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Begin your journey TODAY and go at your own pace! This is a complete certification course in how to play the gong, and students will learn beginner to intermediate gong playing techniques. No prior musical or gong experience is required, and the course is suitable for beginners as well as those who want to teach others how to play the gong. In this training course, you will learn: Techniques for single and combination mallet strikes The effects of playing…Find out more »
THE POWER OF YOUR POSITIVE MIND: A DEEP MEDITATION IMMERSION WITH MANDEEP, MEHTAB, AND GURU KARAM JULY 31st 9am – 5:30pm PST (90-minute mid-day break) Information & Registration The Positive Mind is your ability to visualize possibilities and act on opportunities. When this part of your mind is balanced through meditation, you can move forward in life and respond to any situation, person, or circumstance in a way that projects you powerfully into the future. If your Positive Mind is…Find out more »
Handheld Gongs: Training and Therapy August 1 Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 pm Central USA • 7:30-10:30 pm Summer Central European ** Live Online Webinar and Recorded for Later Viewing ** Registration Learn how to use small gongs for healing and relaxation in this online course with Mehtab, the originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy. In this course for beginning and advanced gong players, you will learn: The advantages of using handheld Gongs All the different varieties and…Find out more »
Planetary Gong Concert Friday, August 6th from 7:00-8:30pm @ ASTRO.GONG.YOGA in Los Angeles, CA Registration Join us for a sonic journey through the cosmos with a vast array of Gongs tuned to the frequency of the planets. Mehtab and Lou will be playing the seven major planetary gongs according to the zodiac signs that the planets currently occupy at the exact time of the concert. Experience deep relaxation and sound healing created especially for this unique moment in time. RegistrationFind out more »
Your Vedic Moon Sign Saturday, August 7th from 10:00-4:00pm @ ASTRO.GONG.YOGA Los Angeles, CA Registration In Vedic Astrology, your Moon sign is the most important sign in your chart. And it is often different from your Western moon sign. In this workshop with Mehtab, a Certified Vedic Astrologer, we will explore your personal Moon sign based on your birth date, and what it means in terms of your relationships, career, and personal happiness. You will also discover your personal Moon…Find out more »
The Moon in the Practice of Yoga Sunday, August 8th 10:00-2:00pm @ ASTRO.GONG.YOGA in Los Angeles, CA Registration Astrology and Yoga were sister practices in the original Vedic traditions, and were often used together to help the practitioner advance on their spiritual journey. In this workshop with Mehtab, a yoga teacher trainer and astrologer, you will learn the practices of Yoga that can strengthen and balance the energies of the Moon in your life. The Moon is associated with our…Find out more »
GIANT Gong Night August 13 Friday 7-8:30 pm With Mehtab and Laura (Guru Karam) Benton Donation $25/$35 Information & Registration Come be gonged with our amazing 40-inch gigantic Gong! From our favorite German gong maker, Broder Oetken, comes a Gong so big it was called the “Jelly Gong” because it turns your body into a quivering mass of delight. Enjoy a point-to-point breath visualization guided relaxation with the gong. Then experience an extended Gong journey with four special gongs that…Find out more »
Kundalini Gong Rebirthing August 14 Saturday 1-4 pm With Mehtab and Laura (Guru Karam) Benton Donation $50/$60 Information & Registration Experience and explore some of the most powerful practices of Kundalini Yoga, the Rebirthing Kriyas! The Rebirthing classes clear the subconscious mind of past pain, hidden memories, and old emotional patterns that compromise our happiness and sabotage our success. They are some of the most transformational practices in Kundalini Yoga. And they are done with the extended playing of the…Find out more »
Your Yoga Sun Sign August 15 Sunday 1-4 pm With Mehtab and Laura (Guru Karam) Benton Donation $50/$60 Information & Registration Come find out how your Vedic Sun sign plays an important role in your practice of yoga. You will discover your Vedic sun signs and the types of practice that best benefit you. Throughout the workshop, we will be working with mantras, mudras, pranayamas, and meditations to increase your Sun energy and vitality. This is a perfect workshop for…Find out more »
UPDATE: due in part to ongoing uncertainty around international travel at this time, Mehtab and Guru Karam will not be coming to London in August 2021. We’ll go ahead with our trainings and workshops but in a different format. You can join online from the comfort of your own home or join us at the studio where we’ll have Mehtab and Guru Karam projected on a large screen. Sat Shakti will be on hand at the studio to assist. Gong…Find out more »
UPDATE: due in part to ongoing uncertainty around international travel at this time, Mehtab and Guru Karam will not be coming to London in August 2021. We’ll go ahead with our trainings and workshops but in a different format. You can join online from the comfort of your own home or join us at the studio where we’ll have Mehtab and Guru Karam projected on a large screen. Sat Shakti will be on hand at the studio to assist. How…Find out more »
