Kalari and Yoga begin on Tuesdays

We’re very excited to announce that Yoga returns to Point A, and with it we are also starting Kalari.

Kalari (or Kalarippayat) is a martial and healing art form from India which evolved alongside Yoga and Ayurveda and which shares elements of both. The martial side of Kalari is not being taught anywhere else in Australia – and these sessions are being run by Kalari Australia.

The practice is physically demanding but we start from wherever you are. Class always begins with centring/prayer. Then lohas (warm-ups) which strengthen and energise the body. Then kicks, which are flexibility, strength and endurance. Followed by form (a series of movements), which connects us to the universal elements of expansion, contraction, feminine, masculine and such. And finally weapons, which require pure focus. Or you get hit in the head!

Kalari is moving meditation. Within the art we find everything we need to practice awareness, gain strength, bring energy, and develop flexibility – in both physical and mental form.

The lineage of Kalari which we will be learning is handed down to us from Gurukkal C. Muhammed Sherif from Kerala Kalarippayat Academy in India: http://www.kalarippayatacademy.com/profile.html

Both the Kalari and Yoga are run in 6 week courses on Tuesday evenings. The first has already filled, so stay tuned for further announcements. If you want to be notified, send us an email via the contact page, or via the Point A Facebook.

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