Swan River Space Rental

Our “Mandir,” a Sanskrit word for a cultural, holistic space, has won many architectural awards from the city of New Orleans. It was originally built as a Public Library, and opened its doors in 1911. During the FDR period, native New Orleans artist Edward Schoenberger was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration — a federal program to help artists during the Great Depression — to paint the back wall of the main reading room, now our main yoga room. The picturesque panoramic view of the giant mural is enough to captivate any event.

Swan River Yoga Mid-City Mandir is equipped with 3 gorgeous floors for rental. Our main floor, the largest, is ~3,000 square feet. Our space has been rented for many diverse occasions, from intimate events to larger functions.

Our space is suitable to host your visiting yoga teacher, guest artist, or holistic practitioner. We also invite you to hold your wedding, reception, convention, meeting, party, luncheon, photo shoot, dance performance, art market, exercise class or performance art of any kind. The Mandir is also available for to the movie industry for filming, or to be used as a holding space for cast members.

Please note:

  • Instruments are not included in rental
  • Shoes allowed on second floor only with rug installation
  • Only vegetarian meals served
  • Alcohol allowed

Ask us about:

  • Catering your event with Good Karma Café
  • Officiating your wedding with Michelle Baker

Mandir under construction

Performance at Mandir as a library


Click to see more details about each space:
Yoga Studio / Dance Room
Main Yoga Studio
Blue Swan Room

Interested in booking? Please fill out this form below to give us more detail.