San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community... or desire to do so, 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:
* Beginner Kirtan Leaders who want to bring Kirtan to their yoga community
* Advanced Beginner Kirtan Leaders who desire greater self-mastery with which to serve their community
* Intermediate Kirtan Leaders seeking to create richer Kirtan experiences in their yoga classes and by leading a band in their local community
- Friday, July 25 from 7-10pm. At a private residence in Playa del Rey, CA. Details available upon registration.
- Saturday, July 26 from 2-6pm at Bhakti Yoga Shala - 207 Arizona, Santa Monica, California 90405
- Saturday, July 26 from 8:30-11pm - Dattatreya Kirtan House Party at Bhakti Yoga Shala.
- Sunday, July 27 from 2-6pm at Bhakti Yoga Shala
Early bird tickets are $225 if purchased before July 12. Starting July 12 tickets are $250. Available online athttp://tinyurl.com/oy4ea67
Each program participant can choose to sing on the Bhakti Yoga Shala stage during the Dattatreya Kirtan House Party. The practical experience of leading Kirtan with a professional band and sound system, with a real-life audience will be invaluable...
Space is limited for this 13.5 hour program - 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. The group will be supported by Kirtan percussionist extraordinaire Christo Pellani.
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 MICHAEL H. COHEN
Mike Cohen is a renowned Kirtan Leader who guides Kirtan participants into unparalleled heights of energy, joy and aliveness through his high-powered Kirtan events. His CD's Om Dattatreya (2009) and Soul Contact (2012) blend Eastern mantra and Western grooves in an intoxicating manner that Yoga Chicago Magazine described as "inspiring, addictive and highly-chantable". Cohen tours the US and beyond, playing and teaching in yoga studios, healing centers and festivals.
ABOUT DATTATREYA KIRTAN INSTITUTE
The Dattatreya Kirtan Institute (DKI) 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. Under the tutelage of founder and Somatic/Integral Coach Mike Cohen, the lives of DKI students unfold as they develop, producing Kirtan Leaders who are successful in the world, deep in their spirituality and skilled at serving others through this potent spiritual practice.
DKI students share Kirtan in yoga classes and beyond. Students have learned to skillfully lead their bands, grow their communities, write original chants, create Kirtan albums and play at major Kirtan/Yoga festivals.
DKI training programs help students build the skills required to share the power of chant with their communities. Fun and inspiring Kirtan Leader Intensives guide participants to build competence, confidence and capacity in sharing Kirtan with others. All programs are supported by a professional Kirtan drummer and include an opportunity to choose to lead a chant in a real-life Kirtan event. 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