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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 by engaging in more musically complex chants. Cultivate a mythical and energetic understanding of potent mantras from the Bhakti/Sanskrit tradition with real-time guidance from expert KLI instructors Mike Cohen, Dawnia Dresser & Michele Heaphy!
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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. Participants will receive:

  • PDF lyric + melody/chord sheets for 7 beautiful¬†Sanskrit Kirtan chants
  • Guidance on using appropriate fingers as you play chant chords
  • Three¬†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 &¬†Michele Heaphy¬†where we practice, answer questions, and partner in breakout rooms to share progress, learning, joy and other experiences.
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As a Result of This Training, You Will...


‚≠źÔłŹ¬† Learn 7 beautiful Sanskrit¬†chants¬†to chant¬†for yourself and share with others

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

‚≠źÔłŹ ¬†Build skill and confidence with playing¬†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, mythic & 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 ¬†Access guidance and support from amazing KLI instructors Mike Cohen, Dawnia Dresser & Michele Heaphy.¬†¬†

Praise for Level 2 Sanskrit Chants:


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"In the Level 2 Sanskrit class I learned to "bring my body with me" as I played these chants on the harmonium. This experience opened new dimensions to my chanting practice. The classics "Invocation" and "Om Sri Matre" still send chills down my spine when I practice at home. KLI's teaching method is well planned, professionally presented and "low stress" on a truly user-friendly online platform. The handouts, videos and live zoom group work left me encouraged to practice, motivated to chant regularly at home, and confident to present a kirtan event at a nearby yoga studio. Thank you!"

- Marinda Stopforth, Yoga Instructor
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"The Level 2 Sanskrit Class introduced me to 7 beautiful chants which I deeply enjoy playing and chanting at home, and with my community. The online learning platform was a huge support, providing all the materials I needed to play each of the chants. The weekly Zoom sessions allowed the class to review the chants, ask questions, and to get to know each other. This class helped me build a wonderful repertoire of Sanskrit/Bhakti chants that continue to enrich my life."

- Ann Jacobson, Librarian
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"Mike sets you up for success. You don't have to read music! The chords are written out in their note names with suggestions for easiest transitions between the chords. Mike is kind, and creates a safe space to feel vulnerable while learning something new. He is very responsive with questions and comments through email. His love for Bhakti Yoga shines through each class. The other KLI teachers (Dawnia & Michele) are wonderful as well!‚ÄĚ

- Mary Beth Rezek 

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 
by Krishna Das, Wah!, Jai Lakshmi & Ananda, Dawnia Dresser, and more at home and share with your community.


The course consists of 7 PRE-RECORDED online learning modules along with 7 BONUS LIVESTREAM instructional calls with KLI instructors Mike Cohen, Dawnia Dresser & Michele Heaphy. 

The course is set up as a weekly HYBRID CLASS. At the beginning of the week you are granted access to the chant sheet and three teaching videos for a new song. At the end of the week we hold live-streamed BONUS group video calls (on Zoom) where we practice, discuss and answer all your questions.

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. 

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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 chant writing, Psycho-Spiritual Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship, Shadow work and minimizing Spiritual Bypassing. He shares insights 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. For well over a decade, he has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. In 2015 Mike was honored to open for the legendary Krishna Das at Bhakti Fest. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he regularly shares high energy Kirtan events with his band, Mike Cohen & The Shakti Groove.

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