be part of the movement.

Thousands of people in Australia have already experienced the transformational benefits of living a Wayapa® Lifestyle…

…and now you can be part of the movement.

This unique training experience will empower you to grow a thriving practice around helping people heal, find their purpose and care for the planet.

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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.

certified wellness practice

When you successfully complete this 7-day live, accredited training, you will become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner.

Certified Practitioners enjoy many benefits including:

Add a new Practice to your existing business, or

Build a new wellness business around Wayapa®

Deliver Wayapa Wuurrk® Ancient-Earth Mindfulness sessions, workshops and courses

Receive ongoing mentoring, support & marketing to help drive and grow your client base

Be featured in our Practitioner Directory and have your events promoted in our online Calendar

Receive your first year’s licensing as a part of the course fee including logos, branding and the opportunity to quote on incoming work for Wayapa Wuurrk clients

Have access to a closed Facebook group exclusive to accredited practitioners providing peer support and a close-knit community feel

Receive help with getting started including workshop templates, marketing material & Wayapa soundtracks

Be rewarded for participating in an affiliated marketing program & earn extra income

“I believe that we are all Earth people, some are just more disconnected than others. As a descendant of the First Peoples, it is my responsibility to share my connection to this Earth and teach others how to respect and care for her, to heal her and let her heal us. So that is why I created Wayapa.”

~ Jamie Marloo Thomas

Like to do something
different every day?

Wayapa workshops are delivered to a huge range of different industries including schools, government departments, prisons, health & wellbeing, sports, personal healing, community organisations and corporations.

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, accredited 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 as a holistic wellness modality illuminates and nourishes the need for healing the ‘whole’ with regards to humans and place. It absolutely could play an important role in an omnidirectional approach to healing in combination with other Regenerative practices and rituals.

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.

Drika Horton

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

Our next live training is now
open for enrolment!

After a week immersed in ancient wisdom, storytelling, lots of Wayapa practice and discussions with a like-minded tribe, you will feel more whole, much more connected to the earth and all beings, with a purpose to connect as many people as possible to Wayapa well-being.

Wayapa is for everyone and anyone. We have trained more than 200 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 training.

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.

“What an amazing seven days. The Wayapa Wuurk Certified Practitioner Diploma was so much more than I ever expected. It was not only a learning journey but one of healing, an experience I will be able to draw on to help others in their healing journeys. I feel so grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to go out into the world to share Wayapa.

Sara Jones, Jem Stone and Jamie Marloo Thomas are amazing teachers with such rich wisdom to share. Wayapa is about connection, deep connection, and it was in this spirit the course was taught.

The Diploma was delivered in the Wayapa way, where a community comes together to share their observations, personal and cultural stories, and where learning is an embodied experience. I am so grateful Wayapa found me. I am so excited to play my part in sharing the ancient healing wisdom of our First Nations people and I am so honoured to be part of something so uniquely special, which is healing the world.”

Kristina  -

“The September 2021 Wayapa Practitioner Course was one of the most rewarding and beneficial training classes I have ever taken.

I took a leap of faith when I applied to do the training, so unsure of my capacity to be able to sit and learn for 7 days. Let alone to end up as a confident, capable practitioner. I took the training because of a deep desire to be a positive change in the world and wanting to help to reconnect others with the world around them.

Sara Jones is an amazingly skilled trainer. I gained so much knowledge, wisdom, and skill from her. Her unmoving belief in me and all in the class that we would succeed, seeing the potential in us that was hiding from our view. I am amazed at the transformation, in not only myself but the transformation I witnessed by all in the class, from the beginning of the course on day one to the end. Sara makes you fell so incredibly comfortable and at ease, that you are absolutely meant to be there.

Sara did an outstanding job, and this is, outstanding training. This was a life changing experience for me, I found my tribe. For those sitting on the edge wondering whether to take that leap of faith, I would say just do it.” 

Pauline Nolan


Certified Wayapa Practitioner Training with Wayapa Co-Creator Sara Jones and Wayapa Trainer Jem Stone

This training course will be delivered online via Zoom.

The online training is perfect for those who:

  • Don’t have the extra time or budget to travel to an on-country training
  • Have commitments at home or in the workplace
  • Enjoy training in the comfort of your own space
  • Still want to be immersed in the Wayapa energy connection

“The Wayapa Wuurrk training is not only a beautiful opening into ancient knowledge, but a true opportunity to deepen your relationship with the earth, yourself and your spirit. Sara and Jem are experts in their field and embody the teachings of Wayapa so effortlessly that you learn simply by speaking with them, let alone the carefully constructed curriculum they have created. Whether you are already a wellness practitioner looking to expand your understanding of the world and your offerings, or this will be your first venture into teaching, the ways and wisdom of Wayapa is desperately needed in our modern world and couldn’t be shared by more real, warm and wonderful leaders.”  

 Ziggy Razuki 


Certified Wayapa Practitioner Training with Wayapa Co-Creators Jamie Thomas & Sara Jones

Held at the Wayapa Wuurrk bush property on Gunaikurnai Country near Orbost, East Gippsland.  Accommodation is not included but please contact us for recommendations of where to stay.

“Wayapa fills this soul gap where modern day psychology has neglected. Wayapa is the remembering of knowledge we all carry within us but have simply forgotten. It is a grounding of the mind so that we can reconnect to our truth. For me personally, Wayapa not only allows me connect to myself, the earth and the role I have in caring for it – but it also acknowledges both my Indigenous (mother) and non-Indigenous (father) background by bringing them together, as spirit people. Wayapa is the way forward for connecting holistically and it is an honor to serve and share this knowledge with you.” Laura Booker-Sullivan

Training Course Details

Who Can Enrol:

Anyone from any background, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who is 18 years and over can enrol in the practitioner training course. 


$2,995+GST for an individual to enrol. 

*Please contact us if you’re in need of financial assistance via a payment plan which will need to be paid prior to commencing the training course.


Each practitioner training course is delivered by 2 x  certified Wayapa Trainers. 

Course Format:

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.

Course Requirements:

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.


All course participants will be required to sign a licence agreement prior to the commencement of training. This licence is to use Wayapa Wuurrk’s logo, branding and trademarked programs. 

Please note, attending all 7 Days of the Course is part of the assessment criteria to be certified.

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

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

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

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.

Bianca Stawiarski

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.

Adam Stafford


Most frequently asked questions
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.
Yes, it is mandatory to attend all 7 days as a course requirement. In case of emergency, attendance can be discussed with the trainers.
No, all money earned goes to the Practitioner even if Wayapa® Wuurrk provides a job or a lead.
The amount of money you earn is totally up to you as a Wayapa® Practitioner as all Practitioners are independent of Wayapa® Wuurrk.
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®.
Yes, we just use Wayapa® Wuurrker as a play on words with our name.
No. Once the diploma course fee has been paid, all money earned from delivering Wayapa® goes to the Practitioner.
The only way to become an accredited Wayapa® Practitioner is to do the Wayapa® Practitioner Diploma Course. Only accredited Wayapa® Practitioners can teach Wayapa®.
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.