The Trustees believe that teaching Kalaripayattu at the resort will be an excellent cultural opportunity, and that novice students will create momentum to bring the art form to their home countries. In addition, the women in the women's shelter will be able to benefit from both the exercise and the self-confidence that Kalaripayattu training creates. The proposed resort will include a traditional kalari or gym, which is a building dug 3 feet into the ground and 42 feet long from East to West and 21 feet wide. Tradional kalari design is based on the ancient Vaasthu Shasthra.
Kalaripayattu practitioners are more than martial artists. They are also reputed to be excellent masseurs and bone doctors. In fact, Kalaripayattu is a recognized branch of Ayurveda, or Indian naturopathy. Historically, there is no doubt that ancient rajahs relied not only on the Kalaripayattu practitioners martial skills, but also on their abilities as healers and setters of bones. Note for instance how a rope is skillfully used to direct and control the exact amount of pressure applied by a Kalaripayattu practitioner to a patient's body.