I’m back with my first workshop of 2018, and my first as an East instead of a Barnes!

The amazing support from Barre Society, Bendigo Day Spa and Wellness Centre, Urth Cafe, Nourishing our Health and Raw Elements will ensure you feel spoilt on the night with some beautiful gifts and giveaways.

In ‘Nature vs Nurture’ we will be covering:

  • Genetics
  • Neuroplasticity and how the brain works
  • Your natural and inner pharmacy
  • Positive thinking
  • Social interactions
  • Conditioning
  • and lot’s more!

A closer look at our complex bodies enables us to understand that all we ever need is already within us. We can awaken our inner pharmacy and train our brains to live happy and creative lives!



Emily Barnes’ workshop: building yourself up!

9th of November 2017

Bendigo Day Spa and Wellness Centre, Eleven Forest Street Bendigo @ 5pm


This class is all about you, building yourself up and taking charge of making yourself feel good. It will cover the fundamentals of Positive Psychology and how the brain works to promote happiness and will end with a practice of yoga and mediation. This includes:

  • your thoughts and your health: the relationship between what you think and how you feel
  • Positive Psychology practices that promote happiness
  • meditation and yoga that builds confidence and eases anxiety


Attendees will walk away with the following:

  • an understanding of how the brain works and how to utilise neuroplasticty when building effective habits
  • a personal plan to promote happiness in your life
  • a set of skills that allow you to practice building confidence, ease anxiety, calm the mind and get a good nights sleep


This class has been designed for:

  • school teachers (primary or secondary) who need to recharge their batteries half way through Term 4
  • parents or adolescence wanting to build self-esteem or lower anxiety
  • anyone wanting to promote happiness in their life
  • anyone who would like to learn about the benefits of mediation and yoga, or those wanting to extend their knowledge in these areas
  • a set of skills to practice meditation and yoga independently

My ABN is 59834706985 if you wish to claim this workshop on tax. Attendees will be sent a tax invoice once registering. 


5.30pm – 6.30pm: each point covered will include research, discussions of application in different contexts, and evidence based practical tools that you can take back to your classroom, family or individual practice that build confidence, ease anxiety and promote happiness

6.30pm – 7pm: meditation and yoga practice (optional)

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Emily Barnes’ Master Class: empowering young people by empowering ourselves

It was personal and motivating. I loved how you were so engaging with real life examples! Referring to research allowed for such a great emphasis to what you were talking about. Your knowledge and passion for helping others to understand more about emotions and choices is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing what you know and love! I can’t wait to apply some of these things to my practice.

I loved that it was appropriate to anyone – not just teachers.

I felt really inspired and loved the practical tools and personal examples that you provided. You are inspiring and your aura is encouraging, positive and you are great to listen to!


Join me, Emily Barnes, secondary school teacher, well being coach and researcher, as I provide practical guidance on how to create the lives we want to live and be truly influential to the young people around us, in my exclusive Master Class.

My Master Class will cover the fundamentals of how to be an influential role model, how to be more by doing less and make the most of your time, and how to be the most exemplary educator in facilitating creative, self-aware and entrepreneurial young people. This includes:

  • well being starts with us; building ourselves up, discovering what lights us up and playing to our strengths
  • the importance of being human and modelling this to the young people in our lives
  • how to educate and promote self-efficacy, self-empowerment and entrepreneurial spirited young people


Attendees will walk away with the following:

  • an understanding of the less is more approach: how to be more by doing less
  • a set of skills that shift the focus from external stimulus, to how we process information ourselves, and how we work with young people during restorative practices
  • knowledge of how to model healthy well being through vulnerability, being human and self-care/empowerment
  • knowledge of how to promote creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and self-awareness in young people
  • knowledge of how to promote healthy and responsible use of the internet: the importance of technology and how to expand its uses from socialising to personal and professional development
  • access to free lesson plans for teachers and practical tools you can take back to your school and classroom to help you get the most out of your time and effort
  • practical tools that equip you with living and creating your best life, and how this is the most effective way to educate those around you: it starts with you!


This class is great for:

  • school teachers (primary or secondary) or university students studying Education
  • parents of adolescence or people who have young people in their lives that they care about
  • people who work with adolescence, eg. sport coaches

My ABN is 59834706985 if you wish to claim this Master Class on tax. Attendees will be sent a tax invoice once registering. 

Event concludes after approximately an hour and 30 minutes.


You can read more about me and my philosophy by clicking here and visiting my About page.

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If you would like to inquire about future dates for this event or are interested in having me come to hold this event for your organisation, please visit my contact page and get in touch.