Meet the team
Master Biju Nair
Traditional Indian Healer and Kalaripayattu Master
Master Kalaripayattu teacher
Kalari Chikitsa healer
Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapist
Remedial massage therapist
Master Biju Nair is a pain and injury management specialist using Kalari Chikitsa and Ayurveda. With over 25 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.
Master 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
Master Biju grew up in a rural village in Kerala in Southern India. In 1996, he began learning the martial art of Kalaripayattu and its healing art Kalari Chikitsa under his village’s Kalari master, Suji Master.
In 2003, after seven years with his Master, he went on to study with his Grandmaster, Guru Balachandran Nair (Satguru Hanuman Das), 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.
Master 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 various Ayurvedic clinics in Australia.
Following Kalari tradition, where the healer is also the martial arts master, Master Biju teaches Kalaripayattu at his Martial Arts School, Australian School of Kalaripayattu.
Dr Leny Prabhath
Kerala Ayurvedic Doctor
Dr Leny Prabhath is a highly qualified Ayurvedic Doctor from Kerala in Southern India. She has studied Ayurveda for 8.5 years and ran her own outpatient clinic in Trivandrum, Kerala.
She has a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from University of Kerala, and a Postgraduate degree in Ayurvedic medicine making from Kerala University of Health Sciences.
Dr Leny treats most health conditions including:
• General wellbeing
• Women’s health
• Men’s health
• Postnatal care
• Colds and flu
• Digestive problems
• Fatigue and lack of energy
• Headaches and migraines
• Hormone imbalance
• Immune issues
• Respiratory disorders
• Skin conditions
• Stress, anxiety and depression
• Thyroid conditions
• Weight loss
She is available at Kalari Ayurveda Centre for Ayurvedic consultations, massage, therapies and Ayurvedic detox and rejuvenation programs.
Senior Ayurvedic Therapist
Originally from Kerala, in Southern India, he is a qualified Ayurvedic and Panchakarma therapist through Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Chithran has provided Ayurvedic therapies in large Ayurvedic hospitals, clinics and resorts in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Pune, Singapore and Mauritius. As a Senior therapist, he has also trained and supervised many Ayurvedic therapists.
Chithran speaks English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Kannada.
Ayurvedic and Remedial Massage Therapist
Mandy is a Remedial massage therapist and has previously worked in clinics in Queensland and Tasmania.
She is trained in the Kalari Ayurveda Centre style of Ayurvedic massage and therapies.
Mandy is available Monday to Friday for remedial, deep tissue, relaxation and Ayurvedic massage.
Ayurvedic Therapist and Remedial Massage Therapist
Flávia is an Ayurvedic therapist and remedial massage therapist with over 10 years of experience.
She has worked in Ayurvedic centres in Australia and Brazil, specialising in Ayurvedic massage and therapies.
She has a Diploma in Ayurveda and has studied under Ayurvedic experts in India, Brazil and Australia.
She has also undertaken further studies that compliment her qualifications including:
• Advanced Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Training with Atma Rupa and Master Kusum Modak
• Diploma in Yoga teacher training with SOMA in Brazil
• Children Yoga teacher training with IEPY
• Vedanta Study with Gloria Arieira.
• Vedic chanting and Sânskrit language with Atma Vidya.
Flávia is available on Tuesdays and Saturdays for Ayurvedic therapies and remedial, deep tissue, sports and Ayurvedic massage.
Ayurvedic and Remedial Massage Therapist
Viviana Diaz is a qualified Ayurvedic massage and remedial massage therapist.
She has previously worked in Ayurvedic clinics in Melbourne and massage centres and physiotherapy clinics in Brisbane and Gold Coast.
She is available at Kalari Ayurveda Centre on Saturdays and Sundays.
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.
Ayurvedic detox and rejuventation programs
Long-standing and chronic conditions require a more comprehensive treatment plan. We offer individualised programs which combine a series of daily in-clinic ayurvedic treatments with ayurvedic herbal medicine and diet.
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.