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July 2021

Your Birthday Planet – Online Astrology Webinar

July 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CDT
$14.95

Your Birthday Planet July 2nd 10:30-12:00pm Central US Time Registration Join Mehtab and Tej Arvind and find out the magic and mystery of your birthday planet.  Each day of the week has an energy that affects us all. And each day is associated with one of the seven major Vedic planets.  Learn how your birthday planet affects your life, your career, and your relationships. Are you Venus? Moon? Or Mars? Want to know the day of the week you were…

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Magic & Mystery of the Gong – Austin, TX

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745 United States
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$35 – $45

Magic & Mystery of the Gong Friday, July 9th 7:00-8:30pm Registration Join Mehtab for an in-depth exploration of using the Gong as a sacred sound instrument for healing and transformation. In this interactive 2-hour workshop, you will: • Hear the story of the Gong throughout history and its role in healing, prophecy, and life transitions. • Discover the unique sound of the Gong and how it affects your body, mind, and soul. • Experience the different effects of many different…

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How to Play the Gong – Austin, TX

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - July 11 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Flow Yoga Westgate, 4477 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745 United States
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$295

How to Play the Gong July 10th & 11th 12:00-5:00pm each day Registration This weekend 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 learn the following: • Basic mallet and…

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The Power of Your Positive Mind: Las Vegas or ONLINE

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm PDT
Kundalini Yoga Kollective, 1508 S Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104 United States
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$108

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…

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August 2021

Planetary Gong Concert – Los Angeles, CA

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Astro.Gong.Yoga, 145 N La Brea Ave, Unit E
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$50

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. Registration

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Your Vedic Moon Sign – Los Angeles, CA

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Astro.Gong.Yoga, 145 N La Brea Ave, Unit E
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$200

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…

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The Moon in the Practice of Yoga – Los Angeles, CA

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT
Astro.Gong.Yoga, 145 N La Brea Ave, Unit E
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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$150

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…

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Gong Workshops at JOY Yoga – London, England

August 21 - August 27
Joy Yoga London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Gong Workshops at JOY Yoga London, England Contact for Registration KUNDALINI MIRACLE MEDITATION: INFINITE ASPECTS OF KIRTAN KRIYA Saturday, August 21st 1:00-5:00 pm KUNDALINI GONG YOGA FOR THE CHAKRAS Saturday, August 21st 7:00-9:00 pm KUNDALINI YOGA AND ASTROLOGY Sunday, August 22nd 1:00-5:00 pm FULL MOON GONG Meditation and Relaxation Sunday, August 22nd 7:00-9:00 pm KUNDALINI GONG REBIRTHING Tuesday, August 24th 7:30-9:30 pm GONG YOGA NIDRA Wednesday, August 25th 7:30-9:30 pm INTRODUCTION TO GONG THERAPY Friday, August 27th 9:30-11:30 (Cecil Sharp House)…

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How to Play the Gong – London, England

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - August 27 @ 6:00 pm BST
Joy Yoga London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£175

How to Play the Gong Thursday - Friday, 26-27 August, 12-6pm Information & Registration This introductory course in playing the Gong is open to everyone, regardless of gong playing experience. In this course, you will learn and practice the fundamentals of gong playing for healing and transformation. From the basic mallet techniques to constructing playing sequences, you will learn to play the gong to create an effective gong session for deep relaxation.  This hands-on training will allow you to play…

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Advanced Gong Training – London, England

August 28 - August 29
Joy Yoga London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£185

Advanced Gong Training 28-29 August Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 9am-4pm Information & Registration In this course on advanced playing techniques, you will learn how to construct playing sequences from a place of intuition and elevation. You will discover how to use the three components of gong playing – rhythm, volume, and area – to create a journey and tell a story through your gong playing. Using the powerful concepts of “gong maps,” you will learn how to play different areas of…

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September 2021

Labor Day Weekend Gong Extravaganza – Ojai, CA

September 3 - September 6
Soul Body Ojai, 206 N. Signal St. Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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$550 – $650

  Gong Training Extravaganza Labor Day Weekend: September 3-6 All 3 trainings - $650 / $550 before August 1 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 Laura Benton, you…

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How to Play the Gong – Ojai, CA

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Soul Body Ojai, 206 N. Signal St. Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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$150 – $175

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…

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Advanced Gong Playing – Ojai, CA

September 4 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Soul Body Ojai, 206 N. Signal St. Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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$350 – $395

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…

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Kundalini Gong Yoga Training – Ojai, CA

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Soul Body Ojai, 206 N. Signal St. Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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$95 – $125

  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…

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Gong Events – Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico

September 16 - September 19
La Montaña, w9cq+xf
Tenancingo de Degollado, Mexico
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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 Us

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December 2021

Gong Yoga Vacation – Chacala, Mexico

December 11 - December 17

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…

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Mehtab Benton

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.” 

Read More About Mehtab

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

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.

Read More About Astrology Readings

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.

How to Find Your Birth Time

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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The Gong

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. 

Gong Dharma

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.

Kundalini Yoga

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.

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