Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fr. Joe Conducts Intense Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga at Kripa Yoga Sanctuary for Polish Yoga Group - Anjuna, Goa

A Letter of Gratitude from Pauline & Paul 
Polish Yoga Group Leader.
Namaste Yoga Wroclaw, Poland
Namaste Yoga School from Wroclaw in Poland was founded in 2000 by Paulina Stroz. She is an Iyengar yoga teacher with over 18 years of experience as a yoga practitioner & more than 13 years of yoga teaching experience, holding the certificate of Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, currently Junior Intermediate II.
Our school is located in the city of Wroclaw in South-West Poland, formerly know as Breslau. We run yoga classes on a daily basis as well as organize weekend events and workshops in various destinations all across Poland and in Europe , as well as in India. We come to India every year in March with a group of Polish students for both yoga practice as well as to do some sightseeing. We have already visited Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala, Delhi & Dharamsala. This year we brought a group of 25 people for a workshop with Father Joe, including our little 6-year old daughter Aleksandra - Ola in short ;-)
We met Fr. Joe Pereira last year in June in the workshop he did in Katowice where he had been invited by the Polish group of The World Community For Christian Meditation, of which he is also a member and the national coordinator for India. During that workshop we invited him to come again to Poland for another workshop at our school in the city of Wroclaw. We explained to him then how much Poland needed his frequent presence, both the Iyengar yoga practitioners as well as Polish Christians and Catholics practicing yoga who are faced with huge resistance & even hostility from Catholic Church leaders in Poland.
We felt he himself was the answer to all our questions, doubts and struggle as he was two in one: a Catholic priest and an advanced long time yoga teacher, one of the closest students of Guruji B.K.S. Iyengar as well as close friend of Archbishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracious. Father Joe had decided to pay another visit to our country and we had the privilege and honour to host him in October 2014 for a 4-day national convention at Namaste Yoga in Wroclaw.  Father Joe will be coming to Wroclaw, Poland in May this year for another national workshop to bring.
Thank you Father!
Thank you Bosco!
Thank you all team at Kripa Foundation!
Paul, Paulina, Ola and all Polish Yoga Group.
1st - 6th March 2014.
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