Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Gong Weekend: Fundamentals & Gong Nidra – Ojai, CA

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Gong Weekend – Ojai, CA

Private Retreat Center

Accommodations available

**Special Both Courses: $595**



With Mehtab and Tara

Friday 8:30-4:00 August 30

Course Price: $150

Learn the basics of playing the Gong as preparation for your yoga classes and our Gong Yoga Nidra course this weekend.

You will learn the basic mallet techniques, fundamental playing patterns, how to play the gong for relaxation, and how to select and take care of your gong.

Lots of gongs for you to play for hands-on experience and individualized attention!



With Mehtab Benton

Friday August 30 (6:00-9:00 pm)

Saturday August 31 (8:30-6:00 pm)

Sunday September 1 (8:30-1:30 pm)

Course Price: $495

Experience how to use the sound of the Gong therapeutically through deep relaxation to facilitate transformation and healing in both groups and individuals.

Mehtab Benton, the originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, brings a unique perspective to using the gong in deep relaxation by introducing new gong playing techniques and patterns with the ancient practices of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep). 

In this certified training course with Mehtab, you will:

  • Discover how to use the sound of the gong to sustain an extended period of relaxation
  • Learn playing techniques and patterns that activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Understand how to create effective guided visualizations and meditation scripts for Gong Nidra sessions to address specific health issues and conditions 
  • Know the important preparation techniques essential for a profoundly deep gong relaxation
  • Learn how to work with the physical, energetic, and emotional body through the use of the gong
  • Discover how to guide in the formulation of a “sankalpa” or healing intention for the session
  • Learn how the holistic practice of Gong Nidra brings an active and self-directed healing process to deep relaxation 

Mehtab will incorporate text from his forthcoming book, Gong Nidra: Healing through Relaxation and Sound, throughout this course.


Learning Gong Yoga Nidra with Mehtab was a fun experience and provided all the necessary information in a joyful and practical way to continue using the practice for others. The opportunity for both learning and practice was well balanced and I left feeling confident to carry out what I had learned.” –  Tracy V (Mexico)


August 30, 2019
September 1, 2019
Event Category:
View Event Website


Tara Matthews


Soul Body Ojai
206 N. Signal St. Suite M
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website