Faculty Mentored Program: 50-hr Kirtan Academy: Bhakti Heart Fire

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

No Musical Experience Required

At its most basic and universal level, Bhakti can be defined as an expression of love or devotion. Anyone who has experienced the spontaneous heart-expanding effects of chant understands that the Bhakti Bhav (mood) is a sweet, pure and expansive feeling not easily described in words. Like our physical yoga practice, devotional chanting has the power to create healing shifts in the body, mind and Spirit. Acting like a tuning fork for the entire system, chanting can help us clear blocked energy and open us up to the Universal frequency of compassion, expansion, trust, and love.

Experience the benefits of mantra repetition as applied to chanting and meditation, and learn common Sanskrit & yogic chants and their meanings. Participants will gain insight into traditional deities, stories, myths and practices, and their application to our modern lives.

Learn about the typical instruments used for Kirtan, and explore the possibilities of creative chant composition at your own comfort level.

No musical ability and/or training is required for this program.

Brenda’s personal stories, humor and revelations from her own path and worldwide travels light up this experience of brilliant Bhakti bliss!


Photo Gallery from Kirtan Academy: Bhakti Heart Fire


Friday, December 1, 2023

Registration to be completed by December 1, 2023, but coursework can be completed any time before the end of your mutally agreed upon study period.

Program Cost:

$995 + HST

(Canadian Dollars)

Payment Options

A non-refundable deposit is required to process your registration. If you choose to pay in full, the balance of your tuition is due four weeks prior to the start of the program. If you choose to pay through a payment plan your nonrefundable deposit payment of $339 is due immediately, followed by 2 equal payments of $422.68.

  Deposit  (due upon registration) Balance Total Tuition Payment Deadline
Pay in Full $339 CAD $785.35  CAD $1,124.35 CAD Balance is due 4 weeks prior to the program start date.
Payment Plan (Includes $30/payment processing fee) $339 CAD 2 equal payments of $422.68 CAD $1,184.36 CAD Payment Plan dates will be coordinated via email upon receiving your registration and deposit. 

Multi-Course Discount

Register for any 2 Canadian Yoga Teacher Trainings (50, 100 or 200-hrs) and receive a 10% tuition discount on each training. Only students who complete an application for each course, as well as pay the two tuition deposits simultaneously are eligible for this discount. For further information about this, please contact info@devatree.com.


Brenda McMorrow, B.Ed, RYT

Devotional Chant artist and Certified Yoga Instructor Brenda McMorrow is on faculty at DevaTree School of Yoga and is the director of the 50-hour Kirtan Academy: Bhakti HeartFire training. Brenda travels worldwide sharing her special approach to the joyous, ancient practice of Kirtan. She has a diverse musical career (folk, jazz, bluegrass) spanning 20 years and a deep devotion to the unveiling and celebration of our true beings through the power of sound. Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for its high-profile yoga inspired artists like Deva Premal. She has been invited to accompany the likes of Grammy award winning cellist David Darling and esteemed Kirtan musicians Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman, Girish and Dave Stringer and has been invited to Bhakti Yoga festivals and events across the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule. Brenda has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario and is a Certified Yoga Teacher (trained through Deva Tree School of Yoga). In addition to live concerts, she leads inspiring Chanting and Bhakti Yoga workshops and retreats around the world. When not on the Bhakti road, Brenda calls beautiful Guelph, Ontario home.