“5 Ways Chanting Heals Us” by Brenda McMorrow for DevaTree School of Yoga

When people ask why I chose to dedicate my life to chanting mantra, I’m always inclined to answer “I didn’t – it chose me!” If you’ve chanted before, you too may have felt an inexplicable pull towards this uplifting and healing practice. See More…

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New Album Celebration Kirtan Dates in CA, ON, QC, NY, MA, NH, Argentina

Dear Friends,
I hope this finds you happy and well!
I am thrilled to announce that my new album “My Heart Bows Down to You”, which was funded by over 300 of YOU, will be released on September 18, 2015 by White Swan Records!
You can get a copy by pre-ordering HERE or by attending one of my upcoming CD Release Kirtan Concert Celebrations(California, Ontario, Quebec, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Argentina – details below!)
If you have contributed to the fundraising campaign, you will be receiving more info very shortly about your advance downloads/copies of the new album as well as info about the fulfillment of other “perks”! I have such gratitude for each and every one of you!

SPECIAL PRE-RELEASE EVENT
Thursday, September 10
2:00 pm.
Joshua Tree, CA
(albums will be available exclusively at Bhakti Fest in advance of the release date!)
CD RELEASE CELEBRATION EVENTS
September 19
Morning Kirtan (10:30 A.M.)
with Kathleen Gillis
Priceville, ON
September 25
with Morgan Doctor, Chris Gartner
and Shannon Kingsbury
Toronto, ON

September 26

with Morgan Doctor, Chris Gartner
and Shannon Kingsbury
Guelph, ON

September 27 (1:30 p.m.)

Aeolian Hall
London, ON
September 27 (7:30 p.m.)
Kirtan
with Morgan Doctor, Chris Gartner,
Shannon Kingsbury and Allison Menegoni
London, ON
October 1
with John de Kadt
Montreal, QC
October 4
with John de Kadt
Windham, NY
October 8
Keene, NH
with John de Kadt
October 9
Gloucester, MA
with John de Kadt
October 10
Barnstable, MA
with Charlie Shew
(Cape Cod)
October 17
with Morgan Doctor, Shannon Kingsbury
and Tannis Slimmon
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Stay tuned for November European tour dates…
See below for upcoming workshops and retreats…
Notes from our Toronto and Guelph, ON producers:
“Sacred chant artist Brenda McMorrow is back in Toronto for one night only — fresh from the studio recording her fourth CD.  Hear the Hanuman Chalisa and be transported into joy at an evening of devotional call and response chanting”
“Join us for us for Brenda’s concert celebrating the release of her new CD “My Heart Bows Down to You”. Brenda’s musical gifts have been experienced with growing celebration worldwide as her concerts draws hundreds. Her unique blend of original folk-inspired melodies, world beats and sacred Indian devotional chants bring the power of sound to the hearts of her welcoming listeners.
Don’t miss this awesome performance of Brenda’s latest work!”

November 4-9, 2015
Join us in London, Ontario for the 3rd annual
6 day Immersion

Devotional Chant artist and teacher, Brenda McMorrow invites you to join her in taking a deep dive into everything Kirtan (a practice of Bhakti Yoga). Whether you have a desire to lead Kirtan, incorporate chant into your yoga practice or teachings, or simply receive its benefits in your own life, this immersion will guide you toward these goals.
50-hr Cross-Disciplinary Chanting Immersion With Brenda McMorrow, B.Ed, RYT
 

February 2-11, 2016
Join us in Auroville, South India for our 3rd annual
“The Joy of Being retreat in Auroville India was profoundly beautiful and a life changing experience for me. Fabio, Julia, Brenda and Rafa managed our retreat and city excursions so entirely, that the bliss of having all responsibilities taken care of essentially allowed me to open and deepen in a rare opportunity to connect with my true self, and the pure joy of simply…being…and I now have 14 new beautiful friends from all around the world. I am forever grateful for this experience.”  Louise M.

Friends Doing Fabulous Things!
This is sure to be an incredible opportunity to dive deeply into Truth with two magnificent teachers:
And another of Rajeshwari/Gretchen Carmel’s amazing
On-line Supported Mantra Practices!

