As I traipsed around Canada, U.S. and Italy this summer, the wonderful company  prAna  kept me very well outfitted. Many thanks to this Conscious and Uber Cool company for their support!!

Today, August 12 is the last day of their “Garage Sale” so check it out. If you’ve missed it, don’t worry, their new fall collection is sure to be Amazing!!

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Feeling a little sassy in that Quinn Dress with Narada Wise and Michael Plasha in Erie, PA

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Simone Maxi Dress – perfect for a glorious HOT day of Kirtan at Bhakti Fest in Madison, WI!

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Loving my Mikayla top in Madison, WI and Alessandria, Italy

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Blissing out in my fav Chai T at Bliss Beat Festival, Alessandria, Italy

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I will be returning from a beautiful summer of festivals and relaxation in Europe and am so looking forward to a trip to the West!

Sept. 8-11 Bhakti Fest, Joshua Tree California featuring Krishna Das, Wah!, Deva Premal, Dave Stringer, Jai Uttal, David Newman, Mike Cohen, Masood Ali Khan and many more…

My set is Friday, Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. featuring a stellar band: Ben Leinbach, Amy Barnes, Emy Berti, Dana DeLong and more!

Fri. Sept. 16 – 7 Centres, Sedona AZ, presented by Bhakti Tribe Sedona and featuring the amazing Kayt Perlman and Porgangui – 7:00 p.m.

Tues. Sept. 20, Full Circle Studio Arts, Victoria, B.C.

7:30 p.m.- 1800 Store Street – tel: 920-4037

I’m very excited to return to Victoria (where I attended high school!) and to play with a fabulous ensemble: Karen Graves on violin, Niel Golden on tablas, Meshe and Moon Circus on vocals and opening set!

Wed. Sept. 21, Three Jewels Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C., –

7:30 p.m. – 9 East Broadway – 604.685.9215

Offering kirtan for the first time in the city of my birth, I’m thrilled to be there and  joined by Karen Graves on violin and Meshe and the Three Jewels Kirtan Band!

Bringing in 2012 at Shanti Retreat Centre

What do you desire for yourself as you enter 2012?  Bring in the New Year with openness, clarity and infinite possibilities!
This comprehensive retreat has been designed to support you in letting go of limiting beliefs and patterns, and will naturally create more space and awareness for you to embrace the inner peace, love and contentment that exists within you.

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Your Facilitators:
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A truly a beautiful experience this past weekend at Bliss Beat Festival in Alessandria, Italy!

(for more photos click HERE!)

Here is a photo of  my magnificent band: Vijay, Rasika, Saraswati and Nitai from The Kirtaniyas, Philippo Franchini, Ben Kreisel and Spring Groove!

What a joy to join Jai Uttal for both of his amazing sets. Here is a picture from Saturday afternoon:

During my set on Friday night I was joined by the fabulous Spring Grove, Philippo Franchini, The Kirtaniyas and Ben Kreisel…then…The wonderful Dave Stringer joined us for some VERY energetic renditions of Sri Ram and the Maha Mantra

Shasta Townsend interviews Brenda about what Kirtan is, how she came to chanting, why Westerners are so drawn to the practice and much more.

Listen to Shasta’s interview with Brenda here: Possibility 101

BUFFALO, NY – Shakti Yoga Fri, April 22 Kirtan with Brenda and special guests: Morgan Doctor and Shannon Kingsbury

GUELPH, ON – Living Yoga Sat, April 30 Kirtan with Brenda (w/ Shannon Kingsbury, Jesse Turton and Shara Claire)

LONDON, ON  ~ Yoga Shack, Thursday, MAY 5 (Dave Stringer Kirtan featuring Brenda McMorrow)

TORONTO, ON – Yoga Sanctuary (College), Friday, MAY 6  (Dave Stringer Kirtan featuring Brenda McMorrow and Swaha)

OTTAWA, ON – Pranashanti Yoga, Saturday, MAY 7 (Dave Stringer Kirtan featuring Brenda McMorrow)

MONTREAL, QC  – MAY 8 ~ Naada Yoga, Sunday, MAY 8 (Dave Stringer Kirtan featuring Brenda McMorrow)

GUELPH, ON – Harcourt United Church Tues, May 10 Brenda will be accompanying Grammy Award winning cellist and vocalist David Darling (w/ Debbie Danbrook on Shakuhachi flute) Presented by Sacred Wisdom Centre

WOLFE ISLAND, ON – Shanti Retreat May 20-23 (Victoria Day Long Weekend)
“A Weekend of Bhakti – Chant and Yoga Retreat” with Brenda and Yoga Instructors/Hosts Wendy and Darin Madore.

