Events

New Year New Moon Gong Bath! Sunday 6th of January 7pm-8.30pm

Gong night, relax and renew in the energy of the new moon, unwind to the sound of many gongs played in concert together. The evening will begin with Kundalini Yoga and meditation to help the body relax, release and open up to the healing sounds of the gong. The evening will end with a revitalising soundscape of gongs played by Dhyan Simran. The time of the New Moon is a powerful time for setting intentions, cultivating new goals and creating fresh beginnings. Add the primal resonance of the gongs and you have a recipe for deep healing, relaxation and transformation.

The Moon represents our emotions, personality, happiness, popularity, sociability, inner life and home. It is the mother, the divine goddess, the caregiver and women in general. The Moon controls the biorhythms and glandular responses in our bodies, and is instrumental in our experience of the sensory and feeling nature of our reality.

In the realm of yoga, the Moon represents the emotional sensory mind. This aspect of the mind is responsible for our interactions with the external environment and organizes our emotional responses, and so it deeply affects how we experience ourselves in the world.

The Moon helps us learn to control and purify our mind and emotions. The Moon is associated with the mental peace that we can develop through meditation. The Moon, being associated with all things maternal, helps us resolve issues with the birth mother and the universal mother, as well as understanding the relationship of the self with women and children.

Ultimately, the Moon is about uplifting others by learning to channel the emotions through Bhakti yoga and by experiencing the pure love and connection to the Higher Self or Infinite. The life lesson of the Moon is to develop peace, faith, receptivity and surrender to the Divine and turn emotional commotion into spiritual devotion.

Come join us for an amazing Gong journey of sacred sound, meditation and deep relaxation! Sunday 6th of Jan @7pm-8.30pm.

Gong Bath: $35.00 

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SuperHealth Australian Professional Training 9-15th November 2019

Join us for this amazing Australian offering a comprehensive course in the time-tested system of yogic science and western medicine. SuperHealth is at the forefront of helping people break habits and harmful behaviors for many decades. This highly specific training broadens its impact and puts more qualified people on the front in the fight against addictions of all kinds.

SuperHealth presents a multidisciplinary education and training program providing yogic therapeutic technology to address breaking habits and addictive behavior. We offer comprehensive training programs as well as educational services and materials in the fields of yoga, meditation and yogic lifestyle. Upon completion of the training, participants are able to incorporate what they have learned both the professional and personal settings in the transformation from recovery to self-discovery.

Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D. is the director of SuperHealth and personally trained with Yogi Bhajan for thirty years. She was the director of a specialized hospital in Tucson, AZ, that was rated in the top 10% of all programs in the United States by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.   Since 1973, SuperHealth® has been on the cutting edge of behavioral health and addiction recovery.  It is a perfect blend of the ancient yogic wisdom of the East with the innovations of the West.  This supports one to move from recovery to self-discovery.  The system combines core technologies of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, breathing, nutrition restoration with specific therapeutic juices, vitamins and herbs as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

For all enquires please contact Dhyan Simran through the contact us form on the bottom of this page.

Basic Gong Playing Techniques with Mehtab Benton

Develop your professional gong playing skills and sound healing techniques with a series of trainings by master trainer Mehtab Benton with associate trainers Dhyan Simran and Laura Benton.

Basic Gong Playing Techniques: $195

  • February 7, 2019. 12pm-5.30pm held prior to the 10 days below for students new to the Gong.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This one-day course in the basics of gong playing is for students, healers, and teachers who have little or no experience in playing the gong, or for advanced gong players who wish to observe and mentor in the training of gong players. The Basics course is offered separately prior and is not included in the 10 days training below. 

Unless you have had prior gong training or playing experience, this course is a prerequisite for beginning players who wish to enroll in the Master Gong Practitioner training, Planetary Gong Sound Healing course or the Gong Nidra training.

In this practical hands-on course you will learn the foundations to become a gong player, including:

  • Playing positions for the Gong
  • Basic mallet and striking techniques
  • The primary playing areas of the Gong
  • Elementary playing sequences
  • Controlling volume and experiencing rhythm
  • Basic Gong care and selection criteria for an optimal playing experience

Magic, Mystery and Mastery of the Gong. 10 Days of training with Mehtab Benton ***’Is almost fully sold out please contact us prior to booking***

Develop your professional gong playing skills and sound healing techniques with a series of trainings by a world-class gong player and teacher trainer, Mehtab Benton.

