If you own a harmonium and lead Kirtan in yoga classes or in your community and want to GO DEEPER, this ADVANCED Kirtan Leader intensive is for you!
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
Come join us if you are an ADVANCED Kirtan Leader seeking to create powerful Kirtan experiences in yoga classes, on retreats and in your local community.
This Program is perfect for:
* Kirtan Leaders who share Kirtan in yoga classes
* Kirtan Leaders who aspire to share Kirtan with a band in their community
Kirtan Leaders working on SHARING Kirtan with others focus on building the skills and confidence required to begin to guide a band while leading participants on a Kirtan journey.
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
* Expand your understanding of chords and voicing options to make the most of the harmonium
* Strengthen your singing
* Grow your repertoire through more advanced cover chants by your favorite Kirtan artists
* Build comfort in speaking publicly about chants, telling stories, and sharing the power of Kirtan as a sacred practice
* Lead your band (drummer and response singers) with skill and ease
* Lead the group in a chant experience!
Friday, November 3 from 6-9pm (training session)
Saturday, November 4 from 9-5pm (training session) + Kirtan event at 7:30pm
* Sunday, November 5 from 11:30am - 5:30pm (training session) + 6-9pm - Kirtan Leader potluck and Jam Session!
You will need to beg, borrow, steal, purchase or rent a harmoium for this program. Don't own a harmonium - don't worry. We can help you purchase a great one, point you towards harmoniums you can rent in Boulder and might even have a few extra on hand.
Nyland Co-housing, 3525 Nyland Way Lafayette, CO 80026. http://www.nylandcohousing.org/
HIGH TOUCH, HIGH LEARNING
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.
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.
Program participants will be supported by Mike Cohen and outstanding percussionist/educator Issa Malluf.
All participants will receive downloads of Mike's three albums, a 30 page handout on Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga and detailed chant sheets for the songs we work with.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I wanted to thank you again for the best chanting weekend evah! I loved every minute of it-- all the teachers were tops, the participants you drew from around the country, the structure, the content...I had a chanting hangover (in the best possible way). My confidence improved dramatically as a result of the weekend, and I'll look forward to the next Level 2 event."
-- Amy Lieberman, Yoga Teacher, Kirtan Leader, Health Coach
"I was truly blessed and honored to be part of this event. Namaste to all who attended, facilitated and supported this awesome event. Special thanks to Nyland Co-housing for sharing their beautiful facility. This program really gave me made lasting state of gratitude and satisfaction. Highly recommended!"
-- John Gorecki, Kirtan Leader
"Such a transformative weekend - excellent execution - it was so professional and well organized. I was so impressed with all of the effort you put into the class and into each of us!"
- Laina Taylor, healer, Kirtan Leader
"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."
-- Tim Jordan, Los Angeles, CA
* 17 hours of class time.
* Free admission to Saturday night Kirtan event.
* Participation in Sunday evening Kirtan Leader potluck and jam session. Participants from this program will have an opportunity to lead the group in a chant experience with support from a professional drummer and response singer.
This 22 hour program is limited to 15 participants - act now to reserve your spot!!
* Early bird tickets $345 by April 15.
* General admission tickets $395 starting April 16.
* Level 1 + Level 2 only $595 for both through April 15. $695 starting April 16.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/level-2-learn-to-share-kirtan-w-others-3-day-intensive-in-co-tickets-36867637095
If you are coming from out of town please consider participating in BOTH programs.
If you are coming from out of town and have already taken the Level 1 intensive, reach out to me for creative ideas on how to make the most out of your trip!
Online ticket link coming soon.
REFUND POLICY: all tuition payments are non-refundable and can be applied to future group programs and/or private sessions.
Got questions? Email Mike at [email protected]
FAQ located at http://mikecohenkirtan.com/faq-for-level-1-and-level-2-kirtan-leader-intensives/
ABOUT MIKE COHEN
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 15 years experience developing leaders, Mike created a proven methodology for training and apprenticing Kirtan Leaders based around four relevant domains for leading Kirtan: Musicianship, Embodied Leadership, Community Building and Spirituality. Work within these 4 domains helps Kirtan Leaders build skill and confidence in serving others through the ancient/modern practice of sacred chant. Mike has released two critically acclaimed albums, and in 2016 will release new music created with legendary 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 leads Kirtan, trains Kirtan Leaders and offers coaching, training. leadership development and mediation services. More at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.
ABOUT ISSA MALLUF
Palestinian-American percussionist, Issa Malluf, is a native to New Mexico. Originally self-taught, Issa has become a highly skilled and internationally recognized specialist in Middle Eastern, Arabic, and North African percussion. He has performed nationally and internationally at venues as noteworthy as the Kennedy Center and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Issa has recorded with artists including Grammy winning oud virtuoso Rahim Al-Haj, guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M., and Eastern European, Balkan, and Turkish influenced 'A Hawk and a Hacksaw' among many more. He is frequently sought after due to the clarity, precision and complexity/simplicity of his drum work and rhythms. Issa is a natural teacher and has instructed and inspired all levels of drummers. He teaches workshops locally and has taught as a guest instructor at Yale and the Chicago School of Music. Though his primary genre is Arabic/Middle Eastern percussion, Issa is knowledgeable in an array of percussion styles from around the world and is ever expanding in to new territory and understandings through both study and travel. More at www.issamalluf.com.