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Kalaripayattu And Yoga Teacher Training In Kerala, India

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Kalaripayattu is an ancient Indian martial art form that is known for its graceful yet powerful movements, emphasizing physical fitness, agility, and self-defense skills. It originated in Kerala and has deep roots in Indian tradition.

At Rishikul Yogshala, we proudly offer a unique Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala that combines the teachings of yoga with the ancient art of Kalaripayattu. This fusion creates a holistic training experience, enhancing physical and mental well-being. In our Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training, you'll not only become a certified yoga instructor but also have the opportunity to learn and practice Kalaripayattu, gaining strength, discipline, and a well-rounded approach to wellness. So, join us for this transformative journey in the picturesque landscape of Kerala.

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overview of kalaripayattu and yoga teacher training

  • type-Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training
  • date-7th Dec (2024)- 4th Jan (2024) & 7th Jan - 4th Feb (2024)
  • Location-The Kerala Retreat Kalakkodu, pattambil kizhake madan nada,pin-691302
  • email-info@rishikulyogshala.org

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Why Choose Rishikul Yogshala For Kalaripayattu And Yoga Teacher Training In Kerala?

Why Choose Rishikul Yogshala For Kalaripayattu And YTTC In Kerala

Choosing Rishikul Yogshala for your Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala is a decision that comes with numerous advantages and unique features that set us apart. Here are compelling reasons why Rishikul Yogshala stands out as the ideal choice:

Expert Instructors

Our team of yoga instructors in Kerala comprises well-qualified experts in both yoga and Kalaripayattu. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that you receive comprehensive and high-quality training. With their guidance, you'll gain a deep understanding of both disciplines and develop the necessary skills to excel.

Perfect Natural Site

Kerala, often referred to as "God's Own Country," offers an idyllic backdrop for your Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training. The lush landscapes, peaceful beaches, and tranquil backwaters create an environment conducive to relaxation, focus, and self-discovery. The natural beauty of Kerala enhances the overall training experience, allowing you to connect with nature and your inner self.

Affordable Prices

We believe that the benefits of yoga and Kalaripayattu should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer our Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala at competitive and affordable prices, ensuring that you receive exceptional value for your investment in your well-being and education.

Student Safety

Your safety is our utmost priority. We have strict safety measures to provide you with a secure and comfortable learning environment. From well-maintained facilities to trained staff, we go the extra mile to ensure that you can focus on your training with peace of mind.

Flexible Options

We understand that every student's journey is unique. To accommodate diverse schedules and preferences, Rishikul Yogshala offers flexible program durations and start dates for Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala. Whether you're looking for an intensive course or a more extended program, we have options to suit your needs.

Supportive Community

When you choose Rishikul Yogshala, you become part of a supportive and close-knit community of fellow practitioners and learners. The bonds you form with your peers and instructors create a network of support and encouragement that extends beyond your training period. This sense of community fosters lasting connections and friendships.

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Curriculum Of Our Kalaripayattu And Yoga Teacher Training In Kerala

The curriculum of our Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala is carefully designed to provide a comprehensive and transformative learning experience. This unique program combines the ancient martial art of Kalaripayattu with the profound teachings of yoga. Here is an overview of the curriculum:

Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle

  • Study of classical yoga philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Exploration of the eight limbs of yoga, emphasizing ethical principles and a yogic way of life
  • Understanding the concepts of dharma, karma, and the path to self-realization
  • Integration of yogic philosophy into daily living and teaching

Asanas (Yoga Poses)

  • In-depth practice and teaching of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga asanas
  • Alignment principles, adjustments, and modifications for safe and effective practice
  • Sequencing and structuring of yoga classes for various levels
  • Pranayama (breath control) techniques to enhance the asana practice

Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Guided meditation sessions to cultivate inner stillness and awareness
  • Introduction to various meditation techniques, including mindfulness and concentration
  • Incorporation of meditation into daily practice and teaching
  • Exploration of the science and benefits of meditation

Kalaripayattu Training

  • Fundamentals of Kalaripayattu, including stances, strikes, and defensive techniques
  • Physical conditioning and flexibility exercises specific to Kalaripayattu
  • Development of strength, agility, and coordination through martial arts training
  • Application of Kalaripayattu principles to enhance yoga practice

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Study of human anatomy and its relevance to yoga and Kalaripayattu
  • Understanding the musculoskeletal system, alignment, and injury prevention
  • Exploration of the respiratory and nervous systems in relation to breath control and meditation
  • Anatomy-based adjustments and modifications for safe and effective practice

