Mike Cohen, MA is founder of Kirtan Leader Institute where he has trained and apprenticed hundreds of aspiring Kirtan Leaders since 2010. Mike has taught beginning through advanced students, and has guided many of his students to build thriving chant communities and write compelling original music. Several of Mike's students have completed recording projects, including long term students Tim Jordan (), Sevika Radecki () and Katie Wise () who recently released full length CD's of original chants.
A lifelong musician () Mike released critically acclaimed Kirtan albums Om Dattatreya (2009), Soul Contact (2012) and Illumination (2016). For a decade he has shared Kirtan across North America, offering accessible and potent Kirtan events in yoga studios, healing centers and at yoga/chant festivals. Mike was honored to lead Kirtan immediately before the legendary Krishna Das at 2015 Bhakti Fest Midwest. His fall 2015 West Coast tour shared 30+ events from Seattle to LA, and all points between. Mike’s latest recording project with Ben Leinbach (longtime producer for Jai Uttal) is titled Illumination: Soundtrack for the Satya Yuga and released in November, 2016. More at