This unique training experience will empower you to grow a thriving practice around helping people heal, find their purpose and care for the planet.
Wayapa Wuurrk® is an earth mindfulness & action practice based on ancient Indigenous wisdom that focuses on taking care of the environment as the starting point for creating Earth Mind Body Spirit well-being.
Living in harmony with their environment is what sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be one of the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 100,000 years!
Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from our environment, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit.
Through a trademarked method of Earth mindfulness, storytelling, movement meditation and taking action to look after the planet, Wayapa® provides a sense of purpose and belonging to the Earth while creating holistic well-being.
Become a Certified Wayapa® Practitioner and help spread the Wayapa® message of healing the planet by reconnecting people to Mother Earth.
Never has there been a more crucial time in humanity than right now to remember that no matter where we come from, we all descend from ancestors who had the knowledge and wisdom to look after their environment to survive and thrive.
My experience with Wayapa has been an experience of healing arts with Country. It nourishes my intuition around my own creative practice of reciprocity, accountability and care for Country.
Wayapa is its own thing. It is not in lieu of traditional ceremony and practices, but rather is accessible to contemporary multicultural Australia. In such a moment of crisis across all planes, it offers a tangible and inclusive prayer for all… a holistic calibration for the system to reset, in reverence of Country and Life.
I really loved the sense of community Sara & Jamie created in the Diploma course, and I felt incredibly supported by the whole group throughout the process. It was a very safe and encouraging learning environment where all ideas and backgrounds were welcome and appreciated.
One of my favourite aspects of the course was the rich conversations and stories everyone shared in relation to their own connection to the earth, their culture or their community. On top of all the fantastic Wayapa training and practice, I learned so much from everyone else in the room! Additionally, Sara & Jamie’s continuing support post-Diploma has been unmatched with any other course I’ve ever done, and I am so grateful for their commitment to building such a strong community of engaged Wayapa Wuurrkers. I highly recommend this training!
I undertook the Wayapa Diploma Course in June as a part of my professional development for my workplace, which has been really beneficial in my role. But what I wasn’t expecting was how much it has changed my life.
I practice Wayapa everyday, sometimes twice a day!! And am loving it more every day. My movement is improving all the time and have had some other benefits as well. I’ve lost 18kgs since, have quit smoking and no longer need the blood pressure medication I was on!
So to say Wayapa is life changing is pretty accurate!
As both a qualified trauma-informed mental health practitioner offering a diversity of services and a strong Badimaya (Indigenous) woman, the approach that Jamie and Sara promote through Wayapa was a logical extension of my life’s work.
Too many people are impacted by their lack of connection: to themselves, each other and the environment. Wayapa is one way of honouring that connection while also moving our bodies in a form of whole of body / mind prayer. I just love the ability to really connect with each element while also bringing my cultural knowledge into the same space.
There is some much joy, love and lightness in the process, while also tackling serious issues of what we can each do individually to reduce our footprint on this earth.
I am a Birri Gubba woman from North Queensland that feels very honoured to be able to share Wayapa with you all.
I am thankful to both Jamie and Sara for gifting me Wayapa. This practice has given me the opportunity to rebirth the connect that I have been missing for sometime. Now to be able to help others reconnect to Earth and the spirituality that they hold within gives me a sense of gratitude and fulfilment.
There are many of us that work tirelessly to help others, but at times forget to look after ourselves. Not only do we need self care, but we need to go that extra step. If we look after Mother Earth, she will in return look after us, which enables us to look after others.
I went into the Wayapa Diploma course with a huge admiration, respect and love for our Aboriginal people and their culture, however I still felt very disconnected from them and I didn’t understand why until going through the 7 days intensive with Jamie and Sara, everything fell into place right at the last day before my presentation!
I not only feel more connected to this amazing culture but more connected to the earth and what that means! My indigenous earth soul has been awakened! I’ve been on a mission since to find out more about my Romani Gypsy and Indian culture and their Earth Connection! It’s always been there through the ancestors stories but for some of us it got lost along the way to the modern world.
I have always been aware of our environment and always try to live in a sustainable way, but I was having a hard time with the state of the world and feeling quite helpless. During the Wayapa diploma course I started to feel so connected and empowered which gave me such a positive feeling of hope for the future.
Wayapa’s holistic message of Earth Mind Body Spirit wellbeing is tied together in such a beautiful, practical and articulate way. The diploma course was so fulfilling and enriching as I met like minded people who are inspiring leaders in their communities.
Through Wayapa we can be the change we want to see in the world and for this I am forever grateful to Jamie and Sara for Wayapa Wuurrk. I had such an awesome week and I learnt so much through sharing and connecting that I didn’t want it to end. And I realised that it doesn’t end, I can now share Wayapa in the community and continue to learn and connect while making real positive change.
It’s an amazing feeling and I can’t recommend the diploma course and Wayapa Wuurrk highly enough.
Wayapa Wuurrk is a Certified Wellness Practice.
Certified Practitioners enjoy many benefits including:
~ Jamie Marloo Thomas
Be eligible to become a certified Wayapa Trainer.
The best thing about becoming a certified practitioner is being able to share Wayapa with a vast range of people to help them live a more deeply connected, purposeful life while earning an income doing something you love!
When you successfully complete this 7-day live diploma training, you will become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner fully prepared to deliver a one hour to a full day workshop, weekly sessions and/or 4 to 16-week courses on your own.
Wayapa is for everyone and anyone. We have trained more than 100 Wayapa Practitioners from all different backgrounds, cultures, ages, religions, body types and professions. You just need to be 18 years and over to enrol in the diploma.
