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Online Kid’s Kalari Classes
April 7 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am AEST
One event on April 3, 2020 at 2:00 am
One event on April 6, 2020 at 2:00 am
One event on April 8, 2020 at 2:00 am
One event on April 10, 2020 at 2:00 am
Kid’s Kalaripayattu – A 2 Week Series – Keeping the kids active
Kalari is an ancient traditional indigenous healing and martial art that originates from Kerala in South India. Kalaripayattu martial arts training involves warm up and flexibility exercises, strength and stamina training, step work, traditional forms and sequences as well as unarmed and armed combat techniques.
This class is designed for children to give them a basic understanding of traditional Kalari exercises and forms. It will be fun, yet challenging and instil a greater sense of discipline. It is open to children – aged 7-16 of all fitness levels.
Duration: 2 week series – 6 classes
Dates: Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Starting 30th March, 1, 3, 6, 8, 10 April
Time: 4-4:45pm AEDT
Location: your home
Contribution – $10/class
Payment via https://www.kalarihealing.com/kalarionline
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ANCIENT INDIAN MARTIAL ARTS – Kalaripayattu (Kalari) is India’s ancient indigenous martial, meditational & medicinal tradition that evolved alongside Yoga & Ayurveda, originating from Kerala in South India. It is a complete system of body-oriented therapy with an emphasis on the expansion and development of the senses; a paradigm commonly called ‘when the body becomes all eyes’.
Kalari gives us a framework for understanding how we exist in the world and practical guidelines to harmonize ourselves with our ever changing inner and outer environments. The asanas and forms are multidimensional, incorporating concepts of power and focus – allowing us to feel a closer connection to our ancestral animal and warrior lineages.
PROGRAM: Experience all elements of a traditional practice. Unique flowing movements within warms ups, core strengthening and kick sequences as well as more complex postures/Mudras, evasive moves and the first form – Kalari Vandanam Salutation Vinyasa. These can be practised until the next by incorporating them into existing exercise routines or creating new rituals to energise and strengthen the body/mind.
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The practice of Kalaripayattu is enjoying a revival in Kerela, meanwhile for the rest of the world it remains relatively lost in history. There are very few people in Australia and the world who are initiated in this traditional practice and of them, only a handful are teaching! Lalita and Karen are passionate about sharing this knowledge with the wider community.
If you’d like read more about this martial art’s history, click here: https://www.kalarihealing.com/kalari-martialarts
About the Instructors
Lalita Ramona Yagnik
Kalari Practitioner & Martial Art Instructor, Yoga Teacher & Naturopath
She began studying Kalari Healing and Martial Arts in 2009 in Australia. Since then she has made several trips to India to study and train with her teacher and Guru, Sat Guru Hanuman Das, the founder of the Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram in Kerala. She is also a qualified Yoga Teacher having completed her training in India. She is currently practicing and teaching key Kalaripayattu exercises, forms, open combat sequences and weapon forms. She has found that through the practice of meditation, pranayama and body movement, one can align themselves and their lives with their goals. Developing focus in the mind and body, while building a strong foundation through warm ups, traditional asanas and forms are integral to her training.
Originally from India, Lalita has lived and studied in various countries such as Brazil, Singapore, India and Japan. Lalita is passionate about health and well-being, and employs Kalari in her personal life. She endeavours to help her clients and students gain equilibrium and harmony in their lives. Lalita sees Kalari and Yoga as multimodal healing systems, and is a firm believer that using these methods, one can synergize the body, mind and spirit.
Kalari Practitioner & Advanced Gymnastics Coach
Karen spent majority of her life competing and later teaching gymnastics to both kids and more recently, running an adult gymnastics program in Melbourne.
Searching for a more spiritual connection to exercise, she found some wonderful yoga teachers (Sian Pascale/Sammy JoHand) who opened up a whole new world of focused and purposeful movement, pranayama and mediation. A few years later at a community yoga event that she met Lalita who demonstrated an introduction to Kalari. Instantly in love with the dynamic use of strength, flexibility and personal power – it took everything she adored about yoga and brought it back towards her first love…acrobatics. Always practising with an emphasis on movement mastery and the philosophy of ‘seeing with the whole body’.