MEHTAB BENTON

Master of the Gong, teacher, therapist, and author

30 June - 1 July & 14-15 July 2018

More than simply a musical instrument, the gong is an agent of transformation. When the gong is played, the body, mind, and spirit change.
— Mehtab Benton
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Gong is the sound that projects you out of your realm to the Infinity.
— Yogi Bhajan

2018 WORKSHOPS & CONCERTS

30 June - 1 July & 14-15 July

Join us for Gong, Yoga and Healing! Learn and have fun with Mehtab Benton (USA), author and originator of Gong Yoga. Become a gong player, advance your gong playing skills and have a profound healing gong experience! 

 

Kundalini Rebirthing & the Gong

Saturday-Sunday, 30 June-1 July 2018 – 9:30-5:00PM

In the spiritual world, rebirthing is a process in which an individual, her psyche, and her pranic psyche are reunited at the time when the breath of life became the supporter of life, the original pure psyche from the Navel Point.
— Yogi Bhajan
Forget who you were. Remember who you are.
— Mehtab Benton

Yogi Bhajan taught a series of powerful rebirthing yoga classes to clear the subconscious mind of past pain, hidden memories, and old emotional patterns that compromise our happiness and sabotage our success. These classes are some of the most transformational practices in Kundalini Yoga and were taught with the extended playing of the Gong by Yogi Bhajan.

When these rebirthing classes are experienced with the therapeutic playing of the Gong, you are able to transcend and clear the past pains of life and birth, and become reborn into your original Self.

Now you can experience these powerful classes and the transformational sound of the Gong with Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer Mehtab Benton, originator of Gong Yoga and the author of Gong Therapy. Mehtab will play the Gong extensively during these kriyas, meditations and guided visualizations as originally taught by his teacher Yogi Bhajan.

Study Society • Colet House • 151 Talgarth Road • London W14 9DA

£135 early registration, £150 after 31 May

Book just one day for £80 by 31 May, £90 after 

Book both weekends for £250 by 31 May, £275 after 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

 

Gong Concert

Saturday 30 June 2018 – 7-9PM

Relax to the sound of many gongs played in concert together. The evening will begin with some gentle Kundalini Yoga to help the body relax, release and open up to the healing sounds of the gong. The evening will end with a revitalizing soundscape of gongs played by Mehtab and a few friends.

Study Society • Colet House • 151 Talgarth Road • London W14 9DA

£20 early registration, £25 after 31 May

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

 

How to Play the Gong

Saturday-Sunday, 14-15 July 2018 – 9:30AM-5:00PM

A complete course in How to Play the Gong, from the beginning level to intermediate playing techniques. In this training, you will learn how to play the gong and explore its uses in meditation, therapy, and relaxation.  Everyone will have an opportunity to play the gong and experience first-hand the techniques discussed in class.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for single and combination mallet strikes
  • The effects of playing different areas and percussion points of the gong
  • How to create a full experience of sound with rhythm, volume, and playing patterns
  • How to build playing sequences to create a gong session
  • How to select and take care of your gong
  • The role of intuition and meditation in gong playing
  • The use of the gong in yoga and healing

This class is excellent for teachers wanting to integrate the gong into their classes or anyone interested in learning more about this powerful and transformational instrument. No previous musical training or experience with the gong is required to take this workshop. It is open to everyone.

Upon completion of this 12-hour course, you will receive a certification of completion that demonstrates you have the necessary skills to play the gong in yoga classes and healing practices. This course qualifies for 7.5 CEU credits with KYTA.

Loyola Hall • Heythrop College • Kensington Square• London W8 5HN

£135 early registration, £150 after 31 May

Book all three trainings for £250 by 31 May, £275 after 

Extra discount for gong owners! If you have a 24”or larger Paiste or Meinl gong, can bring it with you to the course, and are happy for others to play it, you can receive a 20% discount. Email Sat Shakti at info@joy.yoga for more information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

 

Gong Yoga Nidra

Saturday 14 July 2018 – 7-9PM 

Enjoy and relax to the sound of many gongs played in concert together. The evening begins with a Kundalini kriya to create deep release, and will be followed by a special guided Yoga Nidra relaxation with Mehtab. Multiple gongs create a 31-minute soundscape designed to balance the five tattvas (elements) of the energy body.  

Loyola Hall • Heythrop College • Kensington Square • London W8 5HN

£20 early registration, £25 after 31 May

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

 

If you have any questions about these trainings, please email: info@joy.yoga

 

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.

A practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga for over 40 years who studied with the Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga. Mehtab has trained hundreds of teachers as a Lead Kundalini Yoga Teacher Trainer throughout the United States. He is a certified Vedic Astrologer, a mentor in the American College of Vedic Astrology, and author of Astrology Yoga, the first comprehensive book on using the science of Jyotish in the practice and teaching of yoga. Mehtab has an educational background in psychology and yoga therapy and is the author of 15 books. A long-time resident of Austin, Texas “The Music Capitol of the World,” Mehtab has lectured on the Gong in the University of Texas Master Teacher series and has taught Yoga of Sound classes since 1998.

Slideshow from 2016 Gong Classes and Workshops with Mehtab