UPDATE: due in part to ongoing uncertainty around international travel at this time, Mehtab and Guru Karam will not be coming to London in August 2021. We’ll go ahead with our trainings and workshops but in a different format. You can join online from the comfort of your own home or join us at the studio where we’ll have Mehtab and Guru Karam projected on a large screen. Sat Shakti will be on hand at the studio to assist. Advanced…Find out more »
Gong Training Extravaganza Labor Day Weekend: September 3-6 All 3 trainings - $650 / $550 before August 1 PDF of Events Full Weekend Registration *Trainings may be purchased separately* View individual trainings HERE How to Play the Gong Friday, September 3rd 12:00-6:00pm This one-day course in the basics of gong playing is for yoga students, sound healers, and therapists who have little or no experience in playing the gong. In this practical course with personal instruction from Mehtab and…Find out more »
How to Play the Gong Friday, September 3rd 12:00-6:00pm In-Person in Ojai, CA $175 / $150 before August 1 Registration This one-day course in the basics of gong playing is for yoga students, sound healers, and therapists who have little or no experience in playing the gong. In this practical course with personal instruction from Mehtab and Laura Benton, you will begin your journey to become a gong player. You will learn and practice playing several different gongs as you…Find out more »
Advanced Gong Playing September 4-5 • 9:00-5:00pm $395 / $350 before August 1 Registration This training is for yoga students, teachers, sound healers, therapists, and gong players who wish to explore the Gong at a deeper level. The course focuses on intermediate and advanced playing techniques, the importance of proper mallets to expand your playing experience, and how to use the gong in a wide variety of applications. In this two-day course you will learn these advanced practices and considerations…Find out more »
Kundalini Gong Yoga Training September 6th • 9:00-1:00pm $125 / $95 before August 1 Registration The Gong is an important part of the Kundalini Yoga practice and has been used to support and magnify the effects of many kriyas and meditations. In this training with Mehtab and Laura Benton, Lead KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainers, you will learn how the gong can enhance your teaching and experience of Kundalini Yoga classes and practices. This experiential training is open to…Find out more »
Gong Events in Mexico September 16-19, 2021 La Montaña: Centro de Transformación Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico Information & Registration All trainings will be in English and Spanish. They will be hosted on-site at La Montaña: Centro de Transformación or you may join online. How to Play the Gong September 16th Kundalini Yoga & The Gong September 17th Gong Therapy Training September 18th & 19th Information & Registration Contact UsFind out more »
LIFECYCLES AND LIFESTYLES Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Course An Online and Worldwide Experience November 5-7 and November 19-21 (12-6pm Central, 1-7pm Eastern, 10am-4pm Pacific) Pay In Full Registration Payment Plan Registration For students in the same local area, there is an option to create a small group to participate in-person in the online classes. Please let us know if you are interested in exploring this when you enroll. LIFECYCLES AND LIFESTYLES is the course to help you understand the stages…Find out more »
VITALITY AND STRESS Kundalini Yoga Level 2 Course An Online and Worldwide Experience November 5-7 and November 12-14 (12-6pm Pacific, 1-7pm Mountain, 2-8pm Central, 3-9pm Eastern) Registration For students in the same local area, there is an option to create a small group to participate in-person in the online classes. Please let us know if you are interested in exploring this when you enroll. VITALITY AND STRESS is the course to improve your interactions with all those around you.…Find out more »
Gong Yoga Vacation Chacala, Mexico December 11-17, 2021 Information & Registration You are invited to join Mehtab, Laura (Guru Karam), and Tej Arvind for a rejuvenating oceanfront retreat, tapping into the healing energies of the Pacific Ocean and Playa Chacala, a pristine and picturesque bay in the Riviera Nayarit, complete with golden sand, coconut trees and the tropical jungle. We’ll practice yoga, meditation and deep relaxation; play and laugh together; inviting you to return home with insight and clarity, rested…Find out more »
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training In-Person in Austin, TX Coming January 2022 Contact Us for More Information This program provides international certification and recognition as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Course Content: The Roots of Kundalini Yoga Awakening the Consciousness The Meaning and Practice of Mantra Exploring the Chakras Pranayama and the Energy Body Yogic & Functional Western Anatomy Yogic Philosophy & The Origin of Kundalini Yoga Yogic Lifestyle and Self-Healing Teaching Kundalini Yoga Practicing Kundalini Yoga Kriyas & Meditations…Find out more »
Mehtab began his yoga career in 1973 in San Rafael California where he used the techniques of Kundalini Yoga in the ashram’s drug rehabilitation program. As a Kundalini Yoga Lead teacher trainer, he has trained hundreds of Kundalini Yoga teachers in Level 1 and Level 2 courses across the United States. Mehtab received the Kundalini Yoga Teacher of the Year Award as well as the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ Association award for “Building Yoga Communities.”
