About Your Facilitator- Stacey
Stacey Louise is one of Australia's most experienced and inspirational Children's Yoga Teachers.
Having always loved being with children, Stacey wanted to be a Kindy or Primary School Teacher, but once she started studying a Bachelor of Education, she found that it wasn't creative enough for her. She changed pathways and completed a Bachelor of Communication instead, which landed her a job working at Network TEN in Children's Television production followed by live to air news production. All the while, Stacey was practicing yoga and teaching group fitness classes before and after work.
Eventually the stress of the TV industry got too much and coupled with a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, the decision was made to prioritise health.
She started her own business in 2005, teaching Yoga and fitness classes for both adults and children. Since 2012, Stacey has been facilitating Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. The Inspired Kids Training courses are practical, authentic, down to earth and whole-hearted. You will be encouraged to weave your own unique gifts, experiences, values and qualities into your interactions with children.
Over the past two decades, there have been many full circle moments, where the side steps along her career path have been beautifully integrated. For example, Stacey’s first experience of meditation was in a high school drama class- now she gets to teach meditation to school students. Her dream to be a Kindy teacher has turned into her dream job of teaching yoga to kindy aged children and facilitating training for their teachers. Her experience working in TV production and her desire to use the medium of television to educate and inspire kids to move their bodies mindfully, has led to the creation of many videos, TV appearances and online courses. And her greatest legacy is “Calm Fairies” where Stacey used her own experience of enduring hundreds of needles and medical appointments to create a program that helps children in hospital to cope with the stress of medical settings using the tools of Yoga.
Beyond all of her qualifications and achievements, it is Stacey’s passion for holding space and empowering others to find their way ‘home’ to their hearts and their true self that makes her shine the brightest.
~ Registered Senior Level Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia)
~ Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)
~ Registered Children’s Yoga Training School (Yoga Alliance)
~ Yoga Therapist working in Children’s Hospital wards (since 2005)
~ Short courses in : Trauma Informed Yoga for Children; Play Therapy; Meditation; Zen Thai Massage
~ AcroYoga Teacher
~ Kidfit Instructor; Group Fitness Leader; Personal Trainer (Cert 4 Fitness)
~ Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/ Screen Production)
~ Bachelor of Primary Education (first year only, not completed)
~ Currently studying a Diploma of Counselling
~ Founder of “Calm Fairies” hospital program & app
~ Presenting a Yoga class on Peppa Pig You Tube Channel
~ Producing a Kids Yoga video series that screened globally on Gaia TV
~ Teaching Kids Yoga at Wanderlust Festivals at Sunshine Coast; Melbourne; Sydney; NZ
~ Travelling around QLD teaching over 80 workshops for Kindy teachers in 2022 & 2023
~ Presenting at C & K early childhood national conference
~ Teaching Yoga at All Hallows Girls School for 14 years
~ Teaching AcroYoga around Australia
~ Performing AcroYoga on national TV
~ Part of the Being Yoga Teacher Training team (Level 1 & 2)
~ Presenting Yoga Therapy at Yoga Fest
~ Presenting calm tools to nurses & pharmacists in hospital
~ Being a Yoga teacher at the EndED (Eating Disorders) "House of Hope" mindful studio
~ Teaching Yoga to children in a refuge for domestic violence survivors
~ Working in Network TV production
~ Positively impacting the lives of thousands of people over 2 decades
"Stacey is a remarkable woman.
Her classes are inspiring, elegant and fun.
Her teacher trainings are unparalleled in quality of delivery and content."