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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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

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!!!

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

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