Jamie is a Gunnai leader and cultural mentor passionately committed to helping people connect with who they are so they can create stronger futures. Born in his traditional place called Dura (Orbost VIC) Jamie is also descended from the Gunditmara people of the Western district of Victoria. He is the CoFounder and Executive Director of Wayapa Wuurk. Wayapa is about creating a lifestyle to keep you connected and well.
"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, deep breathing and narrative meditation and movement, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing."
"I share Wayapa Wuurrk as a way to connect humans back to their relationship with the land, Mother Earth. As one of the oldest continueing cultures on the planet I believe Australian Aboriginal people have a lot to share. Wayapa shows and reminds us all that we are all descended from a time when we all cared for the land and it cared for us."
Jamie has brought Wayapa to corporations, schools, communities and countless individuals. Wayapa strengthens us through reviving our relationship with the earth. Learn more about Wayapa Wurrk HERE
“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