Kirtan Tour = Discovering Great Natural Food Stores everywhere we go!

John de Kadt and I stopped by Central Co-op in Seattle yesterday and it rocks : – )


1600 E Madison St  Seattle, WA 98122, United States
+1 206-329-1545


As I embark on another Kirtan tour, I’m feeling extra gratitude for the beautiful Natural Food stores that we find everywhere we go. One of my favourite things is to discover the places that provide vibrant, healthy, organic, delicious food to fuel us.  It’s essential, as the flights, the long car rides, less sleep can take a toll. Yay for GOOD GOOD food!!

And then we continued deliciously on…



Portland, Oregon


Portland, OR


Ashland Food Co-op, Ashland, OR


Power House, Nanaimo, B.C.


Power House, Nanaimo, B.C.


Crested Butte, CO



Crested Butte, CO!

A Summer of Joyful Festivals and Retreats in Pictures!

Summer 2013 is still in full swing and I’m so grateful for the most blessed events I’ve been invited to be part of! Here are some peeks into the various events! A million thanks to the festival and retreat organizers! It’s because of you that we get to come together in loving community to nourish and spirits and connection to one another and, most importantly, ourselves!


With David Newman at Bhakti Fest Midwest

With Jai

Singing with Jai Uttal at Bhakti Fest Midwest (w/ Joni Allen and Sean Johnson)

Sean and Vrinda Nataraj

Dancing Nataraja with Sean Johnson, Bhakti Fest Midwest


With Emy Berti at Bliss Beat Festival, Italy


Bliss Beat Festival “Love-In”, Italy


Singing with the Hanumen in Maine (Benjy Wertheimer, Gaura Vani)


Arriving at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON (Morgan Doctor, Jason Fowler, Shannon Kingsbury, Andrew McPherson, Robert Kingsbury)


Shanti Retreat Crew! Wolfe Island, ON



With Adam Bauer and Narada Wise, Yoga Fest, Northern Michigan


Joining Parvati Devi on stage at Yoga Fest, Michigan


Adam Bauer, Atmaram, Krishnamoyee at  Yoga Fest, Michigan


Gospel Hour at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON with Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Martha Wainwright, Shane Koyczan, Ruth Moody



Gospel Hour at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON with Sarah Lee Guthrie,  Johnny Irion, Martha Wainwright, Shane Koyczan, Ruth Moody

prAna Clothing – Sweet Designs for our Summer Tour!

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!!


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


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


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


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

September in California, Sedona, Victoria and Vancouver!

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!

“Opening To Your Divine Life” A Retreat to Welcome 2012!

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
 All programming, 4 nights shared accommodation and delicious vegetarian meals
To register and for more information 519-495-2634

For more info, visit:


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

Interview with Brenda on Possibility 101 – Vivid Life Radio!

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

Upcoming Kirtans, Retreats, Festivals across North America and Europe

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

Love Abounds Album Liner Notes, Lyrics and Translations

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.

Wah! at the Toronto Yoga Conference 2010

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!