Earn certification as a Master Gong Practitioner, Planetary Gong Sound Healer, and Gong Nidra Therapist.

Because of the desire to create an intimate and personalized experience, these trainings are limited to 18 students. The Australian trainings in 2018 sold out early so registration is advised.

A $250 discount is given for students who register for all 3 courses, this is already applied to the 10 days price.

If you wish to bring your own gong, please contact us so we can make arrangements. No refunds can be issued after Nov 1st.

Course Descriptions

For more information, click the “+” sign by each course.

Complete Course • Feb 8 - 17 (All 10 Days of Training)

Magic, Mystery and Mastery of the Gong

10 Days of Training with Mehtab Benton

$1950

Special 10-Day Course: $450 deposit reserves your space until November 1

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Master Gong Practitioner Training

February 8-11 • $880

 

Mehtab Benton, originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, is teaching a complete course in the mastery of playing the Gong.

 

This four-day training is for gong players, yoga teachers and students, sound healers and healthcare professionals.

 

Day One: Theory and Practice of Gong Playing

Learn and experience the fundamentals of how the gong is played as an instrument for healing and transformation. From the basic mallet techniques to constructing playing sequences, you will learn to play the gong from a place of intuition and elevation. You will discover how to use the three components of gong playing – rhythm, volume, and placement – to create spontaneous playing patterns and an effective gong session. This hands-on training day will allow you to play several gongs and to find your voice as a gong player.

 

Day Two: Gong Maps and Healing

Explore the different maps of the gong for working with the chakras, asanas, nadis (energy channels), pranas (five basic energies of the body), and the planetary energies. Learn how the different playing areas of the gong and the Ayurvedic principles of Langhana and Brimhana provide a map for playing the gong for healing, yoga, and transformation.

 

Day Three: Advanced Gong Playing Techniques

Experiment and play with multiple mallets and gongs in your playing session, and understand the structure of an extended gong relaxation by using different playing methodologies and other sound healing instruments. We will share best playing practices, create build and release cycles, and learn how to create a journey and tell a story through our gong playing.

 

Day Four: Application and Discovery

Our final day is spent in applying the techniques and methods to create several gong playing experiences, including extended relaxation, Gong Yoga Nidra, a Gong Yoga class, and a Gong Concert. Students will participate in small group projects to create an experience with their playing for their peers, and prove their mastery through their practice.

 

Prerequisites for the Master Gong Practitioner Training

  1. Prior gong playing experience, or:
  2. Basics of Gong Playing workshop held the day before this course, or:

Mehtab’s on-line Gong Practitioner course (www.gongdharma.com).

 


Planetary Gong Sound Healing

February 12-14 • $660

 

Come play and learn all about the powerful Planetary Gongs that are tuned to the frequencies and energies of the planets.

 

Mehtab Benton, a certified Vedic astrology and the author of Gong Therapy and Astrology Yoga, combines his unique expertise to create a new learning and training experience with the Planetary Gongs.

  

In this certified training course with Mehtab, you will:

   

  • Discover the relationship between sound healing, the gong and astrology
  • Learn how the energies of the planets affect your health and happiness
  • Explore the healing sounds of all the Planetary Gongs 
  • Understand how the Planetary Gongs are created and work with different frequencies
  • Create a planetary gong healing session based upon current astrological considerations
  • Use the practices of yoga with astrology and the gong to accelerate transformation
  • Practice playing techniques and methods to direct planetary energy through any type of Gong

 

Mehtab will use his forthcoming book, Planetary Gongs: Sound Healing and Astrology, as the text book for this course.

 

** Those who have Planetary Gongs are especially invited to bring their gong for the Planetary Gong healing course so we can assemble a complete line of all the planetary gongs!


Gong Nidra Therapy Training

February 15-17 • $660

 

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

 

Mehtab Benton, the originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, and Laura Benton Kundalini Yoga trainer and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Bring a new perspective to using the gong in deep relaxation by introducing new gong playing techniques and patterns with the ancient practices of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

 

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 “sankulpa” 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.

OR select course(s) listed below

Master Gong Practitioner Training • February 8-11

Master Gong Practitioner Training

February 8-11

$880

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Mehtab Benton, originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, is teaching a complete course in the mastery of playing the Gong.

 

This four-day training is for gong players, yoga teachers and students, sound healers and healthcare professionals.

