9th Summer School of Studio Kalari

9th Summer School of Studio Kalari: 
29 June – 7 July 2019
Strużyny, Poland

For whom is the Summer School?
Advanced students know that there is no better way to deepen and develop practice. Weeks of trainings in the city will not give such effects as those few days in the countryside when kalari becomes a priority.  

And if you have never practised kalarippayattu, a few-day workshop is a great opportunity to learn basics of this art and perhaps to find a new, rich source of energy within yourself. 

You will learn:

  • characteristic exercises and sequences of movements, such as salutations and animal postures,
  • bamboo stick spinning,
  • to observe your body habits,
  • you will practise under guidance of an experience teacher and therapist who will adjust intensity and tempo to your skills
  • awareness, coordination and precision are main elements on which you will focus.

Who leads the classes?

Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair – teacher of Southern style of kalarippayattu and Ayurvedic therapist. Sankar runs regular kalari classes in Wrocławiu, workshops in Poland and all over the world, as well as few-week winter sessions in his own school in Trivandrum, India. As a therapist, he collaborates mainly with Medical Integrative Center in Wrocław, Poland.
You can read more about Sankar here.

Strużyny is a little village next to Bledzew in Lubuskie province, Poland, only 150 km east from Berlin. It is hidden among fields, woods and lakes, in silence and calm, where vast space lets you take a break from the hectic city pace and information noise.
The workshop will take place at the countryside seat of the Towarzystwo Kultury Czynnej – Society for Active Culture – with which we collaborate.

29.06, Saturday
ca. 16:00 arrival to Strużyny (you can also get there earlier)
19:00 dinner
20:00 talk about kalarippayattu with films and photos

30.06-6.07, Sunday-Saturday
8:00–10:00 kalarippayattu
10:30 breakfast
11–14:30 free time
14:30 lunch
15:00–17:00 free time
17:00 snack or „coffee and chocolate” 🙂
18:00–20:00 kalarippayattu
20:30 dinner

7.07, Sunday
9:30 breakfast
ca. 11:00 departure

There will be vegetarian meals, with allergies taken into account (please inform us about them when you enrol).
The queen of the kitchen is Zuzia, while participants help in cleaning after meals. We plan an Indian culinary feast prepared under the guidance of Sankar on the last evening 🙂

How to get there?
You get to Strużyny on your own. The village is located next to Bledzew, close to Gorzów Wielkopolski.
Closest airports are in Berlin, as well as Goleniów/Szczecin, Poznań and Wrocław. Then you should take a bus or a train, or a car.
However you come – by car, bus or train – the best way is to get to town Skwierzyna from where we will pick you up on 29 June around 3 pm, and we will drop you on July 7 in the morning.
If you need any advice on how to get there, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can also put you in contact with other participants so that you can come together.

1400 PLN (approx. 340 EUR)
For regular students from Wroclaw, the fee is 1300 PLN.

The fee includes:
– kalarippayattu trainings
– full board (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner)
– accommodation in 3-5-bed rooms (please bring your own sleeping bag and a towel).

Number of places is limited. Participants are accepted on first-come, first-served basis.
To secure your spot, you should pay a non-refundable advance fee of 450 PLN (100 EUR) by 24 June 2019 (Monday). We will provide you with bank data upon receiving your application email. The remaining fee should be paid in cash upon your arrival to the workshop on June 29, 2019.

Enrolment and questions
If you want to enrol to the workshop, or ask for more details, please email Justyna at studio@studiokalari.pl or call: +48 509 345 995.