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15 Reasons to Attend Hanuman Festival 2012

Photo: Carl Kerridge

Real, fabulous reasons to attend Hanuman.

1. Yoga—that’s a no brainer.

2. Awesomeness—as in awesomeness encompasses the entire event.

3. Killer weather—this weekend will be in the 80′s folks, don’t forget your sunscreen.

4. Some of the greatest people, on and off the mat, are teaching at Hanuman, FridaySaturday, and Sunday. Check out the schedule, there really is something for everyone.

5. Hanuman is held in Boulder. Boulder isn’t weird, Boulder is fabulous. Breathtaking scenery, urban yet tranquil, as a community Boulder can’t be beat. Why do you think every year it is voted one of the best and healthiest places to live nationwide?

6. Even if you did not buy a pass for Hanuman, but certainly you did, there are free, yes free events. A large portion of Hanuman Festival is free, nada, nothing. Yep, Free.*

7. Hanuman is Green. Really, really green. Like a leprechaun on St. Patricks day in a field of four leaf clovers green. Fully devoted to being mindful of the environment and working to achieve a zero waste goal.

8. Inspirational Hanumission talks daily. Take something away from these teachers who are sharing so much of themselves by opening up to the public during these talks.

9. Each morning (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 7:30-8:30 there is a free breakfast for the first 200 people. That’s a lot of people eating for free.

10.Hanuman gives back worldwide through actions and volunteerism, not just words: SEVA (selfless service)

11. The community of people in attendance will be unparalleled, filled with love and light. How could you want to miss that?

12. You will undoubtedly make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and see people you know and love—another no brainer.

Photo: Carl Kerridge

13. Saturday night Dance Party at Boulder Theater, 8:00 P.M. It’s organized Hanuman Festival and White Swan Records with some killer performances that will keep you dancing through the night.

14. Tons of great food in the Vendor Village and within walking distance. Don’t forget the Farmers Market will be going on Saturday, right across the street from Boulder High School—where Hanuman is being held—so you can enjoy both in the same day

15. Hanuman is a bad ass monkey-man.

*Details on free events:

>>Friday Jason Bowman, Saturday Patrick Harrington, and Sunday Michelle Anderson and De West are teaching free community yoga classes in the Vendor Village at 8:30am. Rise and Shine folks – free yoga with amazing teachers.

>>Each day from 10:00am to 5:00pm there will be free live music in the Vendor Village, come get your groove on.

>>And, wait there is more, come play for free. Hula-hooping, try your hand (feet) on a slackline or give Acroyoga a try.

I will be photographing, alongside quite possibly the most talented media team ever, all of the beauty, practice, joy, laughter,love,  and devotion. Make sure to say hello. Give me a hug, I like hugs.


Jamie Squires originally from Mobile, Alabama and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Mother, sister, daughter, friend. Photographer. Writer. Living with Lupus and coping with chemo. Aspiring Yogi. Lover of the written word. She get the giggles. Jamie wins big at blackjack and will give you everything in Texas Hold 'Em. She is generous with her spirit and laughter. Tends to make excessively long lists. Drinks Irish beer. Hates wearing shoes. Is passionate. Is pretty magical and a lot happy. Jamie is covered in ink. Loves cheese. It doesn’t interest her what you do for a living, she want to know what your dreams are. You can find her portfolio at and "like" her on Facebook.

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