 

Day One: Theory and Practice of Gong Playing

Learn and experience the fundamentals of how the gong is played as an instrument for healing and transformation. From the basic mallet techniques to constructing playing sequences, you will learn to play the gong from a place of intuition and elevation. You will discover how to use the three components of gong playing – rhythm, volume, and placement – to create spontaneous playing patterns and an effective gong session. This hands-on training day will allow you to play several gongs and to find your voice as a gong player.

 

Day Two: Gong Maps and Healing

Explore the different maps of the gong for working with the chakras, asanas, nadis (energy channels), pranas (five basic energies of the body), and the planetary energies. Learn how the different playing areas of the gong and the Ayurvedic principles of Langhana and Brimhana provide a map for playing the gong for healing, yoga, and transformation.

 

Day Three: Advanced Gong Playing Techniques

Experiment and play with multiple mallets and gongs in your playing session, and understand the structure of an extended gong relaxation by using different playing methodologies and other sound healing instruments. We will share best playing practices, create build and release cycles, and learn how to create a journey and tell a story through our gong playing.

 

Day Four: Application and Discovery

Our final day is spent in applying the techniques and methods to create several gong playing experiences, including extended relaxation, Gong Yoga Nidra, a Gong Yoga class, and a Gong Concert. Students will participate in small group projects to create an experience with their playing for their peers, and prove their mastery through their practice.

 

Prerequisites for the Master Gong Practitioner Training

  1. Prior gong playing experience, or:
  2. Basics of Gong Playing workshop held the day before this course, or:

Mehtab’s on-line Gong Practitioner course (www.gongdharma.com).

Planetary Gong Sound Healing • February 12-14

Planetary Gong Sound Healing

February 12-14 

$660

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Come play and learn all about the powerful Planetary Gongs that are tuned to the frequencies and energies of the planets.

 

Mehtab Benton, a certified Vedic astrology and the author of Gong Therapy and Astrology Yoga, combines his unique expertise to create a new learning and training experience with the Planetary Gongs.

  

In this certified training course with Mehtab, you will:

   

  • Discover the relationship between sound healing, the gong and astrology
  • Learn how the energies of the planets affect your health and happiness
  • Explore the healing sounds of all the Planetary Gongs 
  • Understand how the Planetary Gongs are created and work with different frequencies
  • Create a planetary gong healing session based upon current astrological considerations
  • Use the practices of yoga with astrology and the gong to accelerate transformation
  • Practice playing techniques and methods to direct planetary energy through any type of Gong

 

Mehtab will use his forthcoming book, Planetary Gongs: Sound Healing and Astrology, as the text book for this course.

 

** Those who have Planetary Gongs are especially invited to bring their gong for the Planetary Gong healing course so we can assemble a complete line of all the planetary gongs!

Gong Nidra Therapy Training • February 15-17

Gong Nidra Therapy Training

February 15-17

$660

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

 

Mehtab Benton, the originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, and Laura Benton Kundalini Yoga trainer and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Bring a new perspective to using the gong in deep relaxation by introducing new gong playing techniques and patterns with the ancient practices of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).

 

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 “sankulpa” 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.

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About the Studio

Kundalini Rising Yoga is located in the charming coastal village of Warneet in Victoria, this is a non residential style of training. Local accommodation can be found at The Baxter Tavern a short drive away, or on AirBnB. Students may bring snacks or a packed lunch for outdoor dining, or visit the general store cafe. Refrigeration and tea making facilities are available for your use. The 10 days of training will run from 9am-5pm daily.

Please contact Dhyan Simran directly kundalinirisingyoga@bigpond.com for any other enquiries you may have.

This program is proudly sponsored by Wind Chimes Australia / The Australian Paiste Gong Centre http://www.windchimesaustralia.com.au

About Mehtab

Mehtab Benton is originator of Gong Yoga™ and author of Gong Yoga: Healing and Enlightenment through Sound, published in six international editions and translations. His 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 beginning and intermediate players. His latest book, Gong Therapy, has been used in courses around the world by yoga teachers, sound healers, and therapists. He is the author and instructor of a new online course for professional gong players, Gong Dharma.

A practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years, Mehtab personally studied with Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, in the first teacher training course ever taught by him. As a Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and Mentor, Mehtab has trained hundreds of Level 1 and Level 2 Kundalini teachers throughout the United States.

Mehtab has taught the gong and yoga internationally in five continents, and calls Austin, Texas (“The Music Capitol of the World”) his home where he and his wife Laura (Guru Karam) founded a chain of five yoga studios with 350 weekly classes and 100 yoga teachers. They look forward to returning “Down Under”.

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