Mike Cohen and The Shakti Groove are available for festivals and conferences in a variety of capacities.
Mike is an experienced Master of Ceremony for festivals and conference. He combines a compassionate and commanding stage presence with the ability to improvise when needed to keep the audiences attention.
FULL BAND KIRTAN CONCERT
Mike and his band The Shakti Groove offer a Kirtan experience like no other, mixing high-energy call and response anthems, inspiring invocations and soulful songs in Sanskrit and English. Mike’s music blends Eastern mantra and Western grooves in a high-energy and intoxicating manner that is ‘inspiring, addictive and highly-chantable.” (Yoga Chicago Magazine). Participants delight in chanting songs from Mike’s trio of critically acclaimed full-length Kirtan albums: Om Dattatreya (2009), Soul Contact (2012) and Illumination: Soundtrack for the Satya Yuga (2016), and the songs that will be released in 2018 as his fourth album. Since 2010 Mike has shared full-band Kirtan events at dozens of chant and yoga festivals. In 2015, he was honored to open for Kirtan legend Krishna Das at Bhakti Fest Midwest.
LIVE MUSIC IN YOGA CLASSES
Mike is available to add live music (Sanskrit chanting, harmonium) to any yoga class. A “live music soundtrack” profoundly supports the flow and energy of the class and enhances the experience for both the teacher and class participants.
An engaging workshop teacher, Mike and The Shakti Groove’s unique workshops complement any yoga or music festival. Titles include:
- Kirtan 101
- Somatics and the Art of Teaching Yoga (for yoga teachers)
- Enneagram for Yogis
- Frame drum workshop
- Find your voice workshop