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Kirtan Leader Institute

Learn, Share and Lead the Art of Sacred Chant.

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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.

Choose from an upcoming online group course below or check out the full list of courses available here!
Practice Kirtan at Home

Level 1:
Launch Your Home Practice 


Our Level One trainings are 100% designed to help you LAUNCH your home chant practice. Through professional vocal and rhythm training, you will learn how to play a number of exciting chants. This training level is designed for Beginners, no experience and not even a harmonium is required to start!

Our next online training begins Sept. 27, 2022 - Early Bird Enrollments Now Open!

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Share Kirtan

Level 2: 

Kundalini Chants 


Our Level Two trainings build on the material you learned in Level One and prepare you to SHARE Kirtan with others. You will learn musicianship, leadership, more complex chants, and go deeper with your vocal and rhythm training.

Our next online training begins Sept. 28, 2022 - Early Bird Enrollments Now Open!

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Lead Kirtan

Level 2.5:
Sanskrit Chants


Our Level 2.5 trainings are designed for those who have completed the Level One training + a Level Two training. This course will take you deeper into the practice you have already established and gain a more in-depth understanding of the practice for yourself and even to share with others!

Our next online training begins Sept. 28, 2022 - Early Bird Enrollments Now Open!

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Book a Free Clarity Call!

Not sure where to start? Book a free clarity call with KLI founder, Mike Cohen:
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Buy a Harmonium, Not a Headache!

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 harmonium rentals at Kirtan Leader Institute.

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Self-Paced Online Course for Everyone!

(EN)CHANT Your Life! 

Are you ready to embark on your Kirtan journey and empower your Sacred Chant practice? We have an incredible virtual program available on-demand for you to start TODAY! This course is designed for ultimate newbies to kirtan, harmonium explorers, and anyone who wants to learn more about kirtan in general.

Pre-requisites: None, 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. More at www.KirtanLeader.com

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.

Learn More

7 Reasons to Chant: Free Guide

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