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
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 also receive individual advice on what kind of gong to purchase if you are interested in buying one for yourself.
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 at the GONG studio, or to incorporating gong meditation into your personal and business activities. However you 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.
In addition, you can book 1.5 hours of individual practice time with the gong (included in fee) on a future date to apply what you've learned.
Please get in touch with any questions, and it would be a pleasure to have you join the training!