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Workshop With Father Joe Pereira

Reverend Father Joe H. Pereira will be teaching an Iyengar Yoga workshop in Hong Kong in late June. Father Joe's teaching connects the practitioner to deeper aspects of his/her embodiment, thereby taking the practice of Yoga to profound levels. During his visit, Father Joe will teach āsana, pranayāma and meditation as well as give lectures explaining how Yoga is used to heal, especially with reference to addiction.
About Father Joe Pereira

Father Joe H. Pereira has been a direct student of BKS Iyengar since 1968. He is a renowned Senior Iyengar yoga teacher as well as a Diocesan priest belonging to the Archdiocese of Bombay. In the 1980's he worked closely with Mother Teresa. Inspired by both Mother Teresa and BKS Iyengar, Father Joe founded the KRIPA Foundation. The KRIPA Foundation, now India's largest non-governmental charitable health organisation, offers a recovery program for those people afflicted with chemical dependency & HIV Infection. The Kripa Program combines the 12 step, self-help program of Alcoholics Anonymous with Iyengar Yoga and other western and eastern strategies to create a holistic program to address the needs of the person in recovery. With the inclusion of Iyengar Yoga in the program, a psycho-somatic dimension is introduced into the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program.
Having worked closely with Mother Theresa and BKS Iyengar, Father Joe often refers to Mother Teresa and Mr. Iyengar as the "yin and yang" of his spirituality. 
Father Joe holds several degrees: Masters in Psychology & Philosophy from University of Bombay, Licenciate in Divinity (Theology) from Bombay & Poona, Certifications in Counseling Theory & Practice (Carkuff Model) & expertise from the Hazelden Institute of Minnesota, USA.
He has been recognised by the government of India for his distinguished contributions and service in his field, and has received numerous awards. In 2009 he was awarded the Padma Shri in the field of Social Work by the Government of India. Father Joe is also the former National Co-ordinator in India for the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM).
Father Joe Pereira was closely associated with Mr. Lee Kaun Yew, Singapore's founding father and first Prime Minister, teaching him the practice of WCCM Meditation. 
Dates: Friday, 26 June 2015 - Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Workshop Schedule
Friday, 26 June 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm  Teacher’s Workshop (for certified Iyengar Yoga teachers and Iyengar Yoga teachers-in-training)
7:00pm - 9:00pm  Workshop: The Nitric Oxide Revolution
Saturday, 27 June 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm  Āsana Workshop
5:00pm - 7:00pm  Pranayāma & Meditation
Sunday, 28 June 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm  Āsana Workshop
3:00pm - 4:30pm  LECTURE: Yoga & Psychotherapy (by donation to KRIPA)
5:00pm - 7:00pm  Pranayāma & Meditation
Monday, 29 June 2015
9:00am - 11:00am  Pranayāma & Meditation
1:00pm - 4:00pm  Āsana Workshop 
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
9:00am - 11:00am  Pranayāma & Meditation
2:30pm - 5:30pm  Iyengar Yoga For Ailments (Lower Back)
Wednesday, 1 July 2016 (Public Holiday in Hong Kong)
9:45am - 10:45am  LECTURE: Introducing KRIPA Foundation Iyengar Yoga (by donation to KRIPA)
11:00am - 2:00pm  General Workshop: How Yoga Helps for Addiction
4:00pm - 6:00pm Pranayama & Meditation
Please click here for complete details and the registration procedure. 


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