Events

Gong Event with Dhyan Simran ‘New Moon’ Sunday Sept 29th @7.30pm-9pm Kundalini Rising @Warneet

Join us this ‘New Moon’ for an evening of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and a Gong Journey of sacred sound! The perfect formula for deep relaxation and healing, reminding us that we must care for ourselves in order to be able to care for others. The evening will begin with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to deepen your relaxation experience, opening you to the healing sound of the Gongs.  Then experience a deep relaxation as you enjoy the sound of multiple gongs being played in concert together, a sonic journey into deep relaxation and healing

The times of the New Moon are excellent for deep meditation, purification and healing. This phase of the lunar cycle is perfect for creating positive new habits, setting prosperous new intentions and cleansing.

  • Gong Bath: $35.00 your name, phone number and date attending in the note field please.
  • Upon booking with PayPal the studio address details and any other information you may require will be emailed to you automatically.

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Gong Event with Dhyan Simran Friday October 18th @7pm Join us for an Evening Workshop of Kundalini Yoga and Gong @YogaCita Carnegie

Unwind and enjoy an evening of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and a Gong Journey of sacred sound! The perfect formula for deep relaxation and healing, reminding us that we must care for ourselves in order to be able to care for others. The evening will begin with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to deepen your relaxation experience, opening you to the healing sound of the Gongs.  Then experience a deep relaxation as you enjoy the sound of multiple gongs being played in concert together, a sonic journey into deep relaxation and healing.




  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to settle in and enhance your relaxation experience. YogaCita 1/323 Koornang Rd Carnegie. Melbourne.

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: $200

  • February 13, 2020. 12pm-5.30pm can be done individually or in the 10 day package.

 

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 individually prior, or it is also included in the 10 day training package 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

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 and associate trainers, Dhyan Simran and Laura (Guru Karam).

Earn certification as a Master Gong Practitioner and training in Gong Therapy, and Kundalini Gong Yoga.

Because of the desire to create an intimate and personalized experience, these trainings are limited to 18 students. The Australian trainings in 2018 and 2019 sold out early, so early registration is advised.

A discount of $240 is given for students who register for all  courses, this is already applied to the 10-days package price of $2100.

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 13 - 22 (All Days of Training)

Magic, Mystery and Mastery of the Gong

10 Days of Training with Mehtab Benton

$2340 ($2100 before Dec 1)

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Basic Gong Playing Techniques

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: $200

  • February 13, 2020. 12pm-5.30pm held prior to the 9 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 9 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

Master Gong Practitioner Training

February 14-17 • $890

 

Mehtab Benton, originator of Gong Yoga and author of Gong Therapy, is teaching a complete course in the mastery of playing the Gong with associate trainers Dhyan Simran and Laura (Guru Karam).

 

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).

 


Gong Therapy Certification

February 18-20 • $690

 

This three-day course in Gong Therapy is for healthcare professionals, sound healers, and yoga teachers who wish to use the Gong in one-on-one therapeutic healing sessions.

 

You must have prior gong playing experience for this training or prior courses with Mehtab, such as the Basic Gong Playing workshop or his on-line Gong Dharma course. 

 

In this course you will learn:

  • The Basis of Sound Healing and Yoga Therapy
  • How to Structure a Gong Therapy Session
  • How to Play the Gong Therapeutically
  • How to Prepare the Gong Therapy Environment
  • The Methods of Client Assessment and Development of a Therapy Session
  • The Considerations for Selecting and Using Gongs
  • How to Use Mudras, Mantras, and Postures Therapeutically
  • The Fundamentals of Guided Meditation and Relaxation for Gong Therapy
  • The Guidelines for Group Gong Therapy
  • Considerations of Using Gong Therapy with Other Healing Modalities
  • The Future of Gong Therapy as a Profession

Upon fulfilling the requirements for this training, you will receive a certificate of completion in Gong Therapy and will be ready to use the gong in your own healing sessions.


Kundalini Yoga Gong Training

February 21-22 • $560

 

Based on the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

The Gong was used extensively by Yogi Bhajan in his Kundalini yoga classes and meditations. More than simply a tool for relaxation, the Gong enhances all the practices of yoga.

