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Kirtan 101 with Mike Cohen at Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Everything you always wanted to know about Kirtan, and more!
Kirtan (sacred chanting) is an extraordinary heart-opening practice from the yoga tradition. The Kirtan 101 workshop offers a safe space for chant/mantra lovers to flesh out their understanding of Kirtan and take a gentle step into leading others in this amazing practice. Come chant, and learn about deities, mantras, Sanskrit, Bhakti Yoga, Lalita, Dattatreya and more. Learn more at
Beginners are welcome and no prior experience is necessary!
Through fascinating stories and deep personal experiences, Mike Cohen (Kirtan Leader Institute founder) will guide you into deeper understanding of the essential elements of Kirtan.
You will learn about:
* Deities, and what they represent
* Mantras, and what they mean
* Sanskrit – the ancient language of the yogis
* Saints – portals to Divinity
* The history of Bhakti Yoga
* Energetic qualities of deities and chants
* The profound wisdom of Lalita and Dattatreya
All participants receive an e-copy of a well-organized and useful 30-page booklet titled A Bhakti Yoga Perspective on Kirtan!
Of course, there will LOTS of chanting throughout!
This fun introductory program offers a safe space for beginners to flesh out their understanding around Kirtan AND take a gentle step into leading others in the practice of sacred chant.
A limited number of program participants can choose to be guided in leading the group in a simple, yet powerful, chanting experience. You will be supported by Mike as you play the harmonium and chant to lead the group into a heart opening experience.
ABOUT MIKE COHEN
Mike Cohen , MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute. Since 2010 he has trained and apprenticed hundreds of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe from total beginners to many he has guided to create/release Kirtan albums, play at festivals and tour nationally.
A life-long musician with 16 years experience developing leaders, Mike created a proven methodology for training and apprenticing Kirtan Leaders based around five relevant domains for leading Kirtan: Musicianship, Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship and Spirituality. Work within these 5 domains helps Kirtan Leaders build skill and confidence in serving others through the ancient/modern practice of sacred chant in the modern West.
Mike has released three critically acclaimed albums, and in 2018 will release new music created with Grammy Award nominated producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Deva Premal). 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 spends 100% of his time sharing Kirtan and training Kirtan Leaders through his Kirtan Leader Institute. Learn more about Mike and his Kirtan Leader Institute at: www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.