New Mexico History Museum

Yoga on Santa Fe Plaza: Celebrating 45 Years of Healthy, Holy Living in the Land of Enchantment

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June 27, 2017

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Mary Ann Hatchitt
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(Santa Fe, NM) -  As part of 2017’s Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a cultural collaboration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, historic Santa Fe Plaza will host an afternoon of Yoga, uplifting music, performances with refreshments and children’s activities Sunday, July 9th.

 The Day of Celebration with the 3HO Sikhs runs from 1:00PM – 5:00 PM on the Plaza, and begins with an opening ceremony.   At 1:15 there will be a Kundalini Yoga Class with live music

(Called the Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini is a dynamic powerful tool to harness mental, physical and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is an instrument of the soul.)

The Children’s play area on the Plaza offers Story Yoga at 2:00PM & 4:00PM, face-painting & other child-friendly activities   At 4:00PM there will be a Bhangra Folk Dance Performance & Interactive Class, followed by the finale and closing at 4:40PM

An afternoon of Yoga and Sikh Dharma on the Plaza is part of Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a multi-partner, multi-venue, multi-event collaboration among Santa Fe cultural institutions. A flashback to the social experimentation and activism that catalyzed the nation’s young people during the 1960s to today, Be Here Now offers powerful, relevant commentary about forms of resistance, individual and social empowerment, alternatives, and the resilience of the human spirit.  

 “The idea for having this afternoon on the Plaza came because of 3HO’s involvement with the Voice of Counterculture of the Southwest exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of History,” said Gurufateh Kaur Khalsa, Manager of The Yogi Bhajan Museum Project. “We came up with the afternoon of Yoga on the Plaza to highlight 45 years of our community’s presence in New Mexico." 

The Yogi Bhajan Museum showcases items Yogi Bhajan collected over his years teaching about Yoga and Sikh Dharma to those who wish to better their lives through  the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma.

All Yoga on the Plaza events are free and the public is encouraged to attend. 

For more information about the Be Here Now Collaborative:  http://media.newmexicoculture.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=530

For more information about the Voice of the Counterculture Exhibition at the NM History Museum:  http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/release/516/

For more information about 3HO and Yoga on the Plaza: www.yogijilegacy.org


Related Photos

Wedding crowd, summer solstice wedding ceremony, 1970, Photo Courtesy: Museum Collection of Yogi Bhajan, Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma

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