Meet the Relax Kids Team

Marneta Viegas

Marneta Viegas

Founder and C.E.O

Hi I’m Marneta.  
I started Relax Kids over 15 years ago and have run the training program over 200 times.  
I am responsible for coming up with new products and ideas to constantly keep Relax Kids fresh and magical for you.  I am always so excited when new coaches come on board and bring their expertise and creativity.  I love the community we have grown here.
I am trained in Performing Arts and mime and have been performing in pantomimes for over 20 years.  As a children’s entertainer, I noticed a change in children’s behaviour over the years and so set up Relax Kids to help them manage stress and anxiety and build their self-esteem.

Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall

President and C.O.O.

Hi I’m Stuart
I am the guy that does all things technical.
I have been the Managing Director of Relax Kids UK for over five years. 
I have previously worked on contracts for the Union of European Football Association (UEFA), the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office.
I started my career in publishing and moved to web development before eventually consulting for large companies, advising on web presence and e- marketing.

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

Office Manager

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Amber Sutton

Amber Sutton

Designer

Ronnie Barker

Ronnie Barker

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Relax Kids chief mindfulness and happiness tutor

Reece Lynn

Reece Lynn

Digital Marketing Assistant

Kaylee Head

Kaylee Head

Admin Support

Traci Mausolf

Traci Mausolf

Trainer

Hi, I'm Traci and I'm the Relax Kids trainer for Germany. As a teacher and parent I find Relax Kids to be a valuable resource in teaching children important life skills in a playful, creative way that's a lot of fun. Receiving the Relax Kids training profoundly influenced not only how I teach, but also how I parent. The most magical thing about Relax Kids is that the same 7 steps work for children of all ages.


Jelena Popovic

Jelena Popovic

Trainer

Hi, I am Jelena and I am the Relax Kids trainer and school psychologist in the United States. I love Relax Kids because it uses children’s imagination, creativity and through games teaches them essential life long skills. The best part of the training is discovering your inner child and opening your mind to endless possibilities Relax Kids can impact lives of children and adults.

Natalie Francis

Natalie Francis

Trainer

Lara Gill

Lara Gill

Trainer

Jolanda Van Santen

Jolanda Van Santen

Trainer

Hallo, Ik ben Jolanda. Ik ben de Relax Kids Trainer van Nederland. Ik vind Relax Kids geweldig omdat het kinderen rust brengt terwijl ze tegelijkertijd zelfvertrouwen en eigenwaarde opbouwen. Het leukste aan de training is het ontdekken van alle magie en hoe aanpasbaar Relax Kids is voor elk kind in elke situatie. 

Hi, I am Jolanda. I am the Relax Kids trainer for Holland. I love Relax Kids because it gives children peace of mind while they build up their confidence and self esteem. The best part of the training is discovering all the magic and how adaptable it is for every child in any situation.

Kimberly Strange

Kimberly Strange

Trainer

Hi I am Kimberly.  As a counselling therapist,  I was drawn to become a Relax Kids Coach and Trainer the moment I learned of Relax Kids.  I instantly saw the incredibly simplistic yet powerful benefits for children, youth and  families across the globe!  Receiving the training was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my personal and professional journey!  As a trainer, I remain in awe of the like mindedness yet rich uniqueness of the people who become Relax Kids Coaches.

Sara Retief

Sara Retief

Trainer

I'm Sara and I LOVE Relax Kids and Baby Mindful because it facilitates the necessary social and emotional development all children of all ages require.  As a qualified Early Childhood Professional, Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher and a Facilitator supporting early childhood educators in the enhancement of social and emotional competencies, thereby reducing challenging behaviours, I have found the Relax Kids program to be extremely adaptable and beneficial to all who explore. The best part of the training is trialling the wonderful program and having the opportunity to draw ideas from within before taking it out to share with our communities. This really helps to relieve any anxieties  and boost confidence from the perspective of trainer.

Joanne Callan

Joanne Callan

Trainer

My name is Joanne. I am the trainer for Ireland my favourite thing about Relax kids is how it can give children skills and techniques that will improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.  I love that this is done in a fun and  friendly way and I love training new coaches as the more wonderful people we have providing these opportunities for children the healthier the next generation will be. I love being part of this amazing Relax Kids family.  The resources and support are amazing. 

Emma Kirk

Emma Kirk

Trainer

Hi I am Emma Kirk, I am the Relax Kids trainer for  Scotland. I love Relax Kids because it gave my invaluable skills as a parent and a school teacher, to make a positive difference in childrens’ lives.  The best part of the training for me is seeing and feeling the incredible buzz, enthusiasm and excitement among the new coaches over the course of the weekend, as well as the close friendships and bonds formed between those training together.

Danielle Culling

Danielle Culling

Trainer

Hi Im Danielle. I am the Relax Kids  Trainer for New Zealand. I love Relax Kids because it allows children (and adults) to learn vital life skills and build emotional resilience. The best part of the training is meeting like-minded, beautiful people on this fulfilling journey to helping future generations become emotionally and mentally empowered.

Ana Arroyave

Ana Arroyave

Trainer

My name is Ana Arroyave and I am a Social Worker currently working as a mental health practitioner in Child and Adolescent mental Health. I trained as a Relax Kids Coach in 2011 and can honestly say it was a crucial part of the jigsaw puzzle I was looking for. I have done a lot of training on attachment, brain development, meditation and brain based parenting and it has enriched and given my practice something very special! It somehow brought everything I already understood about how children learn and the brain into a comprehensive, child appropriate 7 step programme. I mainly use Relax Kids techniques in my everyday work with parents, children and professionals. It’s so simple yet so effective in teaching children how to regulate and become aware of the different states they experience throughout the day. It gives them practical skills to take away which can be used with the rest of the family and will benefit all of them! I love the resources which are so colourful and have something quite magical about them, there is always excitement when I bring out my Relax Kids bag!  It’s a real privilege to to train the next lot of coaches and inspire them to love it as much as I do!

Sarah Hodgkins

Sarah Hodgkins

Trainer

Sarah Hodgkins has been a Relax Kids coach since 2012 and is based in the West Midlands. She is a qualified Occupational Therapist with over 22 years experience working in the mental health field, with the majority of this being with children and adolescents. She is also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Mindfulness Meditation teacher. Sarah is also the author of a book entitled 'Positive Focus: a groupwork approach to self harm'

Aislinn Marek

Aislinn Marek

Trainer

Hi, I'm Aislinn and I'm the Relax Kids trainer in the north! I live in Bury with my husband and two young children. I am a qualified counsellor with over 15 years' experience of working with children and families in schools, hospitals and in the community. Until recently, I worked with CAMHS in an early intervention team, before leaving to run Relax Kids classes full-time!

Svetlana Katsimpa

Svetlana Katsimpa

Trainer

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Lauren Robinson-Stanley

Lauren Robinson-Stanley

Training Co-Ordinator