Level 2 Kirtan Training

Share Kirtan with Others

 
Our Level 2 Kirtan training is the perfect place for you to deepen into your sacred chant practice. You will expand your repertoire with many new and advanced chants, and receive training to strengthen your voice. You will learn to play more complex chords, begin to build a strong internal sense of rhythm, and learn how to get the most out of your harmonium. Level 2 guides you to share Kirtan with others, and empowers you to take them on a musical, spiritual, energetic, and emotional journey.

This training is perfect for you if...

- Your current repertoire of chants and chords feels limited or stale

- You're excited to start sharing Kirtan with others in a live or virtual setting

- You desire to connect with mutually passionate community members

- You're ready to do more with your harmonium, singing, and sense of rhythm, and long for guidance, support, and structure so you can make rapid progress

- You want to deepen your personal path of devotion and service to others

- You want to hear inspiring stories from Mike’s 20 years experience sharing Kirtan around the globe

- You want to deepen your personal relationship with Source

- You are excited to learn up to 30 new chants, including the 9 Chants from the Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Sadhana Practice and the Hanuman Chalisa.

Share the Art of Sacred Chant!

 

Level 2 Training Details:

In our Level 2 training programs, you will significantly expand your repertoire of exquisite chants and be guided to deepen your skill and capacity with harmonium, voice, and rhythm so you can begin to share Kirtan publicly.

 

What You’ll Receive:

- Throughout the course of our Level 2 programs, you can learn as many as 30 new Sanskrit or Kundalini Yoga chants to practice and share with others

- Guidance for expanding your capacity on the harmonium with ornamentation, and more advanced chords and chord voicing options

- Strengthened singing ability

- Increased conceptual understanding of Kirtan and music

- Strong, devoted community of fellow Kirtan leaders

- Knowledge of how to confidently speak publicly about chants, tell stories, and share the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice

 

Express Your Love for Sacred Chant Through the Heart-Opening Practice of Sharing Kirtan with Others 

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Sanskrit Chants

Throughout our Level 2 programs, you will learn as many as 20 chants that come from the Bhakti Yoga lineage from artists like Krishna Das, Wah, Deva Premal, Donna De Lory, Mike Cohen, Dawnia Dresser and many more. As you learn to chant Sanskrit mantras while playing beautiful songs, you will deepen your knowledge and ability around mantra, vocals, and playing the harmonium.

Upcoming Trainings

Kundalini Chants

Throughout our Level 2 programs, you will learn as many as 20 chants that come from the Kundalini Yoga lineage from artists like Snatam Kaur, Nirijan Kaur, Jai Jagadeesh, Simrit Kaur and others. These chants are sung in Gurmukhi and come from the Sikh tradition. As you learn to chant Kundalini Yoga mantras while playing beautiful songs, you will deepen your knowledge and ability around mantra, vocals, and playing the harmonium.

Upcoming Trainings

Students Singing Our Praises

"The Level 2 Kundalini Class was a joy!

It was fun to meet weekly and get to know other members in the class via the weekly Zoom calls.

This course was good for me musically and spiritually, and I look forward to growing as a Kirtan musician in upcoming classes!"

Matthew Packer, Level 2 KLI Student

Matthew Packer
Music Director and Singer, Pianist, Composer

"The Level 2 class has been so enjoyable. I learned so much and I love all the songs!

Mike makes it very easy to learn new songs with step by step directions. He also lets us know ways to make the chants more interesting.

I look forward to many more classes with Mike."

Jane Slotnick, Level 2 KLI Student

Jane Slotnick
Meditation Instructor, Kirtan Leader and Educator

Ready to Start Sharing Sacred Chant?

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Level 2 Kundalini Chants

When || September 22, 2021

Where || 100% online

How Much || $299 early bird, $399 regular

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Level 2.5 Sanskrit Chants

When || September 23, 2021

Where || 100% online

How Much || $349 early bird, $449 regular

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Level 2.5 Hanuman Chalisa

When || Coming Soon

Where || 100% online

How Much || $349 early bird, $449 regular

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. Advanced training is rooted in the principles of Waking Up (Spiritual Practice), Growing Up (Psychological Practice), Cleaning Up (Shadow Work) and Opening Up (Multiple Intelligences) so we can Show Up fully; and includes teachings and practices from discourses such as 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). Mike has articulated a cutting edge Integral Approach to Kirtan and is in the process of writing and sharing this rich body of material.

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 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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