About us

Santa Fe Kirtan Festival is organized by Jiva Ananda Yoga 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.  


For more information about Jiva Ananda Yoga go to: https://jivaanandayoga.org/

An other source to learn more about Bhakti Yoga can be found here: https://balakhilya.com/


We would like to thank Bill Huntley who has come to our last two Kirtan festivals and made it possible for us to continue this year. He made a generous donation towards the 6th Annual Santa Fe Kirtan Festival so that we were able to rent Synergia Ranch. It was always our dream to provide a more intimate setting where people could immerse themselves into kirtan and spiritual teachings for days on end. Thank you Bill for making our dream into a reality!