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Gong Weekend & Training – Marlton, New Jersey

October 20, 2023 - October 22, 2023

$55 – $495
gong weekend & training

Gong Weekend & Training

with Mehtab & Laura

October 20-22

Balanced Planet Yoga: Marlton, New Jersey

Learn how to play the Gong and become certified in Gong Yoga Nidra!

Plus: Gong Concert and a workshop in Astrology and Yoga!

Registration through Balanced Planet Yoga Studio

How to Play the Gong

October 20th from 12:00-5:00 pm


Learn the basics of how to play the Gong in this hands-on course in a studio full of gongs! 

Registration through Balanced Planet Yoga Studio

Who is it For?

How to Play the Gong is for yoga students, sound healers, and therapists who have little or no experience in playing the gong. 

What to Expect:

The course will teach you how to play the Gong for relaxation and yoga classes.  At the end of the course, you will be able to play a gong relaxation session for yourself, friends, clients, and students.

In this training you will learn:

    • – Basic mallet and striking techniques
    • – The primary playing areas of the Gong
    • – Playing positions for the Gong
    • – Elementary playing sequences
    • – Controlling volume and experiencing rhythm
    • – Selecting and taking care of your Gong

You will be able to play different sizes and types of gongs to discover which gong you like best.  No playing experience or musical background is required.  Space is limited to allow individual playing time with the gongs.  If you have a gong, please let us know if you wish to bring it.

Why this course?

Mehtab + Laura Benton have trained gong players in 20 different countries and have used gongs for yoga and healing the last 25 years.  They were previous owners of five yoga studios in Austin, TX, where they trained hundreds of students in Kundalini Yoga.

Kundalini Yoga & Astrology

October 20th from 2:00-5:00 pm


Learn how astrology plays into Kundalini Yoga!

Registration through Balanced Planet Yoga Studio

Who is it For?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about astrology and kundalini yoga.

What to Expect:

Planetary mudras, full moon healing meditations + working with energy of the Sun, Jupiter, Venus, + Mercury are all an important part of Kundalini Yoga.

In this workshop with Mehtab, the author of Astrology Yoga, Guru Karam, and a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer, you will learn all about the astrological practices of Kundalini Yoga, including:

    • – How the cycle of the Moon + 40-Day Meditations work together
    • – Your Vedic Sun Sign + how it affects your yoga practice
    • – Using planetary mudras, pranayamas, + mantras in Kundalini Yoga
    • – The relationships between planets + chakras
    • – Why the Full Moon + New Moon are so powerful for healing

Why this Course?

Mehtab has trained Kundalini yoga teachers for 25 years.  He is the author of Astrology Yoga, the first book to introduce the practice of Yoga with Vedic astrology.

Story of the Gong: Concert & Relaxation

October 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm


Join Mehtab, Jayme Phillips + Friends for an unforgettable night at BPY.  This is a very unique opportunity to be surrounded by the healing power of sound.

Registration through Balanced Planet Yoga Studio

Who’s it For?

Anyone who is ready to open to healing and embark on an inner journey.

What to Expect:

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary sonic landscape that transcends the boundaries of ordinary reality, inviting you to embark on a profound inner exploration. Mehtab Benton, a revered sound healer and gong master, holds the keys to unlocking the ancient wisdom and healing potential of these celestial instruments. With his deep understanding of the transformative power of sound, Mehtab creates a space where time and space dissolve, and healing energies flow freely.

Each gong played carries a unique character and tonal quality, creating a rich tapestry of sound that awakens your senses and expands your consciousness. The gongs’ harmonious blend resonates with the rhythms of the universe, aligning your energy centers and restoring balance to your entire being.

During the gong concert, you may experience a wide range of sensations and emotions. Some participants report feelings of deep peace, profound joy, or a profound sense of interconnectedness with the universe. Others release stored emotions, finding catharsis and inner clarity. The gongs act as catalysts for healing, inviting you to let go of what no longer serves you and embrace a renewed state of harmony and well-being.

Why this Event?

A gong concert with Mehtab Benton is an invitation to embark on a profound healing journey, where the power of sound transcends words and touches the depths of your soul. Open yourself to the transformative energies of the gongs and allow the symphony of vibrations to harmonize and uplift your entire being.

Gong Nidra Training

October 21st from 10:00-5:30 pm

October 22nd from 9:00-4:30 pm


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

Registration through Balanced Planet Yoga Studio

Who’s it For?

This certification course is for sound healers, therapists, yoga teachers and students, and everyone who wishes to use the gong in their practice, teaching, and healing modalities.

What to Expect:

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.

 Why this Course?

Mehtab and Laura Benton have taught Gong Yoga Nidra together for 25 years. They have trained gong players in over 20 countries how to use the gong with yoga to create healing and deep relaxation.


October 20, 2023
October 22, 2023
$55 – $495
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Balanced Planet Yoga
Marlton, NJ 08053 United States + Google Map
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