Jamie Thomas
Wayapa Wuurrk
Gippsland Region, VIC, Australia
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Wayapa Wuurrk
Gippsland Region, VIC, Australia
Qualification and identity verified

About me

Jamie Marloo Thomas is the co-founder Wayapa Wuurrk® and is a Senior Cultural Knowledge Holder for his Peek Whuurrung People of the Maara Nation and GunaiKurnai Communities. He understands the pain of disconnection from culture, which is why he has devoted the last 26 years to culturally mentoring young men. Jamie has vast professional experience including men’s health, wellbeing, drug and alcohol support, family violence prevention, youth mentoring, cultural heritage and ancestral remains repatriation, ... along with his personal connection practice rooted in Aboriginal dance and ceremony. In 2014, Jamie Thomas and Sara Jones co-founded Wayapa Wuurrk® in consultation with his Elders and community. Wayapa Wuurrk® means “connect to the Earth” in the language of the Maara and GunaiKurnai peoples respectively. Jamie says “imagine if all 7.5 billion people on Earth took care of their own special place”. Wayapa® is all about reconnecting the disconnected and providing practical, sustainable measures for generations to come. It is a non-judgemental approach with no rules, simply encouraging you to do what you can do mindfully to reduce your carbon imprint and doing the physical practices within your own capacity. Wayapa® was created to change thinking around how we view the idea of what it means to be well with a focus on Indigenous thinking that includes learning how to develop a relationship with our environment through the concept of ancient earth mindfulness. No matter how many gym sessions we do, steps we count or stretch our bodies into various postures, we can’t be well if Mother Earth is sick. Wayapa Wuurrk® is now an internationally-accredited modality that adds the most important word “Earth” to the well-known concept of mind body spirit wellbeing. Today, Wayapa® 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. With an ultimate goal to meet Oprah and Deepak Chopra and teach them all about Wayapa®, Jamie spreads the word and co-facilitates the Diploma to train others to become a Wayapa Wuurrk® Practitioner as well as facilitating a range of workshops, courses and educational events. After spending some time away in earlier adulthood, he has returned and now lives in the community in which he was born, the GunaiKurnai community in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Jamie and Sara soon plan to commence on country experiences on their 35 acres to allow participants to fully immerse themselves in Wayapa®. Jamie invites you to learn more about his work to help you reconnect to Earth, spirit and your true self so that you can experience the wellness secrets that the First Australians enjoyed for 80,000 years. Read more

Therapies

Membership of professional associations

  • International Institute for Complementary Therapists

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

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Discovery call session

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

Diploma to become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk® Practitioner - Various locations

When you successfully complete the seven day live diploma training, you will become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk® practitioner. Certified practitioners ... enjoy many benefits including: • add a new practice to your existing business, or build a new wellness business around Wayapa® • deliver Wayapa Wuurrk® Ancient-Earth mindfulness sessions, workshops or courses • receive ongoing mentoring, support and marketing to help drive and grow your client base • be featured in our practitioner directory and have your events promoted in our online calendar • receive your first year’s licensing as a part of the course fee including logos, branding and the opportunity to quote on incoming work for Wayapa Wuurrk® clients • have access to a closed Facebook group exclusive to accredited practitioners providing peer support and a close-knit community feel • receive help with getting started including workshop templates, marketing material and Wayapa® soundtracks • be rewarded for participating in an affiliated marketing program and earn extra income. “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 Who Can Enrol Anyone from any background, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who is 18 years and over can enrol in the diploma course. Location Various locations throughout Australia. Contact us for more information about our next training location. Investment $3850 inc. GST for an individual to enrol. Payment plans available Six Month Plan: $640 per month for six months 12 Month Plan: $320 per month for 12 months Trainers The diploma training will be delivered by co-founders Jamie Thomas and Sara Jones. Course Format 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 one to day five, 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 days six and seven, each participant will be required to deliver the Introduction to Wayapa® Workshop to the rest of the group as part of the assessment criteria. Course Requirements To be deemed competent and qualified at the end of the seven-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. Certification 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. Licensing 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 seven days of the course is part of the assessment criteria to receiving a diploma. Read more

Online

1 hr

3850 AUD

Online course: How to Reconnect the Disconnection with Wayapa®

This online course has been designed to help you overcome the feeling of disconnection and reconnect you into living a Wayapa® lifestyle, feeling ... connected and well. You will learn: • how to connect to the Earth, connect to Spirit and connect to self • a different way of thinking and thriving in life • an easy-to-do practice that creates Earth Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing • how taking care of the Earth can give you purpose • an understanding of how you fit into your environment • how Earth mindfulness can bring harmony into your life • how to live a Wayapa® lifestyle. What’s included in the online course? This course is designed to get you started on your journey of feeling connected. You will learn: • Indigenous wisdom and knowledge • proven Indigenous connection techniques • Wayapa® for Earth mind-body-spirit wellbeing • understanding the 14 elements of Wayapa® and why they are important • the Wayapa® practice, narrated by Jamie • Wayapa® in practice, both standing and sitting versions • access to the private Wayapa® Wuurrk Facebook Group. This course is perfect for you if: • you’re feeling disconnected but want to start feeling connection in your life • you’ve been searching for a wellness practice that creates Earth Mind Body Spirit wellbeing • you want to feel purpose and belonging • you want to access Indigenous wisdom in an easy, practical way. This online course is for personal development only and does not allow you to become a certified Wayapa Wuurrk® practitioner. If this is of interest, please read more about the diploma level course. Read more

Online

1 hr

99 AUD

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