Songs From the New Album #8:
Acapela/Singing Bowl version of one of the new songs from Brenda’s new album “My Heart Bows Down to You” which will be released September 18, 2015 by White Swan Records.
“Way Down Low/Om Namo Bhagavate”
I look forward to singing with you again soon!
photo by Jeremiah Hill
 
 
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Album Campaign continues – now 9% goes to Love Serve Remember!

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I’m still in awe at the success of the campaign and the incredible outpouring of love and support!! The Campaign is now “In Demand”, meaning that you are still able to contribute and purchase all of the many perks that are available including pre-ordering your copy of the album! And 9% of any additional contributions to the campaign now that the goal has been met will go to the “Love Serve Remember” Foundation, which continues and supports the teachings of Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba!

Thank you again from the expanses of my heart for bringing this dream into reality with me!

Infinite Love and Gratitude,

Brenda

http://igg.me/at/brendamcmorrow/x/1173731

New Album Fundraising Campaign! 2 Days Left! New amazing Perks added!

195 amazing souls have already contributed to my Indiegogo Album Fundraising Campaign!
Would you like to join us?
NEW PERKS JUST ADDED!!
 
And don’t forget that you can ask me about designing your own personalized PERK! Email me at info@brendamcmorrow.com! FUN!
New Perk #1: $1008

Attendance at Brenda’s Bhakti Heart Fire Kirtan Academy! (was sold out but one more has been added! Thank you DevaTree School of Yoga!)

Attendance at Kirtan Academy: 6 day Bhakti Immersion in London, Ontario, Canada (November 4-9, 2015).  (Does not include housing and travel).  A Private Kirtan Mentoring Session or QA hang out with Brenda via Skype or in person at a mutually convenient location pre or post Kirtan Immersion. Advance copy of Brenda’s new album (CD or Download, your choice) + a download of “Ameya”, “Love Abounds” AND “Igniting the Beauty”
New Perk # 2: $171

Star in a Hanuman Chalisa Video!

Would you like to share your own super-charged devotion and admiration for Hanuman?! Join Brenda in this special re-make version of her Windblown Hanuman Chalisa! You will receive your own Verses to sing/rap, you film it on your iPhone or video camera, send it to us and we edit and present to the world! Also receive an advance download of the new album!
New Perk #3: $270

Notes From the Road

Remember the days when we used to get postcards in the mail? Ever wanted to know what life’s like on the road? Let Brenda be your penpal and send you at least 6 handwritten postcards from her tours around the world! She’ll tell you about her adventures and send them to you from various cities over the next 2 years of touring. She’ll look for the coolest postcards she can find! Plus: advance copy of Brenda’s new album (CD or Download, your choice) + downloads of Brenda’s other 3 albums!
New Perk #4: $500

Sponsor Your Own Song!

Be able to point to the title of your song and say “I helped create that!”. Your name appears in the liner notes. Plus! A Private Kirtan Mentoring Session or QandA hangout with Brenda , 1 Guest Pass to a live Concert, advance copy of Brenda’s new album (CD or Download, your choice) + downloads of Brenda’s other 3 albums! (Requests for specific songs will be accommodated whenever possible.)

Special Offer from Erica Bleznak: $30 or more
New Perk #5: $126

Original Flower of Life Painting by Clair Oaks

My super talented friend, Clair Oaks has made the generous offer of one of her beautiful paintings- for a donation to my campaign of $126 you will receive this original 6″x6″ Clair Oaks Flower of Life painting!

 

SPECIAL OFFER BY ERICA BLEZNAK 


A very special offer from my dear friend Erica Bleznak:

“If you donate at least $30 to the remarkable Brenda McMorrow fundraising campaign for her new album I will put your name in a raffle to win a free private yoga session and one foot reflexology session –I live near Philadelphia so you will need to be nearby or if you are at Bhakti Fest West I can offer a session there too! This is a $260 value for both sessions! Just inbox me (email Blezyogi@gmail.com) and let me know you have donated and I will enter your name–Let’s support musicians like Brenda McMorrow who are sharing conscious music with the world-link to donate is http://igg.me/at/brendamcmorrow/x/1173731

SPECIAL RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS NEAR PHILADELPHIA BY JUDY CURIEL

And another very special offer by another sweet Philadelphia friend!

