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Kalaripayattu: A Martial Art & Yogic Immersive Experience

Practice the oldest indigenous martial art form for 2 days!

This is a first of a very unique series of workshops to come. Over 2 days we will be delving into the world of Kalari movement (martial arts and yoga), philosophy and history. We will also be discussing Ayurveda, the science of life.

Kalaripayattu (Kalari) is India's ancient indigenous martial, meditational & medicinal tradition that evolved alongside Yoga & Ayurveda that originates from Kerala in South India. It is a complete system of body-oriented therapy with an emphasis on the expansion & 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.

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. It is ideal for building and maintaining general fitness and is particularly suited for yogi's, athletes, martial artists, actors, dancers and movement practitioners from all walks of life and ages (over 7 years old).

The Kalari Martial Yoga classes present a unique approach to improving your health and wellbeing. In the yogic based classes we will be incorporating meditation, pranayama, Kalari movement forms and Hatha Yoga asanas into a traditional yet dynamic practice.

We will also be discussing vital aspects to health and wellbeing from a naturopathic and Ayurvedic perspective in order to equip you with a greater awareness of how to understand your body in more depth, combat and prevent common illness, and take away a practical routine and ideas to incorporate into your life.

Over the weekend you will take away movement and health practices that you will be able to work on in your own time (and until the next workshop!). It will be a great way to develop more flexibility, calm and focus the mind, improve your fitness and core strength, and develop your sense of inner wellbeing.

Who is this for: Adult/children (above 7 years) beginners and all levels of fitness and flexibility and particularly suited for:
- Yogis
- Martial Artists
- Dancers, Actors, entertainers, musicians
- Sports and fitness enthusiasts
- Healers and Wellness Practitioners
- And ALL people interested in moving and breathing !!

Dates: Friday 14th , Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June
Time: 10am - 4pm (sat and sun)
Location: State of Sahaja (yoga studio), Marina Concourse
Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD.

Contribution :
1 Day - $180
2 Days - $324 (10% off)
Early Bird 25% off for 2 days - $270 (until 26th May).

Friday (open and free event)
6pm-7:30pm - Introduction to Kalaripayattu

Saturday and Sunday
10am -12pm Kalaripayattu movement practice
12pm - 1pm Lunch break
1pm - 2pm Holistic Health and Kalari Ayurveda wellness discussion
2pm - 3:30pm Kalaripayattu movement practice
3:30pm - 4pm Q and A session
*Sunday evening optional group dinner

Contact Lalita Ramona - or Judes - for more information and bookings.