Greetings and Welcome to Yogabhyasa Kalari.
The name is a combination of Yoga, Abhyasa and Kalari. The words are Malayalam, a South Indian language, with their origin in Sanskrit. Yoga literally translates to be the union of body, mind and soul. Upon a closer look, one will find that yoga is nothing but a discipline to bring focus and stillness into our lives which in turn will lead us to immeasurable happiness, a by product of a healthy body and focused mind. Abhyasa means practice. Don’t they say practice makes perfect? As is the case with yoga, practice is key to unlocking the treasures that lie within us. Kalari means school or an institution where we learn the rules and discipline to do what we do. In broader terms it is the seat of knowledge, where a student not only learns but also practices to perfect their knowledge. Thus Yogabhyasa Kalari means The School of Yoga Practice. And that’s exactly the vision behind this school. Our Kalari will be a safe haven to practice and learn yoga the right way. The school will be a space to share the wisdom and experience gained through practice, at the same time, here we shall collectively work to create a nurturing lifestyle that heals the body, calms the mind and liberates the spirit. Consider this Kalari as nothing but a tool to assist and guide you down the path of healthy living.
At this time only private lessons for individuals and groups are available. We also conduct workshops open to public on a regular basis. Depending on the attendance and interest, the location of these workshops will vary – it could be conducted here or in any of the studios locally. Even though daily drop ins are not offered at this time, our vision is to expand the space to accommodate more students and build a school environment where all aspects of Yoga can be taught and practiced at the same time. So check back and email us your interests and needs, we will find a way to fulfill your yoga requirement to the best of our ability. Note that we are currently a one person run entity, so you may consider us a travelling studio willing to help and support you in the yogic path of your choice.
Thanks for visiting, look forward to seeing you at the Kalari where we can roll out the mats and practice together.
Who can attend
Whether you are a brand new beginner who has never heard of yoga or an experienced practitioner there is something here for everyone. Children 12 and under are not recommended for the adult workshops offered at this time. However private classes are offered for kids, individual or group, depending on the needs. A signed letter from the parent is needed for anyone below the age of 18. Check out the studio etiquette below for all the other details.
1. Arrive fifteen minutes early to sign and set up for practice.
2. New student forms and waiver must be signed for first timers. Bring a photo id for this.
3. Whether you are a new client or existing client always sign in the waiver must be done before class.
4. Silence cell phones and beepers during class.
5. Keep yourself hydrated through out the day before practice. Drink plenty of fluids after practice.
6. Notify the teacher if you are pregnant or recovering from an injury before class. If there is a medical condition or an injury consult with your doctor before coming to class.
7. Bring a towel, water and a mat.(mats can be rented too)
8. Bring straps or blocks if you already have them and use them for a practice.
9. Leave your shoes and other belongings outside of the studio, it is advisable to practice in bare feet. But if there is a need to wear socks for any particular reason, talk to the teacher before class.
10. Wear comfortable clothing, be mindful of the others and do not wear perfumes.
11. Eat nothing before class but keep yourself hydrated.
12. Bring a light fleece or a sweatshirt and socks to wear in case you feel cold at the end of class during rest.
13. Try to observe silence during practice, adress questions or concerns before or after class.
14. Children 12 and under are not recommended for the adult workshops classes offered at this time.
15. All children under 18 must have their parent/guardian sign off the waiver.
16. Keep the studio and the environment clean.
17. Keep up with regular practice and njoy the experience over and over again.