Hanuman Blog


The Inner Pilgrimage of Hanuman Festival

Friday, June 17, 2016

by Sue Van Raes

Amidst the Boulder creek rushing by, the, the high vibes of Boulder in the spring, and the community of yogis that gather from all around the country, is one of my favorite springtime weekends – the Hanuman Festival.

Each year, the Hanuman Festival is a place I find an inner pilgrimage to an expanded personal self-study, new teachings, inspiration and the reminder of some of the deeper currents of my yoga practice. 
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Polarity Vanquished - The Hanuman Experience

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

by Kaci Yoh

Jai Hanuman! During this microcosm outside of the daily news, polarity disappears and unity abounds. United, we represent our unique physical expressions and collectively raise the vibration. We work our bodies and spirits to the beats of live music in indoor and outdoor studios on the Boulder High School Campus. I find myself challenged physically to contort into various peak poses across several classes, but the thing I find the most surprising is my resistance and then acceptance to chant, mantra, and ecstatic dance.  
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Wisdom Talks Compliment the Hanuman Weekend

Friday, June 10, 2016

By Jessie Lucier

Stop by the new Wisdom Center for engaging, inspirational information to feed your soul

In addition to world-class teachers, live music and nourishing community, this year’s Hanuman Festival is offering a new Wisdom Center to further raise the vibration of the event and fill us with inspiration, information, and more opportunities for connection and transformational experience. Throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, inspiring speakers will take the Wisdom Circle stage to engage yogis in a Ted Talk style format on topics ranging from sustainability and food to pranayama, consciousness, transformation and more.  
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Unity In Community at Hanuman 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

By Jessie Lucier

Furthering the Union of Yoga through Practicing Together

There is something special that we each find on our mat everyday. Whether it’s laughter, tears, acceptance, compassion, tranquility, safety or empowerment, there’s a reason that we return to the practice day after day. There’s also a reason that so many of us choose to attend group classes and festivals and practice in community rather than alone. Energetically, when yogis fill a space together with intention, collective movement, focus and love, positive vibrations increase, friendships are formed, new ideas surface and community is built. 
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Cultivating Mindfulness In The Moment

Monday, May 23, 2016

How to stay grounded and present throughout the festival experience 

By Jessie Lucier

With so many great teachers and classes to choose from, the physical strain that hours of asana can create on the body and the excitement of festival energy, it’s easy to get swept away mentally, emotionally and even spiritually into the experience. Even for the most dedicated, mindful yogi, it can often be difficult to process what comes up internally when it’s competing with so much external stimulation. The good news is that there are ways—even within the movement, music and collective mantra of the festival—to make your event a mindful one. 
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Explore the Chakras: Svadhisthana

Thursday, May 19, 2016

by Kaci Yoh

This is the second post of a 7-part series mapping the chakra system established in yogic texts dating back to 1500 B.C. The practice of yoga; including asana, mantra, meditation, and pranayama, is one way to access and balance the chakras. Read the first post on Muladhara Chakra here.

Do you tend to be overly emotional or feel numb? Do you fear pleasure or have obsessive, addictive habits? Are your hips and low back tight? 
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The Best Summer Festivals in Colorado

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TravelMag just released an article citing their 12 favorite festivals in the Colorado summer. We are proud to say Hanuman Festival is the only yoga festival listed!

We love what they say about Hanuman Festival is "...a community-oriented yoga and music event that creates a safe and inclusive space designed to inspire people to “uplift the world”."

Click here to read the article! 
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The Yogi's Path to Food & Freedom - Ahimsa

Monday, May 16, 2016

by Sue Van Raes

The Food and Freedom series is back this month with a gentle nudge to remember some of the road maps within the yogic path – the Yamas and Niyamas.   These reference points will reveal opportunities to re-align with our wise and vibrant higher selves on the path to food, vitality, and self-love.

With the excitement of Hanuman Festival coming up in just a few short weeks (June 9-12, 2016), the time to practice, get on our mats, immerse into our hearts, and sink into our intentions for ourselves is potent and presencing. 
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Eddie Modestini: Keeping Yoga Safe, Balanced, Open & Inspired

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

By Jessie Lucier

Long time yoga teacher and Hanuman 2016 instructor Eddie Modestini weighs in on using the practice to heal, grow and learn.

When Eddie Modestini injured his back in Colorado more than 30 years ago, doctors wanted to fuse part of his spine—a risky surgery that could have left him paralyzed. Refusing the surgery, Eddie traveled to California seeking healing and relief. He tried everything from fasting to bodywork to Tai Chi. Despite attempts to mitigate distress through various approaches, severe stiffness and acute pain prompted one of his teachers to suggest yoga. Open to anything that might provide relief, on July 1, 1983, Eddie went to his first Iyengar yoga class. He knew immediately and innately on that day that he could and would heal his body through asana. Ten years later, Eddie was free of pain.  
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Grief Support with Yoga

Monday, May 02, 2016

by Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Recently one of my yoga students shared with me her story about how yoga saved her life after the death of her mother. She was soon to be married and had recently moved into a new home with her fiancé. Six months before the wedding without warning her mother had a heart attack and died in her arms. In shock and in grief she attempted to re-engage her life as she had known it but the grief became unbearable. 
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