10th Summer School of Studio Kalari

10th Summer School of Studio Kalari
July 4-12, 2020
Strużyny, Poland

The Summer School gives a taste of trainings in India and the gurukula system in which students live in master’s house, study art with him, as well as participate in daily life.
Classes take place in the morning and in the evening, and in between we cook, walk, swim and take rest among beautiful landscapes of the Lubusz region.

Programme of trainings 

Programme of kalari trainings during the School will be adjusted to skills and condition of participants.

Beginners will learn basics, while advanced students will deepen and develop their current skills.
As always, classes will feature many conditioning and stretching exercises, sequences of movements, empty hand and weapon combat (for advanced students), as well as spinning a bamboo stick.

The School is both a great introduction in the kalarippayattu system, as well as a chance to repeat and consolidate already learned elements of practice (especially after weeks-long break caused by the epidemy).

The School is open for beginners and advanced students.


4.07, Saturday
ca. 16:00 arrival to Strużyny (you can also get there earlier)
19:00 dinner
rest and slowing down our rhythm

5-11.07, 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

12.07, Sunday
9:30 breakfast, tidying up,
11:00 departure

Location and transportation

Strużyny is a little village next to Bledzew in the Lubusz 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.

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 4 July around 3 pm, and we will drop you on July 12 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.


There will be mainly vegetarian meals with non-veg elements. Please inform us upon you enrolment if you are allergic to anything.
Participants cook and clean together. Probably not once or twice Sankar will rule the kitchen and guide us on how to cook delicious Indian meals.


The fee is 1350 PLN / approx. 300 EUR.
For regular students from Wroclaw and participants of online classes, the fee is 1200 PLN.

The fee includes:
– kalarippayattu trainings
– full board (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner)
– accommodation in 3-5-bed rooms

Number of places is limited to 10. Participants are accepted on first-come, first-served basis.
To secure your spot, you should pay a non-refundable advance fee of 500 PLN (100 EUR) by 29 June 2020 (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 July 4, 2020.

In case of cancellation after June 29, 2020, the advanced fee will not be refundable.
In case the School is cancelled by the organisers, we guarantee full refund of paid fee.

Enrolment and questions

If you want to enrol to the workshop, or ask for more details, please contact us at studio@studiokalari.pl or call: +48 509 345 995.