Kripa Canada Yoga Teacher Training

International Yoga Group, Goa, India

A Branch of Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga of India and Founder Fr Joe Pereira
In the Yoga Lineage of Fr Joe Pereira, BKS Iyengar and Sri T Krishnamacharya

It is said that those caught in addiction live in a world with a population of One- just him, her, or them-self. This causes a void and a sense of Loneliness. Since Love is an I-Thou Relationship and since this is not available or perceived as such, one caught in addiction seeks a substitute. This substitute can be alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, eating disorders, gaming, etc. While practicing the triple discipline of Yoga, starting with the Body, Breath and then Meditation, and the support of AA or another recovery program, the recovering person journeys from the periphery of the body to the centre-self.

February 6th 2022 through June 2022

An Online Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program for Certified Yoga Teachers in the KFIY model of Yoga for Addiction support.

Kripa Foundation
Sunday, Aug 22nd, 2021 — Jan 28th, 2022

An Online Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program for Certified Yoga Teachers in the KFIY model of Yoga for Addiction support.

A Branch of Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga of India and Founder Fr Joe Pereira

In the Yoga Lineage of Fr Joe Pereira, BKS Iyengar and Sri T Krishnamacharya

It is said that those caught in addiction live in a world with a population of One- just him, her, or them-self. This causes a void and a sense of Loneliness. Since Love is an I-Thou Relationship and since this is not available or perceived as such, one caught in addiction seeks a substitute. This substitute can be alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, eating disorders, gaming, etc. While practicing the triple discipline of Yoga, starting with the Body, Breath and then Meditation, and the support of AA or another recovery program, the recovering person journeys from the periphery of the body to the centre-self.

Canadian Yoga group, Anjuna, Goa, India
Canadian Yoga group, Anjuna, Goa, India
Fr. Joe Pereira, founder and International Director. Leigh Anne Milne, Teacher Trainer, Director Canada
Fr. Joe Pereira, founder and International Director.
Leigh Anne Milne, Teacher Trainer, Director Canada

The philosophy of KFIY is what Herbert Benson calls Remembered Wellness, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali calls Samapattibhyam, and what is known in the Salutogenesis model as Coherence. Through addiction support and yoga, Faith is restored. Coherence being faith in a predictable inner and outer world experience. When this has been traumatically disturbed or was never felt, trust, faith, love are unknown and the probability of seeking relief from fear and uncertainty through substance use is greater.

The Eleventh step of AA states, seek “through prayer and meditation to improve one’s conscious contact with a higher understanding and relationship to the God of one’s understanding.” In Yoga, Meditation is the seventh limb called Dhyana, leading to the eighth limb of Samadhi and self-realization. Through yoga practice, all eight limbs of Patanjali’s Astanga yoga are realized.

Fr. Joe Pereira, founder and International Director. Leigh Anne Milne, Teacher Trainer, Director Canada
Fr. Joe Pereira, founder and International Director.
Leigh Anne Milne, Teacher Trainer, Director Canada

The philosophy of KFIY is what Herbert Benson calls Remembered Wellness, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali calls Samapattibhyam, and what is known in the Salutogenesis model as Coherence. Through addiction support and yoga, Faith is restored. Coherence being faith in a predictable inner and outer world experience. When this has been traumatically disturbed or was never felt, trust, faith, love are unknown and the probability of seeking relief from fear and uncertainty through substance use is greater.

The Eleventh step of AA states, seek “through prayer and meditation to improve one’s conscious contact with a higher understanding and relationship to the God of one’s understanding.” In Yoga, Meditation is the seventh limb called Dhyana, leading to the eighth limb of Samadhi and self-realization. Through yoga practice, all eight limbs of Patanjali’s Astanga yoga are realized.

In the Kripa Canada yoga teacher training program the aim is to prepare certified yoga teachers who have firsthand experience with Fr Joe Pereira’s teaching and service to develop a specialised competency in delivering this model of care. Those skilled in the KFIY model do so with the intention to serve those identified in your communities as in need of support which can be provided through yoga. This may be one to one with individuals, in small groups in clinical or studio settings, and institutional care settings.

Thank you for your interest in this specialty branch of yoga. It is an act of service that brings with it a sense of purpose. Yoga in Action as described in the Bhagavad Gita as Karma Yoga. On graduation you’ll join the KFIY global family of yoga teachers and be certified to take this work into your community.

Panjim, Goa Special Needs Class
Panjim, Goa Special Needs Class
Canadian Yoga group, Anjuna, Goa, India
Canadian Yoga group, Anjuna, Goa, India

In the Kripa Canada yoga teacher training program the aim is to prepare certified yoga teachers who have firsthand experience with Fr Joe Pereira’s teaching and service to develop a specialised competency in delivering this model of care. Those skilled in the KFIY model do so with the intention to serve those identified in your communities as in need of support which can be provided through yoga. This may be one to one with individuals, in small groups in clinical or studio settings, and institutional care settings.

