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Free Chakra Chant Class

Join us for a complimentary live ZOOM class on Tuesday, January 18 at 7pm MT. 

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Kirtan Leader Institute

Learn to Chant at Home & Share with Others

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Easy & Effective Kirtan Training for All Levels & Backgrounds

Founded by Mike Cohen in 2010, Kirtan Leader Institute is a premier Kirtan training organization focused on making Western Kirtan accessible to all. Our proven and incredibly user-friendly methodology will help you build the confidence to chant at home, and even serve others through Sacred Chant. 

We provide trainings, classes, and mentorships for chant-lovers of all levels and backgrounds! Whether you are beginner chanter or a professional looking to record original chants, we will meet you exactly where you are to help you achieve your goals.

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Buy a Harmonium not a Headache!
Don't have a harmonium? Start here:

Step-by-step accessible guide to buying the right harmonium for you. Buying a harmonium doesn't have to be a headache. Find everything you need to buy your perfect harmonium plus info on Colorado area harmonium rentals through Kirtan Leader Institute.

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Love Kirtan and want to learn more? Book a FREE Clarity Call!

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Level 1:
Launch Your Home Practice 

Level 1 is an introductory class designed to help you LAUNCH your home chant practice. Our super-user friendly learning system makes it so easy for you to easily learn to play 7 heart opening chants from your favorite Western Kirtan artists. This training is designed for Beginners - no prior experience needed. Harmonium recommended, but not required.  

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Meet Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute. Since 2010 he has trained and apprenticed thousands of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe, from total beginners to dozens he has guided to create/release Kirtan albums, play at festivals and tour nationally.

A life-long musician with two decades experience developing and coaching leaders, Mike has created a curriculum that supports total newbies in quickly and easily learning to play chants from their favorite Kirtan artists (like Krishna Das and Snatam Kaur) without needing to understand or learn Western or Indian Classical music (Sargam). Training for advanced students expands beyond Musicianship into important domains such as Psycho-Spiritual Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship, and Minimizing Spiritual Bypassing, using teachings and practices informed by Somatics, the Enneagram of Personality, Integral Theory, Ontology, Integral Unfolding, the Dattatreya lineage of Sri Kaleshwar, and more.

Mike has released four critically-acclaimed full length Kirtan albums, the most recent two with Grammy Award-nominated producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Deva Premal). For well over a decade, Mike has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. In 2014 he had the honor of opening up for Krishna Das at Bhakti Fest Midwest. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he leads Kirtan and trains Kirtan Leaders to share the exquisite practice of sacred chant.

Meet Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute. Since 2010 he has trained and apprenticed thousands of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe, from total beginners to dozens he has guided to create/release Kirtan albums, play at festivals and tour nationally.

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Kirtan for the 21st Century

Discover the origins of Kirtan, how it came to the West, and why it is so important for modern day Western culture! PLUS, Get a free KLI Guidebook to navigate your way through our amazing online & in-person courses with founder, Mike Cohen.