Go beyond the basics of Kalaripayattu. Experience increased agility and flexibility.
5-day Residential Program
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.
Please visit this link to register for the program. Click on the "Register Now" button and log in using your Isha profile. If you do not have an Isha profile, you can click on "Sign Up" to create a profile. Then, fill the registration form and click on the "Complete Registration" button. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
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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. You are required to join the program from the beginning.
The minimum age limit to participate in the program is 14 years. Those below 18 years of age should register with parental consent. People up to the age of 50 can register for the program.
It would be best to practice the basics on a daily basis. If that is not possible, you must practice them at least 3 times a week.
No, pregnant women cannot attend the program.
You should consult with your doctor or other appropriate healthcare provider prior to and regarding your participation in the program as it is physically demanding 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.
You must have completed the online Kalaripayattu Basics program to be able to attend this program.
A wholesome southern Indian vegetarian diet will be provided. There are two full meals served at the Isha Yoga Center – brunch at 10 AM and dinner at 7 PM. A healthy snack and a drink will be provided in the afternoon.
Please do not bring snacks and eatables.
Accommodation is provided within the Isha Yoga Center. Single and shared accommodation are both available for the duration of the program. Men and women will be given separate accommodation.