Sat, 10 Oct|
Learn to Play the Gong
Anyone can learn to play the gong, no prior music or meditation experience is required. Gong playing can be a great way to learn to meditate on your own, or you can kick start your journey to becoming a gong meditation practitioner.
Time & Location
10 Oct 2020, 10:00 – 11 Oct 2020, 13:00
GONG, 45-47 Clerkenwell Rd, EC1M5RS, London, UK
About the Event
Playing the gong is very much of an intuitive practice, so anyone can learn to play as long as you remain curious, motivated and let yourself be guided by a positive intention and intuition. Gong playing is a great way to meditate on your own, and it's also very effective relaxation technique.
The GONG training programme is divided into two parts, both of which include theory and practice. This ticket is for the first part, which introduces you to the history, theory and science of gong meditation, and includes an overview of playing techniques as well as playing time with our gongs. You will receive individual advice on what kind of gong to purchase if you are interested in buying one for yourself, and receive a special bonus practice session with our gongs in case you're not ready to make the investment.
The second part is designed for those who want to go further and learn to facilitate gong baths. Combined, Parts 1 and 2 are a first step towards qualifying to deliver gong baths with us, or to incorporating gong meditation into your personal or professional activities. Of course can choose to only attend the first part if you just want to learn to play for yourself.
This first part of the training will cover the following topics:
Introduction to the Gong & Sound Meditation
• History of the Gong & Gong Baths
• Science of Sound Meditation (mental & physical benefits)
• Types of Gongs & Mallets
Introduction to Playing the Gong
• Gong Playing 101
• Stroke Techniques
• Creating a Soundscape
Group & Individual Practice
• Group practice
• Individual Practice Time with the gong (by appointment but included in ticket price)
The training takes place from 10:00 - 16:00 on Saturday, and 10:00-13:00 on Sunday.
BONUS: To supplement the training and allow you to integrate the learnings, you will also have the opportunity to book 1.5 hours of individual practice time with the gong, which can be activated anytime within 3 months after the training.
Please get in touch with any questions, and it would be a pleasure to have you join the training!
Gong Training Course
Includes weekend course and 1.5 hours of additional practice time which you can book by appointment.