KALARI MOVEMENT / Kalarai Payatti Marital & Healing Arts
Saturday, May 18th
4:15 – 4:45 PM
Kalaripayattu is known as “Kalari” in the West. It is an ancient martial and healing art that originated in Southern India thousands of years ago and has influences from the Druvidains and Aryans. There are references of Kalari (referred as martial techniques) in the ancient text “The Vedas”, the “Mahabharata” and “Ramayana”. The history of Kalari is of mythology, secrets, exploitation and experience passed through the generations. It is amazing that the art is still alive today given its difficult history. Being that Kalari is both a martial and a healing art, a practitioner or viewer has multiple paths to follow. Kalari Movement choose to follow and teach the health and wellness aspects of Kalari. The art is life practice of preservation, to preserve ones-self and the life of others. Kalari is also a sibling to Yoga, Ayurveda and the other Vedic sciences.