Panjim, Goa Special Needs Class
Panjim, Goa Special Needs Class

Thank you for your interest in this specialty branch of yoga. It is an act of service that brings with it a sense of purpose. Yoga in Action as described in the Bhagavad Gita as Karma Yoga. On graduation you’ll join the KFIY global family of yoga teachers and be certified to take this work into your community.

“May the fruit of all your efforts dovetail into Grace.” — Fr Joe Pereira

“May the fruit of all your efforts dovetail into Grace.” — Fr Joe Pereira

Calendar

ONLINE
February 6th 2022 through June 2022

  • Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Sundays, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

(Times are Canadian Pacific)

Spring Break
March 21st to 25th
• Five day June retreat on Salt Spring Island •

To apply, download the application information sheet and the application form:

Not sure if you qualify? Click here!

Canadian student, Anjuna, Goa, India
A moment of bliss

Calendar

ONLINE February 6th 2022 through June 2022

  • Thursdays, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Sundays, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

(Times are Canadian Pacific)

Spring Break — March 21st to 25th
• Five day June retreat on Salt Spring Island •

To apply, download the application information sheet and the application form:

  KFIY Yoga Teacher Training Application Information
  KFIY Yoga Teacher Training Application Form

Not sure if you qualify? Click here!

Canadian student, Anjuna, Goa, India
A moment of bliss
Canadian student, Anjuna, Goa, India
A moment of bliss
Fr Joe Pereira

About
Fr Joe

With the blessing of Mother Teresa Fr. Joe founded “Kripa Foundation” for the treatment of addiction and HIV/AIDS in 1981 at Bandra (Mumbai).

Fr. Joe began the practice of Yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1968 and by 1971 he was a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Greatly influenced by both his guides he calls Mother Teresa his left hand and Guruji BKS Iyengar his right. Kripa is now one of the largest NGOs in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and has over 100 treatment facilities across India.

Open-minded in his beliefs, he bridges spiritual paths Inviting the student to look deeply within through yoga. The government of India recognized Fr Joe by awarding him the Shri Padma in recognition of his distinguished contribution to Indian society.

Father Joe teaches KFIY internationally and from his Goa, India centre.

Leigh Anne Milne is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Iyengar Yoga Teacher, and Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga Senior teacher. Leigh has found the combined knowledge of yoga, health care, and the Kripa model of compassion to be a rich foundation for her holistic practice. She believes the Self desires a return to wellness and seeks a supportive environment. Leigh Anne practices and teaches yoga internationally and from her home on Salt Spring Island.

Leigh has published articles on both massage therapy and yoga — including contributing a section to Suza Francina’s book “The New Yoga for Healthy Aging” — and taught clinics in neuromuscular therapy and anatomy at massage therapy schools in Canada and Hawaii.

Leigh Anne is always happy to hear from you!
Get in touch with her via her contact page at sadhanayoga.ca.

Leigh Anne Milne, E-RYT500, CIAYT, CIYT, YACEP®

About
Leigh Anne

About Fr Joe

Fr Joe Pereira

With the blessing of Mother Teresa Fr. Joe founded “Kripa Foundation” for the treatment of addiction and HIV/AIDS in 1981 at Bandra (Mumbai).

Fr. Joe began the practice of Yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar in 1968 and by 1971 he was a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Greatly influenced by both his guides he calls Mother Teresa his left hand and Guruji BKS Iyengar his right. Kripa is now one of the largest NGOs in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and has over 100 treatment facilities across India.

Open-minded in his beliefs, he bridges spiritual paths Inviting the student to look deeply within through yoga. The government of India recognized Fr Joe by awarding him the Shri Padma in recognition of his distinguished contribution to Indian society.

Father Joe teaches KFIY internationally and from his Goa, India centre.

About Leigh Anne

Leigh Anne Milne, E-RYT500, CIAYT, CIYT, YACEP®

Leigh Anne Milne is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Therapist, Iyengar Yoga Teacher, and Kripa Foundation Iyengar Yoga Senior teacher. Leigh has found the combined knowledge of yoga, health care, and the Kripa model of compassion to be a rich foundation for her holistic practice. She believes the Self desires a return to wellness and seeks a supportive environment. Leigh Anne practices and teaches yoga internationally and from her home on Salt Spring Island.

Leigh has published articles on both massage therapy and yoga — including contributing a section to Suza Francina’s book “The New Yoga for Healthy Aging” — and taught clinics in neuromuscular therapy and anatomy at massage therapy schools in Canada and Hawaii.

Leigh Anne is always happy to hear from you!
Get in touch with her via her contact page at sadhanayoga.ca.