A Cultural Reset with Wayapa
Tuesday 31 March | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
In this time of uncertainty, re-anchor yourself to work with the ebb and flow of waves, of nature, of life. Deepen your connection to our shared Mother in a live (not available later) start to our Cultural Determinants of Health Webcast Series.
Professor Kerry Arabena and Wayapa Wuurrk practitioner Alana Marsh will introduce you to the Indigenous mindfulness exercise and earth connection practice, Wayapa. The word “Wayapa” translates to “Connection” and the modality draws upon physical movement, storytelling and Earth-based meditation to catalyse an embodied connection to the Earth.
Following an introduction to the practice, Alana will guide you through the 14 elements of Wayapa, an energising movement sequence that is suitable for all abilities. You will then be invited to ask Alana and Kerry questions as part of a Q&A.
What to expect
Drawing on wisdom and the strengths of First Nations, Wayapa is a holistic and beautiful way of settling and empowering self as we navigate through unchartered waters. Wayapa recognises our ability to thrive physically, socially, emotionally, culturally, economically, psychologically…and it encourages us to be better stewards of the Earth.
2:00pm – 2:10pm | Introduction to Wayapa
2:10pm – 3:10pm | The 14 Elements of Wayapa
3:10pm – 3:30pm | Q&A with Kerry and Alana
Please wear comfortable clothing for performing the exercises.
This Wayapa session is a free gift to you from our Centre Partners, Karabena Consultancy, Alalouie and Wayapa Wuurrk. It will not be in place of other webcasts in the series, which will continue when it’s safer for panellists to travel.