BOULDER, COLORADO – Hanuman Festival – Yoga and Music Expo June 16-19 featuring MC Yogi, Donna DeLory, Suzanne Sterling, Desert Dwellers and more… White Swan Records 20th anniversary celebration!

LONDON, ONTARIO – Summer Solstice Celebration  Benefit for Easter Seals – June 21  Elsie Perrin Williams Estate

ALGONQUIN PARK, ON – Northern Edge Algonquin June 30- July 3 Bhakti Yoga Retreat w/ Brenda &  Yogini Wendy Martin

BRESCIA, ITALY – Studio Yoga Associato Hari Om Tues, July 19 Kirtan w/ Brenda, Philippo Franchini and more…

ALESSANDRIA, ITALY – Bliss Beat Yoga and Music Festival July 21-24 4 day Kirtan Festival featuring Jai Uttal, Donna DeLory, Wah, David Newman and Mira, Girish, MC Yogi, Jaya Lakshmi and Dave Stringer

BAD STAFFELSTEIN, GERMANY – Bhakti Yoga Summer Festival August 26-28 Featuring Prem Joshua, Satyaa & Pari, Sathya & Liliana and David Newman

JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA – Bhakti Fest September 8-11 featuring Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Bhagavan Das, Gaura Vani, Michael Cohen, Wah! and many, more…

SEDONA, ARIZONA – Presented by Bhakti Tribe – Fri September 16 Kirtan with Brenda and special guests…

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Details TBA, Wed., September 21…

VICTORIA, B.C. – Church of Truth Fri, September 23 Full Circle Studio Arts presents Brenda in concert

TORONTO, ON – Yoga Sanctuary – College St., November 18…details TBA

Join Dave (w/ special guest Brenda McMorrow) at one of the following events across Central Canada. Joining Dave and Brenda will be Morgan Doctor on percussion and Chris Gartner on bass. Swaha will join the festivities for the Toronto date!

MAY 5 ~ LONDON, ON (Kirtan)
www.yogashack.com

MAY 6 ~ TORONTO, ON (Teacher Training)
www.theyogasanctuary.net

MAY 6 ~ TORONTO, ON (Kirtan)
www.theyogasanctuary.net

MAY 7 ~ OTTAWA, ON (Kirtan)
www.pranashanti.com

MAY 8 ~ OTTAWA, ON (Inner Musician Workshop)
www.pranashanti.com

MAY 8 ~ MONTREAL, QC (Kirtan)
www.naada.ca

As production on my new album “Love Abounds” was coming to a close, we had the sweetest suprise pleasure to have the amazing David Darling join us at my friend and label-mate Andrew McPherson’s studio The Monastereo, in Guelph, ON. It was an honour to have him here and the beauty that he added to the song is sublime. The files were sent off to Ben Leinbach in California and Ben added David’s magic to the track! To hear a sample from the track, click here!

Andrew McPherson and David Darling gettin' silly at the Monastereo, Guelph, ON

David Darling recording cello part for "Sri Ma"

David Darling and Brenda McMorrow, after recording cello part for "Sri Ma", Guelph, ON

Love Abounds – Released by White Swan Records, September, 2010

Click on image to see it individually, then to see it in larger format, click again.

Maizie meditating at Shuniaa Yoga in Nevada City, California, Photo by Govinda Priya

It was a truly special night in Nevada City, California this past Monday.  The folks from Grass Valley, Nevada City and surrounding areas sure showed us that amazing spirit and devotion are so vibrantly alive there! And Shuniaa Yoga is a gorgeous studio with exceptionally warm staff. I’m really looking forward to returning there. And of course, the Kirtaniyas were a huge part of why it was such a special night.  Oh ya!!!