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Labor Day Weekend Gong Extravaganza – Ojai, CA

September 3, 2021 - September 6, 2021

gong workshops and training

Gong Training Extravaganza

Labor Day Weekend: September 3-6

All 3 trainings – $650

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How to Play the Gong

Friday, September 3rd



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 learn the following:

  • 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
  • Choosing and taking care of your Gong

This is a hands-on course in which you will experience and be able to play the Gong by end of the day.

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Advanced Gong Playing

September 4-5 • 9:00-5:00pm


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 for professional gong playing:

  • The Three Components of Gong Playing (rhythm, volume, and area)
  • Playing with Two Mallets and Different Styles of Mallets
  • Playing Multiple Gongs and Playing with Other Players
  • Advanced Playing Techniques to Create a Sacred Sound Journey
  • Developing a Gong Player’s Sadhana
  • Playing from Intuition and Elevation for Healing
  • Using “Gong Maps” for Chakras, Energy Channels, and the Four Basic Energies of the Psyche
  • Participants receive a certificate as “Certified Gong Player”.

To receive the maximum benefit from this training, please attend the How to Play the Gong course or have had previous gong playing experience. (You may also take the online course if you cannot or have not attended a basic gong playing course with Mehtab: www.gongtraining.com)

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Kundalini Gong Yoga Training

September 6th • 9:00-1:00pm


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 everyone, both teachers and students, gong players and non-players.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to use the Gong to enhance the experience of mantra and chanting
  • Different ways to play the gong to support the practice of specific asanas
  • How to include the Gong into Kundalini kriyas
  • Special considerations for playing the Gong during relaxation
  • Why the gong can be helpful in pranayama practices
  • The special role of the Gong in meditation

At the end of our day, we will immerse ourselves in an extended Kundalini Gong Yoga Class and Relaxation.


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September 3, 2021
September 6, 2021
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Soul Body Ojai
206 N. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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