According to the official Wayapa Wuurrk website:
Wayapa® is an all-inclusive Earth connection practice that is based on ancient Indigenous wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for creating Earth Mind Body Spirit well-being.
Wayapa translates to Connection and Wuurrk translates to Earth in the language of the Gunnai and Marra people of Victoria. Living in harmony with their environment is what sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be one of the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for approximately 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 combination of Earth mindfulness, narrative meditation, a series of physical movements and taking action to look after the planet, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic well-being.
Wayapa® is about creating a different lifestyle but for those just starting, it can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.
Wayapa Wuurrk is the first internationally accredited Australian Aboriginal wellness modality.
Introduction to Wayapa Workshops
Wayapa® is for everyone – for all ages and capacities; for corporates to kids to anyone interested in developing deeper connections in their life. Wayapa is about creating a lifestyle of Earth Mind Body Spirit Well-being for yourself and the next 7 generations.
Wayapa® provides a powerful template to understanding our purpose and place in the world based on ancient Indigenous wisdom.
Wayapa in the Workplace
Wayapa Wuurrk is a perfect addition to any staff enrichment day or event. I carefully tailor workshops to suit your group requirements and themes, bringing connection, indigenous perspectives and wellness practices to your staff, creating improved overall wellbeing in the workplace.
Workshops can be delivered via Zoom during covid19 isolation period.
Wayapa Wuurrk is especially popular during Reconciliation and Naidoc weeks.
Wayapa for Children
I offer an all-inclusive Wayapa® Wuurrk program for children that addresses the 5 learning outcomes of the Early Childhood Curriculum. Connecting with themselves and the world around them through story, cue cards, curiosity, play, movement, song and experience. Using verbal and non-verbal communication they learn, connect and move with the 14 Wayapa® Wuurrk elements which represent the connectivity to the cycles of the world around us. Creator, Sun, Moon, Land, Lightning, Rain, Wind, Tree, Eagle, Kangaroo, Eel, Hunter, Gatherer and Child are the 14 Wayapa® elements and we learn what they each represent individually and as part of the whole.
Example: The Eagle element reminds us to take a fresh perspective on situations in our lives. We can take a ‘birds eye view’ seeing things from a safe distance. Through the eyes of the Eagle problematic situations look so much smaller when we can rise above them.
I run regular weekly classes at Summer Healing Yoga in Brunswick Victoria. Contact me for details.
Wayapa Wuurrk Accredited Practitioner Diploma Courses
Would you like to be an accredited Wayapa Wuurrk Practioner? Contact me for more information and dates of my next Internationally Accredited Wayapa Wuurrk Diploma Course.