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Gong Yoga Nidra Training – Ojai, CA

August 16 - August 18

$595 – $695
gong yoga nidra training in-person

Gong Yoga Nidra Training 

In-Person with Mehtab and Tara 

Ojai California • Soul Body Ojai Studio

August 16-18

Friday 6:30-8:30 pm, Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 9 am-4 pm

Learn how to use the Gong therapeutically for deep relaxation in this certified sound healing course.

Mehtab Benton, the originator of Gong Yoga and Gong Therapy and Kundalini Yoga Teacher trainer, brings a unique perspective to using the gong with the ancient practices of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) and Sound Healing.

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 and Tara you will:

  • Discover how to use the sound of the gong to sustain an extended period of relaxation
  • Learn playing techniques and patterns to activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Discover effective scripts to address health issues and conditions 
  • Create and adapt Yoga Nidra scripts to use with the Gong
  • Practice different gong playing styles for the various aspects of relaxation
  • How to use the gong and yoga nidra with groups and individuals 

Participants Receive:

  • A Certificate of Completion
  • A 40-page Manual with scripts and guidelines
  • Qualification to offer Gong Nidra Healing Sessions 
  • Approved CEUs by Yoga Alliance

What You Will Learn in This Training:

  • Introduction to Gong Nidra, Sound Healing and Relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra and the States of Consciousness
  • Five Levels of Healing through Sound
  • Origin and Development of Gong Yoga Nidra
  • Physiological Benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Therapeutics of a Gong Nidra Session
  • The Sound of the Gong in Healing and Transformation
  • Structure of a Gong Yoga Nidra session
  • Setting Intention: Selecting a Sankalpa
  • The Role of the Guide in Gong Yoga Nidra
  • The Role of the Gong Player in Gong Yoga Nidra
  • Gong Mallet Techniques for the Practice of Gong Yoga Nidra
  • Methodology and Practice of Gong Nidra
  • Gong Playing Styles for Nidra and Relaxation
  • Trance Gong Playing
  • Transitional Gong Playing
  • Expressive Gong Playing
  • Transformational Gong Playing
  • Preparation for Gong Yoga Nidra Sessions
  • Guided Relaxation Techniques
  • Playing the Gong for Body Awareness
  • Playing the Gong for Breath Awareness
  • Playing the Gong for Visualization
  • The Nidra Gong Journey
  • Finishing Sequences and Integration
  • Selecting Mallets and Gongs for Nidra
  • Practice Playing Sessions
  • Preparing and Offering Your First Gong Yoga Nidra Session


$695/$595 for the first 10 students

Limited to 18 students

Gong Nidra Registration

Prior gong playing experience is required for this course. 

If you are new to the gong, you need to register for the Gong Basics class ($195) Friday August 16 from 10-5 pm.

Gong Basics Registration


Mehtab has trained gong players in over 20 countries how to use the gong with yoga to create healing and deep relaxation. He is the author and originator of Gong Yoga and Gong Therapy and a licensed yoga teacher trainer.

Tara is a KRI Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer and the owner of Soul Body Ojai yoga studio and healing center in Ojai, California. She is an accomplished yoga teacher of over 25 years and a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine.


August 16
August 18
$595 – $695
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Soul Body Ojai
206 N. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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