My name is Dr Sarah Jane McEwan, I am a Wiradjuri woman from Mudgee, NSW. I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2004 from the University of Newcastle. I currently reside on the beautiful Gold Coast.
I was initially introduced to Wayapa Wuurk through colleague and friend Steph May at a medical education session she co-ordinated in Sri Lanka in 2018.
I was in much personal need of the connection to country, mind, body and spirit benefits that Wayapa provides.
I connected greatly with the ethos, acknowledgement and honouring of the elements and the emphasis on caring for country that this practice provides.
I am an avid lover of pre loved clothing and have a side hustle of selling preloved fashion and greatly support the “slow fashion and sustainable fashion movement” as one of my contributions to a more sustainable planet for future generations.
As a medical doctor, I hear the words “holistic health” bandied around regularly, but I can honestly say that I have not come across a wellness practice that truly embodies “holistic health and wellbeing” like Wayapa Wuurk does.
For me, connecting to country is everything and this practice facilitates this inclusively for all people, of all ages and all abilities.
The ability to share cultural stories and ways of connecting with the 14 elements from a place of Indigenous knowing and being inspires me and drives a deeper thirst for cultural knowledge.
I am so grateful to be a facilitator of this amazing practice and for the gift of the knowledge of the program that Jaime and Sara have put together.
I love the connection this practice brings, to each other, to the responsibility of being stewards for our planet and the emphasis on the reciprocal need to care for our Mother Earth to be able to sustain us all in a healthy way.
I strive to live Wayapa everyday – and I am inspired to share this truly holistic wellness practice with as many people as possible.
With love and respect