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Kailash Centre, St John's Wood

Certified Gong Training Programme - London 2023

Do you feel called to learn to play the gong and guide group gong baths? This certified training will set you up with a solid foundation to understand the history, science & theory of sound healing; gong playing techniques; and facilitating group gong baths safely and skillfully.

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Certified Gong Training Programme - London 2023
Certified Gong Training Programme - London 2023

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Kailash Centre, St John's Wood, 7 Newcourt St, London NW8 7AA, UK

About the Event

Anyone can learn to play the gong, no prior music or meditation experience is required. Gong playing is a great way to learn to meditate on your own, or you can kick start your journey to becoming a gong meditation practitioner with this course.

Leading a meditative gong bath, as well as playing the gong, is an intuitive practice. However, it's also a great responsibility and there are several considerations to be aware of before facilitating a group session. Join this training to learn how to safely and skillfully host gong baths and be on your way to host your very first session.


The training will take place over four days in addition to individual practice and exploration. Dates will be announced as soon.

Part One of the course will introduce you to different types of gongs; the history, theory and science of gong meditation; and include an overview of playing techniques as well as practice time with gongs and other instruments. Part Two will help you understand how to set up and prepare for a gong bath, how to welcome and take care of guests, how to transition into the gong playing, how to create an enjoyable soundscape, and how to take care of guests and yourself after the session. If you prefer to only complete one part of the training (learning to play the gong or hosting a gong bath), please get in touch to discuss options.

This training will cover the following topics:

Introduction to the Gong & Sound Meditation

- Types of Gongs & Mallets

- History of the Gong & Gong Baths

- Science of Sound Meditation (mental & physical benefits)

Introduction to Playing the Gong

- Gong Playing 101

- The Four “i’s” of Gong Playing

- Stroke Techniques

- Creating a Soundscape

Facilitating Group Gong Baths

- Creating a Welcoming Space

- Setting Intentions for Yourself & Participants

- Introducing the Gong Bath

- Disclaimers

- Guided Meditation Practices

- Creating a Sound Journey

- Closing the Gong Bath

- Before & After Participant Care

Group & At-Home Practice

- Guidance for Group & At-Home Practice 

- Private 1-1 training call with Selma

- Facilitate a gong bath for your friends & family

You are encouraged to purchase a gong for at-home practice and will receive guidance in selecting one. You will also have an optional 30 minute 1-1 mentoring call to address any personal questions, concerns or other topics you might like to get more guidance on and have lifetime access to a community of fellow gong practitioners.

After having completed the training, reviewed the handbook materials, and completed the assignments, the aim is for you to feel confident about the various considerations in playing gongs and guiding group gong baths. 

Completing the full course in addition to a practical and written assignement will qualify you to receive a Certification from GONG accredited the Complementary Medical Association.

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