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.

 Nurture Yourself. 
*Enjoy the beauty of a serene waterfront setting.
* Feel the support of like-hearted people.
* Are you ready to live your Divine Life with ease, grace, joy and abundance?

Your Facilitators:
Diane Yeo from Happy Monks – is a meditation teacher who comes from the heart and is passionate about exploring the Infinite Peace, Love and Silence within.

Brenda Mc Morrow is a Kirtan Chant artist and Enlightenment Intensive Facilitaor who is dedicated to sharing the transformational power of Sound and Self-Inquiry.

Your Investment: $685.00
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!   Register with a $200 deposit on or before October 1st and save $60
Includes:
 All programming, 4 nights shared accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals
To register and for more information contact:dyeo@thehappymonks.com 519-495-2634

For more info, visit: http://www.thehappymonks.com/happy-monks-upcoming-events/


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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

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!!!

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


Fall Newsletter '09

 

Upcoming Kirtans, Workshops & Performances with

Brenda McMorrow  

Toronto:  Wednesday, September 9, Kirtan at 6:45 p.m.

Lecture by Meditation Master Claudiu Trandafir 7.30pm

243 Queen St.W, 2nd Floor 416-271-0746 – www.hridaya-yoga.com

 

Guelph:  Friday, September 18, 7.30pm

Living Yoga & Health- 105 Wyndham St, 519-767-1041             

www.livingyoga.ca $15 Advance/$18 Door

 

Toronto:  Saturday, September 19, 8pm

Rainbow Body Yoga

473A Church St.- 647-427-3669

www.rainbowbodyyoga.ca $15

 

Sharon:  Sunday, September 20, 3.00 pm

Words Alive Literary Festival

Sharon Temple

w/ Penn Kemp

www.wordsalive.ca

 

London:  Saturday, Oct. 3

7.30 pm

The Lotus Centre

140 Ann St,

519-642-2378 – www.lotuscentre.ca

$15 /$18 Door

 

Waterloo:  Saturday, Oct. 17

7.30 pm

Community of Hearts Yoga

826 King St. N, Suite 21

519-880-9339

www.communityofheartsyoga.com

$15 Advance/$18 Door

 

London:  Friday, Oct. 23, 7.00 – 10.00 pm

Bhakti Bliss Workshop –

Exploring the Joyous Practice of Sacred Chant

w/ Melina Bondy http://www.belovedyoga.ca

The Lotus Centre – 140 Ann St,

519-642-2378- www.lotuscentre.ca

$40 (register w/ a friend at $35 each)