Gold Coast - Kalaripayattu: A Martial Art & Yoga Immersive Experience (QLD)
Time & Location
About The Event
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:
- 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 Residences, Benowa
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or Judes - email@example.com for more information and bookings.
Kalari Ayurvedic Massages - Lalita will also be offering a limited number of Kalari Ayurvedic Massages at the following times (to book email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday - 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Monday 11am, 1pm
Location: Sahaja, Marina Residences, Benowa
2 hours - $140
The Kalari Ayurvedic Massage involves a 1.5- 2 hour full body treatment with the application of specific flowing massage techniques using warm herbal oils and compresses, vital energy point therapy, followed by a relaxing head massage. Each treatment begins with a consultation in order to best tailor the treatment to your needs. Some of the benefits of the Kalari Ayurvedic Massage include:
Improves the circulatory, digestive, nervous, lymphatic and immune systems
Stimulates the elimination of toxins
Aids in relieving muscle tension
Balances the chakras and energy channels
Relaxes and energizes the body and mind
For more information about Kalari Ayurvedic Massages visit - https://www.kalarihealing.com/kalari-ayurvedic-treatments or contact Lalita directly.
Holistic Health Consultations - Lalita will also be offering wellness consultations which incorporate both Naturopathic and Kalari Ayurvedic perspectives and involve an in-depth analyses of your current state of health, history of conditions, Prakruti / Vikruti (Ayurvedic constitutional analysis), diet and lifestyle. Herbal and nutritional medicines, tongue analysis, iridology, and diet/lifestyle modifications are discussed to optimise your health. For more information visit - https://www.kalarihealing.com/integrative-wellness-consulations
1 hour - $140 (Friday, Monday) - Skype consultations can be done prior to June visit, in person, and follow up after via Skype) For more info or to book email - email@example.com
About Lalita Ramona - https://www.kalarihealing.com/about-us
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.
- Early Bird 2 days (25% off)$270$2700$0
- 2 Days (10% off)$324$3240$0
- 1 Day (Saturday or Sunday)$180$1800$0
- Friday evening practice$0$00$0