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Mehtab is the originator and author of Gong Yoga, the first book and course on using the gong with the practices of yoga and meditation. His book, Teaching Gong Yoga, has been used in yoga teacher training classes by teachers of all disciplines, and his book Gong Therapy has provided the foundation for teaching sound healers, healing professionals, and yoga teachers how to use the gong therapeutically.
Mehtab is a life-long astrologer who discovered the spiritual potency of using Indian or Vedic Astrology to guide people in finding their dharma and life purpose. He is a mentor in the American College of Vedic Astrology and has trained yoga students and teachers in the basics of using astrology with their spiritual journey. His book Astrology Yoga is the first and most comprehensive book that integrates the practice of Yoga with the wisdom of Jyotish (Vedic Astrology).
Vedic astrology is the original astrology from ancient India used by the Yogis to guide students on their spiritual path and to help fulfill their destiny in the outer world. It is different from Western astrology, although the planets and signs are the same, and it often gives more accurate results for those on a path of yoga and spirituality. It is especially helpful in anticipating and working with the cosmic cycles of change that occur regularly throughout our lives. When combined with the techniques of yoga and meditation, Vedic astrology reveals our destiny and how we can realize it.
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Your personal astrology reading by Mehtab is based on your birth date, time, and location, as well as specific questions or areas of life you would like to explore.
Your first appointment is a comprehensive life reading that examines your basic nature, your gifts and challenges as well as the karmic issues you are working on in this lifetime. All areas of life are considered, including relationships, career, health and best spiritual or yogic practices. In addition, you will learn about the current cycle of transformation you are experiencing and how to plan for and anticipate the coming changes in your life.
Follow-up readings, if desired, can be done around your birthday or when you are considering major life changes.
Readings may be scheduled for 60 or 90 minutes and the correct birth time is needed for the most accurate reading.
The 60 minute reading is excellent for:
- An introduction to your birth chart
- Answering specific questions
- Follow-up appointments & yearly updates
A 90 minute reading is recommended for:
- Discussing several areas of your life in depth
- Exploring another person’s birth chart as well as your own chart
- Guidance on yoga practices and/or gemstone prescriptions
You may record the reading, take notes, or simply listen.
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Mehtab offers gong events and trainings on how to play the gong.
Certification programs are offered for Basic and Advanced Gong Playing, Gong Therapy, and Gong Yoga.
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How to Play the Gong
Learn and experience the basics of gong playing for healing and transformation. From basic mallet techniques to constructing playing sequences, you will learn to play the gong intuitively. Discover how to work with rhythm, volume, and striking placement to create playing patterns for a gong relaxation session.
Explore and practice the introductory and intermediate techniques of playing the Gong online with videos, lectures, and hands on practice sessions. This self-paced course may be started at any time is required and is suitable for beginners and those who want to enhance their playing.
Advanced Gong Playing
Take your playing to another level by using the three components of gong playing to create a journey in sound. Explore “gong maps” that allow you to work with chakras and the energies of the body. You will learn how to use various two mallet techniques to create energetic effects in your listeners and clients.
Gong Therapy Training
Learn to use the Gong in therapeutic healing sessions and conduct one-on-one private sessions for individual clients. The training is suitable for sound healers, yoga teachers, gong players, and therapists from all backgrounds.
Gong Yoga Training
Learn to use the Gong in the practices and teachings of Yoga – asanas, meditations, pranayama, mudras and mantras. This is a complete course in how to use the gong in your yoga classes, workshops, and trainings.
Gong Nidra Training
Learn to use the Gong in the practice of Yoga Nidra for guided deep relaxation. You will learn to use scripts and therapeutic gong playing to facilitate transformation and healing for both groups and individuals.
The Art of the Gong I always tried to play musical instruments – and tried is the right word. I tried the clarinet when I was 12 years old – all I really remember about the experience was that it collected a gob of spit that I had to shake out. Then in my hippie days,...
Kundalini Yoga is one of the major systems of yoga instruction. Kundalini Yoga uses dynamic yoga postures, energetic breathing techniques, mantra (sound) and meditation to awaken and develop the spiritual energy within each person.
Read More About Kundalini Certifications
The Kundalini Yoga Level 1 certification program is open to students who desire a deep immersion and understanding of Kundalini Yoga and for those who wish to receive professional training as yoga teachers.
The Kundalini Yoga Level 2 training program is for experienced Kundalini yoga students as well as Kundalini yoga teachers who wish to pursue advanced certification.
If Yoga is so Good, why is it so Hard? If you have been doing yoga for a while, you already know the many benefits it brings you: more energy, better rest, freedom from aches and pains, and a greater sense of peace and calmness. You would think that once someone...