Be part of the movement...
This unique Wayapa Wuurrk® training experience will empower you to grow a thriving practice around helping people heal, find their purpose and care for the planet.FIND OUT HOW
The Mindful Yoga School proudly presents this 7-Day Diploma in Wayapa Wuurrk®: 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.
Sunday 21 Nov - Saturday 27 Nov 2021
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 diploma training, you will become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner.
Certified Practitioners enjoy many benefits including:
Find a deeper connection to your inner and outer nature, and teach others how to do it too
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 diploma 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 workshops are currently delivered by certified practitioners to a huge range of different industries including schools, government departments, prisons, health & wellbeing, sports, personal healing, community organisations and corporations.
Be eligible to become a certified Wayapa Trainer through completing this 7-Day Diploma.
'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 it, to heal it and let it heal us. So that is why I created Wayapa.'
~ Jamie Marloo Thomas, Co-Founder of Wayapa® Wuurrk
Your Wayapa Facilitators...
Jem Stone is a First Nations Representative, who has been gratefully living on Wurundjeri Country since 2011. Working in the wellness industry for over twenty years, Jem is a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and Trainer, Rebirthing Breathwork Therapist and Educator. Jem creates and facilitates workshops to various audiences, from the corporate arena to pre-school aged children.
Jem is trained in Yoga, We-Al-Li Culturally Informed Trauma Therapy, Dadirri, Meditation, as well as Counselling and Sound Healing, which combined her love of Mother Nature and Sound, creating much of her music from field recordings on Country.
In 2014, Sara Jones, together with Jamie Thomas, co-founded Wayapa Wuurrk®, which means “Connect to the Earth” in the language of the Maara & GunaiKurnai Peoples respectively. Sara has been delivering Wayapa Practitioner training ever since.
Today, Wayapa Wuurrk isn’t just about Sara and Jamie’s story it belongs to the growing number of certified Wayapa Practitioners who come from all walks of life, heritage, backgrounds and religions but who all have one thing in common, the desire to share the wisdom of their own ancestors who use to live like the First Peoples of Australia, connected to the Earth so they lived life well.
About the 7-Day Diploma...
Who can enrol?
Anyone from any background, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who is 18 years and over can enrol in the diploma course.
The diploma training will be delivered by Wayapa Co-Founder Sara Jones and First Nations Representative and certified Wayapa Facilitator and trainer Jem Stone.
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.
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®.
Please note, attending all 7 Days of the Course is part of the assessment criteria to receiving a Diploma.
'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.'
'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.'
'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.'
Enrolments now open!
WHAT: Wayapa Practitioner 7-Day Diploma Training
WHEN: Sunday 21st November - Saturday 27th November 2021
WHERE: Sunshine Coast, Chenrezig Institute (Eudlo)
HOW: Secure your spot now: either pay upfront and save $200 OR make it cash-flow friendly on a 6-month payment plan.