Teaching Methodology

  • Principles of effective teaching, communication, and class management
  • Practice teaching with constructive feedback and peer evaluation
  • Designing and delivering well-structured yoga and Kalaripayattu classes
  • Building confidence and presence as a yoga and martial arts instructor

Ayurveda and Holistic Living

  • Introduction to Ayurveda, the science of life, and its connection to yoga and Kalaripayattu
  • Dietary principles and nutrition for a balanced and yogic lifestyle
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices for physical and mental well-being
  • Exploration of holistic health and healing modalities

Ethics and Professionalism

  • The ethical responsibilities of a yoga and martial arts instructor
  • Creating a safe and inclusive space for students of all backgrounds
  • Business and marketing aspects of teaching yoga and Kalaripayattu
  • Cultivating a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

Practicum and Assessments

  • Teaching practice with real students to refine teaching skills
  • Written exams to assess theoretical knowledge
  • Practical assessments to evaluate teaching proficiency
  • Successful completion of both yoga and Kalaripayattu components to earn dual certification
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Eligibility Criteria Of Our Kalaripayattu And Yoga Teacher Training In Kerala

To ensure a safe and productive learning environment, we have established eligibility criteria for our Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala. Students are expected to meet the following requirements:

Yoga Experience: A fundamental understanding of yoga is essential. While prior teaching experience is not mandatory, familiarity with yoga asanas, basic yoga philosophy, and a consistent personal yoga practice is highly recommended. Our Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala is suitable for both beginners and intermediate practitioners.

Physical Fitness: The physical demands of Kalaripayattu and the comprehensive nature of our yoga teacher training program in Kerala, participants should be in good physical condition. This includes reasonable flexibility, strength, and endurance. A medical examination or fitness certificate may be required in some cases.

Openness to Learning: A willingness to learn, grow, and adapt to new experiences is crucial. Yoga and Kalaripayattu are disciplines that require dedication and an open mind. So, students should approach the Kalaripayattu training in Kerala with a sense of curiosity and a commitment to personal development.

Minimum Age: Participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment.

Health and Medical Considerations: Participants must inform us of any pre-existing medical conditions, injuries, or physical limitations that may affect their practice. This information is essential for the safety of the student and for tailoring the program to individual needs.

Commitment: Our Kalaripayattu Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala demands commitment to the full duration of the training, including class attendance, self-study, and practice teaching. Participants are expected to adhere to the timetable and program requirements.

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Language Proficiency: While not mandatory, a basic proficiency in English is beneficial as the program is conducted in English. This ensures effective communication with instructors and fellow students.

Visa Requirements: International participants are responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa to enter and stay in India for the duration of the program. It is essential to meet India's visa requirements and regulations.

Meeting these eligibility criteria will contribute to a safe and fulfilling experience during our Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala. Rishikul Yogshala prioritizes the well-being and progress of our students, and these criteria help ensure that participants are prepared for the challenges and rewards of this transformative journey.

Enroll now to embrace Kerala's beauty and enrich your yoga journey at Rishikul Yogshala
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What's include & exclude In 100-hour YTTC In Kerala ?

Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition and instructional materials
  • Accommodation during the program
  • Meals as specified in the course details
  • Yoga equipment and props
  • Guided excursions or activities mentioned in the program

Course Fee exclude:

  • Travel expenses to and from the yoga institute
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, and extra meals
  • Optional additional activities or excursions not mentioned in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra stay beyond course dates
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Join Rishikul Yogshala For Kalaripayattu And Yoga Teacher Training In Kerala

Join 100 Hour YTTC Varkala

So, join Rishikul Yogshala for an enriching and transformative experience through our Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in the scenic landscapes of Kerala. To embark on this unique journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being, and to inquire about program details, availability, and enrollment, please contact us:

Contact Information:

Visit our official website at https://www.rishikulyogshala.org and fill out the contact form to send us your inquiries.

Email: info@rishikulyogshala.org

Phone: +91 8433225327 | +91 9845271423

Our dedicated team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to our program and guiding you on this exceptional path of yoga and Kalaripayattu in Kerala.

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what is kalaripayattu

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Kalaripayattu is an ancient martial art form that originated in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is considered one of the oldest fighting systems in existence, with a history dating back over 3,000 years. The name "Kalaripayattu" is derived from two Malayalam words: "Kalari," which means battlefield or combat arena, and "Payattu," which means fight or practice.

Kalaripayattu encompasses a wide range of techniques that include strikes, kicks, grappling, as well as healing methods, physical conditioning, and breathing exercises. The art form is not just about combat but also focuses on overall well-being and self-discipline.

Traditionally, Kalaripayattu was practiced in Kalari, a specially designed training arena, with students guided by a master called "Gurukkal." Training in Kalaripayattu involves a combination of physical exercises, choreographed sequences, and various weapons training.

