Wah! With Mike Haziza on Beatbox, Brenda McMorrow on vocals, Sequoia Neptune on Harmonium and vocals, photo by Maie

It was a joy to be asked to sing with Wah! at her kirtan at the Toronto Yoga Conference in Toronto in March. It was a tremendous kirtan and I enjoyed every divine moment!

March 1, 2010

We had a beautiful gathering at the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto last Saturday night. Thanks to the phenomenal Morgan Doctor and Shannon Kingsbury for lending both their devotion and their talent to the bhav that night. Rishi Kumar took some lovely pics and here are a few of them:

Yoga Sanctuary Toronto

March 1, 2010

Yoga Sanctuary Feb. '10. Morgan Doctor, Brenda McMorrow, Shannon Kingsbury.

Photos by Rishi Kumar

After some wonderful gatherings in Perth, Ottawa, Killaloe, Waterloo and Guelph, the White Swan Records CD re-release of Ameya celebrations continue!

Ameya - 2010 White Swan Records

London ON: Saturday, Feb. 20 7.30 pm – Kirtan – The Lotus Centre 140 Ann St, 519.642.2378 – lotuscentre.ca $15 advance/ $18 day of

Toronto ON: Saturday, Feb 27, 8pm – The Yoga Sanctuary 2 College St. Suite 306 416.928.3236 theyogasanctuary.net $15 advance/$20 day of

Kingston ON: Friday, March 5, 7.30pm – Feel Hot Yoga 80 Princess St. 613.547.YOGA (9642) feelyogakingston.com $15 advance/$20 day of

Stay tuned for details on April tour dates in California (these just in: Yoga Soup, Santa Barbara, April 10; Open Secret, San Rafael, April 15; East West Books, Mountainview, April 16; Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica, April 18 and !)

Brenda McMorrow Kirtan - Photo by Rishi Kumar

Feel Yoga - Kingston - Photo and design by Thomas Valentine

This weekend I will be traveling northward to Perth, Killaloe and Ottawa to share Kirtan and Kirtan Workshops!  This is in conjunction with our celebration of the White Swan Records re-release of Ameya!

The Art and Practice of Kirtan Chant Workshop, Ottawa, January 31, 2010

Perth, ON: Thursday, Jan. 28 – 7.00- 9.00 pm -Workshop: An Introduction to the Art andPractice of Kirtan  The Yoga Connection 32 North St. yogaconnectionperth.org 613.267.7148 $25 at the door (cash only please)

Killaloe ON:  Friday, Jan. 29 – 8.00 pm – Kirtan The Earthship asomamusic.ca613.757.2000 (w/ special guest Errol Staff Francis) $10

Ottawa ON: Saturday, Jan. 30 – 7.o0 pm Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St.pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 (w/ special guest Errol Starr Francis) $20 advance/$25 day of

Ottawa ON: Sunday, Jan. 31 – 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. Workshop: An Introduction to the Art and Practice of Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St. pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 $40 advance/ $45 day of

White Swan Records releasing “Ameya”

I am very excited to announce that I have signed on with Colorado record label White Swan Records for the re-release of my independent 2008 album “Ameya”!  I’m honoured to be among their fine roster of musicians which includes Deva Premal, Donna DeLory, MC Yogi and the fabulous eccodek! The official US street date is March 6, but the album is available NOW through White Swan’s website , on iTunes, and at all of my upcoming events! I would be oh so thrilled if you could help show some early support for this baby of mine by placing an order and spreading the word!This release contains all of the tracks from the original Ameya album PLUS a sweet new song “Sharanam Ananada” and some great new production on “Loka Samastha” and “Maha Lakshmi”. Once again Ben Leinbach has worked his magic!

And…Ben and I are finishing up my new album of devotional songs, tentatively titled “Love Abounds” and scheduled for  release in June of this year! More details soon…

Ameya Album Cover

Ameya Album Cover

Brenda at Toronto Kirtan Community’s Holiday Kirtan w/ Gaura Shakti, Francesco Jaya, Sitara, Jim Gelcer

Holiday Kirtan Joy!