We don’t do workbooks. We train our practitioners the Indigenous-way, now called experiential learning – through storytelling, deep listening, lively discussions, body memory with lots of Wayapa practice and heaps of fun. We love participants sharing their own knowledge and experiences during this week.
Ensuring participants are ready to deliver Wayapa within 7 days means that every day of training is important so attending each day is compulsory and is part of the course requirement.
CERES Community Environment Park, Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East, Melbourne
Fri 17th April – Thurs 23rd April 2020
Yerrabingin House, 2 Davy Road,
The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Warriparinga Way (Off Sturt Road), Bedford Park SA 5042
Who Can Enrol:
Anyone from any background, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who is 18 years and over can enrol in the diploma course.
$3500+GST for an individual to enrol
$4000+GST for an organisation to enrol an employee
Payment options include credit card, bank transfer or a 6 Month / 12 Month Payment Plan.
The Founder of Wayapa®, Jamie Thomas will deliver the training along with Sara Jones, Co-Founder & Director of Wayapa® Wuurrk.
In keeping with traditional Indigenous teaching, the format of the Course will be based on experiential, interactive and hands-on learning. There are a maximum of 10 places per course to provide an intensive learning environment for each student.
Day 1 to Day 5, participants will be immersed in learning the philosophies, concepts, knowledge and elements of Wayapa® as well as learning how to teach Wayapa® as a physical practice and as a visualisation.
On Day 6 & Day 7, each participant will be required to deliver the Introduction to Wayapa® Workshop to the rest of the group as part of the assessment criteria.
To be deemed competent and qualified at the end of the 7 Day Live Training Course, every participant will be required to have attended each day of the Course and satisfactorily delivered the Introduction to Wayapa® Workshop to the group.
Wayapa® is the only known Earth Connection Wellness Practice, based on Indigenous knowledge, that is certified by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and this is the only accredited course of its kind world-wide.
Once participants have completed the relevant training, have been deemed competent and been awarded their Diploma, participants will be eligible to be granted a licence to use Wayapa® Wuurrk’s logo and branding. All Graduates must sign the licencing agreement, which includes a Code of Conduct, to be able to deliver Wayapa®.
Please note, attending all 7 Days of the Course is part of the assessment criteria to receiving a Diploma.
A message from Jamie and Sara
Ngata! Hi! We’re Jamie & Sara, Co-Founders of Wayapa® Wuurrk which translates into Connect Country in the languages of the Gunnai & Maara peoples.
So many people have shared with us how disconnected they feel. It causes them so much pain. They feel lonely and isolated. They feel helpless and out of control, often choosing self-destructive behaviour because at least it numbs them for a little while.
We have both felt the pain of living disconnected lives… which is why we are so happy to finally share the gift of Wayapa® globally through our amazing Wayapa® Accredited Practitioners
We know Wayapa® wuurrks because it is based on the ancient knowledge of one of the world’s oldest living people, Jamie’s people…Aboriginal Australians. There is so much richness to be shared from Indigenous thinking.
Thousands of people in Australia have already experienced the wellness benefits of living a Wayapa® Lifestyle… and now you you can be part of the movement.
Indigenous people believe it takes a village to raise a child…but we go one step further, we believe it takes a village to feel connected so when you become a Wayapa® Wuurrker, you will become a part of the Wayapa® Wuurrk World…a global movement to help heal our relationship with the planet and in turn, create wellbeing for ourselves.
We hope you will join us and let Wayapa® Wuurrk for you and your clients!
Jamie & Sara
Frequently asked questions
I'm not Indigenous so can I still enrol to be a Wayapa® Practitioner?
Absolutely. Wayapa® isn’t a cultural practice, it’s an Earth Connection Practice based on Indigenous knowledge of why it’s important to reconnect everyone to the earth for wellbeing.
Is a Wayapa® Practitioner the same thing as a Wayapa® Wuurrker?
Yes, we just use Wayapa® Wuurrker as a play on words with our name.
Do I have to attend all 7 days of the diploma course?
Yes, it is mandatory to attend all 7 days as a course requirement. In case of emergency, attendance can be discussed with the trainers.
Do I have to pay a commission or a percentage of my sales to Wayapa® Wuurrk as a licenced Wayapa® Practitioner?
No. Once the diploma course fee has been paid, all money earned from delivering Wayapa® goes to the Practitioner.
If I receive jobs from Wayapa® Wuurrk to deliver Wayapa® workshops, will I need to pay a commission to them?
No, all money earned goes to the Practitioner even if Wayapa® Wuurrk provides a job or a lead.
Are there any ongoing costs to be a licenced Practitioner?
Yes, the annual licence renewal fee is $250 after the first year.
Can I earn a living being a Wayapa® Practitioner?
The amount of money you earn is totally up to you as a Wayapa® Practitioner as all Practitioners are independent of Wayapa® Wuurrk.
I've done the "How to Reconnect the Disconnection with Wayapa®" online course, does this accredit or qualify me to teach Wayapa® or do I need to do the diploma course?
The only way to become an accredited Wayapa® Practitioner is to do the Wayapa® Practitioner Diploma Course. Only accredited Wayapa® Practitioners can teach Wayapa®.
Do I have to be licenced to practice Wayapa®?
Yes, if you’re getting paid to deliver Wayapa®, you must sign and adhere to the licencing agreement as only accredited Practitioners can deliver Wayapa®.
What can I do as a Wayapa® Practitioner?
As a licenced Practitioner you can deliver a range of Wayapa® Workshops, short courses and regular classes. Wayapa® Wuurrk stays in close contact with all of their accredited Practitioners to provide support and mentoring.
Got more questions? Feel free to contact us:
Call us on:
Sara +61 488 767 761
Jamie +61 411 712 948
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