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International Gong Player Certification Training Course

October 17



Gong Player Certification Training

Live and Recorded Webinars, Online Self-Paced Course, and Individual Mentoring 

The most comprehensive online training in the art and science of playing the Gong begins worldwide on October 17, 2020!

Learn to play the Gong in this new online format with live and recorded classroom meetings, a self-paced skill development course with practice sessions, and a private mentoring class with a certified Gong Trainer.

All training is done online, with the ability to participate in live streaming classes and to view (or review) live classes that are recorded for your convenience.

This special training is open to beginning students as well as experienced players who desire a more in-depth and personal experience in exploring the Gong.

Training Schedule and Course Structure

This training uses multilevel learning approaches to help you personally develop your skills with 30 hours of training and instruction.


October 17-18 (Saturday and Sunday) • 10 am – 2 pm (Central US Time)

Livestreaming Training Webinar (and recorded if you miss)

Our first weekend covers the fundamentals of gong training as well as the philosophy and techniques of playing the Gong. On the second day, we will meet in smaller online groups with individual trainers.


October 19 – November 20 • Self-paced on your own time

Online Training Course – 12 Classes (24 hours)

Learn all about the Gong and how to play it in this complete online course with video practice sessions, lectures, illustrations and review questions. Complete the 12 classes before our final weekend webinar.


October 26 – November 20 • Scheduled at your convenience

Private Training Session with a professional Gong trainer (1 Hour)

Take a private gong playing lesson in your home with a gong trainer who will give personal feedback and answer your questions about the Gong. Complete before the final weekend please. 


November 21-22 (Saturday and Sunday) • 10 am – 2 pm (Central US Time)

Livestreaming Training Webinar (and recorded if you miss)

Our graduation weekend focuses on intermediate and advanced playing techniques, the importance of using the right mallets and selecting gongs, and considerations in playing the gong online.

A Certification Course from the International Gong Yoga Association

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a diploma as a Certified Gong Player and membership in the International Gong Yoga Association (IGYA). 

Trainers and Faculty

The training faculty is headed by Mehtab Benton, the originator of Gong Yoga and Director of Training for IGYA. The training team includes members from the USA, Australia, United Kingdom, and Chile. The training is taught in English with assistance for Spanish speaking players for private sessions.

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Course Tuition

$795 ($695 before September 1)


Questions and Answers

Do I need a Gong to participate?

You may attend the first weekend without a Gong. To get the full benefit of the course, however, you need to have a gong for the private session and the last weekend webinar. When you register for the course, we can advise you about obtaining the best Gong for you. 


I have taken other gong trainings. How is this one different?

Mehtab has taught many gong trainings around the world in the last 15 years. This is the first one to include a private mentoring session, a complete self-paced online course, and the opportunity to interact with other gong players in both a large group format and in smaller breakout rooms with a trainer who can offer more individual attention.  


I have no experience with playing music or yoga. Is that okay?

Yes – the training starts with the basics. No musical theory or ability is needed, and no yoga participation is required.


What happens after this training?

This training is a prerequisite to these courses and other gong trainings offered by the International Gong Yoga Association. We are developing online courses for Gong Therapy and Gong Nidra and we will also be scheduling these and other trainings to be held in person in 2021 in the USA and around the world as circumstances allow.


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