Wayapa® is an Earth connection practice that is based on ancient Indigenous wisdom. It focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for creating Earth Mind Body Spirit wellbeing.
We are living in a time of great change and uncertainty. But what never changes is our need for connection - to the Earth, to a like-minded tribe and to our natural self. If you are looking for a deeper sense of connection, wellbeing, belonging and purpose, this workshop is for you.
Living in harmony with their environment is what sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be one of the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 100,000 years!
Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from our environment, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit. Through a combination of Earth mindfulness, narrative meditation, a series of physical movements and taking action to look after the planet, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing.
Wayapa® is about creating a different lifestyle but for those just starting, it can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.
In this 3 hour workshop, you will explore your own personal connection to the Earth and to place, how our worldview shapes our relationship to the Earth, and ways to create a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle and future for all. You will experience a Wayapa meditation, a Wayapa movement practice, and some creative reflection activities, and have the opportunity to connect and share stories and inspiration with like-minded people.
Optional BYO yoga mat, or mats are available to borrow from the Centre. *Note: All our adult classes are for ages 18+ only, unless otherwise specified.
Linda is a certified Wayapa Wuurrk practitioner, specialising in Wayapa in Education. She is also a qualified meditation teacher and transpersonal art therapist. Linda has over 30 years experience in primary and early childhood education. She has run workshops in meditation, holistic education, art therapy and Simplicity Parenting Groups. In all of her endeavours, Linda is passionate about nurturing holistic wellbeing, and now, though her Wayapa Workshops, she aims to help people find a deeper sense of belonging and connectedness to the Earth, to each other and to their natural selves. Her own ongoing journey of reconnection, especially through Wayapa, has led her to explore her Irish and English ancestry and her ancestors’ Earth connection practices, to deepen her personal connection to this beautiful country of Australia that is her home, getting to know the local landscapes, birds, trees, weather patterns and their interconnections. In doing so, she realised that to truly know this land it is also to necessary to deepen her understanding of and connections with First Nations People, who have belonged here and cared for Country, living in harmony with this land since time immemorial. Linda has found Wayapa to be both a simple and accessible practice, and a way of life, a map for creating a harmonious, sustainable and interconnected life, alongside our human and more-than- human family.