About Emma

Welcome to Calm Ahoy Kids

Hello there! My name is Emma and I’m so glad you found Calm Ahoy Kids. When I became a Mum to my little boy, I wanted to create playful, creative ways to teach him well-being skills that I now love to share.

I have Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and have worked with children and young people in schools and the community for nearly 20 years. I am also a trained Relax Kids Coach, kids yoga teacher and children’s mindfulness teacher.

I have always loved working with young people and supporting their mental health through teaching coping strategies and practicing creativity. I really enjoy using playful breathwork activities, mindset positivity techniques, relaxation and mindfulness skills.

Whether you are a busy parent, teacher, or caregiver; I hope you find fun ideas to try with your children! Take Care Emma x

Education and Training

  • Guided Imagery Certification Training – 2021
  • MBSR – T (Stressed Teen Mindfulness Instructor Training) – 2021
  • Student of MBCT for life – 8 Week Programme – 2019, 2020 and 2021, facilitator Lin Ong, Christchurch NZ.
  • Student of MBSR – 8 Week Programme – 2019
  • Mind-be Preschool Mindfulness Teacher Certification – 2020
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga Teacher Certification – 2020
  • Pause, Breathe, Smile Mindfulness Educator Certification – 2019
  • Relax Kids Coach Certification – 2018
  • Bsc in Social Work – University of Plymouth. 2009

Fun Facts

  • Originally from Cornwall in the UK, I lived in New Zealand for 7 years and returned home to Cornwall in 2021, with my little Kiwi.
  • I am trained Relax Kids coach and love using all the Relax Kids resources with my own son.
  • I wrote and illustrated a children’s book called, The Feelings Hotel during lockdown in New Zealand, which was inspired by her own mindfulness practice.
  • In a former life, I owned a vintage shop with my friend. It was called Two Little Birds. I still loves anything vintage an thrift shopping.
  • As a family we love campervanning and explored New Zealand in our campervan called Van Morrison. They now have a van in Cornwall called Big Bluey.
  • I am a qualified kids yoga teacher and with my son met Jaimie from Cosmic Kids when she visited New Zealand in 2019 and taught a class.