Astrology Reading

With Mehtab Benton

You will be sent an information request to schedule your appointment after purchase. Readings may be scheduled most afternoons and early evenings and some weekends.

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Readings may be scheduled for 60 or 90 minutes.

The 60 minute reading is excellent for:
  • An introduction to your birth chart
  • Answering specific questions
  • Follow-up appointments & yearly updates
A 90 minute reading is recommended for:
  • Discussing several areas of your life in depth
  • Exploring another person’s birth chart as well as your own chart
  • Guidance on yoga practices and/or gemstone prescriptions

 

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Reviews

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the reading yesterday. Everything was an affirmation of things I knew about myself and fears I knew I had. It gave me confidence to live my life to the fullest, letting go of my fears and continuing on my path. The appointment confirmed my belief that everything in life is the way that it should be and that I have only to live and learn from it.” — Lynn

“Thank you again for a wonderful experience yesterday. I have been thinking about all that we talked about, and your perspectives are going to provide me with some very important guidance as I make decisions in the near future.” — Susan

“Mehtab, thank you so much for my reading. I sincerely appreciate you insight, suggestions, and kindness. I look forward to the future and continuing to improve myself on my beautiful journey. Namaste!” — Tracy

Astrology Reading & Planetary Sound Healing

With Mehtab Benton

You will be sent an information request to schedule your appointment after purchase. Sessions may be scheduled most afternoons and early evenings and some weekends in Austin, TX.

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Astrology Reading with Planetary Sound Healing

Have an astrological reading with Mehtab and then enjoy a relaxing sound healing session based upon your birth chart.

Using planetary gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks and special sound plates tuned to the different planets, Mehtab will create a therapeutic sound experience based upon the specific planetary energies you currently need.

The first half of your session consists of a first-time or follow-up astrology reading to help you identify and understand the changes and opportunities in your life. The last half of the session consists of a relaxed sound healing session to balance the planetary energies needed in your life at the current moment.

90-Minute Session – $225

 

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Gong Therapy Session

With Mehtab Benton

You will be sent an information request to schedule your appointment after purchase. Sessions may be scheduled most afternoons and early evenings and some weekends in Austin, TX.

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Enjoy a private gong session by Mehtab personalized for you.

You will experience deep relaxation and transformation from a wide variety of gongs selected for their special healing properties by Mehtab.

Along with the gongs, Mehtab uses singing bowls, gong plates, and tuning forks tuned to specific frequencies to create a rich soundscape to accelerate your healing process.

Each session is designed to your current needs and may be enjoyed as often as you like.

  • 60-Minute Session – $150

  • 3 Session Special – $395

For descriptions of the gongs and sound healing instruments used in your sessions, please visit the sacred sound gallery.

Purchase a Gong

Purchase a Gong

A Consultation for your Own Gong

With Mehtab Benton
Description

Enjoy an email and follow-up phone consultation with Mehtab to help choose your own personal gong. You will be offered suggestions on which gong(s) to choose and will be able to order the gong and accessories of your choice.

You’ll receive pricing options that reflect the best possible online prices.

Gongs can be shipped to your home by Federal Express, at the lowest internet prices allowed by the manufacturer, plus you also receive FREE shipping ($125-$200 value!) on all orders in the United States.

Gift Certificate for a Session

With Mehtab Benton

Give the gift of a session with Mehtab!

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Gift certificates can be used for any of Mehtab’s sessions:

  • Astrology Reading
    • 60 minute = $150
    • 90 minute = $225
  • Astrology Reading & Planetary Sound Healing
    • 90 minute = $225
  • Gong Therapy
    • 60 minute = $150

The gift certificate may be used at any time for a friend or a family member. Upon purchase you’ll have the option to send the gift certificate to the recipient immediately by email, or have the gift certificate emailed to yourself for use at a later time.

