Brenda McMorrow

Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”.  As spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide. With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal.  Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.

Workshops

The Healing Practice of Mantra and Chant – Join devotional chant artist Brenda McMorrow in this special workshop to explore the healing and uplifting sounds of ancient mantra and the joyous singing of Kirtan (a practice of devotional or Bhakti Yoga).

Brenda will provide a brief history of Kirtan; an overview of the most popular Deities in the Hindu Pantheon and their archetypal relevance in our lives with a focus on the many faces and names of the Divine Mother (including the Goddesses Lakshmi, Kali, Durga, Saraswati and more!) We will also share a variety of mantras and their meanings and how they apply to our lives with a particular focus on their healing benefits.

Open to all who are interested in singing, meditation, yoga, sound healing and anyone wanting to try something heart- opening and new! Absolutely no experience necessary!

Kirtan – Join us for an evening of Kirtan. Kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a practice of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion). It is a participatory, call and response form of singing which is expanding throughout North America as westerners discover it’s uplifting, healing and joyous effects. Open to participants of all religions or no religion at all, Kirtan is easy to learn and participate in. The lead singer sings simple and beautiful melodies and the crowd responds either by memory or by using lyric sheets provided. Kirtan is a beautiful opportunity for people to come together to open their hearts and chant the many names of the Divine. In Kirtan, the lines between musician and audience are blurred. The audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing, clapping, dancing and the transformative devotional energy that they each bring to the experience. Brenda explains, “Singing together– chanting the Divine names – encourages our hearts to open and the beauty of our true beings to shine!”

For more info on Brenda you can visit her site at;

www.brendamcmorrow.com

Or check out her FB page;

https://www.facebook.com/brendamcmorrowkirtan