What you achieve in the Level 2 Training

  • Expand your repertoire to a dozen chants by learning advanced chants from your favorite Kirtan artists
  • Connect with the true power of your voice
  • Strengthen your understanding of chords and voicing options to make the most of your harmonium  
  • Develop a stronger sense of rhythm
  • Build comfort in speaking publicly about chants, telling stories, and sharing the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice via the 3 Essential Conversations
  • Prepare to share chants in yoga classes or your community, generating ecstatic experiences for yourself and your community
  • Deepen awareness around your Enneagram (personality) type and leverage this learning for your personal growth and ability to contribute as a Kirtan Leader
  • Get your first taste of leading a band (drummer and response singers) as you guide participants on a Kirtan journey
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How to Start

Results

  • Learn more chants for your home practice and to share with your community, and get a taste of leading a band.

What to Expect

Mike makes leading Kirtan fun and easy. As you deepen your practice, Mike will meet you exactly where you are and guide you deeper in the domains of musicianship (melody, harmony, rhythm), leadership and community building. You will expand your repertoire with more challenging chants by your favorite Kirtan artists, build your skill as musician and leader, and learn to share the ecstatic experiences Kirtan makes available with your community in an ever deepening way.

Private sessions – your choices are packages of 6 or 12 sixty minute sessions in person (Boulder) or by Skype or FaceTime.

Group classes – your choices are a 6-week class (75 min, weekly) or 4-day intensive (Thursday evening to Sunday, 12 hour training with one Kirtan event and one student concert).

With either privates or group classes, you will have access to Mike’s recorded music, 30 page booklet on Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga, and useful chant sheets that spell out the exact fingers and chords to use in granular detail, so you build good habits from our first call. Your learning will progress as you:

  • Complete homework throughout the program
  • Connect with Bhakti community
  • Receive compassionate and helpful feedback from Mike
  • Explore a dozen chants
  • Deepen your conceptual understanding of music, Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga in an easy, practical and embodied way
  • Build embodiment in chanting and playing the harmonium
  • Share chants publicly in your community
  • Experience visits from guest musicians and percussionists in the group glasses that allow you to experience playing with top notch, experienced professional musicians.

No matter which option you choose, Mike will de-mystify the process of chanting and playing the harmonium so you can access the Mystery of Kirtan. Having stepped through the doorway of chant, you have immediate access to the embodied joy and gratitude brought forward by chanting sacred mantras right here, right now. As you deepen your personal practice, you will naturally begin to share Kirtan in your community, perhaps even leading your own band!

“Mike Cohen’s Kirtan Leader group training was a huge growth experience for me. By the final event, I had taken leaps and bounds as a Kirtan Leader. ”

Alyssa Cohen, homeopath, yoga instructor, Kirtan Leader
“You gave me exercises, ideas and encouragement every step along the way. I am confident I will continue to progress because you helped me build a foundation that makes sense.”
Su Nimon
“This was my first public performance of a chant and certainly one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of my life!”
Francoise Roy, educator, singer/songwriter, Kirtan Leader
“I was invited to lead a chant at the Kirtan workshop and felt the most overwhelming feeling of energy opening my heart and pouring out of me. It just made me feel so good all over and I couldn’t stop smiling. I have never had an experience like that in over 25 years of singing.”
Holly Moretti, yoga studio owner, Kirtan Leader
“Your Kirtan Leader intensive was one of the most fun weekends I have had in a long time. The community of people that I met were amazing - I felt so much connection and love with each and every one of them. ”
Annie Edwards, yoga teacher, business owner and lifelong learner
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New students often feel stuck in their chant practice. They long to go deeper, and share powerful chant experiences with others. They often wonder, “How do I expand my repertoire? Where can I learn new chants? How do I expand my ability to play chords, to master multiple chord voicings? How can I skillfully speak about Kirtan publicly and share sacred chant with others?” No need to worry. Our proven system will get you out of any Kirtan ruts or musical cul-de-sacs and back on the road to learning, sharing and serving your community!

~ Mike

Chant

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Share

(Level 2)

Lead

(Level 3)

Serve

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