Festival of Yoga San Diego Unites with Nonprofit OG Yoga to Extend Free Yoga to All


Festival of Yoga San Diego, hosted by Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, returns for the third year to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Yoga. This free, all-ages event will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 8am to 3pm at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego. San Diego nonprofit OG Yoga is honored to be Festival of Yoga’s first ever beneficiary.


OG Yoga’s mission is to deliver trauma-informed mindfulness-based yoga through partnerships with nonprofit organizations serving marginalized individuals to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change.  

“Even though Festival of Yoga is free, there are still many people who cannot attend due to trauma, lack of resources, or lack of freedom,” explains JoAnn Jaffe, Founder of OG Yoga.

“A partnership with OG Yoga will broaden Festival of Yoga San Diego’s mission to extend yoga practice to those in need, empower people of all ages and walks of life, and provide the opportunity for the festival’s free attendees to ‘pay it forward’ with a donation to OG Yoga,” explains Sujantra McKeever, President & CEO of Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga. “Our for-profit and nonprofit yoga organizations are partnering with the combined vision to make yoga accessible to all.”

McKeever started Festival of Yoga San Diego in 2016 in celebration of the UN International Day of Yoga and to promote a culture of peace and strengthen the yoga community. This year has an added mission of spreading the practice of yoga to those in need through OG Yoga.

“We’re looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with Pilgrimage of the Heart’s Festival of Yoga to help our nonprofit continue to provide yoga access for all,” says Jaffe.

The event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace, and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life.

When registering online for this free event, people will have the opportunity to donate directly to OG Yoga for a tax deductible gift acknowledgement. All donations will go directly to OG Yoga.


Interested in Sponsoring Festival?

Event Sponsors can make tax deductible checks payable to OG Yoga. Sponsorships range from $250 to $10,000. Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga welcomes an additional Event Sponsor to join them at the $10,000 level. Click here for sponsorship information or contact joann@ogyoga.org directly.