January 9, 2010

Holiday Kirtan at Yoga Sanctuary photo by Rishi Kumar

Upcoming 2010 Ontario Dates

December 27, 2009

London, ON: Thursday, Jan. 21 – 7.30 pm – Luminous Entrance – An Eco-Poetic Sound Opera featuring the poetry of Western’s Writer in Residence Penn Kemp, and the folk inspired melodies of Brenda McMorrow. Brescia University College, UWO, Brescia Auditorium 519-432-8353 ext. 28288 $15

Waterloo, ON:  Friday, Jan. 22 – 7.30 pm – Kirtan  – Community of Hearts Yoga 826 King St. N, Suite 21 – 519.880.9339 communityofheartsyoga.com $15 advance/$18 day of

Perth, ON: Thursday, Jan. 28 – 7.00- 9.00 pm -Workshop: An Introduction to the Art andPractice of Kirtan  The Yoga Connection 32 North St. yogaconnectionperth.org 613.267.7148 $25 at the door (cash only please)

Killaloe ON:  Friday, Jan. 29 – 8.00 pm – Kirtan The Earthship asomamusic.ca 613.757.2000 (w/ special guest Errol Staff Francis) $10

Ottawa ON: Saturday, Jan. 30 – 7.o0 pm Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St. pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 (w/ special guest Errol Starr Francis) $20 advance/$25 day of

Ottawa ON: Sunday, Jan. 31 – 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. Workshop: An Introduction to the Art and Practice of Kirtan PranaShanti Yoga 52 Armstrong St. pranashanti.com 613.761.9642 $40 advance/ $45 day of

London ON: Thursday, Feb. 4 7.00– 9:00 pm – Workshop: An Introduction to the Art and

Practice of Kirtan –Downtown Yoga 236 Dundas St. 519.266.4096 downtownlondonyoga.ca

Guelph ON: Friday, Feb 5 7.30pm – Kirtan – Living Yoga & Health 105 Wyndham St., 519-767-1041 livingyoga.ca $15 advance/ $18 door

London ON: Saturday, Feb. 20 7.30 pm – Kirtan – The Lotus Centre 140 Ann St, 519.642.2378 – lotuscentre.ca $15 advance/ $18 day of

Toronto ON: Saturday, Feb 27, 8pm – The Yoga Sanctuary 2 College St. Suite 306 416.928.3236 theyogasanctuary.net $15 advance/$20 day of

Saturday, November 14 8.00 pm

Moksha Yoga Danforth Kirtan – 372A Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON

(w/ percussionist Morgan Doctor!)

www.mokshayogadanforth.com – 416-778-7744

Saturday, November 28 Noon-10 pm

108 Hanuman Chalisa Yagna

hanuman

Come at whatever time works for you or for the entire 108 recitations of this sacred 40 verse hymn to Hanuman!

Hanuman is the Hindu Deity who symbolically represents selfless
service, as well as the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us, we need only remember him. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the Chalisa by heart and to spend a special day with others in pure devotion!

Shangrila Yoga, 111 Mount Pleasant Ave. London, ON

By donation (proceeds to be given to charity)

Bring a Snack to share.

For more info e-mail: ameyamusic@gmail.com

Saturday, December 5 10am – 5pm

London, ON

“EnChanting: Transformation through Poetry, Sound & Song”

Brenda McMorrow and Penn Kemp

A workshop for those who think they can’t sing or write but always wanted to; for those who can sing/write and wanted more; for those wanting to sound out, sing out, write out loud.
Sounding and chanting are freely joyous ways to release creativity and open the heart’s song. Drop the blocks! Write and raise your voice with us!

Invoking Sarasvati, the goddess of creativity, music and poetry, we will create and share chants, poems and songs to, from and for our Mother World.

with Western’s Writer-in-Residence, Penn Kemp
& Devotional Chant Artist, Brenda McMorrow

$60 ($50 if you bring a friend).

Bring a lunch to share potluck. Herbal tea on the house.

Contact to confirm your spot: ameyamusic@gmail.com or penn@pennkemp.ca

For more info: http://www.brendamcmorrow.com http://www.mytown.ca/pennletters 519 434 8555