Rope Mallakhamb Foundation (6 hours)


The name Mallakhamb is derived from the word ‘malla’ meaning wrestler and ‘khamb’ meaning pole. Mallakhamb (translated as 'wrestler's pole' or later on ‘pole gymnastics’) is a traditional Indian sport originating from wrestlers using wooden poles in their training, and later leading to performances/executions of postures or stunts with a metal pole, cane or rope. In this course, we focus primarily on the utilisation of rope in Mallakhmab, involving strength, practice of Yoga postures and exercises.

Led by 5 times Rope Mallakhamb Champion in India, Sulakshana Rau, our Rope Mallakhamb is the first of its kind in Singapore. You will see hand-made cotton ropes, specially made in India, suspending from overhead support as you walk into class - the only 'prop' you have. But fret not! Warm-up exercises and the basics of Rope Mallakhamb will be taught step-by-step by our lovely instructor before you perform them on your own.

Challenging and fun, it utilises the coordination and strength of your whole body with emphasis on your arms, legs, core and spine. You may find more dormant muscles working harder than usual but now that more parts of you are working together, your overall balance, speed, endurance and flexibility are enhanced.

This course is ideal for:

  • Yoga practitioners
  • Athletes
  • People with regular exercise routines
  • People who do not have any recent injuries or surgeries and/or major injuries
  • People who are looking for a more challenging practice or sport

Intrigued? Come join us and try it out for yourself, and bring with you sprinkles of courage!



Vertical Positions: 

1) Types of climbing methods:

  •  Using the Palms & Toes
  •  Using only Palms
  •  Straddle L 

2) Variations of Straddle L:

  •  Hanging Straddle L
  •  Jump to Straddle L

3) Hanging Padmasan 

4) Simple Cross

5) Simple Cross with leg extension

6) Nidrasan

Inverted Positions: 

8) Sadhi Udi basic

9) Sheersasa

10) Inverted Vrukshasan

11) Single leg hold with leg extension.

Hanging Positions: 

12) Bajrang Pakad

13) Butterfly

  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Support of the ropes helps you to work through fears you may have in a normal mat practice
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Promotes creative and constructive thinking
  • Improves flexibility and overall health
  • Increases strength, stamina and agility
  • Enhances traction and mobility of joints
  • Corrects body alignment
  • Introduces postures that may relieve chronic back and neck issues
  • Lengthens the spine and creates space allowing for more flexibility and overall spine health
  • Strengthens legs (thigh muscles) and builds a stronger core and sense of balance
  • Inversion practice "in the air"


Yogapoint Singapore

- The first and only 'Leading Yoga Institution' in Singapore accredited to Yoga Certification Board (YCB) by the Indian Government.

- Commercial company with the values of a non-profit organization. 

- Supported by renowned teachers from India (Dr Vishwas Mandlik, Gandhar Mandlik, Dr. Dorle) and Singapore (John Peh). 

- Signed a memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India.

- Affiliated to Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Yogapoint India), a non-profit organization founded in 1978. 


-  2019 World Mallakhamb Competition - Female Rope Team Champion

Yogapoint India

- Led by Hon Guruji Dr Vishwas Mandlik, President of the Yoga Association in Maharashtra, a respected mentor recognized by the PM of India for his outstanding contributions in the development of Yoga. 

-  A reputable and internationally recognized diploma program with more than 18,000 graduates worldwide over 40 years.


  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Cost: $150








26 February 2021
5, 12, 19, 26 March
2 April 2021


6:30pm - 7:30pm

31B Kreta Ayer Rd (3rd Floor)

Singapore 088998




By Bus:

Car Park:

Outram Park MRT (Exit H)

Chinatown MRT (Exit A)

80, 145 (Opp BLK 333)

Kreta Ayer Community Centre

Oriental Plaza