Mantra of the Month


ONLINE | September 28 - November 16, 2022



September 28 - November 9, 2022 | ONLINE 

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Learn Advanced Sanskrit Chants +
Deepen Your Chant Practice!

Build a repertoire of eight beautiful advanced chants from your favorite Bhakti/Sanskrit Kirtan artists to practice at home and share with others. Deepen your conceptual understanding around Kirtan and 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 advanced program is designed for experienced chanters, harmonium explorers, and anyone seeking to deepen their practice with gorgeous Western Kirtan chants:

  • PDF lyric + melody/chord sheets for 8 Sanskrit Kirtan chants
  • Guidance on using appropriate fingers as you play advanced 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
  • Assigned practice buddies for accountability and encouragement
  • BONUS: Optional weekly community support Zoom calls with Mike Cohen + Dawnia Dresser Mike Cohen + Dawnia Dresser where we practice, answer questions, and partner in breakout rooms to share progress, learning, and experiences
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Register Now!

As a Result of This Training, You Will...


⭐️  Learn 8 beautiful Sanskrit chants to chant for yourself or others

⭐️  Know how to play advanced harmonium chords while chanting songs/mantras

⭐️  Connect with a vibrant community of kindred spirits

⭐️  Understand advanced concepts of Western Kirtan

⭐️  Develop an intellectual + energetic understanding of beloved Sanskrit/Bhakti mantras and deities

⭐️  Be inspired by stories from Mike's 20+ years experience with the practice of Kirtan

⭐️  Engage in a tried-and-true structure for deepening your daily chant practice and ability to share kirtan with others

⭐️  Connect your voice to your heart and deepen your personal path of devotion

Learn Sanskrit/Bhakti Chants by the Following Kirtan Artists!

Krishna Das

Deva Premal

Nina Rao

Shantala... and more!

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


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


The course consists of 8 PRE-RECORDED online learning modules and 8 BONUS LIVESTREAM instructional calls with Mike Cohen. 

We will hold live-streamed BONUS group video calls (on Zoom) from 6-7pm MDT on Wednesday's September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 9, & 16.

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. 


Enrollment closes soon, space limited.

Register Here

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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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