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Work with us

Since launching in 2012, we have run hundreds of events and programs including school-based programs, holiday programs, mother-daughter retreats, 1:1 mentoring and online programs. Due to Covid-19, most of our in-person events have been postponed or cancelled for 2020. You can learn more about them all below though and can click through to register your interest for future events. You’ll also find information about our online programs and other resources.

Teens Course (13 – 17)

The Shine From Within Personal Development Course has been our signature course since we launched in 2012 and is designed specifically to help teens (13-17 y.o.) realise and develop their own unique beauty and confidence. It’s a week-long program for around 10-15 students that we run during the July school holidays in a beautiful beach house on the Sunshine Coast.
We don’t just teach them how to present themselves on the outside, but give them the tools to nourish their body, mind and spirit from the inside.  Subjects during the week include job interview skills, values and self-worth, friendships, natural skin care, practical nutrition and cooking class (all vegan and organic), movement classes, mindfulness, natural skincare and make up, etc.

Tweens Course (10 – 12)

10 – 12 year olds, or tweens as we like to call them, are just starting to go through some dramatic changes in their body and mind.  It’s the perfect time to start discussing positive body image, self-worth, personal presentation, communication, and the importance of being happy just as they are.  The Tweens Course is the first of it’s kind offering a modern, holistic approach which combines deportment subjects, wellness and self-discovery in a concise, fun way. This course is run over 2 x half days during the school holidays.

Online Academy Coming Soon!

With your monthly membership, your young person will be have access to new LIVE classes every month and will have the option to select from our vault of pre-recorded classes too. They’ll learn from our trained youth mentors around the world about all sorts of topics, including: menstrual wellness, activism, creative and expressive writing, self-care, goal setting and lots more. Launching September 2020!

Mother-Daughter Retreat

An annual mother-daughter retreat designed specifically for Mums or carers and their teen daughters (aged 12ish-19ish).  It’s the perfect blend of connection and laughter, self-development, healthy living tips and fun activities away from the hustle and bustle of normal day-to-day life. Whilst it’s called a mother-daughter retreat, the adult does not have to be a ‘mother’ and it’s open to any young people who identify as female, non-binary or trans. All of our programs are LGBTQI+ safe spaces.

1:1 Mentoring

We are not currently offering 1:1 sessions however if you’re looking for support for your young person we encourage you to check out the Online Academy and to also get in touch with us via email as we do have a list of qualified youth mentors who do work 1:1 with students and we’d love to connect you! 

School-based curriculum

Our school-based curriculum is designed for teachers, chaplains and wellbeing coordinators to run a 6-10 week program for students in their school. It’s a flexible curriculum which aligns with Australian Curriculum covering topics such as positive body image, personal values, self-esteem and resilience, and more. 

Purchasing the curriculum provides you with a school license to run the program however you like to as many students as you like within your school. 

Shine From Within Youth Mentor Training

is an award-winning* 16-week online course that gives caring adults the tools to nurture, mentor and hold a space for young people with support around them.  You will learn how to connect with teens and tweens 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 youth will also be covered, ensuring that you can reach and support as many bright 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.  

*Winner Best Program of the Year at the Beautiful You InternationalCoaching Awards, April 2017.  

Around 200 people from all over the world, including Nigeria, China, Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, USA, Oman, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and more have completed the Youth Mentor Training since it launched in 2016.  Let’s help teens together!

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians 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. Read our complete commitment to our social and environmental impact here.

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