Learn the basics of Kalaripayattu - an ancient martial art - to establish balance and stability.
9 Live Online Sessions
The Oldest Form of Martial Arts
Known as "the mother of all martial arts," Kalaripayattu is said to have originated from the Dhanurveda, a scientific treatise on the art of warfare in ancient Bharat (India).
Though the art form’s significance as a combat code has receded, in a phoenix-like resurrection, Kalaripayattu is today emerging as a source of inspiration for self-expression in dance forms - both traditional and contemporary, theater and fitness.
Practicing Kalaripayattu increases one’s flexibility and agility, strengthens the muscles and tendons by exercising the body without the need for any equipment.
What you’ll learn
9 Live Online Sessions, 1 Hour and 15 Minutes Each
Comprising of 6 basics practices, this first set increases the flexibility of the legs.
Surya Chandra Vanakkangal
Learn the first 6 of a series of practices which exercises the entire system and increases the blood circulation in the body.
Mei means ‘body’ and Adavu means ‘movement’ or ‘technique’. Learn a few basic Mei Adavugal to improve the flexibility and strength of the legs and back.
Balance and stability
Strength and flexibility
Endurance and stamina
Upcoming Program Details
9 sessions, 1 hour and 15 minutes every day
It is mandatory to attend all the sessions in sequence, in order to complete the program.
Please be in a light stomach condition (2.5 hours after a meal).
A 10 ft x 5 ft area is required to participate in the class. A quiet outdoor space is preferred.
The flooring should not be slippery as it can lead to injuries.
For any medical concerns, please refer to the Health Disclaimer in the registration form. If you have any health conditions, please consult your doctors prior to registration.
Zoom Conferencing App is needed to participate.
A Wi-Fi or wired internet connection is recommended.
Nov 17 - Nov 25
04:00 AM - 05:15 AM
Jan 04 - Jan 12
01:00 AM - 02:15 AM
9 Live Online Sessions,
1 Hour and 15 Minutes Each
“Kalari is about becoming a weapon without violence.”—Sadhguru
Since the program is physical in nature, please be on a light stomach condition.( at least 2.5 hours after your last meal) prior to attending the session. During the session, please refrain from eating or drinking.
You can, it' is best if you have a dedicated space to go through the program without any distractions. Please avoid being in extreme weather conditions like heat or cold.
It is mandatory to attend all 9 sessions to complete the program. You must attend the sessions live. If you miss a session, you will not be able to continue the program.
No, you must attend all the sessions live.
Yes, limited time will be available for asking questions.
It is recommended to do these practices for 20 -25 min on a daily basis.
Yes, this is an ancient form of martial art that can be taken up by anyone for its many health benefits. However, it is important to not push oneself, and to do it to the extent it is comfortable.
The minimum age limit to participate in the program is 14 years. Those below 18 years of age should register with parental consent.
No, pregnant women cannot attend the session.
You should consult with your doctor or other appropriate healthcare provider prior to and regarding your participation in the program as it is physical in nature. People with the following health conditions should refrain from participating: history of fainting, fits, stroke, angina, heart attack, spinal problems, musculoskeletal issues (pain and swelling of joints, bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon) uncontrolled bleeding of any kind, chronic fatigue, uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, active glaucoma, retina problems, severe nutritional deficiencies, active rheumatic problem, hernia, major surgery in the past 6 months, minor surgery in the past 3 months, COVID-19 infection within the past 3 weeks, active post COVID-19 symptoms, pregnant or planning for pregnancy.
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No, your registration cannot be transferred to another person
The program is structured in a way where you go through it step by step. As such, you must join the program from the beginning.
You can use any laptop / desktop computer or mobile device. If you are using a phone, it is best to connect to Wi-Fi and keep the phone on Airplane Mode during the session.Please ensure that the device you use for the program is kept on charge for the entire duration of the program. Internet Requirements: A stable internet access with sufficient bandwidth (2 mbps) and internet data of 1.0 GB for each session. A Wi-Fi or wired internet connection is recommended. The best-recommended browser is Google Chrome.