Learn to Lead Kirtan Taster Introduction Course

A 6 week online course with Nikki Slade - Starting 8 March 2021



Nikki Slade invites you to explore the joys of leading Kirtan (chanting) from the comfort and safety of your own home.

This 6 week introductory self-paced home study course is designed to help you to discover the chanting/kirtan leader within you.  Nikki will provide an inspiring space for you to explore your Self as instrument of grace and devotion and she will empower you with all the basic tools you need to flavour what is involved in leading others into this heart-opening practice.

This is the first step as you learn how to lead Kirtan. This is a stand-alone Introductory Course but also the perfect bridge to help you to decide whether or not to proceed with Nikki’s highly respected Learn to Lead Kirtan Foundation Training .

This is a pre-recorded 6 module course which you can work through at your own pace although there are also 2 live Integrations Sessions with Nikki Slade as outlined in the course information.

You will also have free unlimited access to Nikki’s Thursday Live Kirtan for the duration of the course.

Here is a short clip from Pillar 6: Leadership Skills.


1. GROUNDINGLearn to ground your body to hold the Shakti.

2. VOCAL TECHNIQUE: Learn basic vocal technique

3. DEVOTION: Learn to trust yourself as a devotional instrument

4. MASTERY OF THE INNER CRITIC: How to deal with your inner critic

5. HARMONIUM SKILLS: Learn simple harmonium accompaniments and new chants

6. LEADERSHIP SKILLSLearn to create the journey of Kirtan for others


Each of the 6 pillars includes –

30-40 minutes video tutorial recorded especially for you by Nikki (and Guest Teacher Katy Appleton of www.appleyoga.com for Pillar 1 – Grounding)

Content-rich handout

Downloadable chant by Nikki to inspire and uplift you.

PLUS there will also be 2 LIVE INTEGRATION SESSIONS with Nikki where you can ask questions, receive direct guidance and support from her, share your experiences of the course and join her for Kirtan.

PLUS you will have access to a private Facebook group for students of this course to connect with each other.


Here is a clip from Pillar 3: Devotion


Register now and you will receive an email from Nikki giving you access to the Course Homepage. Each Monday from 8 March 2021 access to a new module will be shared there.  You will also receive links to2 optional Live Integration Sessions with Nikki via Zoom from 7-8.30 pm on Tuesday 16 March and Tuesday 6 April. Recordings of these will be posted in the Course Homepage after the sessions just in case you can’t make it.


You will have access to the Course Homepage until 1 September 2021.



  • Starts Monday 8 March 2021
  • 2 optional Live Integration Sessions with Nikki via Zoom from 7-8.30 pm on Tuesday 16 March and Tuesday 6 April. Recordings of these will be posted in the Course Homepage after the sessions just in case you can’t make it.
  • Cost: £149 Vat Inc.



Please contact Course Manager Jenny Grainger at jenny@nikkislade.com with enquiries.

Although you do not actually need a harmonium to enjoy this course, Pillar 5 is Harmoniulm Skills and it is very likely that you will be inspired to try to find a harmonium to practice on. Obviously not everyone is in a position to be able to afford a harmonium so Nikki recommends that you try to borrow one for PILLAR 5 study. If not, then perhaps you may have access to a piano or keyboard?

If you are unable to find any of these options for Pillar 5 then Nikki suggests that you absorb as much information from the video as you can for now. We will make the teaching video in PILLAR 5 downloadable so you can always buy a harmonium later.

Some of you also ask whether you can accompany with guitar? Long-term this is possible but to get the most value out of the course and for your kirtan leading future the harmonium is the most popular traditional and suitable option.

For those of you who are seeking to buy a harmonium Nikki highly recommends any of these harmoniums listed below.  If you mention that Nikki Slade recommended them to you then you will be well looked after.

From JAS MUSICALS SOUTHALL – www.jas-musicals.com/southall

Call 0208 574 2686 ask for Jasmeet or she is happy for people to call her mobile during lock down. Her number is 07932 094561.

The  Jas yoga Peti is very popular with Nikki’s students as is the Jas Flight Deluxe model. Both are portable.

BINA MUSICALS – www.binaswar.com

They are offering all Nikki’s students 20% percent off and a free bag – a great deal!

23B 6 x stops portable – this is the one that Nikki has used for years and she loves it.

The Bhava Mini – This has been an extremely popular harmonium with previous students.  Full info here – https://oldelhimusic.com/products/bhava-mni-harmonium

The Ragamalapeti – Another nice harmonium – http://ragamalapeti.com


Anyone living in France or Belgium who needs support accessing a harmonium can contact my graduate student Claudio Salinas.  He is in a position to negotiate deals!  Email him here at nirmalkaramyogi@gmail.com.


When & where

Starts 8 March 2021. By purchasing this course you agree to respect the copyrighted materials and not to share them with anyone else.