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


Awareness on Kripa Model of Treatment for students of Nair Medical college Mumbai at Kripa Bandra


Sunday, June 2, 2019


  • Father Joe (Mitte) mit dem von den Sternsingern überreichten Scheck und Sabrina Burczyk ( rechts außen). Foto: Barbara Halder  
WEHR-ÖFLINGEN (hald). Die die Pfarrgemeinde St. Ulrich in Öflingen konnte zum 26. Mal einen Scheck an Father Joe überreichen, der für seine KRIPA-Foundation gedacht ist. Die Sternsinger brachten bei ihrer vergangenen Aktion stolze 7384,33 Euro zusammen. Ein nicht namentlich genannter Spender rundete die Summe auf ganze 10 000 Euro auf.

Sieben Gruppen waren zu Beginn dieses Jahres in Öflingen unterwegs. Geleitet wurde die Aktion von Martina Marbach und Sabrina Burczyk, die am vergangenen Sonntag während einer von Father Joe geleiteten Messe den Scheck übergab. Der Kontakt nach Öflingen zu dem Geistlichen aus Indien stellte vor vielen Jahren das Ehepaar Roswitha und Bonaventure D’Souza her. Erst durch privaten Kontakt und später dann auch durch Pfarrer Walter Schwehr kam die enge Verbindung mit Father Joe und dem von ihm gegründeten Hilfswerk zustande.

Auch bei Reisen nach Indien konnten Mitglieder der Pfarrgemeinde sich ein Bild vor Ort machen.Mittlerweile hat Father Joe mehr als 70 Zentren in ganz Indien verteilt. Er unterstützt hauptsächlich Suchtkranke und Menschen, die an Aids erkrankt sind. Da die Sternsingeraktion bundesweit dem Motto " Kinder für Kinder" untersteht, kommt der Scheck, der am Sonntag übergeben wurde , hauptsächlich Aidswaisen und Straßenkindern zugute. Die KRIPA-Foundation ist mittlerweile die größte Nichtregierungsorganisation in Indien und dem Ministerium für soziale Gerechtigkeit angegliedert. Father Joe ist ausgebildeter Yogalehrer und gibt mittlerweile weltweit Seminare. Sein KRIPA-Foundation-Iyengar-Yoga ist speziell für Suchtkranke entwickelt und hilft dabei, den eigenen Körper wieder zu spüren und wahrzunehmen. Auch in Öflingen verbindet Father Joe seinen Aufenthalt mit einem dreitägigen Yoga Seminar. Der Abschluss war am Sonntagnachmittag nach einem gemeinsamen Brunch und einer Pranayama-Meditation, Yoga bei dem speziell durch Atemübungen der Körper in Harmonie gebracht wird. Auch nächstes Jahr wollen die Sternsinger Father Joe einen Scheck überreichen, den er dann dort einsetzt, wo notleidende Kinder ihn am dringendsten benötigen.

As Reported by:
Bonaventure D'Souza

Fr. Joe conducts : How to Meditate with Your Body" through Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga in Ofligen , Germany

Bonaventure D'Souza

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fr. Joe attends the Grand Silver Jubilee celebration at Kripa Mangalore

Kripa Mangalore celebrated it's 25th anniversary today, the 17th of March,2019. To grace the occasion as  President of the function was Founder Managing Trustee Fr. Joe H Pereira, who has groomed and seen Kripa Mangalore grow to it presence status, under the leadership of Center Manager Paul D'Souza and his dedicated staff.
The function was held at Fatima Retreat House. The Asst. Commissioner of Police Shri Rama Rao was the Chief Guest,with guest of honors  Fr. Charles Menezes, Mr. Praveen Chandra and Sr. Jyothi B S ( former superior General of Sisters of Bethany).
The programme commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp, heart warming speeches by All Guest of honors and the Chief Guest Asst. Commissioner Shri Rama Rao. The highlight of the event was the touching message of love shared by Fr. Joe which moved many hearts, in his address Fr. Joe acknowledged  our past and present donors , our  Managing Trustee Fr. Cajetan Menezes alongwith the Guiding Board and the dedication and hard work of  Mangalore staff. Fr. Joe also mentioned of the new Kripa project of having its own building as till date Kripa Mangalore has always had rented premises.
Lunch was served to all who attended which was prepared by staff and Kripa Mangalore Family. Indeed a memorial day to remember.
The staff of Kripa Mangalore thanked Fr. Joe was his visit to attend the function as it meant a lot to them.