“Kirtan is the heart and soul of yoga: a deep reservoir of all-satisfying waters that allows you to experience inner peace and spiritual happiness. The more you drink from this reservoir, the more your heart will be filled with spiritual love and comfort.”

Hello, we are currently hoping and planning to hold our 7th Annual Santa Fe Kirtan Festival in 2021, with more details to appear on this site as plans solidify.

In the meantime, please visit our gallery of photographs from previous festivals at Jiva Ananda Yoga.

What is kirtan?

Kirtan, the singing or chanting of sacred mantras, or Transcendental Sound, is an easy yet sublime method of yoga meditation that has been practiced since time immemorial. It is the recommended process for self-realization in the modern age and has the gradual effect of cleansing your heart and mind, helping you to awaken and cultivate your inherent wisdom and spiritual love.

Kirtan is for Everyone 

Kirtan is enjoyed by people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Kirtan transcends all languages, nationalities, and religious faiths. Anyone can practice kirtan.


Jivan and Jolanda

Santa Fe Kirtan Festival and Jiva Ananda Yoga

Santa Fe Kirtan Festival is organized by Jiva Ananda Yoga 501©(3), founded by Jivan Krishna das and Jolanda in 2011.  The first Santa Fe Kirtan Festival was held in 2013 at the yoga platform on the beautiful Glorieta mesa.  As a non profit organization we have been giving free classes in Yoga, Qi Gong, Vedic philosophy and meditation in the Santa Fe area.  We teach that true happiness is to be reunited in loving service with the Absolute Truth.

 Jivan Krishna das has been a teacher of Bhakti Yoga and a passionate kirtan leader for over 45 years. He passed away in April 2018 in the comfort of his own home. Jivan Krishna das’s memory and vision is very much alive within all of us. He dedicated his life to freely spread the gift of yoga and kirtan. We are honored to follow in his footsteps.

 Jolanda is a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and a hospice nurse. She continues to hold the festivals and kirtans with help of friends from all over the world.