Receive a private restorative yoga session with Judy Curiel in West Chester or Downingtown PA- 30 mins west of Philly if you make a donation of $90 to the campaign! Just email me atinfo@brendamcmorrow.com to let me know you are interested!

Infinite Gratitude for your loving support!!

 

It’s Fun to Fund in Crowds! 🙂

Brand New Perks for Brenda’s Album Fundraising Campaign!

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Dear Friends!

I have so much gratitude  for all your support and love! The campaign (http://igg.me/at/brendamcmorrow/x/1173731) is going beautifully and we have raised 43% in the past couple weeks! Only 57% to go! I’m very excited to announce that we have just added 3 new, awesome (if I do say so myself 🙂 “Perks”! There is also a beautifully generous special offer for our Philadelphia friends and those going to Bhakti Fest from Yoga teacher/Reflexologist Erica Bleznak! All the details are here:

New Perk # 1: $171

Star in a Hanuman Chalisa Video!

Would you like to share your own super-charged devotion and admiration for Hanuman?! Join Brenda in this special re-make version of her Windblown Hanuman Chalisa! You will receive your own Verses to sing/rap, you film it on your iPhone or video camera, send it to us and we edit and present to the world! Also receive an advance download of the new album!

New Perk #2: $270

Notes From the Road

Remember the days when we used to get postcards in the mail? Ever wanted to know what life’s like on the road? Let Brenda be your penpal and send you at least 6 handwritten postcards from her tours around the world! She’ll tell you about her adventures and send them to you from various cities over the next 2 years of touring. She’ll look for the coolest postcards she can find! Plus: advance copy of Brenda’s new album (CD or Download, your choice) + downloads of Brenda’s other 3 albums!

New Perk #3: $500

Sponsor Your Own Song!

Be able to point to the title of your song and say “I helped create that!”. Your name appears in the liner notes. Plus! A Private Kirtan Mentoring Session or QandA hangout with Brenda , 1 Guest Pass to a live Concert, advance copy of Brenda’s new album (CD or Download, your choice) + downloads of Brenda’s other 3 albums! (Requests for specific songs will be accommodated whenever possible.)

Special Offer to our Philadelphia Friends or Friends who will be at Bhakti Fest West: $30 or more

A very special offer from my friend Erica Bleznak, in her own words:

“If you donate at least $30 from today thru this Sunday, July 12– to the remarkableBrenda McMorrow fundraising campaign for her new albumI will put your name in a raffle to win a free private yoga session and one foot reflexology session –I live near Philadelphia so you will need to be nearby or if you are at Bhakti Fest West I can offer a session there too! This is a $260 value for both sessions! Just inbox me (email Blezyogi@gmail.com) and let me know you have donated and I will enter your name–Let’s support musicians like Brenda McMorrow who are sharing conscious music with the world-link to donate is: http://igg.me/at/brendamcmorrow/x/1173731

 

 

NEW INDIEGOGO ALBUM FUNDRAISING PERK ADDED: STAR IN HANUMAN CHALISA VIDEO!!

STAR IN THIS SPECIAL RE-MAKE VIDEO OF THE WINDBLOWN HANUMAN CHALISA!!

JAI HANUMAN! A brand new, amazing PERK has just been added to my Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign!

Scroll down and see this new offering!!

Here is the original: HANUMAN CHALISA WINDBLOWN VERSION VIDEO

“Brenda’s Windblown version of the Hanuman Chalisa is fast becoming a phenomenon in both India and the West! Join Brenda in making this special “remake” version video!
We need 10 featured performers to sing/rap specific verses of the Chalisa. We will send you the track, with words to learn and a music track (without the words) for you to listen to on earbuds while you sing/rap along and film! Film on your smart phone or video camera, send to us and our wonderful video editor Alyssa will create a wonderful video for us to share with the world!! ”
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photo by Jennifer Mazzucco jennifermazzucco.com

Brenda’s Making a New Album! Join her Indiegogo Fundraising campaign!

