Calm Coach

A Calm Coach is a guide for anxious kids to teach them the tools they need to feel calm.

Drawing on a fusion of modalities including restorative yoga, breathing practices, mindfulness, art therapy, play therapy and coaching- there is something to meet the needs of every kid.

Calm Coach offers: 

  • Private sessions for kids

  • Workshops for parents; teachers; counsellors; youth mentors; allied health professionals

  • A full 6 month training to become a Calm Coach so that you can also help anxious kids feel calm

  • The introductory training to be able to work with Calm Fairies in Children's Hospitals & medical settings

TWO x 4 day immersions spread over a 6 month training so you can become a Calm Coach andrun your own sessions to help anxious kids feel calm.


Sroll down for more info or go to the Calm Coach website.  




Does your child or teen experience anxiety?

A short series of one on one sessions will teach them calming strategies to help them feel more in control.


Half day


Ideal for parents,  teachers, counsellors, youth mentors, allied health professionals. 

Learn the basic tools you need to implement at home or in the classroom.




TWO x 4 day immersions spread over a 6 month training so you can become a Calm Coach andrun your own sessions to help anxious kids feel calm.


Sroll down for more info or go to the Calm Coach website.  

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Help anxious kids & teens feel safe & calm

in medical settings.

The first step is the Calm Coach training to learn all of the theory and tools that we will then tailor to the medical setting in on the job training. 

You're in safe hands

Stacey Nelson

I've worked as a Yoga Therapist in children's hospital wards since 2005, helping children to feel safe and calm when they are anxious before surgeries, in extreme pain, in a mental health crisis and during medical procedures. 

I am a Yoga Australia Level 3 Senior Registered Yoga Teacher with 15 years teaching experience; a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and the creator of Inspired Kids Yoga Teacher Training which is a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS) at international standard with Yoga Alliance.  


I have been a Yoga Teacher Trainer since 2012 and have trained in other speciality areas including: Yoga Therapy; AcroYoga & Children's Fitness. From my tertiary studies, I have experienced working as a classroom teacher in primary school and in Children's TV at Network TEN. 

I have been delivering kids yoga classes and one on one sessions for 14 years. I have dedicated my life to learning about children's development and I am passionate about helping anxious kids feel calm.   

Calm Fairies

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Calm Fairies help children feel safe and calm in medical settings. 

Having time to play and be imaginative in a clinical setting can provide great therapy for children to process and integrate traumatic experiences.


Calm Fairies bring a delightful, yet gentle, presence to the room-  playing calm music, reading stories, doing craft activities, guiding patients through calm breathing techniques, restorative yoga poses and deep relaxation. 

If you would like to be a Calm Fairy, the first step is the Calm Coach training.

The training will give you all of the theory and basic techniques required, then through on the job training (funded with scholarships) we will adapt those practices for the medical setting you will work within. 

For more information about becoming part of the Calm Fairies program, please read about the first step: Calm Coach training. 


Calm Coach Training

A Calm Coach is a guide for anxious kids to teach them the tools they need to feel calm. You can learn to be a Calm Coach and facilitate one on one sessions or small groups. 

Drawing on a fusion of modalities including therapeutic movement; restorative yoga; breathing practices; mindfulness; art therapy; play therapy and coaching- there is something to meet the needs of every kid experiencing anxiety.

I've been fascinated in learning about childhood development, psychology, education and movement my whole life. When I couldn't find a training like this to undertake myself, I created it for myself- and for you- so that we could have the right combination of tools and knowledge to truly help kids!


I studied the work of the world's leading experts: Bessel Van Der Kolk; Daniel Siegel; Pat Odgen; Peter Levine and co. and combined it with my 14 years experience as a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher and working as a Yoga Therapist in Paediatric Hospital wards. 

I have packaged up this content into easy to understand frameworks ("the how") that include important theory (the "why") + simple tools ("the what"). 

As your facilitator, I bring real life stories from my current in-the-field experiences to illustrate key points during the training. 

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Do you want to: 

  • help children regulate their emotions? 

  • empower kids with tools that they can implement whenever they need them?

  • understand the developing brain and know WHY kids respond the way they do?

  • know how to effectively communicate with kids in a way that they will comprehend?

  • practice true empathy?

  • learn yoga poses, movements, breathing exercises and therapeutic tools that can help kids feel calm?

Ideal for: 

  • Allied health professionals

  • Classroom teachers & teacher's aides

  • Early childhood educators

  • Youth mentors

  • Counsellors & therapists

An 8 day training that is delivered in TWO x 4 day immersions across 6 months at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

* May 28-31  (4 days)

* Nov 5-8      (4 days)

There will also be online, group mentor sessions once a fortnight from June to November. This is a time and place to discuss case studies, ask questions, listen to guest speakers. Sessions are recorded do you can watch back at a time that suits you if you can't make it live. 

"Stacey has provided me with guidance and inspired me to incorporate more therapeutic yoga techniques and theory into my future career as an occupational therapist. The course I recently took part in was an amazing experience in opening my mind to other forms of therapy, especially coming from such a medical background. She's provided me the tools to expand my practice as a therapist which is something I appreciate greatly. The atmosphere of the course was so positive and encouraging, I loved it!"


~Zoe Gianduzzo 

Occupational Therapist; Therapeutic Aerial Yoga Teacher; Inspired Kids Yoga teacher

You matter to me...


Numbers are capped at 12 people. Smaller group sizes leads to a more intimate learning environment. 


I want to get to know your name without a name tag, I want to look you in the eyes and connect. I am passionate about holding a space conducive to optimal learning.

The group will meet twice in person for TWO x 4 day face to face immersions over the 6 month training + once a fortnight online to discuss case studies, ask questions and listen to guest speakers.


Together we will co-create a supportive group. 

A venue you'll love...

You will enjoy immersing into the inspiration at this tranquil and charismatic venue. It has been selected mindfully to ensure you are in the optimal learning environment to feel relaxed and ready to learn! 

If you are visiting the Sunshine Coast, I highly recommend staying an extra day or two so you can enjoy the local delights of both beach and hinterland. 

"I feel like I am on a retreat when I come to this training"  Kathryn Avery.

Your Investment includes: 

  • 8 days of face to face training with an experienced, qualified facilitator 

  • 12 online mentor sessions

  • A printed & bound training manual that includes photos; descriptions; templates & forms

  • A catered, wholesome & nutritious lunch each day

  • The potential opportunity to join the Calm Fairies hospital program

  • Being part of a like-minded community

Do you want to be a Calm Coach? Check out the Calm Coach website.

Got questions?

Check out the Calm Coach website.

If you have any questions please be in touch.  

Most concerns simply need clarification and some good old fashioned communication. 


Send an email and I will happily answer your questions either via email or over the phone if you prefer.