Ngamilmali Maarumali translates to teach, heal in the Gamilaraay language of the Gamilaroi peoples.

Lee is passionate about working with Indigenous & non-Indigenous young people. The Ngamilmali Maarumali program is perfect for schools, organisations, councils, and others who are seeking authentic ways to connect kids with Culture.

Nurturing Connections

The program guides young people to Indigenous ways of knowing and being as a pathway to a greater understanding of the land, water, and Identity to increase the quality of their relationship and connectedness to Culture. It is recognized as a wellbeing program featuring Aboriginal language, movement (the rhythm of Country), meditation, dadirri, yarning, songs, and art. The content is delivered in a contemporary style that allows Culture to be visible again.

It encourages young people to develop a deep appreciation for Country and heal.  

Traditional Knowledge

The program recognises the importance of Indigenous knowledge and concepts, and works to help participants to connect to Country, exploring Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and thinking as a pathway to a greater understanding of the land, water, and our peoples. The program encourages Koorie expression through wellbeing, stories, art and music to accept the many benefits to be gained from meditation, physical movement, mindfulness, and gaining a sense of connection to place.

The program also features Aboriginal language, shares Aboriginal Culture and supports sustainability learning.

Proven Pedagogy

The program weaves through the “8 Ways of Learning” pedagogy that is based on research conducted by Aboriginal education scholars in NSW. We combine Dadirri, inner deep listening and Wayapa Wuurk, a unique mind-body practice that combines multi-sensory meditation with traditional movement. These mind-body-earth practices link personal wellbeing with community/environmental connection, building a sustainable society together and moving towards a healed generation.

The program can be delivered remotely or face-to face, and is a combination of outdoor education and classroom inclusion.

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Mentoring Indigenous Youth

Lee has developed a pathway in the education space that provides Indigenous youth with an opportunity to a 12-month scholarship at Thornbury Primary School in Melbourne. Thornbury Primary School, Winner of Koorie Excellence in Education will provide practical work experience and relevant educational support and mentoring.  The trainee will also attain a Certificate III in Education Support with further qualification, scholarships, and employment pathways. The Scholarship is also available in other metro and regional areas. 


Nganilmai Maarumali has been enthusiastically embraced by all of Thornbury Primary’s students, teachers and community. The practice features Aboriginal language, shares Aboriginal culture and supports environmental and sustainability learning as well as promoting health and well being.

Lee is a wonderful Educator using her incredible ability to provide a diverse range of educational tools and understanding of childhood development to allow our children to explore a Connection to Country. Lee is warm and empathetic in her teaching style as well as holding a great professional standard within the school community

Emma Cornish-Giles
Wellbeing Leader, Thornbury Primary School

The Connection to Earth and Country was fantastic for grounding the children and allowing them to experience Aboriginal culture. It provided a calm focus for the day

Thornbury Primary School

It has opened my eyes to what I can do in my classroom. I have been incorporating the tools in my lessons. Thanks so much Lee!

Thornbury Primary School