The only thing more amazing than chanting… is leading a chant!

 

If you long to start a home chant practice, or take your Kirtan Leadership to the next level,
these programs are for you.

These programs offers a safe and gentle step into the practice of leading Kirtan. In the Level 1 INTRO program, you will be guided and supported to learn 6 simple, yet gorgeous, chants from your favorite Kirtan artists to launch your own home chant practice. In the Level 2 ADVANCED program, you will learn 6 more advanced chants from your favorite Kirtan artists and gain experience playing with a professional Kirtan percussionist to prepare you to share Kirtan with others! Ongoing coaching guidance creates a safe and supportive container for your learning so you have fun, connect with others and learn to create your own amazing chant experiences!

If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community… or desire to do so, these Kirtan Leader intensives are perfect for you!

Don’t own a harmonium – don’t worry. We can help you rent or purchase a great one and may even have a few extra on hand. Program participants will be supported by KLI founder Mike Cohen, outstanding percussionists/educators Issa Malluf, Ken Matarazzo and Andy Skellenger, and voice instructors/Kirtan Leaders Samantha Keller and Dawnia Dresser.

Level 1

THIS PROGRAM IS PERFECT FOR:

  • Brand new Kirtan Leaders who long to create a home practice.
  • Kirtan Leaders who desire to serve their community by sharing Kirtan in yoga classes and similar venues.

LEARN TIME SAVING SHORT CUTS FOR:

  • Playing chords with ease and making the most of the harmonium
  • Strengthening your singing
  • Expanding your repertoire
  • Building comfort in speaking publicly about chants, telling stories, and sharing the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice

If you are a BEGINNING Kirtan Leader ready to take a safe and fun step into leading Kirtan this program is for you. You may already have a home Kirtan practice, or share Kirtan in yoga classes or on retreats. Or, perhaps you long to do so!

Kirtan Leaders growing through LEVEL 1 focus on building the skills and confidence required to launch a home practice and/or share Kirtan in venues like yoga classes and retreats.

If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community… or desire to do so, this INTRODUCTORY Kirtan Leader intensive is for you!

Don’t own a harmonium – don’t worry. We can help you rent or purchase a great one, and may even have a few extras on hand. Program participants will be supported by KLI founder Mike Cohen, outstanding percussionists/educators Issa Malluf, Ken Matarazzo and Andy Skellenger, and beautiful voice instructors/Kirtan Leaders Samantha Keller and Dawnia Dresser.

Level 2

THIS PROGRAM IS IS PERFECT FOR: 

  • Kirtan Leaders who share Kirtan in yoga classes
  • Kirtan Leaders who aspire to share Kirtan with a band in their community


LEARN TIME SAVING SHORT CUTS FOR:

  • Expanding understanding of chords and voicing options to make the most of the harmonium
  • Strengthening your singing
  • Growing your repertoire through more advanced cover chants
  • Building comfort in speaking publicly about chants, telling stories, and sharing the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice
  •  Leading your band (drummer and response singers) with skill and ease!

Come join us if you are an ADVANCED Kirtan Leader seeking to create powerful Kirtan experiences in yoga classes, on retreats and in your local community.

Kirtan Leaders growing through LEVEL 2 focus on building the skills and confidence required to share chants with confidence and even begin to lead a band while taking participants on a Kirtan journey.

If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community and want to GO DEEPER, this ADVANCED Kirtan Leader intensive is for you!

Program participants will be supported by KLI founder Mike Cohen, outstanding percussionists/educators Issa Malluf, Ken Matarazzo and Andy Skellenger, and beautiful voice instructors/Kirtan Leaders Samantha Keller and Dawnia Dresser.

Upcoming Level 1 Trainings

Level 1 Weekly Group Training – Boulder, Colorado

 

Tuesday Evenings ~ 6:00-7:30pm
September 25 – October 30

Classes limited to 12 participants to create a high-touch learning environment. This program runs six weeks with a total of 9 hours of instruction in how to launch your own home chant practice and perhaps even share with others!

Location: Jeannie Manchester Yoga ~ 1480 Violet Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304

ENROLLMENT FEE:  $169(Early Bird) / $199 (after September 16th)

 

Level 1 Group Intensive Training in Boulder, CO

 

November 8th (Thursday) – November 9th (Friday)
·      Thursday from 6-9pm (training session)
·      Friday from 9am-5pm (training session)
·      Saturday – Kirtan event at 7:30pm
·      Sunday – potluck and Kirtan Leader jam session from 6-9pm

 

This 16 hour program is limited to 25 participants

Intensive includes: 11hrs of class, lunch on Friday, free admission to Saturday night concert and participation in potluck  and jam session on Sunday.

Location: Nyland Co-housing, 3525 Nyland Way Lafayette, CO 80026

 

ENROLLMENT FEE:  $325 (Early Bird) / $375 (after October 27)

** For weekend Intensive, you can also take Level 2 the same
weekend and receive a discount – email me for details.**

Upcoming Level 2 Trainings

Level 2 Weekly Group Training – Boulder, Colorado

 

Tuesday Evenings ~ 7:30-9:00pm
September 25 – October 30

Classes limited to 12 participants to create a high-touch learning environment. This program runs 6 weeks with a total of 9 hours of instruction in how to lead Kirtan.

