25th March 2017
At the ongoing Maharashtra Yoga Utsav, Fr. Joe was on a panel discussion on "Yoga & Cultural Synthesis". which was chaired by Dr. Ishwar Acharya - Director, CCRYN (Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy). The other speakers were Dr. H. H. Sadguru Togiraj Sri Sri Mangeshda and . Dr. S. N. Pathan - Former Vice Chancellor, MIT Pune.
In his address to a well attended audience in Patkar hall, SNDT University, Chruchgate Fr. Joe spoke about Guruji BKS Iyengars unique contribution to the addicts by desiging specific protocols of asanas in addiction treatment and how he inspired Fr. Joe to go the the "poorest of the poor in Health". and stressed on the aspect of measurablity, giving the whole approach a credibility.Fr. Joe further added about the AA program of recovery and how it ignored the psycho-somatic aspect of recovery and with the addition of Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ it made the program complete,which brought about a Holistic transformation of the complete personality of an individual.
The discussion was much appreciated and after the event many stayed back to discuss many matters of yoga interest with Fr. Joe.
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