Thursday, July 24, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Fr Joe of Kripa Foundation to open Iyengar Yoga centre in Panjim, July 22
22, Jul 2014
Kripa Foundation will open a new Iyengar yoga centre in Goa which will start of with a workshop from July 22-24 with an inauguration ceremony on the July 23 at 6.00PM.
Father Joe Pereira, founder of Kripa Foundation is one of the most unique, acclaimed yoga teachers of world renown. A devoted Catholic priest for nearly 50 years, he has also been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of yoga for more than 44 years, and now travels across India and the world sharing his very special blend of science, psychology, spirituality and rigorous physical practice with millions of eager students in countries across Europe, North America and Asia. Learn more about Kripa Foundation here kripafoundation.blogspot.in
Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar (awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2014) has recognized the unique dedication of Fr. Joe Pereira (himself a Padma Shree awardee) by conferring the title Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga to his one-of-a-kind teaching. Now for the first time ever, that insight and wisdom is available to the general public of Goa at the new Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga Centre in St. Inez, Panjim.
Fr Joe standing using traction through yoga, just a chair and his body weight
Father Joe Pereira will conduct a workshop in the the new facility on 22nd, 23rd and 24th July with daily sessions from 8 - 9:30 am, 3 - 4:30 pm, 6:30 - 8pm. In addition there will be a discourse by Father Joe every evening, from 8 pm onwards.
There is a nominal charge of Rs 500/- for the three day workshop. 1 session per day plus evening discourse. The workshop will be followed by daily classes conducted by trained and qualified iyengar yoga instructors.
Father Joe will inaugurate the workshop on Wednesday, 23th July, 2014 @ 6 pm along with representatives of Guruji B.K.S Iyengar. There will also be a presentation by Dr. Mehta giving details of Iyengar Yoga. The inauguration is open to all and will be followed by the regular evening workshop session.
Kindly contact 9960910110 for further details and registration.
Iyengar yoga now in Panjim. Fr Joe helping a yoga newbie get into the correct position
Some details about Iyengar Yoga:
This is a form of Hatha yoga. Iyengar is one of the oldest forms of yoga. Different props are used in this form of yoga since emphasis is given to alignment and precision in every posture. Iyengar teaches how all eight aspects of Ashtanga yoga are integrated and focuses on the practice of intentionally grouping and linking specific asanas together.
Since he was suffering from tuberculosis and was desperate to improve his health BKS Iyengar studied yoga in Mysore with yoga guru Krisnamacharya. He began teaching in 1936 and continues to practice today.
Aside from the basic benefits that any yoga practice gives us, Iyengar uses props that can benefit in a number of ways: they help with precision, put less stress on your muscles, and are helpful if you're recovering from an injury. Try to wear form fitting clothes since this yoga is all about correct alignment and the instructor will be able to see whether you have the correct alignment when you do the asanas.
Iyengar yoga is great for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis who want to work on alignment.
Inauguration Today @ 6.00pm, Panjim, Goa
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"Soon after returning from Delhi with the Lifetime Award for Excellence as a professional in the field of prevention of addiction Fr. Joe was invited by the Parish Priest of Mt. Carmel to concelebrate and preach at the Solemn Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday 27th June at the evening Mass.
After the Eucharistic celebration Fr. Wily congratulated Fr. Joe and presented him with a floral bouquet in appreciation of the great work he was doing at Mt.Carmel's and displayed the Award to the congregation.
No doubt the first of many such celebrations to come."
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Heavy rains did not damper spirit of 35 students from Mumbai University doing M.A. part 2 Industrial and Social Psychology from coming over to Kripa Bandra for an orientation Program of the Kripa Model.
The program consisted of the Film on Kripa, Kripa Model of treatment and sharing by 2 patients who are still in the rehabilitation program at Kripa Bandra. The program was conducted by staff Elias and Simon.The highlight of the program was a session by Out National Program Director Bosco D'Souza who not only shared the works of Fr. Joe and Kripa , but also answered questions which was well acknowledged by the students. The students were accompanied by faculties Dr. Priscilla Paul and Mr. Santosh Kumar along with 3 more faculty members.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Fr. Joe is at present in China attending the 2nd China India Yog Summit 2014 along with the Iyengar yoga Group. Fr. Joe was very touched by the grand reception he received by the people of China . It was heartening to see so many fans of Fr. Joe who wanted to meet the Catholic yogic priest. Fr. Joe also spent quality time with the Ambassador of India in China along with other delegates. Th most touching was to see a board of Fr. Joe in Chinese.
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Fr. Joe felicitated by Mayor of Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation on Receiving the National Award
On the event of Doctors Day 1st July celebration, the VVCM held a program and felicitated all doctors with more than 36 years of practice in the region of Vasai, Nalasopara and Virar Region. On this great occasion the Mayor felicitated Fr. Joe, Bosco and S. Thakur ( best regional Film- National Award). the Mayor Shri Narayan L.Mankar and Mr Sandesh Jadhav, both spoke so highly of Fr. Joe and the work that he does with his team not only in Vasai Virar but all over the country and now Globally too. This was highly appreciated with a round of a loud applause from all Doctors gathered for the program..
As Fr. Joe is away in China for the 2nd China India Yog Summit. The citation was received by his Nun Sister Teresa Hilary Pereira at the hands of the Mayor of VVCM. Also present was Bosco who was felicitated by the Mayor.
Sister Teresa shared the greetings and Message to the Mayor that Fr. Joe had sent to her.
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