Brittany is a somatic ecologist, dancer and permaculturist with a strong passion for reuniting the embodied arts and ecology. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Sustainable Enterprise and a Master of Environment where she explored somatic dance as a medium of connection to the natural world. Her thesis was largely inspired by Indigenous cultures who use movement practices like Wayapa® for cultivating an embodied awareness of their interconnectedness with the Earth. Honouring this wisdom, Brittany now offers Wayapa® to help us re-imagine dance and movement a central way of knowing and expression for our collective wellbeing.
Why I love Wayapa®: In a time of unprecedented disconnection and socio-ecological crisis, I believe Wayapa® offers us a holistic way forward with Indigenous wisdom as the guiding force. This wisdom helped to sustain the oldest living culture on Earth for over 80,000 years, however the general accessibility of this knowledge to date has been very limited. This is why Wayapa® is so important – not only does it actively help to restore and conserve this ancient wisdom, but it also uniquely shares it with the world; thus empowering a more sustainable and healthy future for us all. As a non-Aboriginal woman, Wayapa® has also helped me to remember my own indignity to the planet; reawakening my own sense of belonging as a steward of the Earth.