Reviews

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the reading yesterday. Everything was an affirmation of things I knew about myself and fears I knew I had. It gave me confidence to live my life to the fullest, letting go of my fears and continuing on my path. The appointment confirmed my belief that everything in life is the way that it should be and that I have only to live and learn from it.” — Lynn

“Thank you again for a wonderful experience yesterday. I have been thinking about all that we talked about, and your perspectives are going to provide me with some very important guidance as I make decisions in the near future.” — Susan

“Mehtab, thank you so much for my reading. I sincerely appreciate you insight, suggestions, and kindness. I look forward to the future and continuing to improve myself on my beautiful journey. Namaste!” — Tracy

Books, DVDs, CDs

Astrology Yoga

Cosmic Cycles of Transformation

By Mehtab Benton

$24.95
Online Price: $22.95

Book Description

Astrology Yoga is the first comprehensive book on the practice of Yoga using the ancient science of Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish.

Written for yoga practitioners with a limited knowledge of astrology, this book explains the dynamic and vital relationship that has always existed between these two ancient Vedic sciences and how you can use this knowledge to accelerate your transformation by working with your personal planetary energies.

You will learn about your yogic Sun sign and Moon sign, the specific karmic issues in your life, the most appropriate yoga practices based on your birth date, and the most beneficial times to do your yoga practices over the day, during the week, and throughout all the cycles of your life.

The book describes the original relationship between Eastern or Vedic astrology and yoga and the differences between Yoga astrology and western astrology. You’ll learn about the nine major planetary energies, the twelve signs, and the twelve life areas of astrology yoga.

The major yoga practices of asanas, pranayama, mudras, mantras and meditations are correlated with your astrological makeup and you will learn how to work with your planetary energies through the techniques of yoga.

Astrology and Yoga are explained in connection with the subtle anatomy of the chakras, the nadis (energy channels), and the koshas (levels of existence). Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga from the Sutras are explained in terms of the nine planets of Vedic Astrology.

You’ll learn about your own astrological life cycles that affect your consciousness and yoga practices, as well as the universal cosmic cycles that affect everyone. Yoga practices for the moon phases, the days of the week, months of the year, and the hours of the day, as well as for the special occasions of the solstices, equinoxes and eclipses, are discussed to help you design a yoga practice that supports you through each cycle of your life.

Written by a life-long practitioner and teacher of Yoga as well as a certified Vedic astrologer, Astrology Yoga provides you with a personal roadmap for your journey to enlightenment.

Reviews

“I am a student of Eastern Astrology and yoga, so I have read many books on both topics and by far love this one the best for many reasons. It is very well written in a way that as a layperson or Astrology student you are able to grasp the concepts. The information is presented in a concise well organized manner that flows from one topic to the next. You will learn things about yourself and chart that can be applied to your life immediately with meditations that you can start practicing. I have already read the book once and can not wait to read it again as I know that I will gain new insights every time I read it! For any yoga student interested in learning about Astrology or Astrology student that wants to learn about the application of yoga and Astrology this is the book for you!”   ~ L. Satter

A rich read and reference for yoga teachers: both easy to use and in depth. Also, a great tool for vedic astrologers with a plethora of remedial offerings as well as unique planet, sign and house descriptions, minus the all too common doom and gloom language found in many astrology books. ~ WB Barron

With tons of Jyotish books around my home, this one is picked up every day as I examine my own chart and current planetary influences. I enjoy this book for its realistic application. Mehtab has a gift for making real world sense out of wildly esoteric topics. Thanks for writing and publishing Astrology Yoga, I needed it! ~ M&V Medley

Gong Therapy

Sound Healing and Yoga

By Mehtab Benton

$24.95
Online Price: $22.95

Book Description

Gong Therapy: Sound Healing and Yoga is a comprehensive book on using the gong and the practices of yoga to create a therapeutic environment and transformational experience for physical, mental and spiritual excellence.

Written for sound healers, yoga teachers, gong players, and therapists, this book gives you the tools and information to conduct one-on-one private sessions as well as guidelines for using the gong as a therapeutic instrument in a group setting.