Bhakti Fest West, September 2015 – Discounted Tickets Available through Me :-)

Bhakti Fest West! It is a joy to have been invited back again this year to share music with the thousands of beloveds who gather to celebrate love, connection, beautiful sound and beingness together! (Krishna Das, David Newman, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Sean Johnson, Donna De Lory and many more will be there too!)

A limited number of discounted weekend passes are available through me!

A full weekend, four day pass could be yours for just $275!

In order for Bhakti Fest to be able to make the festival more sustainable, the producers have alloted a certain number of artist-release tickets to sell. The income from these sales then goes towards covering artists travel and lodging costs.

So, thank you in advance for your support by buying tickets through us!

Please contact info@brendamcmorrow.com

Brenda at Bhakti Fest Midwest, 2014 - photo by Mitchell Manz
Brenda at Bhakti Fest Midwest, 2014 – photo by Mitchell Manz
Brenda and band at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014 - photo by Maie P. Jyoti
Brenda and band at Bhakti Fest Midwest 2014 – photo by Maie P. Jyoti

VARANASI, INDIA…beyond words…

I have just returned to North America after 4 powerful weeks in Mother India. Transformation, beauty, challenge, joy. Life goes technicolor in this land and I am so grateful for the opportunity to dig in…DEEP!

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Just that day we were asked to sing before the evening Aarti at Tulsi Ghat in Varanasi. Little did we know that this would be the most enthusiastically participated in rendition of the Windblown Hanuman Chalisa – EVER! Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that we were playing right below Tulsi Das’ residence (the writer of the Hanuman Chalisa) IMG_2883

The Ganga in Varanasi.

This sacred body of water is worshipped as a Goddess.

It is an incredible thing to witness how people utilize this river for everything from offerings, pujas,  clothes washing, bathing, boating, selling, toileting to submerging the dead, to blessing and purifying themselves.IMG_2855

The beauty and wonder of humanity at ever turn here in Varanasi

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To have the opportunity to participate along the banks of the Ganga in a puja to Lord Shiva, the Transformer, the Destroyer, he who assists us in letting go of all that no longer serves us, was a great blessing.

European Tour – December 12-19, 2014 AND January 16-25, 2015

European Tour

Brenda McMorrow with Rafa Martinez 

December 12

Arts-Thera

Kirtan

Geneva, Switzerland

 

December 13

11:00 – 13:30

Arts-Thera

Workshop

Geneva, Switzerland

 

December 13

Evening Kirtan

Diwan Basel

Basel, Switzerland

 

December 14

Jivamukti

Munich, Germany

 

December 16

Yoga Roof II

with Emy Berti, Igor Ezendam & Arianna Artioli

Lugano, Switzerland

 

December 17

Ananda Giri

With Emy Berti

Guardabosone, Italy

 

December19

La Place du Village

with ORÂMA (Abel Millot,Isaèle Sôntgen, Angela May)

Marseille, France

 

January 16

CASA DEL TÍBET

musicaiconsciencia@gmail.com

Sergi: 34-670059477

with Ravi Ramoneda and Tara Walsh

Barcelona, Spain

 

January 23

Joogakoulu Shanti

Helsinki, Finland

 

January 24-25

 Yoga and Music festival Tallinn   

Salme Cultural Center

with Satyaa and Pari

Tallinn, Estonia

 

 

RAFA MARTINEZ

Rafa is a percussionist/vocalist from Barcelona who is joining me on my European tour. He is part of the band “Shaman Laika”, which was born with the intention to honor Mother earth and to serve the expansion of consciousness through ceremony, meditation, kirtan, bhajan, mantra, ethnic, world and ceremonial music; from love, for love and through love…www.facebook.com/shamanlaika

with Rafa Martinez and Matthias Roth, Zurich, May 2014

with Rafa Martinez and Matthias Roth, Zurich, May 2014

with Rafa Martinez, Ravi Ramoneda and Binod Katuwal in Barcelona, 2014