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Learn Sanskrit Chants + Expand Your Chant Practice!

Build a repertoire of seven beautiful chants from your favorite Bhakti/Sanskrit Kirtan artists to practice at home & share with others. Expand your conceptual understanding around Kirtan + cultivate an energetic understanding of mantras from the Bhakti/Sanskrit tradition with real-time guidance from expert instructor Mike Cohen!
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What's Included

This program is designed for intermediate chanters, harmonium explorers, and anyone seeking to expand their chant practice through chants from the Sanskrit/Bhakti lineage in a fun and accessible way:

  • PDF lyric + melody/chord sheets for 7 Sanskrit Kirtan chants
  • Guidance on using appropriate fingers as you play chant chords
  • Two pre-recorded instructional videos per week, taught by Mike Cohen, to support you in learning each chant
  • Voice training with beloved KLI instructor Dawnia Dresser
  • Work with iTabla Pro to support your practice and performance
  • Private Facebook Group of current participants + course alumni to connect with global community
  • BONUS: Optional weekly community support Zoom calls with Mike Cohen + Dawnia Dresser where we practice, answer questions, and partner in breakout rooms to share progress, learning, and experiences.
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As a Result of This Training, You Will...


‚≠źÔłŹ¬† Learn 7 beautiful Sanskrit¬†chants¬†to chant¬†for yourself or others

‚≠źÔłŹ¬† Know how to play fun harmonium¬†chords¬†while chanting songs/mantras

‚≠źÔłŹ ¬†Connect¬†with a vibrant¬†community¬†of kindred spirits

‚≠źÔłŹ Understand¬†foundational¬†concepts¬†of Western Kirtan

‚≠źÔłŹ¬† Develop an intellectual + energetic understanding of beloved Sanskrit/Bhakti¬†mantras and deities

‚≠źÔłŹ¬† Be¬†inspired¬†by stories from Mike's 20+ years experience with the practice of Kirtan

‚≠źÔłŹ ¬†Engage in¬†a tried-and-true structure for¬†deepening¬†your daily chant practice and ability to share kirtan with others

‚≠źÔłŹ ¬†Connect your¬†voice¬†to your heart and deepen your personal path of¬†devotion

Learn Sanskrit/Bhakti Chants by the Following Kirtan Artists!


Krishna Das


Jai Lakshmi & Ananda

Dawnia Dresser

...and more!

Expand Your Practice of Sacred Chant through our Proven and User-Friendly Method


You will emerge with the confidence to play beautiful Sanskrit/Bhakti chants at home and share with your community.


The course consists of 7 PRE-RECORDED online learning modules and 7 BONUS LIVESTREAM instructional calls with Mike Cohen. 

Can't make a livestream call? No problem. All calls will be recorded and shared in the online class platform (within 24 hours) along with the chant sheets, teaching videos and written modules.

You can do this course in a structured way, or on your own time frame. Course content is available 24/7 for a 12 month period. 

Join the Level 2 Sanskrit Waitlist!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Your Instructor:

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 without needing to understand or learn Western or Indian music (Sargam). Training for advanced students expands beyond Musicianship into important domains such as Psycho-Spiritual Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship, and Minimizing Spiritual Bypassing. His training is rooted in the principals 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 Cohen

Mike has released four critically-acclaimed full length Kirtan albums, the most recent two with Grammy Award nominated produced Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Deva Primal). He has articulated an Integral Approach to Kirtan and is in the processing 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 with his parter Martha, where he leads Kirtan and trains Kirtan Leaders to share the exquisite practice of sacred chant.

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