  • Gong Therapy: Sound Healing and Yoga includes these topics:
  • The Basis of Sound Healing and Yoga Therapy
  • How to Structure a Gong Therapy Session
  • How to Play the Gong Therapeutically
  • Preparing the Gong Therapy Environment
  • Client Assessment and Development of a Therapy Session
  • Considerations for Selecting and Using Gongs
  • Using Mudras, Mantras, and Pranayamas Therapeutically
  • Guided Meditation and Relaxation for Gong Therapy
  • Gong Therapy for Groups
  • Using Gong Therapy with Other Healing Modalities
  • Gong Therapy as a Profession

Mehtab Benton has trained hundreds of gong players and yoga teachers worldwide. He is the originator and author of Gong Yoga: Healing and Enlightenment Through Sound, published in five international editions and translations. His previous book Teaching Gong Yoga is the first book on using yoga practices with the gong, and his DVD course How To Play the Gong is a best-selling video for beginners. A practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years, Mehtab has an educational background in psychology and yoga therapy and is a certified Vedic Astrologer.

Book Reviews

Gong Therapy by Mehtab Benton is the perfect supplement for hosting gong therapy sessions with clients. The book provided detailed information and guidelines for hosting sessions, yet encouraged me to use my own intuition and creativity. In addition to playing methods, it presented techniques (mudras, breath work, body positions) for addressing the needs of the client, whether they be physical, mental, or emotional. I also learned more about how the gong creates change in myself and my clients. I am so grateful to have the support of this book while using the transformative technique of Gong Therapy! – Lyndsay

Teaching Gong Yoga

Theory and Practice

By Mehtab Benton

$24.95
Online Price: $22.95

Book Description

Teaching Gong Yoga is the first comprehensive book on using the sound of the Gong to enhance the practices of Yoga, including asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and relaxation.

Gong players, sound healers, yoga teachers, and students will learn how the gong can be used in all types of yoga, including:

Kundalini Yoga • Hatha Yoga • Vinyasa Flow Yoga • Ashtanga Yoga
Restorative Yoga • Prenatal Yoga • Children’s Yoga • Senior’s Yoga

You will learn the theory and practice for:
• Constructing and teaching Gong Yoga classes
• Playing the Gong for the chakras
• Practicing meditation with the Gong
• Using gong maps to develop your playing techniques
• Creating deep relaxation and healing through the Gong

Fully illustrated with nearly 100 drawings and 23 tables of information on these and other topics:
Asana Sequences with the Gong
Sound, Prana and the Five Tattvas
Playing the Gong for the Chakras
Pranayama Practices and the Gong
The Gong, Mantras and the Inner Sounds
Mudras and Gong Meditation
The Gong and Yoga Nidra
PLUS special yoga practices for gong players and teachers

Gong Yoga

Healing and Enlightenment Through Sound

By Mehtab Benton

$19.95
Online Price: $17.95

Book Description

This is a comprehensive book on practicing and teaching yoga with the sound of the gong.

In this book by Kundalini Yoga teacher and Gong Trainer Mehtab Benton, you will learn about the origin, history and use of the gong for yoga and meditation as well as its current therapeutic applications for healing and transformation.

The book contains a step-by-step training guide to teach yourself how to play the gong through a series of practice sessions. You will learn the basic techniques to play the gong effectively as well as more advanced techniques to create your own personalized gong playing routines.

You will also learn how to structure yoga classes and individual practices using the gong as well as how to develop gong yoga therapy sessions for your students and professional clients.

A special chapter on Kundalini Yoga and the Gong explains the use of specific mantras and meditations, as well as information on the chakras, the major energy channels of the body (the nadis), and the five sheaths of existence (the koshas), that are key to understanding how the gong integrates with the practice of yoga.

Also included is how to select and care for your gong and additional resources to develop your skills.