In this training with Mehtab Benton, Lead KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and international gong teacher, you will learn the complete Kundalini Yoga approach to playing the Gong in workshops and classes, as well as experience deep personal transformation through the yoga of sound.

 

While this course is especially beneficial for yoga teachers, it is open to all students who wish to experience a new way of practicing yoga with the sound of the Gong.

 

As a student you will experience the Sound of the Gong with: 

  • Specific Kundalini practices such as Sat Kriya and Stretch Pose
  • Breath of Fire and other pranayama techniques
  • Mantras and chanting with the Gong
  • Kundalini meditations that use the sound of the Gong 

As a teacher you learn:

  • How to select kriyas that are enhanced when playing the Gong 
  • Important considerations for playing Gong during Kundalini Yoga classes
  • Specific kriyas used by Yogi Bhajan with the Gong 
  • Gong playing techniques given by Yogi Bhajan
  • The “Kundalini Way” of playing the gong for deep transformation

“The creative sound of the gong gives you the penetration you need to get into the depth of your subconscious.” – Yogi Bhajan

OR select course(s) listed below

Basic Gong Playing Techniques • February 13

Basic Gong Playing Techniques

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: $200

  • February 13, 2020. 12pm-5.30pm held as an individual course, or included in the 10 day package 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.

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

Master Gong Practitioner Training • February 14-17

Master Gong Practitioner Training

February 14-17

$890

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 with associate trainers Dhyan Simran and Laura (Guru Karam).

 

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).

Gong Therapy Certification • February 18-20

Gong Therapy Certification

February 18-20

$690

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This three-day course in Gong Therapy is for healthcare professionals, sound healers, and yoga teachers who wish to use the Gong in one-on-one therapeutic healing sessions.

 

You must have prior gong playing experience for this training or prior courses with Mehtab, such as the Basic Gong Playing workshop or his on-line Gong Dharma course. 

 

In this course you will learn:

  • The Basis of Sound Healing and Yoga Therapy
  • How to Structure a Gong Therapy Session
  • How to Play the Gong Therapeutically
  • How to Prepare the Gong Therapy Environment
  • The Methods of Client Assessment and Development of a Therapy Session
  • The Considerations for Selecting and Using Gongs
  • How to Use Mudras, Mantras, and Postures Therapeutically
  • The Fundamentals of Guided Meditation and Relaxation for Gong Therapy
  • The Guidelines for Group Gong Therapy
  • Considerations of Using Gong Therapy with Other Healing Modalities
  • The Future of Gong Therapy as a Profession

Upon fulfilling the requirements for this training, you will receive a certificate of completion in Gong Therapy and will be ready to use the gong in your own healing sessions.

Kundalini Yoga Gong Training • February 21-22

Kundalini Yoga Gong Training

February 21-22

$560

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Based on the Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

The Gong was used extensively by Yogi Bhajan in his Kundalini yoga classes and meditations. More than simply a tool for relaxation, the Gong enhances all the practices of yoga.

In this training with Mehtab Benton, Lead KRI Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer and international gong teacher, you will learn the complete Kundalini Yoga approach to playing the Gong in workshops and classes, as well as experience deep personal transformation through the yoga of sound.

 

While this course is especially beneficial for yoga teachers, it is open to all students who wish to experience a new way of practicing yoga with the sound of the Gong.

 

As a student you will experience the Sound of the Gong with: 

  • Specific Kundalini practices such as Sat Kriya and Stretch Pose
  • Breath of Fire and other pranayama techniques
  • Mantras and chanting with the Gong
  • Kundalini meditations that use the sound of the Gong 

As a teacher you learn:

  • How to select kriyas that are enhanced when playing the Gong 
  • Important considerations for playing Gong during Kundalini Yoga classes
  • Specific kriyas used by Yogi Bhajan with the Gong 
  • Gong playing techniques given by Yogi Bhajan
  • The “Kundalini Way” of playing the gong for deep transformation

“The creative sound of the gong gives you the penetration you need to get into the depth of your subconscious.” – Yogi Bhajan

Register for this Event

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 who will have a selection of fresh, simple vegetarian options available for you for the affordable price of $5 to $8. Refrigeration and tea making facilities are available for your use. The training will run from 9am-5pm daily, with the exception of the Basics training which is 12pm-5.30pm.

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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