Tue, 10 May|
Part 1: Learn to Play the Gong (Online Workshop - Starts 10th May 2022)
If you've been thinking about learning to play the gong, this is your chance: join an online group training to kick-start your gong playing journey. Learn about the science & history of sound healing, playing techniques, and guidance on selecting your first gong. No gong needed to get started!
Time & Location
10 May 2022, 18:30 BST – 22 Jun 2022, 20:30 BST
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 workshop.
The gong player and practitioner training we offer is divided into two parts, both of which include theory and practice:
- Part 1: Learning to Play the Gong introduces you to the history, theory and science of gong meditation, and includes an overview of playing techniques as well as practice time with the gong
- Part 2: Hosting a Gong Bath 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 at the GONG studio, or to incorporating gong meditation into your personal or professional activities. Completing both Parts 1 & 2 in addition to a practical and written assignment will qualify you to receive a Certification accredited by the Complementary Medical Association.
This workshop is for Part 1, and it will be hosted online via Zoom. The benefit of the online format is that you can learn and practice directly with your own gong at home, which will allow you to play around with and optimize your personal set up. It is a focused, practical, and interactive workshop.
Dates: Tuesdays 10th May, 13th June & 21st June 6:30-8:00pm BST
This allows time for you to find and purchase a gong after the first session to complete the practical part of the training.
Here is what the training will cover:
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
Group & Individual Practice
- Group & Individual Practice during workshop
- Additional Individual Practice Time (self-study with guidance)
You will also have access to private group with other students and alumin, as well as a Whatsapp group to stay in touch with your cohort. Connecting with others on a similar journey helps to deepend your learnings and make sure you are well supported as you grow.
1 hour 30 minutes
Types of Gongs & Accessories; History of Sound Healing
1 hour 30 minutes
Science & Theory of Sound Healing; Intro to Gong Playing
Includes course, assistance in choosing a gong, and 30 minute 1-1 mentor call with Selma to take place within 3 months of the workshop. Practice time with a gong in London can be arranged for an additional fee.