Book Reviews

“Gong Yoga is a very well written informative book.
The author gives you a brief history on the gong and describes its applications in the practice of yoga as well as meditational and healing uses. The instructional portion of the book is well laid out so beginners can follow along easily.” – Gong Guru

“I discovered the powerful, hypnotic and surprisingly varied sounds of the gong recently. I was hooked and bought one myself. Although much of gong playing is intuitive and naturally learned through experimentation, I wanted to learn all I could about this mysterious instrument. Information on how to play the gong and the spiritual aspects of the sound of the gong are difficult to find. This book is a wonderful introduction to all aspects of the gong and the yoga that is associated with it. The interesting history of the gong, its uses in Western and Eastern music, how to play it and the gongs effects on the body’s energetic system are all discussed.” – Will Robinson

“OK, so I come to this book with a bit of a bias….I adore the gong! I always have and always will.
Still…my God…someone has written a book about all of those things I intuited about the gong but could not find the words for!
Yes, Mehtab’s book covers all of the Beauty the gong has to share with us: relaxation, releasing, healing, astral traveling :), transformation and so much more, and is written in the voice of clarity and effortless humor that is so much Mehtab Benton.
I encourage all to read this book, refer to this book for the rest of your gonging journey and, most of all, to actually experience the Gong and its benefits with Mehtab if you are ever visiting the lovely Austin, Texas!
I give this book 5 stars, because it’s one of those books that as a yoga teacher I will refer to for the rest of my life. It stands next to my copy of the Bhagavad Gita and Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy” – Mary Vaughan

“An excellent and one of the very few books written about this Ancient Vibrational Healing Technique. For anyone that would like a general education about the Gong. Includes information about caring for, transporting, and setting up the Gong. Basic playing strokes are also clearly described and pictured. This book will inspire you to seek this form of healing in your life.”  – R. Farley (Guru Ravi)

How to Play the Gong

DVD Training Course

By Mehtab Benton

$49.95
Online Price: $44.95

DVD Description

HOW TO PLAY THE GONG is the complete video instructional course for self-study and mastery of the gong.

Performed and written by Mehtab Benton, author of GONG YOGA, this two-volume DVD course demonstrates both basic and advanced playing techniques through a series of practice sessions.

Volume 1 introduces you to the different playing areas of the gong, specific percussion points, and working with the mallet strikes to control volume and create rhythms.

Volume 2 begins with using combination strokes to create a rich wall of sound and then building into more intricate sequences. You’ll learn how to use multiple mallets and several gongs to create an extended sound session through intuitive playing. Bonus features include using the gong with the chakras and a live outdoor performance.

Playing the gong does not require any prior musical experience. You begin with the basic mallet strokes, learn playing sequences and then create your own gong sessions for relaxation, meditation, and healing.

Galactic Gong CD

Live Concert CD

with Mehtab Benton and a diverse group of talented musicians

$19.95
Online Price: $17.95

CD Description

Take a Cosmic Journey into the sound of the Gong in this CD release with Mehtab Benton and a diverse group of talented musicians, yogis and meditators.

Recorded live in concert at the Yoga Yoga Studios in Austin, Texas, GALACTIC GONG takes you on a meditative and transformational journey into inner space through the use of ancient instruments such as the Gong, Tibetan metal bowls, the didgeridoo and the harp.

The five tracks together create a deep relaxation in an intricate hour-long soundscape of Space Music that balances the five elements (tattvas) of the physical body and the seven energy centers (chakras) of the etheric body.

The CD includes a four-page insert and these tracks:
•    Into the Cosmos
•    Zero Gravity
•    Supernova
•    Time Warp
•    Astral Waves

Musicians:

Mehtab Benton – Gongs

Everitt Allen – Tibetan bowls, gong

Steve Daniel – Didgeridoo

Jeremy Devens – Gong, bowls

Ryan Wright – Gong, bowls

Siri Santokh Kaur – Harp

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