Jodi Edwards

Jodi Edwards

Jodi Edwards
Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
Qualification and identity verified
Jodi Edwards
Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
Qualification and identity verified

About

Dr Jodi Edwards is a Yuin woman with Dharawal kinship connection who has dedicated her life to Community, Culture, education and Language. Jodi is a certified Wayapa® Wuurrk Practitioner and a Cultural Experience, Language and Tourism Consultant who takes people on a magical journey through storytelling of Aboriginal peoples lives through the eyes of Mother Earth. Jodi shares stories from the oceans, mountains and rivers with Aboriginal Culture as the vocal point. Jodi says: “I want to reconnect... Dr Jodi Edwards is a Yuin woman with Dharawal kinship connection who has dedicated her life to Community, Culture, education and Language. Jodi is a certified Wayapa® Wuurrk Practitioner and a Cultural Experience, Language and Tourism Consultant who takes people on a magical journey through storytelling of Aboriginal peoples lives through the eyes of Mother Earth. Jodi shares stories from the oceans, mountains and rivers with Aboriginal Culture as the vocal point. Jodi says: “I want to reconnect the disconnected. We’re all children of the earth and we need to teach our young people to respect the earth. When we lead by example, the children see that and they make changes too. We’ve just got to make sure we leave them something to change.” Nominated as 2023 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, she has spent more than 20 years advocating for improved cultural education across NSW. She was named 2022 Shellharbour Woman of the Year and Illawarra Regional NAIDOC Aboriginal Community Person of the Year for her Language and Cultural work across Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven local government areas. Jodi was awarded her PhD from Macquarie University's Department of Indigenous Studies in 2021 for her thesis “Weaving the past into the future: The continuity of Aboriginal cultural practices in the Dharawal and Yuin Nations”. As a D’harawal language speaker and advocate, she is passionate about awakening the language. She is a Curriculum Reform Advisor for Aboriginal Education with the NSW Education Standards Authority, providing expertise and advice to support the curriculum reform and delivery process. Jodi is also a Research Fellow at RMIT and a tutor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. An author and advisor, Dr Edwards has published 4 local Dharawal Dreaming Stories, co-founded the Shellharbour Aboriginal Community Youth Association, established the Guwura Surfing program, works with the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre and continues to sit on the advisory board of Shellharbour Council. Jodi has great love and respect for Yuin Country and the local Community who continue to teach and nurture her. She welcomes you to join her. Read more

Languages

English

Therapies

Education and training

Certified Wayapa® Wuurrk Practitioner (2023)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

An insurance policy has been provided

No

Working hours (GMT+11:00) Sydney

Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Jodi Edwards’s studio location

Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Discovery call session

A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about... A discovery call will provide an opportunity to ask questions and gain an understanding about your current challenges, goals and pain points. This is a key opportunity for us to start building a relationship and understand how I may be able to assist you. You can also learn more about my expertise and knowledge, the success I have had in helping others with similar issues, and consider whether my offerings will be able to meet your needs. Ultimately, a discovery call helps to determine if there is a good fit and we can decide if we would like to take the next steps together. Read more

Online
This is a one time free session

15 min

FREE

Wayapa® Wuurrk introductory workshop - for individuals

Wayapa® Wuurrk is an all-inclusive practice that focuses on strengthening one’s connection... Wayapa® Wuurrk is an all-inclusive practice that focuses on strengthening one’s connection to the Earth. Drawing upon various Indigenous knowledge and wisdom from around the world, Wayapa® teachings position us as the caretakers of the Earth and demonstrates ways in which we can create an Earth-mind-body-spirit connection for positive health and wellbeing. Wayapa® promotes a healthy lifestyle that fosters positive physical and mental health in alignment with nourishing the Earth that sustains us. For those just starting, it can be as simple as a 25 minute physical practice or a narrative based meditation to slow us down and bring us into the stillness of nature. In person sessions are available around the Shellharbour (Yuin Country) region or Jodi can facilitate an online session over Zoom. Join Jodi to learn more about how to incorporate Wayapa® into your life. Read more

Online
In person

1 hr

250 AUD

Wayapa® Wuurrk introductory workshop - for organisations, groups or associations

Wayapa® Wuurrk is an all-inclusive practice that focuses on strengthening one’s connection... Wayapa® Wuurrk is an all-inclusive practice that focuses on strengthening one’s connection to the Earth. Drawing upon various Indigenous knowledge and wisdom from around the world, Wayapa® teachings position us as the caretakers of the Earth and demonstrates ways in which we can create an Earth Mind Body Spirit connection for positive health and wellbeing. Wayapa® promotes a healthy lifestyle that fosters positive physical and mental health in alignment with nourishing the Earth that sustains us. For those just starting, it can be as simple as a 25 minute physical practice or a narrative based meditation to slow us down and bring us into the stillness of nature. Jodi can come to your workplace in the Shellharbour (Yuin Country) region or facilitate a session online to help you and your team learn more about how to incorporate Wayapa® into your life. Read more

20 Max participants
Online
In person

1 hr

1500 AUD

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