Gong Training and Certification with Mehtab & Laura Benton, USA
Learn and experience the fundamentals of how the gong is played as an instrument for healing and transformation. From the basic mallet techniques to constructing playing sequences, you will learn to play the gong from a place of intuition and elevation. You will discover how to use the three components of gong playing – rhythm, volume, and placement – to create spontaneous playing patterns and an effective gong session.
This hands-on training days will allow you to play several gongs and to find your voice as a gong player. This course is for yoga students, teachers, sound healers, therapists, and everyone who wish to explore the Gong.
In this two-day course for you will learn the foundation practices to become a gong player, including:
- Playing positions for the Gong
- Basic mallet and striking techniques
- The primary playing areas of the Gong
- Elementary playing sequences
- Controlling volume and experiencing rhythm
- Basic Gong care and selection criteria for an optimal playing experience
This course is a required for students who do not have any previous gong playing experience and who wish to enroll in the Gong Therapy training course.
Students who complete this course receive free membership in the International Gong Yoga Association and may use this course toward accreditation as a Certified Gong Player.
Wednesday 19 August: 13.00-19.00
Thursday 20 August: 9.00-16.30
1,5 hour lunchbreak on Friday
Mehtab Benton, USA
Mehtab has played the Gong for 25 years and trained hundreds of yoga teachers and sound healers worldwide in the art and science of playing the Gong. He is the originator and author of Gong Yoga and the creator and author of Gong Therapy. He has practiced Kundalini Yoga for 45 years and is a Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer. A Level 2 Certified Vedic Astrologer, Mehtab has given hundreds of astrology readings and consultations. He is the author of Astrology Yoga: Cosmic Cycles of Transformation.
For more information: www.yogimehtab.com
Laura Benton (Guru Karam), USA
A Kundalini Yoga practitioner since the age of 16, Laura has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and is the co-founder of five yoga centers United States. A long-time gong player and teacher of Gong Yoga Nidra, she is a medically-trained Ayurvedic educator, a certified clinical hypnosis practitioner, and an advanced practice nurse.