About

Studio Kalari is the first school in the Southern style of South Indian martial art kalarippayattu in Poland.

The Studio was started in May 2010 by Justyna Rodzińska-Nair and Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair. 

Within the framework of the Studio, we run

Apart from classes for an open group of participants, we also conduct workshops profiled for specific groups, such as theatre or dance companies.

We led workshops in Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, and Brazil.

Between 2010–July 2018 we acted under the auspices of the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw, and since 2018 we have been collaborating with the Society for Active Culture within its programme of cultural education and intercultural activities.

FOUNDING LEADERS OF THE STUDIO

STUDIO'S SCHOOL IN INDIA

In 2013 we built our own kalari, the building in which kalarippayattu is practised, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 
It is located just next to Sankar’s mom’s house. 

It is called Alamkottu Kalari Sangham – a kalari of brave Hanuman (the Hindu monkey god).

Every winter we stay there 1–2 months (January and February) and lead trainings for students, both beginners and advanced.  Some of them come from Wrocław where we run regular classes, while others come from all over the world (Italy, France, Spain, USA, Korea and other countries).

You can read more about the winter practice in this article