In addition to being a martial art, Kalaripayattu is deeply rooted in Indian culture and mythology. It is often associated with various dance forms and theatrical performances, further showcasing its artistic and cultural significance.

Today, Kalaripayattu has gained international recognition and is practiced both in India and across the world. It attracts enthusiasts not only for its combat techniques but also for its emphasis on mind-body coordination and overall fitness. Additionally, it has become a popular choice for individuals seeking unique and culturally enriching experiences through martial arts training.

Enroll now to embrace Kerala's beauty and enrich your yoga journey at Rishikul Yogshala
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history of kalaripayattu

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Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial art form that traces its roots back to the mystical landscapes of Kerala, India, embodies a captivating history shrouded in myth and tradition. Enveloped in legends of divine origins, Kalaripayattu is said to have been forged by Lord Parasurama himself, a divine figure known as the warrior sage. Yet, beyond its mythological beginnings, the annals of time reveal its existence in ancient texts, attesting to its prominence in the annals of South Indian history.

Scholars point to its Dravidian origins and regional influences, which gave rise to a unique and multifaceted martial art form that encompassed combat, healing, and a profound connection to the essence of life. Despite facing the test of time, Kalaripayattu's spirit persisted through various trials, from the era of colonial suppression to a triumphant revival in the modern age.

Today, its enduring legacy persists, as Kalaripayattu not only preserves its cultural heritage but also mesmerizes enthusiasts worldwide with its awe-inspiring techniques, its holistic approach to mind and body, and its timeless allure as a living testament to the spirit of Kerala's ancient warriors.

The history of Kalaripayattu is steeped in legend and ancient traditions, making it a challenging task to pinpoint its exact origins. The origin stories vary, but most of them trace back to the southern Indian state of Kerala, specifically to the region known as Malabar.

  • Mythological OriginsAccording to legend, Kalaripayattu is believed to have been developed by Lord Parasurama, an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. As the story goes, Parasurama reclaimed the land from the sea by throwing his axe (Parashu), and the art of Kalaripayattu was taught to warriors to defend this newly reclaimed land.
  • Dravidian OriginsSome historians suggest that Kalaripayattu may have evolved from the indigenous fighting systems of the Dravidian people, the original inhabitants of South India. These practices likely integrated with elements of traditional Indian martial arts and indigenous combat forms.
  • Historical ReferencesThe earliest written references to Kalaripayattu can be found in ancient texts such as the Sangam literature, which dates back to around 3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE. These references indicate that Kalaripayattu was a prominent martial art practiced during that time.
  • Regional InfluencesOver the centuries, Kalaripayattu evolved and incorporated influences from different regions and cultures, including Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine), yoga, and even elements from neighboring martial arts of Southeast Asia.
  • Cultural SignificanceKalaripayattu was not just a combat technique but also an integral part of Kerala's cultural heritage. It was practiced by warriors, known as "Marma Chikitsakar" (combat healers), who would use their knowledge of vital points (marma) in combat and healing.
  • Decline and RevivalDuring British colonial rule in India, Kalaripayattu faced suppression and decline, as the British discouraged indigenous martial arts. However, in the 20th century, efforts were made to revive and preserve Kalaripayattu as part of Kerala's cultural identity. It gained popularity both in India and internationally as a unique martial art and fitness form.
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Purpose Of kalaripayattu

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Self-Defense

At its core, Kalaripayattu was developed as a means of self-defense and protection. The techniques taught in Kalaripayattu equip practitioners with the skills and techniques to defend themselves and others in dangerous situations.

Physical Fitness

Kalaripayattu is a rigorous physical discipline that enhances strength, flexibility, stamina, and overall physical fitness. The various training exercises, body movements, and combat sequences contribute to a well-rounded and healthy body.

Mental Discipline

Kalaripayattu emphasizes mental focus, concentration, and discipline. Practitioners learn to control their thoughts and emotions, fostering mental clarity and resilience.

Spiritual Connection

In its traditional practice, Kalaripayattu is more than just a physical exercise; it also holds spiritual significance. Practitioners often incorporate elements of meditation and breath control, seeking a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit.

Cultural Preservation

Kalaripayattu is a vital part of Kerala's cultural heritage and history. By practicing and promoting this ancient art form, communities seek to preserve their traditions and pass down their cultural knowledge to future generations.

Healing and Therapeutic Benefits

Kalaripayattu includes knowledge of vital points in the body known as "marma," which can be used for both healing and combat. This ancient form of healing, called "Marma Chikitsa," involves using specific techniques to alleviate pain and promote well-being.