 

Location: Jeannie Manchester Yoga ~ 1480 Violet Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304

ENROLLMENT FEE:  $189 (Early Bird) / $219 (after September 15th)

 

Level 2 Group Intensive Training in Boulder, CO

 

November 9th (Friday) – November 11th (Sunday)
·      Friday from 6-9pm (training session)
·      Saturday – 9am-5pm (training session) + Kirtan event at 7:30pm
·      Sunday – 11:30am-5pm (training session)
       + potluck and Kirtan Leader jam session from 6-9pm

 

This 22 hour program is limited to 20 participants

Intensive includes: 17hrs of class, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, free admission to Saturday night concert and participation in potluck  and jam session on Sunday.

Location: Nyland Co-housing, 3525 Nyland Way Lafayette, CO 80026

 

ENROLLMENT FEE:  $375 (Early Bird) / $425 (after October 27)

** For weekend Intensive, you can also take Level 2 the same
weekend and receive a discount – email me for details.**

Level 3

LEAD A BAND — 2 month class for Experienced Kirtan Leaders!

Discover your authentic style as a Kirtan Leader!

 

If you long to share full-band Kirtan events in your community, or rapidly grow your local and regional community, the Level 3 Kirtan Leader class is for you! The LEVEL 3 class will help you build the skills and confidence required to LEAD A BAND and guide participants into a deeply transformative experiences through ecstatic chant! 

THIS PROGRAM IS IS PERFECT FOR: 

  • Experienced harmonium owners who share chants in yoga classes and want to expand into leading full-band Kirtan events
  • New and existing Kirtan Band Leaders who want to expand their local and regional community and ability to create transformative chant experiences.

 

LEARN TIME SAVING SHORT CUTS FOR:

  • Leading a band (drummer, response singer and more!) with skill and ease
  • Learning to cue drummers, musicians and response singers in real time
  • Rotating through the roles of Kirtan Leader, response singer and audience in order to gain valuable perspectives on the Kirtan experience
  • Building vibrant communities of musicians, venues, advocates and chant participants
  • Growing your capacity to take participants on a potent spiritual/musical/energetic journey
  • Share this extraordinary practice with the world

This class will help you launch and establish yourself as a Kirtan Leader. You will grow through practice, guidance and coaching around:
leading a band, building your community & clarifying, articulating and manifesting your unique Kirtan vision in the world. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 In the domain of MUSIC you will:

  • Expand your repertoire
  • Build your vocal skills
  • Get more out of your harmonium
  • Learn to cue your drummer, musicians and response singers so you can lead a band with skill and ease
  • Learn how to assemble a tribe of musicians and the key criteria for finding/choosing musicians

In the domain of LEADERSHIP and COMMUNITY BUILDING you will:

  • Build communities of chant participants, supporters & venues virtually and in person
  • Learn to effectively utilize audio, visual and online technology
  • Create full-band community Kirtan events
  • Build a public identity as a Kirtan Leader
  • Lead groups through transformative chant experiences!

In the domain of BUSINESS and TECHNOLOGY you will:

  • Understand the flow of setting up/promoting successful events
  • Receive a Draft Contract for Events
  • Engage in Strategic/Action planning
  • Learn essential information about sound systems and powerpoint projection

Support faculty include skilled, professional Kirtan drummer Ken Matarazzo, beautiful voice teacher/Kirtan Leader Dawnia Dresser and more. All faculty are dedicated to helping you learn to LEAD A BAND.

Upcoming Level 3 Trainings

Level 3 Weekend Intensive Training in Colorado

July 26th (Thursday) – July 29th (Sunday)

·      Thursday from 9am-3pm (training session) 
·      Friday from 9am-5pm (training session)
·      Saturday from 9am-6pm (training session) +full-band Kirtan event
·      Sunday – 9am-1pm (training session)

**This program includes a FREE follow up teleconference- date and time TBD**

ENROLLMENT FEE:  $750 (Early Bird) / $895 (after July 10)

This intimate, personal and exclusive program is limited to 12 participants who are serious about leading a Kirtan band. The ratio of students (up to 12) to instructors (3-4) will offer each participant in this 30 hour training valuable one-on-one attention from a professional Kirtan drummer, a pro voice teacher and KLI founder Mike Cohen. The learning you will experience is real and profound – each participant will have the opportunity to demonstrate their embodied learning by leading a chant in a real-live public Kirtan event complete with audience, sound system, professional musicians and response singers.

Location: Nyland Co-housing, 3525 Nyland Way Lafayette, CO 80026

PRE-REQUISITES
In order to be deemed ready for this advanced program, participants are expected to have successfully traversed KLI Levels 1 and 2 via classes, intensives and/or private sessions. Those who are not current Kirtan Leader Institute students can apply via interview/audition with Mike. Email [email protected] to set up a meeting.  Our trainings utilize the proven KLI methodology and unique system for accelerated learning. These programs are 100% dedicated to training YOU as a Kirtan Leader. All participants will need to have a strong base of understanding to participate successfully and get the most out of this intensive.

** Past participants can enroll in the Friday 9am-5pm (Level 1) training as an Alumni Refresher Day – email me for details.**

No Harmonium? No problem, we have harmoniums on site to rent or buy.

Got questions? Click HERE for our Frequently Asked Questions or email [email protected].