Our Approach to Wellbeing
Kalari healing integrates ancient healing systems and modern science with offerings that are tailored to you.
We are interested in how you integrate within your environment, become aware of your true and changing nature, move with balance and strength, and align your life with your health goals.
We integrate evidence-based medicine and ancient Indian philosophies to bring you a combined approach to wellness.
We utilize modalities from Naturopathic medicine and Kalari Ayurvedic healing, which are linked to both Ayurvedic and Siddhaveda philosophies.
Kalari Movement is also key in our preventative health approach, which incorporates ancient and traditional exercises, including yoga and modern movement into our classes, workshops and treatment plans.
We want you to find balance in your life, by investigating the deeper root causes of disharmony and developing strategies to move into optimal health and wellbeing.
Our Fundamentals of Holistic Healing - Movement and Wellbeing Practices
To act in cooperation with the Healing Power of Nature.
To address the fundamental causes of disease.
To heal the whole person through individualized treatment.
To teach the principles of healthy living and preventive medicine.
To recognize the therapeutic potential of the practitioner-patient/student-teacher interaction
To respect the body's state of health and injury and create healing movement potentials.
To enhance creativity within healing and movement practices.
To acknowledge and pay respect to each other, the lineages, elders and ancestory which are the foundations of our knowledge bases - medicnes, movement, arts.
When I was little, I was often in the garden picking berries and making potions. I offered them up to my family and wondered why the blue-green pastes were trialled with caution. I was always a fighter, with a competitive spirit, trying to be the leader of my siblings and cousins, sometimes pushing them around. When I was fourteen in Singapore I started Taekwondo and practised for a year, and this was the beginning of my love for martial arts.
Rashmi Kumar, Assistant Kalari Teacher, Australia
Rashmi, originally from South India, has been training Kalaripayattu for nearly 3 years with Lalita Ramona Yagnik, and is practicing her skills as an assistant teacher. She was first drawn to Kalaripayattu for its versatile and holistic approach to movement, which can be adapted to suit a large range of people, while maintaining a core of respect, tradition, and continuous striving for improvement. Having previously learned Hatha Yoga, and wanting a different 'off the mat’ challenge, Rashmi took up Kalaripayattu to improve her fitness. She has progressed and persevered with it because of the broad benefits of Kalaripayattu, not just for physical fitness, but overall wellbeing. She has visited the Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram in Kerala, India, to deepen her knowledge and experience the practice in its original setting. She was drawn to teaching through making this trip and learning more about Kalaripayattu practice, wanting to contribute to the tradition and share it more widely.
Rashmi works in advocacy for social justice, and has been a passionate activist from a young age. Her openness to learn more, and blend her passion for change into her practices comes through in her classes. She is a focused teacher, with a sharp and precise attitude that creates a disciplined yet calm environment that allows for deep internal reflection. She is also currently training more advanced forms and weapons, and is eager to guide others to experience the benefits of this multifaceted practice.
Alana Gregory, Kalari Instructor, Iceland
Over several years, Alana lived and trained in Kalarippayat and Ayurveda in India. She has a background in environmental science, Yoga, martial art, mindfulness, and the underlying philosophies that inform these practices.
Alana is passionate about passing on the knowledge her teachers share with her. She is an advocate for a holistic approach to life and health and is involved in a number of community health and arts projects. Connect with her via these accounts:
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