Kalarippayattu

Kalaripayattu

Photo: Julie Artacho | Dancer: Laura Brisson

Connect to your inner strength

Training & Meditation in motion: inpired by Kalarippayattu, this class is presented as the synthesis of Danhurveda, the ancient science of war and Ayurveda, the medical art. There are very dynamic movements, close to the ground, as well as consecutive movements made up of big jumps, big kicks and big lunges. This martial art is developed to improve muscular and cardiovascular endurance, agility, strength, power, flexibility, balance and coordination. This comprehensive approach relies on the use of bones, musculature and nervous system. Also, the connections between consciousness and the body are developed through exercises that promote the activation of breathing as well as concentration.
The sessions will begin with a global warm-up from various martial practices (Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga). Subsequently, it will be about learning the vadivus; postures inspired by the animal kingdom (elephant, horse, lion, cat, snake, rooster, wild boar, etc.). Then the class will continue with the Meippayattu (equivalent of Chinese taos, Japanese katas), sequences whose goal is to make the body strong and agile. The exercises will bring the participants into a dance where the whole body will be engaged; it will also raise awareness the relationship between space and other participants.
 
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The class will be transmitted in French.

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Schedule
WINTER 2023
Classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
Dance Beginner 7.45 to 9.15 pm   6 to 7.30 pm    11.15 am to 12.45 pm  
Dance 1   6 to 7.30 pm   6 to 7.30 pm & 7.45 to 9.15 pm   10 to 11.30 am
Dance 2 6 to 7.30 pm 7.45 to 9.15 pm 7.45 to 9.15 pm      
Dance 3   7.45 to 9.15 pm 6 to 7.30 pm      
Contemporary Barre       6 to 7.30 pm    
Choreographic Creation     7.45 to 9.15 pm      
Impro-creation   6 to 7.30 pm        
Kalarippayattu     6 to 7.30 pm      
Tabletop Pilates   5.30 to 6.30 & 6.45 to 7.45 pm        

 

Calendar
  • Fall 2022: September 10 to December 5 | Except on October 8, 9, 10
  • Winter 2023: January 18 to March 15

 

Rate

 

WINTER 2022 (9 weeks) Rates (taxes are included)
One class per week $ 200
Drop-in class or trial class* $ 26
*Online payment not available.
 
Registration

REGISTRATION FORM

 

If registrations exceed the studio capacity people, priority is given to people who paid the subscription in advance. 

TERMS OF PAYMENT

 
Early subscription payment guarantee your participation to the class.
One single payment is accepted. Payment must be made before the start of the first class in the term. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m to 9 p.m. If you wish to make the payment during the first class, please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.
Payment methods: online payment, at the Reception (cash, debit or credit card) or by phone.

Refund: For refunds, the EDCM complies with the Consumer Protection Act (Office de la protection du consommateur) in effect in Quebec. Clients may at any time, and at their discretion, cancel their course by notifying the EDCM in writing. To do so, clients must complete and submit the online cancellation form by email. Courses are automatically cancelled from the date on which written notice was sent. No fees or penalties are charged if courses are cancelled before they begin. If courses are cancelled during the term, courses that have been taken must be paid for, in addition to a penalty equal to the lesser of the following amounts: $50 or 10% of the cost of services not yet received. All refunds will be paid within 30 business days. 

Please note that a participant’s absence in a course does not commit the School to replacing the missed course.
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I take a drop-in class?
You can take a drop-in class at the cost mentionned above. To do so, please create your account on the online platform. The day of the class, check the number of spots available. However, it is not possible to book a drop-in class in advance. Registration will be done on site at the reception at the same time as payment. Your previously created account will facilitate the registration process. Participants who would like to register after taking this drop-in class will receive the same credit applied to their registration fee for the term. 
 
Are drop-in classes available for the whole session?
Participants can take drop-in classes between session the first and penultimate lessons, with the last class being a free observation class. As the learning pace increases during the session, participants taking drop-in classes need to be aware of the difficulties and risks associated to the cadence of the class. Depending on the progression of the session, it may be preferable to follow a class of lower level.
 
Do I need to create an account on the registration platform if I only take drop-in classes?
All participants must complete their account online.
 
 

 

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