Within team love popping in to Universal’s ‘The Church’ Salon and are excited to introduce Kate to the students!



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