Jem Stone is a First Nations representative who has been gratefully living on Wurundjeri Country since 2011.
Working in the wellness industry for more than 20 years, Jem is a Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioner and Trainer, Rebirthing Breathwork Therapist and Educator who instils her ancestral roots in her work.
Wayapa translates to “connect to country” and is the first ever internationally accredited wellness modality based on Indigenous wisdom. Wayapa helps people reconnect to the environment ... and realign to the natural world.
Jem combines traditional wisdom with modern science to help people connect, relax, grow, heal and better themselves.
She believes people are too separated from the natural world and distracted by everything automatically available, so she focuses on realigning client’s thinking and reconnecting with the earth.
Jem says people are living a singular life - separated and disconnected, earning money to buy things - but what they’re really yearning instead of belongings is actually belonging.
By getting people to deeply question their connection to the earth and ask themselves what they can contribute to it, Jem works to reconnect people with mother earth.
Her Rebirthing Breathwork guides people to self-healing through relaxation. Jem co-created ‘Rebirthing Breathwork Australia’ in 2019 to train and certify new practitioners with her internationally accredited course to awaken the profound healing power of conscious connected breathing within mainstream society.
In 2020, Yoga Australia invited Jem to join the Reciprocity Action Plan (RAP) Group and she is now bringing Indigenous conversations and cultural awareness into Yoga spaces.
Jem is a director of Ngungwalah Aboriginal Corporation, creating cultural awareness units for Yoga teacher training within Australia and creating scholarships for training Aboriginal people in Yoga and Wayapa Wuurrk.
Her business, ‘Wayah Wellness’ holds the vision of wellness and connection, creating access to healing through respectful relationships for all socio-economic and minority groups, who may not ordinarily access mainstream wellness practices.
Jem creates and facilitates workshops for a wide range of audiences, from the corporate arena to pre-school aged children. She tailors her classes and workshops depending on needs and demographics of each group.
Jem considers herself an Earth Custodian and acknowledges all her ancestral roots including: Indigenous Australian, Native American, Afro Caribbean, English, Irish and Scottish. Read more
Education and training
Breathwork Certificate - Our Breath
Diploma Wayapa Practitioner - Wayapa Wuurrk
Holds a relevant Working With Children Check
Jem Stone’s studio location
Coburg North, VIC 3056 Australia