6 April {Wednesday}

Na Grobli Studio (Studio Space), 30/32 Na Grobli Street


Workshop with Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair, Rajasekharan Nair Nagappan Nair and Raam Kumar Ravikumar

Tue–Thu 5–7 April 2016, 10:00–12:30

Na Grobli Studio, Studio Space

Contact and application

Please email your completed application form by 28 March 2016 to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair at Please include in the subject of the email ‘BodyConstitution workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Fee: 60 EUR


This workshop is designed to introduce kalarippayattu as a root practice in order to understand the integration of mind and body through a series physical practices unique to the traditional kalarippayattu practice of the CVN Kalari lineage.

Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair

Sathyanarayanan Govindan Kutty Nair has been the leader, gurukkal (master) and secretary of the performing team of the CVN Kalari Sangham since January 2006. He is a full time gurukkal and physician at the Kalari Chikilsa Clinic at CVN Kalari, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He started training in kalarippayattu at the age of 10 under his father Gurukkal Sri. C.V. Govindan Kutty Nair, son of Sri. C.V. Narayanan Nair, a great exponent of the martial art, credited for reviving the dying tradition of kalarippayattu in the 1950s.

Rajasekharan Nair Nagappan Nair

Rajasekharan Nair Nagappan Nair was initited to kalarippayattu under Gurukkal Sri C.V. Govindan Kutty Nair in 1969 at CVN Kalari, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He won individual and team state championships in kalarippayattu from 1972 to 1975. While training under Gurukkal Govindan Kutty Nair he participated in several national and international Kalarippayattu events.

Raam Kumar Ravikumar

Raam Kumar Ravikumar started kalarippayattu training at the age of 7 under his grandfather Gurukkal Sri C. V. Govindan Kutty Nair at CVN Kalari, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Since 2006 he has trained under his uncle Sri G Sathya Narayanan. In 2000 he started to take part in kalarippayattu demonstrations with the professional team of CVN Kalari. He is a staff member of the Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore, India (