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The Calm with Kalaa Initiative

The art of wellness

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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"Unifying diverse student populations around the globe through the universal voice of art."

- Shruti Parthasarathy, founder of the Calm with Kalaa Initiative 

Upcoming Events

  • TBD
    2020-2021 ONLINE: MHS Workshops
    Zoom
  • TBD
    Good Life Center at Yale
    Online Event, Zoom
  • TBD
    Oakwood Retirement Center Workshop
    Oakwood Village University Woods
  • COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDRAISER WORKSHOPS
    Zoom
  • 8-week Research Study
    Middleton High School

Recent News Features

Wisconsin Teen Uses Classical Indian Dance To Help Others Manage Stress

Besides performing Bharatanatyam classical Indian dance around the world, a Wisconsin teen also teaches it to adults and young people as a form of stress relief.

Middleton Teen Using Indian Classical Dance to Help Others

Shruti founded the “Calm with Kalaa” initiative, where she teaches Bharatanatyam techniques to both children and adults in schools around the Madison area.

Dancing Your Worries Away

Starting November, 2019, Calm with Kalaa is a feature in the National Academy of Medicine’s art gallery, which seeks to showcase ways art can help shape the social determinants of health in diverse communities.

Join Us!

Empower people of all ages, of all ethnicities, to live to their fullest potential through an ancient Indian art form.

An initiative founded to alleviate mental health and garner an environment of cultural understanding among diverse student populations.

Email: calmwithkalaa@gmail.com 

Phone: 608-237-1966

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© 2020 by the Calm with Kalaa Initiative. | All Rights Reserved  | Dancer in photos: Shruti Parthasarathy, Photos taken by: Sarah Monson