Jamie Marloo Thomas is a highly respected Senior Cultural Knowledge Holder for his Gunnai Maara Communities of Gippsland and South-West Victoria.
As the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Wayapa Wuurrk and Chairperson of the Wayapa Wuurrk Aboriginal Wellness Foundation, he delivers Wellness & ReConnection programs based on ancient Indigenous Knowledge of Taking Care of Country, Respect, Accountability and Responsibility.
Combining over 25 years of vast professional experience in Cultural Heritage, Health & Well-being, Family Violence Prevention and Mentoring Indigenous Youth with his personal connection practice rooted in Aboriginal Dance and Ceremony, Jamie created Wayapa in consultation with Elders and Community.
Wayapa is an Earth Connection & Wellness Modality that has been certified globally by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. Wayapa focuses on healing the planet as the starting point for creating holistic wellbeing.
“I believe that we are all Earth people, some are just more disconnected than others. As a Traditional Custodian, it is my responsibility to share my connection to this Country 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
Wayapa Wuurrk means Connect to the Earth. Wayapa is an earth connection practice based on Indigenous knowledge and wisdom that focuses on looking after the planet as the starting point for creating earth, mind, body, spirit wellbeing.
Having an energy connection to the Earth is what has sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 80,000 years!
Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from the land, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit. Through Earth mindfulness, narrative meditation and physical movement, Wayapa® provides a sense of purpose and belonging to the Earth.