Level 1: Launch Your Home Chant Practice! 6-week series in Boulder
January 29 - March 5
This six-week Level 1 class is a perfect INTRO for those looking for fun and practical guidance around “How to” launch their own home CHANT practice!
Within a safe space, Mike Cohen and Dawnia Dresser offer a fun program that guides and supports beginning Kirtan Leaders to launch a home chant practice and prepare to share Kirtan with others.
Weekly classes (90 minutes long) create a perfect structure for beginning chant leaders looking to deeper their harmonium skills and ability to play/sing with strong musicians while leading others in a potent chant experience. You will learn to sing and play (on the harmonium) six or more chants from your favorite Kirtan artists, receive vocal training, connect with amazing community, play with a professional dummer (in week 6), have big fun and step into this exquisite heart-opening practice in a new and deeper way!
You will learn to:
* Play basic harmonium chords while chanting and singing simple invocations
* Build a repertoire of six or more beautiful chants from your favorite Kirtan artists to practice at home and perhaps even share with others
* Develop a basic conceptual understanding around music and Kirtan
* Hold the 3 key conversations for sharing Kirtan publicly
* Cultivate an energetic understanding of mantras and deities
* Have lots of fun stepping into an amazing spiritual practice!
Leading Kirtan is an act of service that can be quite complex, or as simple as leading a group in a Om a cappella, or with harmonium.
You will emerge with the confidence and skill to step into your own home practice and perhaps even gift your community with the blessing of sacred chant.
Tuesday’s from 6-7:30pm
* January 29
* February 5
* February 12
* February 19
* February 26
* March 5
Held at Jeanie Manchester’s Yoga – 1480 Violet Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80304. Please park out front and to the West of her house.
To participate you will need to beg, borrow, steal, rent, own or purchase a GOOD harmonium. Please bring your harmonium to all classes. Let me know if you need help lining up a good harmonium. We have access to good harmoniums you can rent and take home for the duration of the six week class ($100), and great harmoniums you can purchase ($750). Learn more about harmoniums at http://mikecohenkirtan.com/buy-a-harmonium-not-a-headache/
Class size will be limited to 18 participants to create a high-touch learning environment. This program runs six weeks with a total of 9 hours of instruction in how to launch your own home chant practice and perhaps even share with others!
$199 through January 22. $219 starting January 23. Online registration at https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/level-1-launch-your-home-chant-practice-cl3Sjm20R
You can also pay via Venmo (@mikecohenkirtan) or by sending a check to Mike Cohen- #3551 Nyland Way Lafayette, CO 80026.
Got questions? Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT MIKE COHEN, MA
Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute. Since 2010 he has trained and apprenticed hundreds of aspiring and emerging Kirtan Leaders across the globe from total beginners to several he has guided to create/release Kirtan albums, play at festivals and tour nationally.
A life-long musician with 16 years experience developing leaders, Mike created a proven methodology for training and apprenticing Kirtan Leaders based around five relevant domains for leading Kirtan: Musicianship, Leadership, Community Building, Entrepreneurship and Spirituality. Work within these 5 domains helps Kirtan Leaders build skill and confidence in serving others through the ancient/modern practice of sacred chant.
Mike has released three critically acclaimed albums, and in 2018-19 released six singles created with Grammy Award nominated producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Deva Premal). For over a decade, Mike has toured North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. Mike lives in Boulder, CO where he spends 100% of his time sharing Kirtan and training Kirtan Leaders through his Kirtan Leader Institute. More at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.
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