|| Details ||
What = A 5 day workshop with Raam Kumar in Meippayatt
When = 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 APR
Time = 645 - 745 AM
For = Anyone with movement experience
Fee = Rs 1500
|| About the workshop ||
This workshop is a 5 day course which steps into Level 2 of Kalarippayat. It comprises of a series of codified sequences which includes leaps, jumps, swings and postures to find fluid movement and transition from one point to the other. The aim is to also have strong grounding, yet a soft and fluid spine to articulate ones movements. Meippayat is the crux of movement before you move onto weapons where you learn fluidity, build flexibility, work on elevation, strong grounding and most of all balance and control.
|| About the classes ||
Meippayatt is one of the stages of Kalaripayattu, which is an Indian martial art form from the northern part of ancient Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. The art form works on the idea of channeling the force given by the opponent back to his/her body.
|| Benefits ||
Kalaripayattu is considered the most comprehensive of all the martial art forms because:
> Kalari is an excellent system of spiritual and physical training
> Efficient self-self-defense techniques, both armed and unarmed
> Vital pressure points based system of fighting and healing
> A comprehensive guide to attaining flexibility and desired physical and mental strength
> Improves blood circulation and muscle functions
> Strengthen neuro-muscular system and promotes flexibility
> Improves self confidence and mental agility
> Helps to augment body balance and physical fitness
> Improves the sportiveness
> Helps to achieve self reliance
|| Facilitator ||
Raam Kumar is a Kalarippayttu artist and contemporary dancer from Kerala. He follows the lineage of Veera Sree C.V.Narayanan Nair, his great grandfather, and Sri C.V.Govindan Kutty Nair, his grandfather.
He studied Kalaripayattu for over 22 years under the CVN Kalari tradition and worked as faculty at CVN Kalari. He has also taught at the Diploma program at Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts for 3 years.
|| About Shoonya ||
A light-filled space surrounded by beautiful palm trees, in the heart of Bangalore on Lal Bagh Road, Shoonya is a non-profit established in 2014, with the aim of helping people further their journeys of self-discovery through deeper engagement with the arts and somatic practices. We host workshops, performances, open events, classes, film screenings, discussions, jams and more, and ensure that everything we do is done mindfully - with a whole lot of love, joy and warmth.
Phone: +91 77608 32226
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