Traditional Indian Healer and Martial Arts Master
Master Kalaripayattu Instructor
Kalari Chikitsa Healer
Ayurvedic and Panchakarma Therapist
Remedial Massage Therapist
Biju Nair is a pain and injury management specialist using Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurveda. With more than 20 years of experience, he has treated thousands of people in Australia and India using these methods.
Not only is he an experienced and qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and therapist, but since the age of thirteen, he has been traditionally trained in the martial art of Kalaripayattu and its healing art, Kalari Chikitsa.
In Kerala in Southern India, the Kalaripayattu master plays the dual role of a martial arts teacher and a healer. They treat the martial arts students and the general public for their injuries and pain related conditions.
Biju continues this practice in Brisbane where he is sought out for his traditional knowledge and practical approach to Ayurveda, Kalari Chikitsa and Kalaripayattu.
Qualifications and experience
Biju grew up in a village in Kerala in Southern India. At age thirteen, he began learning the martial art of Kalaripayattu and its healing art Kalari Chikitsa under his village’s Kalari master, Suji Master.
After seven years with his Master, he went on to study with his Grandmaster, Guru Balachandran Nair, through the Gurukula system. Here he became completely immersed in the healing and martial art by living, learning and working at the Kalari full time for four years.
The Gurukula system is an ancient system of education in India, where the disciple receives the knowledge by taking up residence with the Guru. For Kalaripayattu and Kalari Chikitsa, as with training in any traditional art form in India, understanding and acquiring the knowledge is a long, demanding and rigorous process.
Biju is also a certified Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapist through the respected Dhanwanthari Ayurvedic Hospital in Thodupuzha, Kerala. He has provided treatments in Ayurvedic clinics, resorts and traditional centres in Kerala, Bangalore and Brisbane. He has also trained Ayurvedic therapists in India and Australia.
Since moving to Brisbane, he has gained an Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda and a Diploma of Remedial Massage. He has worked alongside Ayurvedic Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors in Brisbane. He mentors Ayurvedic professionals in Australia, and is the Ayurvedic therapy trainer at Vibrant Ayurveda, one of Australia’s largest Ayurvedic centres.
Following Kalari tradition, where the healer is also the martial arts master, Biju teaches Kalaripayattu at his Martial Arts School, Australian School of Kalaripayattu.
Dr. Namrta Sharma (B.A.M.S.)
Dr. Namrta Sharma is a qualified Ayurvedic Doctor with over 10 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. She has a special interest in women’s, men’s and children’s health.
She has a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.), a six-year full-time degree, from a renowned university in India. She has worked in many Ayurvedic Hospitals in India and Ayurvedic clinics in Australia.
Dr. Sharma has extensive experience treating acute and chronic ailments through Ayurveda. She treats most health conditions with a special interest in women’s health issues such as infertility, post menopause symptoms, PMS, irregular periods, PCOD, PCOS, UTI, cystitis, osteoporosis, amenorrhea, acne, hot flushes, urinary incontinence etc. She also treats issues relating to men’s health and children’s health.
Dr. Sharma uses the traditional Ayurvedic principles to diagnose the root cause of imbalance that manifests as a disease. Her Ayurvedic consultations involve looking into her client’s health history thoroughly, pulse and tongue reading, an in-depth assessment of diet and lifestyle habits, and an analysis of mental and emotional states. She offers the best level of care, listening with attention to detail, and gives her clients the required time and space to express themselves.
Dr. Sharma’s Ayurvedic consultations are always tailor-made to the individual and can include practical diet and lifestyle advice, Ayurvedic medicine, psychological and emotional consulting, meditation, yoga or other forms of subtle therapies.
Dr. Sharma attends various seminars and conferences on Ayurveda and Medicine in India and Australia, helping her achieve the level of knowledge and professional expertise necessary to deliver the best practice solutions in the prevention and treatment of a disease.
Ayurvedic consultations with Dr. Sharma can be in English, Hindi or Punjabi.
Dr. Sharma is a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda Inc. Her clients are eligible for rebates on their Ayurvedic consultations from selected health funds.
More about what we do
Traditional Indian Medicine
Originating in India, Ayurveda is one of the oldest, most comprehensive health systems in the world. While Ayurveda provides a vast guide of practical advice and wisdom on almost every aspect of your health, Kalari Ayurveda Centre specialise in its use for pain and injury management.
Traditional Indian Sports Medicine
Kalari Chikitsa is an ancient system of musculoskeletal treatments. Originating in Kerala in Southern India, Kalari Chikitsa was developed to benefit the warriors of Kalaripayattu. The techniques that were used to treat the ancient warriors are also highly effective in the treatment of modern day aches, pains and injuries.
Traditional Indian Martial Art
Kalaripayattu develops the body and mind through a powerful flowing practice. It is a comprehensive system that was originally designed to create an expert warrior. Classes are available at our Brisbane school, Australian School of Kalaripayattu.
Brisbane’s Kalari Ayurveda Centre uses the traditional Indian healing systems of Ayurveda and Kalari Chikitsa to effectively treat your aches, pains and injuries.