Sun, 16 Feb | CrossFit Woolgoolga

Experience Kalari: Coffs NSW

Kalari asanas and forms are multidimensional, incorporating concepts of power and focus, and allow us to feel a closer connection to our ancestral animal and warrior lineages.
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Experience Kalari: Coffs NSW

Time & Location

16 Feb 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CrossFit Woolgoolga, 2/4 Bosworth Rd, Woolgoolga NSW 2456, Australia

About The Event

Experience Kalari: Coffs Coast Workshop

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.

Who is this for: Adults of all ages and abilities interested in unique and learning new (...ancient) ways to move. All movements can be modified to suit different fitness levels.

DATE: Sunday 16th February TIME: 10am - 12pm LOCATION: CrossFit Woolgoolga! 2/4 Bosworth Rd, Woolgoolga NSW 2456 DURATION: 2 hours CONTRIBUTION: $80 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 workshop by incorporating them into existing exercise routines or creating new rituals to energise and strength 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 whom 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 - more information about the instructors will be posted in the discussion page soon!

If you'd like read more about this martial art's history, click here:




Lalita Ramona -

Lalita is a Kalari Practitioner and Martial Art Instructor, Yoga Teacher and 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, Ramona Lalita has lived and studied in various countries such as Brazil, Singapore, India and Japan. Ramona 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. Ramona 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.

Karen Leskiw 

Karen began her love of movement in childhood as a competitive gymnast, crossing over to coaching kids and adults during her university studies in visual communication. Throughout this process however, something was always missing. Finally she went searching and was introduced to yogathrough Sian Pascale, who slowed down familiar exercises and connected them to the breath. This opened up a whole new world of focused and purposeful movement. 

At a yoga and kalari demonstration, she met Ramona and instantly loved the use of strength, flexibility and personal power that was involved in kalaritraining. It took everything she adored about yoga and brought it back towardsacrobatics.   Karen quickly noticed how supportive and positive it was when training with this new group of passionate people. Always practicing with an emphasis on mastery, a disciplined respect to gurus and the philosophy of ‘seeing with the whole body’. It was such a beautiful way to approach training. She was delighted to offer her skills in marketing to help spread the word of this amazing ancient martial art form.

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