Welcome to Jiva Ananda Yoga, Home of Joyful Meditation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please browse the site for information on classes we offer, local area Kirtans we host, and information on Yoga, Qi Gong, Vedic philosophy, meditation, health and end of life support.


Jivan and Jolanda
Jiva Ananda Yoga

Jiva Ananda Yoga 501 (c)(3) was founded by Jivan Krishna das and Jolanda in 2011.  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 also organize yearly kirtan/yoga festivals. 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. We have a collection of Jivan’s poetry and songs available here.

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.  More about about Jolanda’s work here.

Yoga Pavilion

We built the Yoga Pavilion just for you to experience Joyful Meditation in the most beautiful and natural environment we could find. More about the pavilion here.


Jiva Ananda Yoga offers weekly online classes via Zoom
and posts recordings of the classes on YouTube

If you would like information about joining the classes,
or to be informed when the recordings are posted,
please  Contact Us to be added to the class mailing list.

Please visit the class pages for more information:


We have weekly Sunday Zoom classes at 3 pm (MT) on the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam.

Four times a week we invite you to join us for a live kirtan followed by a lecture via Zoom by Premananda das.


Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list.

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