San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community and want to GO DEEPER, this Kirtan Leader intensive is for you!
Learn time saving short cuts for:
- Playing chords with ease and making the most of the harmonium
- Strengthening your singing
- Expanding your repertoire and ability to speak publicly about chants, tell stories, and share the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice
- Leading your band (drummer and response singers) with skill and ease!
This Program is perfect for Intermediate Kirtan Leaders seeking to leverage a band to create powerful Kirtan experiences in yoga classes, on retreats and in their local community. Those growing into the INTERMEDIATE LEVEL build skills required to guide their band to lead participants on a Kirtan journey.
They do so by:
- Building their repertoire through advanced covers and simple originals.
- Deepening their knowledge of chords and voicing options.
- Work with iTabla and live drummers to develop their time.
- Being LEADERS who build relevant community, create approriate artifacts, are powerful in coordinating action with others and manage their inner critic.
WHEN: Friday, August 1 from 6-9pm (Dattatreya Kirtan House Party). Friday, August 15 from 6-9pm (training session). Saturday, August 16 from 11am-6pm (training session). Sunday, August 17 from 4-9pm (Kirtan Leader Jam Session).
WHERE: the home of Steph Schwartz at 1435 Yarmouth Avenue, Loft 205, Boulder, CO.
ENROLLMENT: Early bird tickets $295 by July 27. General admission tickets $325 starting July 28. Available online at http://tinyurl.com/kkwnlfv
This 18 hour program is limited to 12 participants - act now to reserve your spot!!
Just as in Dancing with the Stars, or Fantasy Baseball Camp, this Kirtan Leader Intensive will offer you the opportunity to work with professional musicians who are accustomed to performing at large, successful Kirtan events. Program participants will be supported by Kirtan Leader coach Steph Schwartz and outstanding tabla/cajon wizard Andy Skellenger.
Working with professionals will quickly increase your level of development, as there are no external obstacles to developing your Kirtan skills. You will experience the added value of having ongoing coaching guidance that will create a safe and supportive container for your learning experience so you stay focused on your learning edge.
All participants will receive downloads of Mike's two albums, a 30 page handout on Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga and useful support materials.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Mike has illuminated the practice of leading Kirtan in ways I never could have imagined. I have grown in confidence as a leader, a musician, and as a spiritual practitioner. I'm so grateful for this gift."
-- TJ, Los Angeles, CA
ABOUT MIKE COHEN
Mike has trained hundreds of Kirtan Leaders since 2010 with a proven methodology based around three relevant domains of leading Kirtan – Musicianship, Embodied Leadership and Dattatreya Spirituality. The lives of Dattatreya Kirtan Institute (DKI) students unfold as they develop, producing Kirtan Leaders who are successful in the world, deep in their spirituality and fulfilled in their lives. DKI students have learned to serve others by sharing the experience of Kirtan in yoga classes and beyond, leading their band, growing their communities, writing original chants, playing at major Kirtan/Yoga festivals, completing Kirtan albums and much more. Learn more at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.
When & Where
Michael H. Cohen leans on his unique background in jazz, Embodied Leadership and Dattatreya Spirituality to guide Kirtan participants through their hearts and into the Heart of the Divine. His music blends Eastern mantra and Western grooves in creative and accessible compositions Yoga Chicago Magazine described as “inspiring, addictive and highly-chantable." Through his Dattatreya Kirtan Institute (DKI), Mike has trained dozens of Kirtan Leaders since 2010 with a proven methodology based around three relevant domains of leading Kirtan – Musicianship, Embodied Leadership and Dattatreya Spirituality. The lives of DKI students unfold as they develop, producing Kirtan Leaders who are successful in the world, deep in their spirituality and fulfilled in their lives. DKI students have learned to serve others by sharing the experience of Kirtan, lead their band, grow their communities, write original chants, play at major Kirtan/Yoga festivals, complete Kirtan albums and much more. Info at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com