Aboriginal Art Yarning Circle Rug 2.5m round
Exploring the Benefits of Aboriginal Yarning Circles
Aboriginal yarning circles are a profound and culturally rich practice that holds immense benefits for individuals, communities, and society as a whole. Rooted in the traditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples, these circles provide a safe space to have a "yarn" and share meaningful communication, connection, and healing.
Our new Aboriginal Art Yarning Circle Rug is a beautiful addition to your classroom space. Measuring 2.5m round, it features stunning Aboriginal art Australian design created by Kiz Costelloe, a proud Mandandanji and Noonuccal woman.
Gather together to create a comfortable space for sharing stories and conversations amongst the classroom.
This yarning circle classroom rug includes the Aboriginal artist's certificate of authenticity for Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) accreditation.
Yarning circle benefits:
Cultural Preservation and Resilience: Yarning circles are an embodiment of Aboriginal culture and traditions, allowing Indigenous communities to pass down their stories, customs, and knowledge to future generations. This serves as a means of cultural preservation and revitalization, promoting resilience in the face of historical adversity.
Community Building: Yarning circles strengthen the bonds within Aboriginal communities and promote a sense of belonging. They provide a safe and inclusive space for community members to come together, share their experiences, and build mutual support networks.
Effective Communication: Yarning circles encourage open and honest communication. Participants are encouraged to speak from the heart, fostering deep connections and empathy among individuals. This type of communication can be particularly effective for addressing sensitive or challenging topics.
Healing and Wellbeing: Yarning circles are often used as a therapeutic tool to promote emotional healing and wellbeing. They create a non-judgmental environment where individuals can share their stories, traumas, and emotions, leading to a sense of catharsis and release.
Conflict Resolution: These circles can be instrumental in resolving conflicts within communities or between individuals. By providing a platform for open dialogue, they facilitate the understanding of different perspectives and encourage reconciliation. A perfect opportunity to resolve classroom conflicts.
Educational Opportunities: Yarning circles offer a unique educational platform, allowing Indigenous elders to pass on their wisdom and knowledge to younger generations. This informal and oral tradition of learning complements formal education and offers a holistic perspective. Thais tradition can be extended as the teacher imparts wisdom to the children of the class.
Cultural Awareness and Respect: Participation in yarning circles can promote cultural awareness and respect among non-Indigenous individuals and communities. It provides an opportunity to learn about and appreciate Aboriginal culture and history.
Empowerment: Yarning circles empower individuals by giving them a voice and a platform to share their experiences and ideas. This empowerment can lead to increased self-esteem, self-confidence, and a sense of agency.
Connection to the Land: Aboriginal yarning circles often take place outdoors, connecting participants to the land and the natural environment. This connection to the land is deeply rooted in Indigenous spirituality and can have profound effects on participants' sense of place and identity.
Strengthens Indigenous Identity: For many Indigenous individuals, yarning circles help reinforce their sense of Indigenous identity and belonging. They provide an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and assert their cultural identity.
In summary, Aboriginal yarning circles are a powerful and culturally significant practice that offer numerous benefits to Indigenous communities and society as a whole. They foster communication, healing, and a deep connection to culture and tradition, making them a valuable tool for promoting both individual and collective wellbeing
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
Learning Outcome 1: A strong sense of identity.
Learning Outcome 2: Connection to and contribution with their world.
Learning Outcome 3: A strong sense of wellbeing.
Learning Outcome 4: Confident and involved learners.
Learning Outcome 5: Effective communicators.
About the artist:
Kiz Costelloe is a proud Mandandanji and Noonuccal woman. She was born and raised in Rockhampton, Queensland with her mum and sister, Nysh.
Her elders are her biggest inspiration and getting to carry on her Uncle’s legacy by
pursuing art and sharing his name and stories is something she values very deeply.
Kiz has used her knowledge in art and health to make a difference in her community by teaching people of all ages to believe in themselves and that they can do whatever they put their minds to.
Kiz is very passionate about sharing her Indigenous culture, art and teachings to kids all over the country in her vibrant educational resources created in collaboration with Education National.