Monday, July 8, 2019

A Sincere Appeal by Fr. Joe H Pereira and Fr. Cajetan Menezes to help us with Your Love Offerings for the Kripanite Fund Raiser 2019

Heart filled appeal 
Fr. Joe Pereira Kripa Founder Trustee and Fr. Cajetan Menezes 
along with Kripa Family seeking your support to raise funds
 Kripanite 2019 

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- A Musical Extravaganza on 15th August 2019
 at St. Andrew's Auditorium at 7:00pm. onwards sharp.
An Musical Entertainment for the Entire Family

Download Appeal Form  below  or Call +91 96230 73202 / +91 98331 80637 from 10 am to 6 pm. 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Fr. Joe inaugurates the New Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ Studio with Mr & Mrs Joe and Mariola Mathias, Mr Humza Muljiani in the presence of Yoga students at 6.30 am at Camphal, Panjim, Goa .

Message from Kripa Foundation Managing Trustee Fr. Cajetan Menezes. 

Congratulations Fr. Joe! We are proud of you !
Thank You for your passion and commitment to bring healing and wholeness through Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ (KFIY) through Blessing of Guruji B.K.S.  Iyengar .
Blessing and Prayers from Our entire Kripa Family Worldwide.

Fr. Cajetan Menezes
Managing Trustee

A sincere gratitude to Mr. Humza Muljiani,Ms. Priya Tandon - Goa
Mr Sravan Reddy- In charge of KFIY Studio & KFIY  Yoga Instructor, Camphal,Panjim - Goa
 Mr. & Mrs. Joe and Mariola  Mathias - Strong Support to Fr. Joe & Kripa  from Goa
Mrs. Sunita Louise for her never ending support - Goa
Mr. & Mrs Hemant Ramani - Chartered Accounts - Goa

Mr. Linus Pinto, Mr. Bruno Coelho,Mr Narendra Ambekar , Mr Gaurish Salgoankar ( All from Accounts - Mumbai & Goa
Mr Shrikanth Banerjee,Mr Minino, Noel &  Staff of  Kripa Anjuna -Goa.
 Mrs. Patricia D'Souza, Mr Mousin Heredia ( Kripa Mumbai).
 Contractors and their staff for all their efforts and support to make it happen,  under the guidance of Fr. Joe H Pereira  & Fr. Cajetan Menezes.

Collage & Report

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fr. Joe conducts Intense Iyengar Yoga for Yoga Teachers and students in Berlin, Germany

In the second workshop in Berlin, Fr Joe conducted a Intense Iyengar Yoga workshop for 30 participants which included 20 Iyengar Yoga Teachers and 10 student.
The workshop included 4 intense sessions , With a deep Spiritual guidance to come back to the original deep sense of Yoga In Fr Joe's words - The Search for God.

We are all looking forward to the next season to be guided by Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Fr . Joe H Pereira.

Write up and Photographs courtesy  by:

Brittta Nonnast
Christian Klempert


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Fr. Joe - Celebrates International Day of Yoga at a massive turnout of Iyengar Yog Practitioners in Poland

Photographs courtesy :
Grzegorz Gora
Hunc Foty
Paulina & Pavelsovinski
Namaste Yoga

Mumbai to Poland: : the yoga of Fr. Pereira to fight drugs

by Nirmala Carvalho
The priest is a guest of honor at the International Wroclaw Yoga Day.  Friend of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, he was a pupil of the master B.K.S.  Iyengar for 46 years.  His recovery method is widespread in 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.  "Body, mind, soul: yoga is a celebration of life".

Wroclaw (AsiaNews) - Yoga as a tool to recover from drug addiction: it is the idea behind an initiative that brought together 120 people in Wroclaw (Wrocław), in western Poland, for International Yoga Day 2019., the event will end tomorrow and was organized by the Polish Iyengar Yoga Association, which takes its name from the master BKS Iyengar.  "It is a unique event," said Fr.  Joe Pereira, guest of honor and founder of the Kripa Foundation, a Mumbai NGO that deals with the rehabilitation of drug addicts and AIDS patients.  Established in 1981, the association now has 76 projects, 26 centers in 11 Indian states and collaborations with various foreign countries.
Fr. Pereira was a student of B.K.S.  Iyengar for 46 years and has always believed that the use of yoga can be functional to the process of healing from drug addiction.  In 2016, on the occasion of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Kripa Foundation, the teacher awarded the priest the recognition of the Kripafoundation Iyengar YogaTM brand.  The recovery method since then has spread to 40 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
The priest first of all put the success of his NGO, down to his meeting with Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  "The guiding philosophy - he says - is a reflection of the spirit of service and dedication, witnessed in the work of Mother Teresa, who personally blessed our centers in Calcutta and Vasai.  At the Kripa Foundation, Mother Teresa's blessing and philosophy are put into practice in the culture of giving and love.  Today the Foundation is the largest NGO in all of India ".
Fr. Pereira explains that the traditional 12-step program used by Alcoholics Anonymous, combined with the practice of yoga and Iyengar meditation, offers a holistic approach to healing.  "The 12-step program is the backbone of the recovery - he states - when you listen to your body, you begin to realize the truth about yourself.  Bringing people together and relating to the body through yoga gives the opportunity to deal with the disorder, because the physical has its own wisdom.  The Iyengar method determines a triple effect for change: body, breath and meditation.  All this can transform a person.  It is a mixture of body, mind and soul.  It is a celebration of life ".

With Gratitude to:
Nirmala Carvalho


International Day of Yoga - Celebrated by Kripa Foundation Pan India


Painting competition for students by Kripa Imphal in collaboration with District Welfare Department