Alana has called Melbourne home for over 13 years, having been born in Innisfail in FNQ, then being raised and living on Bunjalung country on Far North Coast of NSW. There are Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait Island and Irish threads in Alana's life tapestry. In her work as a system re-setter, since 2016 Alana has been sharing Wayapa Wuurrk, an exciting modality that places reciprocity with the earth as the starting point for mind, body, spirit wellness and draws on Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing.
Saturday 28th July 11:30
Sunday 29th July 9:30
Having an energy connection to the Earth is what has sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 80,000 years! 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. Wayapa® 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 Saturday's presentation Alana will explain how Wayapa Wuurrk is based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for healing ourselves.
Sunday morning will be a demonstration of Wayapa Wuurrk, where Festival participants are welcome to join in.