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Become A Wayapa® Wuurrker
Be amongst the first Wayapa® Accredited
Practitioners in the World
Today, we live in a world where many people are struggling with the feeling of disconnection.
The fact is most of us feel disconnected because we are living our lives DISCONNECTED from our “home”…this isn’t the house, the place, or even the country we live in… it is the planet that we call home.
Indigenous people refer to the planet as Mother Earth for the very important reason that she sustains us, providing us with every possible thing that we need to live. When we stop having a relationship with the planet, we cut ourselves off from the Connection that sustains us.
Wayapa® is a Connection Practice that is based on ancient Indigenous wisdom that was created by Jamie Marloo Thomas, the Co-Founder of Wayapa® Wuurrk – an Aboriginal Australian enterprise established to share Indigenous knowledge to create a better, healthier, more connected world.
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 ReConnects people back to the Earth, to heal the planet and in doing so, heal themselves and others.
By enrolling today, you can become an accredited Practitioner 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®
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.Shelly Hood
A message from Jamie & 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
This Accredited Diploma Course is perfect for you if:
Earth Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement interests you
You want to help heal the planet & people
You think it’s time to start listening to Indigenous knowledge
You are interested in becoming a part of the growing Global Wellness Industry
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!Brittany Jane
Once you have successfully completed the accredited Wayapa® Practitioner Diploma Course, you will receive ALL of these benefits:
Be amongst the first Wayapa® Accredited Practitioners in the World to be trained to deliver Wayapa®
Be eligible to be licensed to deliver Wayapa® Workshops
Be eligible to be a part of the Directory of Certified Wayapa® Practitioners on the Wayapa® Wuurrk Website
Be able to purchase Wayapa® merchandise at wholesale rates to on-sell to your clients
Be eligible to apply to be a Certified Member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and apply for insurance
Be eligible to be licensed to use the Wayapa® Wuurrk Logo & Branding
Receive ongoing mentoring and support plus be invited to part of a private Facebook Group
Reap the benefits of Wayapa® Wuurrk marketing Wayapa® to the world to create even more demand for it
Be eligible for further Wayapa® accredited training and exclusive retreats with Wayapa® Wuurrk
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!Louise Parkinson
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Details of our next Live Training
The Wayapa® Practitioner Diploma Course is a 7 Day, accredited, live training program which, once successfully completed, will qualify an individual to deliver Wayapa® Workshops.
April 6th to 12th 2019 @ CERES Environmental Park, Brunswick East
Training Times: 10am to 5pm
The Diploma Course will be run in Melbourne in from April 6th to 12th 2019 at CERES Enviornmental Park, Corner Stewart & Roberts Streets, Brunswick East. Situated close to Melbourne’s inner city, CERES is an award winning, not-for-profit, environment and
education centre and urban farm located just 6 kilometres from Melbourne CBD & is a destination venue filled with lush native and edible gardens, open green spaces, roaming chickens and a range of social enterprises contributing to a truly sustainable future. CERES is easy to reach by Tram 96, Northcote train station, Bus 503 or bicycle along the Merri Creek cycle path. There is also parking available on site and close by.
Monday 6th to Sunday 12th May 2019
@ Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Bedford Park, SA
Training Times: 10am to 5pm
The Diploma Course will be run in Warriparinga at Living Kaurna Cultural Centre located in Warriparinga Drive, (Off Sturt Road), Bedford Park. Warriparinga is an important cultural heritage site where Aboriginal and early European heritage sit side by side. For the Kaurna people of the Adelaide plains, this site is a traditional ceremonial meeting place still used today. Warriparinga is an important part of the Tjilbruke Dreaming. The Centre is located within the City of Marion which offers a range of accommodation options and places to eat.
Please note, attending all 7 Days of the Course is part of the assessment criteria to receiving a Diploma..
Who Can Enrol:
Anyone 18 years and over can enrol.
$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 Payment Plan.
The Founder of Wayapa®, Jamie Thomas will deliver the training with the support of 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.
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®.
Click below for our 6 Month Payment Plan for Individual Enrolments. Please include in the comments at checkout which city and dates you’d like to attend:
MELBOURNE: Saturday 6th to Friday 12th April 2019
ADELAIDE: Monday 6th to Sunday 12th May 2019
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.
“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