Character Development

The practice of Kalaripayattu instills values such as discipline, respect, humility, and perseverance. Through rigorous training and adherence to principles, practitioners develop a strong and resilient character.

Performance and Artistry

Kalaripayattu is also celebrated as a performing art. Its graceful and dynamic movements are often showcased in cultural performances and traditional storytelling, adding to its artistic appeal.

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styles and regional variations of kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu, the captivating martial art originating from the lush landscapes of Kerala, India, encompasses a myriad of styles and regional variations, each bearing its unique essence and characteristics. From the robust and energetic Northern style (Vadakkan Kalari) to the fluid and intricate Southern style (Thekkan Kalari), and the harmonious blend of both in the Central style (Madhya Kalari), the diversity of Kalaripayattu reflects the multifaceted nature of its origin. These styles emerged in response to the diverse cultural influences and geographical nuances within Kerala, showcasing the art's adaptability and deep-rooted connection with the land's history.

Moreover, practitioners are introduced to the meditative and spiritually enriched Cittara Kalari, where inner energy and mindfulness converge, and the daring Ankathari Kalari, a style that challenges warriors to wield dangerous weapons with precise control. This vibrant tapestry of Kalaripayattu styles preserves ancient traditions while continually evolving, ensuring the art form's enduring relevance and captivating allure across generations.

As practitioners delve into these different styles, they embark on a journey that not only sharpens their martial prowess but also immerses them in the cultural heritage and spiritual essence of Kerala's ancient warriors.

Multiple Styles And Regional Variations Of Kalaripayattu

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outcomes of kalaripayattu

who is kalaripayattu ideal for?

Kalaripayattu's versatility and multifaceted nature make it an ideal choice for individuals from various walks of life, offering an enriching and fulfilling path of self-discovery and cultural exploration.

  • For individuals passionate about martial arts and ancient combat forms, Kalaripayattu offers a unique and culturally rich experience that allows them to delve into the roots of Indian martial heritage.
  • Kalaripayattu provides a dynamic and rigorous workout that enhances strength, flexibility, and overall physical fitness. It appeals to those looking for a challenging and engaging form of exercise.
  • Kalaripayattu's practical self-defense techniques equip individuals with skills to protect themselves in real-life situations, making it a valuable practice for those seeking self-defense training.
  • For yoga enthusiasts, Kalaripayattu offers a complement to their practice, as both systems share principles of breath control, meditation, and mind-body connection.
  • Kalaripayattu's graceful movements and theatrical aspects make it attractive to performing artists and dancers who wish to incorporate dynamic elements into their art forms.
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"Embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation through the ancient art of Ashtanga Yoga. At Rishikul Yogshala, our Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Training opens doors to profound rewards – empowering you to inspire others, find inner peace, and embrace a life of harmony and purpose."

  • The training enables participants to attain mastery in Kalaripayattu, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge and expertise in various styles, techniques, and weaponry.
  • Rishikul Yogshala's Kalaripayattu Instructor Training maintains a lineage-based approach, preserving the authenticity and essence of this ancient martial art.
  • The training emphasizes the integration of mind and body, promoting mental clarity, focus, and resilience along with physical agility and strength.
  • Graduates emerge as confident leaders, poised to guide and empower their future students, fostering a nurturing and supportive learning environment.
  • Upon completion of the training, graduates can explore diverse career paths, including teaching Kalaripayattu at various schools, fitness centers, retreats, and cultural events worldwide.
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What is the Kalaripayattu yoga teacher training in Kerala fees?

The fees of our Kalaripayattu and Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

is _____ for single accommodation and _____ for private accommodation, For more details and discounts you can contact our team at +91 8433225327 | +91 9845271423

What is the class size during Kalaripayattu and yoga teacher training in Kerala?

At Rishikul Yogshala, we aim to maintain small class sizes to ensure personalized attention and a high-quality learning experience.

What styles of yoga are covered in the Kalaripayattu and yoga teacher training in Kerala?

Our Kalaripayattu and yoga teacher training curriculum encompasses a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. You will receive a comprehensive education in these styles, along with a focus on alignment, philosophy, and teaching methodologies.

Can I expect to learn Kalaripayattu as a martial art during the program?

Yes, our Kalaripayattu yoga teacher training program in Kerala includes training in the traditional martial art of Kalaripayattu. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice Kalaripayattu under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Do you offer accommodations and meals during the Kalaripayattu yoga teacher training in Kerala?

Yes, our Kalaripayattu Training Centre in Kerala offers accommodations and three daily vegetarian meals. You can get in touch with us at +91 8433225327 | +91 9845271423 or info@rishikulyogshala.org for more information on accommodation options.

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