Workshops & Events:
Special Live Music Flow Class with Debbie Steingesser featuring Brenda McMorrow and the Kirtaniyas

Friday, April 16th ( 12:00-1:30pm)
Regular class rates apply
(donations for musicians welcome!)

Join Debbie for a very special afternoon of creative Vinyasa Flow to the sounds of eclectic live music. Brenda McMorrow and the Kirtaniyas infuse a captivating blend of kirtan, jazz, Indian music, world beat and devotional chanting. Connect to the more rhythmic, spontaneous and expressive aspects of your yoga practice in this inspired afternoon. Join us for a live soundtrack you won’t want to miss!

Brenda McMorrow
Canadian singer/songwriter Brenda McMorrow has been performing music from a variety of traditions– from folk/pop to bluegrass to jazz – since 1992. Now - as meditation, yoga and expanding consciousness have become integral parts of her life – her true heart offering is to share her unique blend of sacred Indian devotional chants with diverse world beats and sublime original melodies. It was when Brenda participated in her first Sanskrit chant while attending a Yoga workshop in 2004, that she had a profound knowing her musical journey was leading her to places more expansive and heart-opening than she had ever imagined. While in India soon thereafter, Brenda began combining her own songwriting with ancient Sanskrit chants - and she has been flowing with this divine wave of Bhakti energy ever since! White Swan Records (Deva Premal/MC Yogi) has discovered the beautiful appeal of Brenda’s music and has just re-released her independent debut Kirtan album “Ameya” which will be followed by a release of her highly anticipated new album of Devotional songs in June, 2010. Both records have been produced by esteemed producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach (Deva Premal/Jai Uttal) Brenda is excited to be embarking on her second tour of California backed by and supporting the Kirtaniyas for an exciting and diverse double bill.

“Brenda McMorrow’s CD Ameya is truly a lush offering in every sense, communicating her abundant devotion in a way which speaks to the heart and caresses the ears with spiritual sweetness and a rich palette of musical diversity” David Newman a.k.a Durga Das

The Kirtaniyas
The Kirtaniyas are an up and coming kirtan band steeped in the pure bhakti traditions of anicent India. These four energetic, multi-talented artists come from a rich, colorful background. They grew up in a Krishna culture of song, dance, philosophy and devotion. At the heart of it all, there was always Kirtan; it owned their passion before they could talk.
Vijay, the band’s lead singer, has been traveling the world since a young age accompanying many spiritual teachers perfecting his art of kirtan and mastery of the mrdanga drum, as well as accompanying leading kirtan players such as Jai Uttal, Arjun Baba and Dasi Karnamrita. The Kirtaniyas also include Rasika on vocals and harmonium, Sarasvati on violin, vocals, and Nitai on vocals and percussion. Recent performances include concerts at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, the Rose Temple in Venice, and accompanying Saul David Raye’s yoga classes. Come rejoice in the moods of authentic, ecstatic devotional chanting. Experience the nectar!

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