Summer School of Studio Kalari

11th Summer School of Studio Kalari July 3-11, 2020 Strużyny, Poland

studio kalari summer schol We invite you to join our annual Summer School of Studio Kalari. Kalari trainings take place in the mornin and in the evening, while in between we take rest, cook and enjoy beautiful landscapes of the Lubuskie region. These few-day camps during which we can focus on the practice is the time when you don’t need to rush to the training after work or school, get stuck in a traffic jam or figure out dozens of urgent life issues. Instead, you can stop for a while, limit stimulation, listen to your body and energy, and to deepen and develop your kalari skills.  The School is open for beginners and advanced students.

Programme of trainings 

summer school studio kalariProgramme 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)
  • 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. The School is open to beginners and advanced students.

Schedule

summer school studio kalari3.07, Saturday ca. 16:00 arrival to Strużyny (you can also get there earlier) 19:00 dinner rest and slowing down our rhythm 4-10.07, 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 11.07, Sunday 9:30 breakfast, tidying up 11:00 departure

Location and transportation

summer school studio kalariStrużyny is a little village next to Bledzew in the Lubusz province, Poland, 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. 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.

Meals

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.

Fee

The fee is 1550 PLN / approx. 350 EUR. For regular students from Wroclaw and participants of online classes, the fee is 1380 PLN / approx. 310 EUR. The fee includes: – kalarippayattu trainings – full board (breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner) – accommodation in 3-5-bed rooms 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 500 PLN or 100 EUR by  1 June 2021. The second part of 100 EUR should be paid by June 30, 2021. Acount holder: Ajurweda i kalari Sankar Sivasankaran Nair Address: Dembowskiego St. 78/4, 51-669 Wroclaw, Poland Account number/IBAN: PL 96 1090 2398 0000 0001 4714 1034; SWIFT: WBKPPLPPXXX The remaining fee should be paid in cash upon your arrival to the workshop on July 3, 2020. Attention: In case of cancellation after June 1, 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.

See below some photos from the Summer School in 2020