7 day introduction

  • Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • 18th - 24th November 2019
  • 16th - 22nd December 2019
  • 13th - 19th January 2020
  • 10th - 16th February 2020
  • 16th - 22nd March 2020

Why attend the course?

In this intensive course (limited to 4 participants) you will receive an introduction to both the martial and healing art of Kalari, together with a theoretical underpinning, that brings all the knowledge together and explains why Kalari works !


What does the course include?

  • 18 hours training in Kalaripppayat
  • 9 hours training in Kalari Chikitsa
  • 9 hours theoretical study
  • Full Kalari/Physio consultation
  • Basic treatments for you, if required
  • A Certificate recognised internationally
  • A printed Manual and videos of your training
  • Substantial breakfast after morning training
  • Fresh coconuts and fruit each day
  • Discounts on future KalariLab courses
  • 2 months FREE membership to KalariLab Online
Note: During the week you will also have the opportunity to receive Kalari treatment at an additional cost.

Part 1:
Martial Art

What you shall learn:

  • The principal Vadivu (postures) of Kalari (for lower body strengthening and stabilisation)
  • The Lohar (grounding warm-up exercises from which Kung fu was developed
  • The first Kalugal (leg exercises to improve flexibility and flow)
  • The first ground exercises (for upper body strengthening and stabilisation)
  • Elements from the Siva and Sakti forms (to build power, coordination and flow)
  • Stick rolling (to improve proprioception and shoulder strengthening)

What you shall learn:

  • Observe clients receiving Kalari Chikitsa and Marma therapy
  • Learn how to perform Khizi and Dhara treatments (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Learn how to assess for Muscle and Joint pain
  • Leave the course equipped to help others with what you have learnt

Part 2:
Healing Art

Part 3:

What you shall learn:

  • History and Philosophy of Kalari
  • The design of the Kalari and the way of the Adyvassi (practitioner)
  • Anatomy of the gross body: the Neuromyofascial web (NMW)
  • Anatomy of the subtle body (Nadis, Chakra and Marma)
  • How Breathing and the Spine behave in motion
  • How to restore balance to the NMW through exercise and treatment

This course is unique:

Unlike many courses where you will be one of many participating, I shall limit the group to 4 participants in order to offer a tailor made approach, that suits your Ayurvedic constitution, current physical condition and energy levels.

You will receive a unique introduction to this ancient practice with a strong and clear theoretical explanation of both the gross and subtle bodies and how to condition them through Kalari exercise and treatment.

What to expect from the course?


  • The Kalari training will take place mornings and evenings, up to 2 hours per session.
  • We will be training for 6 days a week - the day of rest is important in preventing a build up of lactic acid in the body and to allow your fascia to rehydrate.


  • Each day we will have 1.5hr practical session on Kalari treatment in which you will observe , assist and learn how to give simple treatments to yourself and others.


  • Following an introduction to Kalari and the neuromyofascial web we shall focus on the different myofascial meridians and explore how they operate within us, how they become malfunction and how we can correct them through exercise and treatment.

To Take home:

After completion you will receive a printed and illustrated manual about all you have covered and a internationally recognised certificate, endorsed by Kerala Kalarippayat Academy (one of the leading teaching institutions of this art form)

Further , you will have your own 60 minute training programme that you can repeat independently and continue to improve on your own.

You will be provided membership to the ‘KalariLab Online Virtual school’ which will allow you to continue learning in the future, with regular updates from me and other teachers and discounts to attend future courses , including masterclasses with my Gurukkal and his most senior students.

Who is teaching?

Adam has been practicing Kalari for over 18 years, teaching since 2006 and working as a therapist in Kalari Chikitsa since 2005. He also studied Physiotherapy at the University of London and worked in several Physiotherapy departments in the UK – treating Musculoskeletal, Respiratory and Neurological conditions. Working as a professional actor from 2003-2008 he collaborated with dancers and performers, using both Kalari exercise and treatment in their training and rehabilitation. In both his teachings and treatments he now draws on these two bodies of knowledge to provide the most holistic approach possible.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

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