Bios, Media & Speaking

Jamie Marloo | Professional Bio

Jamie Marloo Thomas is a respected cultural mentor for his Peek Whurrung Gunditjmara and Gunnai Communities. He understands the pain of disconnection from culture, which is why he has devoted the last 20 years to culturally mentoring young men from the Western Districts of Victoria. As the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Wayapa Wuurrk, he delivers wellness programs based on ancient Indigenous Knowledge of Taking Care of Country, Respect, Accountability and Responsibility.

Combining 23 years of vast professional experience in Men’s Health, Well-being, Drug and Alcohol Support, Family Violence Prevention, Indigenous Youth, Cultural Heritage and Ancestral Remains Repatriation, with his personal connection practice rooted in Aboriginal Dance and Ceremony, Jamie created Wayapa in consultation with Elders and Community.

Ultimately Jamie’s work is about helping people reconnect to Earth, Spirit and their true Self, so they can experience the wellness secrets that the First Australians enjoyed for 80,000 years.

Sara Jones | Professional Bio

Sara Jones wants to live in a world where Indigenous Knowledge is rightfully respected. Having worked within the Indigenous Community for over a decade, Sara believes life could be so much better, if only we listened to the wisdom of the world’s oldest living culture. As the co-founder of Wayapa Wuurrk, which delivers wellness programs based on ancient Indigenous Knowledge of Respect, Accountability and Responsibility. Bringing an acute understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture, Sara’s experience spans employment, training and mentoring, tourism, culture and art servicing the Indigenous community. Sara combines her experience in this sector, with her studies in Energy Healing and Metaphysics. She has experienced the deep healing affects of Wayapa personally and in the students of Wayapa; regardless of cultural background.

Together with her partner Jamie Marloo Thomas, Sara is passionate about breaking stereotypes and restoring connection within and between people, the Earth and Spirit.