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Transform Your Body and Mind
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Shaping your mind with the body
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Yoga is a source of energy and positivity.
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Welcome to
Kripa Foundation Iyengar YogaTM (KFIYTM)

Purpose of Yoga was to “know thyself”

Iyengar Yoga, in particular, has proven to be the most effective component of the healing process. Currently known as Kripa Foundation Iyengar YogaTM this approach has been implemented in treatment centres in more than forty nations. Iyengar Yoga uses the technique of self-denial to counteract the urge for self-gratification. Iyengar yoga causes a significant transformation from an ego-centered mentality to a Self-focused.

One can learn about the Antaryamin, or inner controller, which is the source of all healing, via the spirituality of Iyengar Yoga.

Like Socrates, B.K.S. Iyengar often said that the purpose of Yoga was to “know thyself”. This makes the practice not a “work out” but a “work in”.

An Alternative Medicine

For Good Health

Healthy Mind & Body

Kripa Foundation Iyengar YogaTM  (KFIYTM) has also been the foundation group for the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), a Global community of meditators open to people of all faith, having as its members the Dalai Lama as well as the former Archbishop of Canterbury – Rowan Williams. It was this practice brought by Fr. Joe who taught Lee KuanYew, the Prime Minister mentor of Singapore. He acknowledged the benefits of such a practice in his interview with New York Times.

Practice the uniqueness of Kripa Foundation Iyengar YogaTM  (KFIYTM) 


An integral facet of Iyengar Yoga is its unwavering commitment to precise alignment in every pose. Each posture is thoughtfully designed to ensure the body is in optimal anatomical positioning.


Yoga is renowned for its innovative incorporation of props, including blocks, straps, and bolsters. Far from being crutches, these props serve as tools to assist practitioners in accessing poses more effectively.


The sequence of poses in Iyengar Yoga is meticulously planned to facilitate a gradual progression. Poses are chosen to build upon one another, systematically preparing the body for more complex postures.

Breathe Mastery

The art of pranayama, or breath control, is seamlessly woven into the fabric of Iyengar Yoga. By synchronizing breath with movement, practitioners cultivate a heightened state of mindfulness, facilitating relaxation and concentration.​

Longer Holds of Poses

Higher levels of strength, flexibility, healing and awareness can be reached when more time is spent in each asana (pose). During this time, students reach new levels of consciousness while practicing yoga.

Personalization and Accessibility

Iyengar Yoga values the individuality of each practitioner. Trained instructors offer variations and modifications to cater to diverse body types and limitations.

*KFIYTM as a Lifestyle

Fr. Joe acknowledges both Guruji and Mother Theresa to have blessed Kripa foundation with the Global healing presence.

In 2006 when Kripa Foundation celebrated its silver jubilee, Guruji BKS Iyengar at Rang Sharda gifted Fr. Joe and the Kripa family with the tribute of Kripafoundation Iyengar YogaTM. 

Having seen the way Fr. Joe used the teachings of Guruji BKS Iyengar on Yoga for those challenged by various ailments and especially the ailments of Addiction and Addiction related such as HIV AIDS, he publicly acknowledged that this was in its own words a service to God, now Jana-seva is “Janardhana Seva” meaning service to humankind was truly service to God. 

The practice of Kripafoundation Iyengar YogaTM at Kripa Foundation has a Psychospiritual and a Psychosocial dimension which is based on the 12-step programme of the Alcoholics Anonymous.

Guruji B.K.S. lyengar and Mother Teresa have been the inspiration to create a very unique method of healing Addiction. The blessing of Guruji on the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Kripa Foundation was, “May this seed grow into a gigantic tree, spreading hope and healing to the afflicted all over the world”.


Kripa has made a major contribution in the field of Addiction recovery.

Tons of Awesome Services

Discovering KFIYTM – Aligning Body and Mind for Holistic Well-being – Physical & Mental Benefits

Improved Alignment and Posture

Iyengar Yoga's meticulous attention to alignment gradually corrects poor posture habits. Practitioners experience improved spinal alignment, reducing strain on the back and promoting overall balance.

Strength and Stability

Yoga poses gently lengthen muscles and improve range of motion, gradually increasing flexibility.

Mind-Body Connection

Iyengar Yoga encourages practitioners to listen to their bodies, fostering a heightened awareness of sensations and physical limitations. This deep connection between the body and mind creates a sense of unity.

Cultivation of Patience

Holding poses for extended periods teaches patience and perseverance. This patience extends beyond the mat, positively impacting one's approach to challenges in everyday life.

Enhanced Flexibility & Concentration

Consistent practice helps increase flexibility in muscles and joints. Practicing with precision and focus naturally enhances concentration. The attention to detail in each pose fosters mental clarity and presence.

Relief from Aches and Pains

Iyengar Yoga's therapeutic focus benefits those with chronic pain conditions, such as back pain and arthritis. Specific poses are designed to alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

The Best Way of Helping is To Care – Fr Joe Pereira