CRA’P collaborations 2018

The Centre KALARIGRAM of Auroville, India, visits for first time Europe, and we have the pleasure to host it at CRA’P by organising a week of activities based on Kalaripayattu, a millenary tradition of knowledge and practices about martial arts, health and spirituality.

Between the 11 and 16 June, with the collaboration of the space Nassara (Masnou), we will venture into this ancestral tradition and its legacy guided by Lakshman Gurukkal, one of the most renowned masters today and his young talented attendant Akshay T S.


11 – 15 June
12h – 15h at Espai Nassara (Masnou)

The Kalarippayattu legacy has got a unique way of harmonizing the entire biological system of the body by applying various therapeutic massaging techniques. The different modalities are used for maintaining good health, strengthening the body environment, and for treating various afflictions of musculoskeletal and neurological origins.

The Kalari Uzhichil massage is a full body massage done by foot. It enhances the circulation of the body fluids and activates its lymphatic system, and helps to purify it. Develops a perfect path for the flow of vital energy in the body.

The Ayurveda Abyangm Massage is a full body massage done with the hands, that follows the fundamental principles of the Ayurveda medicine. The traditional massages and treatments of Ayurveda medicine purify and improve the blood circulation in the body and its irrigation.

By Lakshman Gurukkal and Akshay T S




Price: 60€ foot massage Kalari Uzhichil / 40€ hand massage Ayurveda Abyangm
For appointments: / 666 763 504

Lakshman Gurukkal is one of the few rare and revered Gurus of Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda and Tantra. Following the tradition of family lineage, he had started learning Kalaripayattu at the tender age of 5 under the tutelage of his father Guru Veerasree Sami Gurukkal. In this growing years, he also learnt from his father the art and science of Ayurveda. He has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, with the title of Senior Fellowship (in Kalaripayattu and Natyashastra). He has a post graduate degree in Advaita Vedanta from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi. He worked as a Lecturer in Martial Art at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. He is the director of Hindustan Kalari Sangam, the family centre in Calicut, Kerala. In 2010, he founded Kalarigram in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, an international Kalari treatment and research centre to empower future generations with a foundation of focus and clarity into ancient wisdom and its tools, to build a response-able human being.

Akshay T S trains and learns Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda with Lakshman Gurukkal, Shatrughnan Gurukkal and Radhika Gurukkal at the Hindustan Kalari Sangam centre, Calicut, Kerala, and is a high-level practitioner who has participated in numerous presentations, demonstrations and contests in India.

The KALARIGRAM centre is based in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. It is structured as a holistic Kalari gurukulam, and was founded by Lakshman Gurukkal in 2010. It trains artists from all over the world. Kalarigram’s visit aims at imparting traditional Indian wisdom of body-mind training, performing arts and spiritual practice.


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