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Agasthyam Kalari


Agasthyam Kalari is the ultimate destination for seekers of the ancient southern martial art of Kalaripayattu and the revered Kalari healing systems in Thiruvananthapuram. Nestled in the heart of tradition, our retreat proudly upholds a legacy that spans over 126 years.

Under the expert guidance of Gurukkal Dr. S. Mahesh, an esteemed authority in the realm of Kalaripayattu, our students not only master the intricate techniques but also embark on a transformative journey of self-realization. Dr. Mahesh Gurukkal, a fifth-generation martial artist, was initiated into Kalaripayattu at a tender age, inheriting a profound legacy from his family deeply rooted in this ancient art form. His lineage traces back to the legendary Kalari master, Shri R. Sanal Kumar Gurukkal, who possessed extraordinary knowledge in the Thekkan Sampradayam style, as well as the Siddha healing practices.

Agasthyam is also the Operating Partner of India’s first IKS Center for Kalaripayattu research run in collaboration with Trinity College of Engineering. Agasthyam trains thousands of students across the globe through its Offline and Online classes. Apart from the main center, at Nemom, Agasthyam has five additional offline centers in Trivandrum itself.

Agasthyam also offers self-defense workshops based on kalarippayattu, aiming for women's empowerment.

Entrepreneurs and corporate officials are also students of Agasthyam, who are being introduced to this martial art through the unique programs. Students of Agasthyam Kalari actively participate and have also won various medals in District, State and National Championships, including KHELO India Youth Games. The students will also be participating in the National Games from this year, as Kalaripayattu has now been included as one of the events in the competition.

Agasthyam has been doing various activities to bring Kalaripayattu, Kerala's unique culture and martial art form, to global attention. In the National Martial Arts Festival organized by IKS Center and Agasthyam, various martial arts forms of India were lined up.

Agasthyam presents an array of exclusive programs tailored to meet specific needs:

Nithyam, our daily program, is centered around authentic Kalaripayattu techniques. It serves as a holistic practice that rejuvenates your body, while simultaneously balancing your mind. This program is not only focused on physical fitness but also on improving your overall health and endurance. Additionally, Nithyam helps enhance your flexibility, sharpen reflex skills, and elevate your concentration level, leading to improved focus.

Nalludal is a comprehensive health and fitness program. Regardless of your age or gender, Nalludal offers a unique Kalari-based approach to improving your mental and physical well-being. Nalludal is particularly beneficial in tackling lifestyle diseases and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are a novice or an experienced fitness enthusiast, Nalludal is designed to cater to all, enabling you to enjoy the numerous benefits of Kalari-based health and fitness.

Prana, designed for senior citizens and individuals with physical limitations, offers a gentle exercise regimen that focuses on relearning proper breathing patterns. This program not only boosts immunity but also improves flexibility through structured, light movements. With consistent practice, Prana steadily enhances vital capacity and promotes better motor skills, body balance, and postures.

AKAM, known as Agasthyam Kriya for Awakening the Mind, is a mindfulness meditation system designed for busy professionals. This highly effective program brings tranquility to the mind, sharpens focus, and cultivates a balanced outlook. AKAM provides unwavering energy throughout the day, fosters an anxiety-free and joyful life, and reduces stress and anxiety. By mastering emotions, this program revitalizes mental health, boosts confidence, and aids in achieving calmness and peace.

Tejas, Agasthyam's highly sought-after program, focuses on burning calories effectively through the practice of Kalari. This comprehensive program helps individuals achieve their desired physique and embrace an energetic lifestyle.

Silambam, the art of fitness, balance, strength, and endurance, presents a holistic approach to well-being. This program enhances blood circulation and endurance levels, refines body postures, and promotes proper heart functioning. Silambam boosts confidence, concentration and fosters a calm mind. Additionally, it enhances coordination and flexibility, providing a complete fitness experience.

Feel free to contact us and arrange a visit any day between 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Immerse yourself in a truly enriching experience as you embark on a traditional and culturally vibrant Kalari walk. Witness the captivating performances that will leave you spellbound and mesmerized.

Join us at Agasthyam, where tradition meets transformation, and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Kalaripayattu and Kalari healing systems. Experience the profound spiritual awakening that awaits within our hallowed grounds.

Agasthyam Kalaripayattu
Nemom P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 020.
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