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Birth name
  
Wade Imre Morissette

Also known as
  
Imre


Name
  
Wade Morissette

Role
  
Musician

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Born
  
June 1, 1974 (age 49) (
1974-06-01
)

Origin
  
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Genres
  
Kirtan, Indie rock, Pop rock

Occupation(s)
  
Musician, yoga and reiki instructor and therapist

Instruments
  
Piano, guitar, harmonium, djembe, tabla, vocals

Siblings
  
Alanis Morissette, Chad Morissette

Parents
  
Alan Richard Morissette, Georgia Mary Ann

Albums
  
Sargam Scales of Music, Maha Moha the Great Delusion, Strong as Diamonds (Om Vajra Kaya Namaha)

Nephews
  
Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway

Similar People
  
Alanis Morissette, Hunter Johansson, Dan Heder, Souleye, Alicia Silverstone

Profiles

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Wade Imre Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian kirtan and indie pop-rock musician, yoga instructor, therapist, and author.

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Early life

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Wade Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the son of Georgia Mary Ann Feuerstein, a Hungarian-born teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a French-Canadian high school principal. Wade is the twin brother of Alanis Morissette, whom he names as "one of the biggest influences in my life"; they have an older brother, Chad.

Music

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Wade took to music at an early age, studying piano as a child and guitar and djembe in his teens. During a trip to India, he encountered devotional yoga and chanting, and decided to combine his interests in yoga and music, to create his own blend of indie rock/pop music with Sanskrit and English chants.

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In 2004, Wade was asked to be an ambassador for Lululemon, the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company. At the same time, he had self-released his debut album, Sargam Scales of Music. This turned into a world tour to promote both his album and the clothing line with the company signing on as a sponsor. The Lululemon Yoga Pilgrimage kicked off in 2005 and took Wade to Tokyo, Hong Kong and 32 cities in North America and continued on through early 2006 with stops in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

In late 2006, Nettwerk Music Group CEO and yoga enthusiast Terry McBride signed Wade to the label's Nutone Music division. Wade has since released his second and third albums, Strong as Diamonds: Om Vajra Kaya Namaha, in 2007 and Maha Moha – The Great Delusion in 2008.

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During live performances, Wade often begins with bliss dance and ends with a kirtan. Wade, on guitar and harmonium, sings out a phrase; the audience responds until the musicians and audience mesh.

Yoga, Reiki and other

Wade has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1995. He has completed Iyengar, Classical Ashtanga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training. He has studied Vinyasa, Viniyoga, Anusara and Kriya yoga, as well as zazen, Vedic chanting, and active movement and sound meditations with some of the best-known teachers in Canada, North America, and India. He is also a Reiki master, certified Phoenix Rising yoga therapist, and Viniyoga Therapist. He leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and music-dance evenings internationally.

Writing and speaking

Wade has had features published in the Yoga Journal and Macleans Magazine. His work also includes the book Transformative Yoga: Five Keys to Unlocking Inner Bliss (2009), which he co-authored with his twin Alanis Morissette. He is also planning a series of motivational seminars.

Discography

  • Sargam Scales of Music (2004)
  • Strong as Diamonds: Om Vajra Kaya Namaha (2007)
  • Maha Moha – The Great Delusion (2008)
  • "Savasana Land"
  • Videography

  • Together and Calling (2007)
  • Tours

  • Lululemon Yoga Pilgrimage (2005/06)
  • References

    Wade Morissette Wikipedia


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