Do you want to create a personal home chant practice?

Do you long to play the harmonium and are not sure where to start, including how to buy one?


Do you want to share Kirtan with your community?

Would you love to expand your repertoire with advanced chants by your favorite Kirtan artists?


Would you love to lead a Kirtan band to create powerful chant experiences?

Do you need support in building relevant community?


Do you long to lead Kirtan regionally and nationally, touring and play festivals?

Would you love to record your own original chants?

Come for the music, stay for the transformation ®

Meet Mike. Chant. Lead. Serve.

Mike Cohen, MA, founder of Kirtan Leader Institute, loves working with those who feel called to share Kirtan with others, and who possess big ambitions around personal development and contribution through Kirtan. Mike guides his students to build thriving chant communities, lead with power and grace, write compelling original music, tour, play at festivals, create albums and much more.

A life-long musician with 15 years experience developing leaders, Mike created a proven methodology for training and apprenticing Kirtan Leaders based around four relevant domains for leading Kirtan: Musicianship, Embodied Leadership, Community Building and Spirituality. Mike teaches within the discourses of Western and Indian music, Somatics, Integral, Ontology, Enneagram, Embodied Leadership and Dattatreya Spirituality to help Kirtan Leaders build skill and confidence in serving others through the ancient/modern practice of sacred chant. Since 2010 Mike has trained and apprenticed hundreds of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe.

Mike has released two critically acclaimed albums, and in 2016 will release new music created with legendary producer Ben Leinbach. For over a decade, Mike has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he leads Kirtan, trains Kirtan Leaders and offers coaching, training. leadership development and mediation services.

Testimonials & Reviews
Your skills as a teacher are amazing. I am also a teacher and have studied how to teach, how to reach, how to inspire. You manage in a very short time to help me learn by various methods- sight, sound, verbalizing, writing, repetition. You gave me ex…
SNCanton, Ohio

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Michael H. Cohen’s newest album Illumination, released in 2016, blends ancient Eastern mantras and modern Western grooves, masculine and feminine energies and the individual (I) with the collective (We) to create an extraordinary inner experience. As you chant along with the many voices on these tracks, you are invited to relax, listen to others and allow their voices to pull the energy of these potent mantras through your heart. This process creates a profound inner illumination. As your experience ripples outward, it can illuminate others and transform the world – creating a portal to the Satya Yuga (Age of Truth).

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