Kalarippayattu

Kalaripayattu

Connect to your inner strength

Training & Meditation in motion: Kalarippayattu 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.

**The health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities are our primary concern. Please note that several health measures have been put in place to ensure safe spaces for all.**

Schedule

 

FALL 2021
Classes Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday
Dance Beginner
        6 to 7.30 pm  
Dance 1 7.45 to 9.15 pm 6 to 7.30 pm       11 am to 12.30 pm
Dance 2     7.45 to 9.15 pm   6 to 7.30 pm  
Dance 3       7.45 to 9.15 pm 6 to 7.30 pm  
Contemporary Barre           12.45 to 2 pm
Choreographic Creation   7.45 to 9.15 pm        
Impro-creation       6 to 7.30 pm   11 am to 12.30 pm
Well-Being 6.15 to 7.30 pm          
Kalaripayattu     6 to 7.30 pm      
Stretching-Yoga           12.45 to 2 pm

 

 

 

Calendar
  • Fall 2021 : September 8 to November 24
  • Winter 2022 : January
  • Spring 2022 : April

 

Rate

(taxes incluses)

Classes Rates
FALL 2021 SESSION (12 weeks by session)  
One class per week $ 240
Two classes per week $ 430
Danse + Youth classes (5 to 11 years old) $ 380
Drop-in class or trial class* $ 24
*Online payment not available.
Registration

REGISTRATION FORM

 

INFORMATION: On the advice of the Government of Quebec on August 25th, 2021, several health instructions will be in effect for recreational classes as of September 1st. These measures apply to EDCM.
Customers aged 13 and over must present at the Reception of the School:
• a COVID-19 vaccination passport (electronic or printed document)
• a valid proof of identity including a photo.
For people who registered to the session or as a drop-in, these documents are only required at their first visit.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

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 (PayPal), cash, debit or credit card.

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 for the first class of the term at a cost of $24. Participants who would like to register after taking this drop-in class will receive a $24 credit applied to their registration fee for the term. To reserve a spot, we recommend that you register online in advance. Please specify on the form that it is a drop-in class. However, if the maximum of participants is reached following the first class, we will not be able to accept additional registrations. Please note that priority is given to those who have registered for the term and who have paid the registration fee in advance, then to those who choose to register to the session.
 
Are drop-in classes available for the whole session?
Participants can take drop-in classes between session 1 and 11, with the last class (session 12) 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 complete the form if I only take drop-in classes?
All drop-in participants must fill out a registration form once per term. By registering for drop-in classes using our online form, you will avoid having to fill it out on site. You only have to pay the fee for your class at the School’s reception before your class starts. Please note that online payment is not available for drop-in classes. Drop-in classes are subject to availability. 
 
If I was registered in the last term, do I need to fill out the form again?
All participants must complete a registration form every term.
 

 

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