The Modern Practice of Ancient Indigenous Storytelling

Experience the modern practice of ancient storytelling with Jamie Marloo Thomas


Jamie Marloo Thomas
Wayapa Wuurrk
Wayapa Wuurrk
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1 hour Class size 15 to 49     label $40

Storytelling is a cultural practice that has been used for over 100, 000 years by Aboriginal
people to survive and thrive. Discover more about this enriching practice at home at our unique online experience with Jamie Marloo Thomas.

We will start this online experience with a GunaiKurnai earth cultural acknowledgement and a song in the Peek Whuurrung language of Jamie's grandmother and children.

Join Jamie for this storytelling experience that will include sharing his story, the Wayapa Wuurrk story and the cultural stories that have been a part of the revitalisation of his Maara culture.

He will share the many stories of his life including how a traumatised, blakfella kid living with his whitefella mum in a very small country town grew up to revitalise Maara cultural knowledge, practices and ceremonies with the support of his Elders and co-create an internationally certified wellness modality based on earth connection and reciprocity.

The session will conclude with a Q and A session with participants invited to ask any questions they may have about this special storytelling experience.


Your teacher
Jamie Marloo Thomas

Jamie Marloo Thomas


Jamie Marloo Thomas is the Co-Founder and Director of Wayapa Wuurrk® and is a Conduit for
Knowledge from his Elders, Maara Nation and GunaiKurnai Country.

He understands the pain of disconnection from culture as he grew up with his non-Aboriginal family cut
off from the Aboriginal community, so he devoted 30 years to culturally mentoring young people.

Combining 27 years of professional experience in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, Family Violence
Prevention, Youth Mentoring, Cultural Heritage and Ancestral Remains Repatriation, with his personal connection practice rooted in Aboriginal Dance and Ceremony, Jamie co-created Wayapa Wuurrk, the
first known certified Indigenous wellness practice, in consultation with his Elders and Community.
Jamie is a regular speaker at conferences and events and is a published author contributing chapters
to “Silver Linings”, “Being Fine, the other F Word” and “Brothers in Arm”.

Ultimately Jamie’s work is about helping people reconnect to Earth, Spirit and their true Self, so they
can experience the wellness secrets that the First Australians enjoyed for 100,000 years.




Your host
Wayapa Wuurrk
Wayapa Wuurrk

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In 2014, Jamie Thomas and Sara Jones co-founded Wayapa Wuurrk®, which means “Connect to the Earth” in the language of the Maara and GunaiKurnai Peoples respectively.

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, what steps we count or stretch our bodies into various postures, we can’t be well if Mother Earth is sick.

So in 2013, Jamie and Sara spent a year developing Wayapa Wuurrk to create an internationally-accredited modality that would add the most important word “Earth” to the well-known concept of Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing.

Today, Wayapa Wuurrk 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 used to live like the First Peoples of Australia, connected to the Earth so they lived life well.

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