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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