Free Wayapa Video Intro Series
If you’re feeling a disconnection in life, then you will love this free mini video series!
Discover a PROVEN technique to start the process of reconnecting into your natural environment to overcome the feeling of disconnection.
“We walk in the footsteps of a thousand generations…what sort of world are we leaving for the next generations?
Aboriginal people have always known that the earth does not belong to us, we belong to it… we need to re-balance this world by connecting back into it so that we can energise it and in return, it will energise and sustain us.”
– Jamie Marloo Thomas
Connect To The Earth
Connect To Spirit
Connect To Self
Ngatanwarr (Welcome) to Wayapa Wuurrk!
Based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for healing ourselves.
Having an energy connection to the Earth is what has sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 80,000 years!
Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from the land, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit. Through Earth mindfulness, deep breathing and narrative meditation and movement, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing.
Wayapa® can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.
You can choose from a range of Wayapa Workshops delivered within Melbourne, in Victoria or throughout Australia.
Or become an Accredited Wayapa® Practitioner and help spread the Wayapa message of healing the planet by reconnecting people to Mother Earth.
When you reconnect to the Earth, to Spirit and to your true self, you’ll stop reaching for the quick fix, the wonder drug or yet another way to numb your senses.
The truth is the First Australians lived very (very) well, for 80,000 years. Wayapa™ brings the wellness secrets of Australia’s Traditional Custodians to modern seekers. No matter who you are or where you come from, Wayapa™ is based on Indigenous Knowledge that benefits all people, and most importantly, the planet.
Through Wayapa Wuurrk, we are making this dream a reality.
Wayapa™ Workshops can be delivered throughout Australia, for Communities, Schools, Corporates and Individuals.
Wayapa Practitioner Diploma Course
It has been 80,000 years in the making to create an Accredited Diploma Course that combines ancient Indigenous knowledge and concepts into a modern-day Practice that will ReConnect people back into the Earth, to heal the planet and in doing so, heal themselves and others.
And YOU can be one of the very first Practitioners to be trained to deliver Wayapa®!
Wayapa® isn’t just a certified Wellness Modality that people can practice once a day, Wayapa® is a Lifestyle. It is about developing a relationship with nature to create Earth Mind Body Spirit benefits to keep the planet and us Well and Healthy.
How do we know this works? Because it is based on the ancient knowledge of the world’s oldest living people!
It is time for us to join together to spread the message of how to be Wayapa®!
This was the most fulfilling course I ever completed!
As a non-Indigenous Australian, I had always wanted to learn more about the culture and ways of life of the First Peoples of this land. More specifically, I wanted to know more about how the Traditional Custodians of our land lived in harmony with it.
This course provided all that information and more. It instilled in me the wisdom of how to take care of Mother Nature, while also taking care of ourselves. Furthermore, it gave me the skills to go out and teach this to others.
Wayapa is a new way of life for me and I can’t wait to start helping others understand how amazing it is!Dr Madhi Mason
If you’ve been looking for a practical, physical way to connect with the Earth AND your soul, then look no further. Jamie Marloo Thomas has created it.
Before I attended the Wayapa Soul Retreat I’d practiced yoga and often wondered if there was an Australian equivalent. What I learned was a series of movement that has me remember and respect everything that sustains my life – daily (and in a way that helps me remember my quadriceps too!).
The chance to listen to Jamie’s beautiful song whilst learning the significance of each sequence invokes a sensorial experience of the sacred that is hard to fully express in words. There is so much wisdom that the world’s oldest living culture has to share. Thankfully, Jamie is here to not only share it, but make it accessible and personally transformative no matter who you are, where you come from or what you know about Indigenous culture.
Thank you Jamie and Sara for an unforgettable experience.Kate Erlenbusch, WordLoveByKate
“I believe that we are all Earth people, some are just more disconnected than others. As a Traditional Custodian, it is my responsibility to share my connection to this Country and teach others how to respect and care for it, to heal it and let it heal us. So that is why I created Wayapa.”
– Jamie Marloo Thomas
Seeding wellness through connection to earth, self and community Wellness is a state of harmony – harmony with oneself and others, earth, nature, and the environment.
Wellness is about a strong purpose, sense of belonging and place.
Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation promotes Re-Connection to ancient Aboriginal knowledge and culture in a present day context as a pathway to re-gaining wellness – inner peace, strength and greatly improved well-being.
Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation supports the delivery of Traditional Cultural Community Structures and Mentoring programs that help young men stay connected to Culture & Country as they move into adulthood, with the support of Elders and Mentors.
The Foundation also delivers cultural strengthening and mentoring programs for Aboriginal Men, Women and Children. Programs teach participants about Cultural Respect, Accountability and Responsibility with a strong No to Violence message.
From The Blog
In this Wayapa Yarn, Jamie chats about the upcoming Wayapa® Practitioner Diploma Course.
As part of NITV’s Our Stories Series, Martin Adams produced a short documentary on Wayapa™.
In this video blog, Jamie chats about how he uses smoking bowls to honour the Ancestors.
What People Say
We recently took our first step towards bringing Wayapa to our studio, attending an introductory workshop at the Wellwood Centre.
Wayapa is a new movement modality based on Australian indigenous knowledge, and combines mindfulness, visualisation, narrative meditation, dance and ceremony in a unique sequence of movement.
A big thank you to Jamie and Sara for a moving and inspiring workshop, and we’re super excited about learning more from you.Belinda Brown, The Little Engine Craft & Wellbeing Studio
Today our office is celebrating the beginning of NationalReconciliationWeek2016.
We started the morning with an incredibly beautiful Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation meditation session. Wayapa is a form of Aboriginal meditation using traditional Aboriginal movement and the power of the mind to connect to the earth, our spirit and ourselves.
Thank you to Jamie Marloo Thomas and Sara Jones for delivering the session. You have left us with a deeper understanding, appreciation and connection to the earth.AFL SportsReady