Kalari Immersion

Puglia, Italy

Sept 28th - Oct 28th
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Kalari is unique! Why?

Because no other practice, not even yoga, embodies the art of connection to the human organism as deeply and totally as Kalari. It is both a yogic and a healing art. A practice of posture and a practice of hands-on bodywork. It engages with all systems of the body: the musculoskeletal, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, circulatory, nervous and energetic. It balances the Vayus, the Tridosha, the Siva/Sakti and the elemental makeup of the body itself. The individual purifies the organism through movement and massage. The fascial lines of the body are recognised and exercised, strengthened, lengthened and stabilised. Through both training and treatment, the individual is bought into centre.

Why attend the course?

In this intensive course you will receive a firm foundation in both Kalarippayat and Kalari Chikitsa to a level at which you will feel both competent and confident to practice independently

You will gain a solid understanding of the theoretical background and scientific explanation as to why Kalari is an effective system of training, treatment and rehabilitation

You will train on a traditional earthen floor of hard red mud - as the warriors of old did! In a stunning location surrounded by olive groves, orchards and history.

What does the course include?

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Puglia, Italy

Sept 28th - Oct 28th

Accommodation & Prices

Single Occupancy (price for 1 student)



Double Occupancy (price for 2 students)


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The Location

Step back in time and join us in the breathtaking Puglia countryside with its rugged limestone strewn hills, deep ravines and ancient olive groves. Explore the historical town of Grottaglie with it’s cobbled streets, whitewashed homes, 13th century castle, ceramics quarter and the lively, welcoming hospitality Italy is famous for.

Wake to the sounds of Mother Nature under the conical, vaulted roofs of a 16th century traditional stone Trulli, painstakingly restored by our hosts and complete with wood fired oven, bbq, sun terraces and more. Here modern convenience meets an architectural marvel. Enjoy the best of Italian and international cuisine made with the freshest of organic produce sourced locally and cooked to perfection. An experience you’ll never forget.

The Rooms

Single bed in a shared room

Double bed in a shared room

Student Testimonials

What you shall learn:

Part 1:
Martial Art

Part 2:
Healing Art

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This course is unique:

This is the only course in Kalari that will give you an internationally recognised certificate from UNESCO CID (International Dance Council). You will receive this certification on completion of the course.

You will learn from an authentic family lineage almost 1000 years old; from a teacher who has trained in the traditional method of transmission for over 20 years.

You will learn Kalari authentically – as a martial art! Not as a performative dance as so many schools now practice it.

Further you will receive a printed and illustrated manual to assist and further your learning.

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.

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Who is teaching?

Adam has been practicing Kalari for over 20 years, teaching since 2006 and working as a therapist in Kalari Chikitsa since 2005. He is now one of the most experienced teachers of Kalari outside of India.

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 and Director since 2003, he collaborated with dancers and performers, using both Kalari exercise and treatment in their training
and rehabilitation.

He now runs immersion courses internationally in Thailand, Mexico, India and USA.

Most recently in 2023 he founded the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF KALARIPPAYAT STUDIES in Apuglia, South Italy: A centre for training, treatment and research into the scientific foundations of the art.

Apuglia, Italy


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