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Yogis for Palestine: Int'l Day of Yoga action for Palestinian Liberation

Yogis for Palestine: Int'l Day of Yoga action for Palestinian Liberation

Date(s) - 06/21/2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Bartram’s Gardens


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If you purchase a ticket for $25+ (per person), you will receive a t-shirt (See here for t-shirt samples). Please register to receive the order form so you can select the style/size for your shirt! Please look at FAQs to know how to buy multiple tickets.

On this International Day of Yoga (IDY) (June 21st, 2024), Yogis for Palestine, La La Lil Jidar, & Philly Families for Ceasefire invite you to embody yoga in the service of Palestinian liberation — by calling for an end to Israel’s genocide in Gaza and its 76-year occupation of Palestine.

We understand IDY to be a holiday that the global far-right weaponizes to advance ethnonationalist and colonial policies. On IDY in 2021, Yogis for Palestine invited yogis to “repurpose International Day of Yoga in solidarity with Palestinian, Kashmiri and all oppressed people’s self-determination;” and to apply the principles of “Decolonizing Yoga” to the context of Israeli apartheid and settler colonial occupation.

Rather than celebrate International Day of Yoga, we invite yogis to:

  1. Hold space for collective grieving and healing for our Palestinian martyrs and kin;
  2. Demand an end to Israel’s genocide & ethnic cleansing of Palestine; and
  3. Use the power of yoga to call for the dismantling of the Zionist entity & a free Palestine.

This will be a family-friendly event: we will offer meditation & yoga classes for adults & children as well as other activities. We hope you join us.


1) Our hope is to also get media attention at our event, and we plan on filming the event and sharing the video out. If you have the capacity to do so, we would love for you to purchase a t-shirt for a powerful, coordinated visual effect!

2) As mentioned above, we are selling t-shirts for this event. We are asking that people who wish to buy a shirt donate a minimum of $25 per person attending and wanting a shirt. Please register here to receive the order form to select your t-shirt. We have 3 variations: youth tees, adult all-inclusive tanks, and racerback crop top tanks!

3) Bartram’s Garden has generously agreed to waive the fees of hiring a parking attendant that would be needed if over 75 people attend this event. Because we still want over 75 people to attend, we offered to help curb the number of cars in the parking lot by agreeing to carpool and use uber/lyft if possible. We will also have volunteer parking attendants from our team helping to coordinate parking in the lot.


We are Yogis for Palestine (Y4P), a collective of yoga teachers and students, who strive to embody our practice by politicizing yoga toward action for Palestinian freedom and liberation. We understand that yoga, like any cultural practice, is not inherently liberatory and peaceful; however, we believe yoga can be used toward liberatory politics and collective healing. While the organizers of our collective reside in Philadelphia, PA (occupied Lenni-Lenape territories), we are open to yogis from around the globe who share our commitment of using yoga toward decolonization, anti-oppression, and social justice liberation to join us in our mission. Follow us here at

Our Vision:
Our vision is to witness a free and self-determined Palestine in our lifetime; and to support the collective healing and care of a Palestinian future.

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