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

Dave Stringer Tours Central Canada – Featuring Brenda McMorrow

Join Dave (w/ special guest Brenda McMorrow) at one of the following events across Central Canada. Joining Dave and Brenda will be Morgan Doctor on percussion and Chris Gartner on bass. Swaha will join the festivities for the Toronto date!

MAY 5 ~ LONDON, ON (Kirtan)

MAY 6 ~ TORONTO, ON (Teacher Training)

MAY 6 ~ TORONTO, ON (Kirtan)

MAY 7 ~ OTTAWA, ON (Kirtan)

MAY 8 ~ OTTAWA, ON (Inner Musician Workshop)

MAY 8 ~ MONTREAL, QC (Kirtan)

Upcoming Kirtans in London,Toronto, Kingston (Feb. 20, Feb 27, March 5)

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

Upcoming 2010 Ontario Dates

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

Brenda’s Nov/December Events

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


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: www.brendamcmorrow.com www.mytown.ca/pennletters 519 434 8555

Brenda’s upcoming events in Toronto, Guelph, Sharon, Waterloo and London

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



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



$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 www.belovedyoga.ca

The Lotus Centre – 140 Ann St,

519-642-2378- www.lotuscentre.ca

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

Re:Vision – Penn Kemp and Anne Anglin


Penn Kemp and Anne Anglin

Penn Kemp and Anne Anglin

Photos by Larry Steel

Kirtan in London – Om Namah Shivaya!!

Wow, what a sweet night in London. Yet again, our London friends opened their hearts and voices in such beautiful ways!

Brenda McMorrow w/ Robert Menegoni and Allison Menegoni

Brenda McMorrow w/ Robert Menegoni and Allison Menegoni