How will Kalari training improve my yoga practice?
Kalari, Yoga and Ayurvedic traditions are very closely linked. Kalari compliments Yoga practices by adding in more “off the mat” movements and sequences that require strength and mobility. The warm ups, kicks and combative, weapons training also supports a different kind of focus and utilisation of internal force.
We include meditation, mantra, pranayama, concentration, focus and philosophy practices in
Anyone can train Kalari at any fitness level. We support you to develop your fitness. If you are unsure about this, andif you can participate please contact us directly.
Is it safe for me to train with injuries?
If you are injured or have prior injuries please contact your instructor and let them know. We have a broad range of exercises that support in rehabilitation as well. And you may also benefit from private mentoring sessions where your instructor will be able to provide very specific exercises for you.
What are the benefits of Kalari training?
Kalari can benefit all systems in the body as we have elements of flexility, mobility, breathing, strength, body control, balance, focus, cardiovascular and many more.
If you are not sure about how Kalari can support your health please trial a class or contact us
What age can I start training?
We have adults and kids classes for 7 years and up.
Start anytime, however there is no better time than now.
Can I train with my menstrual cycle?
Traditionally we do not practice on our heavy cycle days. We do not recommend jumping, running, any inversions, abdominal exercises or intensive training. In some instances light movement can support you, and this may include join rotations and very basic movements.
We recommend you contact Lalita to discuss this prior.
When can I learn how to use weapons?
We have different stages of learning in traditional training:
– Meithari (physical exercises, body awareness)
– Kolthari (Wooden Weapons)
Angathari (Metal Weapons)
– Verumkai (Bare Hand/combative Techniques)
We recommend you start in the beginners hub area, and when the time is right you will move to the intermediate classes/hub and begin wooden weapons. And then continue to develop your practices. There is no rush to advance, and taking time to learn the foundations is highly recommended.
What if I can’t remember how to practice the forms?
We recommend you to practice after live and recorded classes as much as possible. Bring a note book to the classes and write down notes as you go along. Keeping a written record can help you to remember the movements.
Be patient with your movement journey. Learning new ways of movement is a challenge for all, and takes time and repetition. This time will depend on you and how often you can practice.
If you have other issues with memory (that may be health related - poor concentration, memory loss, etc) please contact us to discuss this and a health and wellbeing strategy.
What if I have trained at another school?
Although we may be training a different style or have a different approach, you are welcome to train with us.
Can I suspend or cancel my membership?
You can suspend your membership for a minimum of 1 month. Please let us know about this in advance. And If you are unwell please let us know asap.
You can cancel your membership at any time as well.
If I feel unfit or have a health condition, can I start classes?
The classes are to support you into your optimum health. And to improve your fitness. You can start at any time. If you have any underlying health condition or have specific instructions from a medical practitioner,please make sure to let your instructor know.
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