Embodying Wayapa® Workshop
Time & Location
This workshop offers a space to reconnect with the natural world through our moving bodies.
Wayapa® is an earth connection modality based on the wisdom of Australia's First Peoples. Wayapa uses guided movement, storytelling and earth-based meditation to create holistic wellbeing for our inner and outer environments. The modality is gaining significant recognition as Australia's version of yoga.
The practice uses a flowing sequence of movements that reflect 14 elements in the Australian landscape which are appropriate for all levels of mobility. As participants move thorough each element, Wayapa becomes an embodied ritual in deep listening and connection to the earth, spirit and self.
Similar to Qi Gong and Tai Chi, Wayapa works with the energetic body through specific movements. However, Wayapa uniquely focuses on our relationship with the earth - in addition to body, mind and spirit - as the foundation for holistic well-being. As such, Wayapa teaches a lifestyle of connection, rather than just a psychical practice.
Wayapa Wurrkk was developed by Jamie Marloo Thomas, a Peek Whurrung Gunditjmara and GunnaiKurnai senior knowledge holder, and his partner Sara Jones. It is also the only known Indigenous Wellness modality certified by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists. Thus, each workshop uniquely shares and teaches the wisdom that sustained the oldest living culture on Earth for over 80,000 years.
Brittany is incredibly honoured to offer this with full permission from Jamie and his elders to share its message, acknowledging its great importance during these transitional times.
Come join us as we move, listen and connect with nature together - remembering our bodies are the most potent tool for expressing, healing and celebrating our relationship with the Earth.
No dance or movement experience necessary - all welcome.
This workshop is hosted by Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival on Bruny Island, Tasmania.
The Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival is a biannual three-day gathering of music, ceremony, knowledge sharing and arts, held in a stunning cultural landscape that is lunawunna alonnah, Bruny Island, Tasmania. The festival provides a sanctuary for people to experience transformational activities aligned with Indigenous traditions of healing and connection. Nayri Niara encourages people to explore a more harmonious relationship with ourselves, our family, communities and the earth which sustains us.
Please refer to workshop times as per the festival website.
Get your Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival ticket here.