Nature’s Footprints- Annie Thiering
“We walk in the footsteps of a thousand generations. We are living in a time of much change, but what never changes is our need for connection” Jamie Marloo Thomas
I was blessed to discover Wayapa Wuurrk and to be trained to be a practitioner, as it covers so many of my interests and passions and they all weave beautifully together when I teach Wayapa.
Wayapa is a combination of looking after Earth, Mind, Body and Spirit and is done through a narrative meditation and gentle movements. It is a practice that becomes a way of living, guiding us with ancient wisdom, back to a life that is harmonious and balanced.
I have a lifetime of working alongside Aboriginal people in different nations and enjoy bringing those stories to life again when I deliver Wayapa workshops. I currently live on Djaara Country and am a part of the diverse Aboriginal community here in Bendigo. I am also a part of a large Barkandji/ Yorta Yorta family.
My other passion I have had since a small child is the conservation of our country and all its unique flora and fauna treasures. I was the owner of a Land Management and Conservation business on the Mid North Coast of NSW for 12 years and have delight in rekindling the stories from this environment and other environments I have visited, to each Wayapa lesson.
My third passion is also life long and that is with Art. I paint, draw, weave, create sculptures, take photos and do ground installations and other art practices. My photos from years of travel come to life, as well when I deliver a Wayapa workshop.
Practising Wayapa encourages everyone to connect to nature and to be the custodians we should be in looking after Earth. Wayapa helps tune us into making positive impacts and reducing our footprint on this planet and to make the necessary changes, small or large, to help improve the way we live. When the environment around us is healthy we have a better opportunity to be healthy in our Mind, Body and Spirit.
As a Wayapa practitioner I believe that our current times of change has produced an opportunity for us to realign ourselves to a healthier way of living. I offer workshops in Wayapa on its own and also workshops combining art with Wayapa- weaving and Wayapa, painting and Wayapa, drawing and Wayapa, and ground installations and Wayapa. A workshop could be designed to suit your art interests. I am happy to share these workshops with you and am happy to travel or discuss your ideas whether its for an individual, group, school, festival or community events or corporate.
Wayapa is for everyone, no matter what race, religion, age or physical ability.
Contact me and let’s have a chat.