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Ngatanwarr (Welcome) to Wayapa Wuurrk!
“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
Wayapa® is a brand new Wellness & Earth Connection Practice 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.
Our next Diploma Course will be held in Melbourne from Monday August 28th to Sunday September 3rd 2017.
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 Mahdi Mason
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Wayapa® has been trademarked and is the only known certified Indigenous Wellness modality with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.
“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. #wayapa#aboriginalwellnesspractice #wellness”
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.”
“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
Our Wayapa Workshops
As part of NITV's Our Stories Series, Martin Adams produced a short documentary on Wayapa™.