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Brenda MacIntyre Singer + Songwriter + Healer

"Living Past the Limits"

Singer-songwriter and healer, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and Indigenous hand drum healing music across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on the cover of the Toronto Star, MuchMusic, CTV, and many more. Powered by the grief of losing her son, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice into healing and empowering women to come into their own and realize their true purpose.

Brenda MacIntyre, more commonly known by her Indigenous name, Medicine Song Woman, has shared her undeniable passion and spiritual gift for rhythm and song with audiences for over 30 years. Beginning her musical journey at the age of 17, she moved from British Columbia to Toronto and quickly became one of the first female hip hop artists on Miami’s top 40 rotation.

Though it may have seemed as if Brenda’s success was garnered overnight, her accomplishments were achieved through “several years of hard work, freaking out and self-evolution.” For Brenda, success means “living my purpose and harvesting the teachings and blessings of the spiritual awakenings and major life transitions thrown at me throughout my life.”

As a newly single mother, Brenda picked up her life and relocated to rekindle with her passions. During this process, Brenda was introduced to who she truly was through the Indigenous hand drum. The drum catalyzed the journey back to her spirit, as she finally began harmonizing her music with her soul. 

Brenda also knows what it’s like to have your identity and success ripped out from underneath you, and understands how to redefine and re-create them in the wake of a dark night of the soul. In January 2016, her idea of “success” was shattered when she lost her son to a shooting at the pinnacle of his happiness.

“I felt like I had the air punched out of me….and then hit me that NOW really is the time to live your truth out loud, like my son had done. Perfectionism, anxiety and the belief of not being good enough are the worst culprits for keeping people stuck on hold, while their purpose begs to be expressed.”

Reflecting on her journeys and an encounter with a Navajo medicine woman who informed Brenda of her healing capabilities, she designed a proven certification program and signature system—stepping into her deeper calling of working with healing energy to help women activate and embrace their inner calling.

  • Living Past the Limits: Why Holding Your Shi* Together Is Holding You Back

    Brenda shares insight on the grief and confusion we all feel around our identity and what could have been through reflecting on her own experiences of loss. With a performance of her Indigenous roots reggae fusion single “Living Past the Limits”, she will help you to embody the strength and courage needed to move past your own limits or those that have been pushed onto you.

    Audiences will learn and experience:

    • How to expand beyond your limits without stretching yourself too thin
    • Simple movement practices for breaking self or socially imposed limitations
    • Ways to transform grief and loss

    Breath of Fresh Air: Becoming Open to Life

    With over 30 years of experience in singing and her knowledge of healing, Brenda will connect you to something greater than yourself, allowing you to open up to and embrace new inspiration, ideas, and opportunities. Through these teachings she will demonstrate how we tend to cheat ourselves of life and our own magnetism.

    Audiences will discover:

    • How improper breathing can give us brain fog, tiredness, lack of focus and ability to concentrate, and rob us of our confidence and a powerful voice
    • A breathing technique involving an Indigenous hand drum song that will bring you more life, calm you and open your mind, body and spirit
    • Teachings about the power of water within and around us, and our breath

    Picking Up the Pieces 101: How to Tap into and Amplify Your Resilience

    Learn how to stop stopping yourself and step into the flow of real life so you can live your purpose. Brenda will share her story of life after the murder of her son and how to transform trauma into trailblazing so you can live your truth out loud. She will mesmerize you with her goosebump-giving voice, singing medicine songs to soothe your soul. Brenda is a master at creating a safe sacred space in which to let go, receive healing and walk away feeling inspired and uplifted.

    Learning from this presentation includes:

    • “The Land of the Unknown”-- how to embrace the magic of uncertainty and allows yourself to not have all the answers
    • Three resources (inner, outer, higher) for strengthening your intuition
    • An exercise for amplifying your resilience and empowering your heart and mind, accompanied by a performance of Brenda’s title track “Picking Up the Pieces”

    Medicine Song Healing: Music & Messages from Beyond

    A session that is fun, entertaining, deep, spiritual and healing, Brenda--also known as Medicine Song Woman--will channel medicine songs, connect to the spirit world and offer a reading to your group. Participate in a meditative journey and receive healing energy through her Medicine Song Healing Technique.

    From this experience, audiences will:

    • Receive messages from the spirit world to help you grow, expand and live a life of meaning and purpose
    • Feel lighter and emotionally uplifted, leaving headaches and backaches behind 
    • Discover deep healing at the cellular level
  • Awards and Highlights

    2020 Long-Listed, CBC Searchlight

    2019 Nominee, Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize

    2019 Toronto Star Front Cover Feature Article

    2016 “The Seventh Fire” Canadian Premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Music Licensing Deal and Live Performance.

    2010 MUSIC MAKER OF THE MONTH – “Native America Calling”, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Anchorage, Alaska– heard on 52 stations in the United States and Canada by approximately 500,000 listeners each week.

    2010: #5 – TOP 10 FOLK/ROOTS/BLUES, CFRU 93.3 FM Jan 26/10

    2009: #3 DEBUT – TOP 10 FOLK/ROOTS/BLUES, 92.5 FM THE EX Dec 8/09

    2007 Toronto Aboriginal Business Association Businesswoman of the Year

    2003 Nominee Best World Album, Canadian Independent Music Awards

    1992 Juno Award – The Gathering, featuring Brenda’s single “Rock A Talk”

    1992 Nominee – Canadian Reggae Music Awards

     

Brenda MacIntyre, more commonly known by her Indigenous name, Medicine Song Woman, has shared her undeniable passion and spiritual gift for rhythm and song with audiences for over 30 years. Beginning her musical journey at the age of 17, she moved from British Columbia to Toronto and quickly became one of the first female hip hop artists on Miami’s top 40 rotation.

Though it may have seemed as if Brenda’s success was garnered overnight, her accomplishments were achieved through “several years of hard work, freaking out and self-evolution.” For Brenda, success means “living my purpose and harvesting the teachings and blessings of the spiritual awakenings and major life transitions thrown at me throughout my life.”

As a newly single mother, Brenda picked up her life and relocated to rekindle with her passions. During this process, Brenda was introduced to who she truly was through the Indigenous hand drum. The drum catalyzed the journey back to her spirit, as she finally began harmonizing her music with her soul. 

Brenda also knows what it’s like to have your identity and success ripped out from underneath you, and understands how to redefine and re-create them in the wake of a dark night of the soul. In January 2016, her idea of “success” was shattered when she lost her son to a shooting at the pinnacle of his happiness.

“I felt like I had the air punched out of me….and then hit me that NOW really is the time to live your truth out loud, like my son had done. Perfectionism, anxiety and the belief of not being good enough are the worst culprits for keeping people stuck on hold, while their purpose begs to be expressed.”

Reflecting on her journeys and an encounter with a Navajo medicine woman who informed Brenda of her healing capabilities, she designed a proven certification program and signature system—stepping into her deeper calling of working with healing energy to help women activate and embrace their inner calling.

Speaker Summary

Location: Canada

Language: English

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