MEHTAB BENTON

Master of the Gong, teacher, therapist, and author

22-23 June & 6-7 July 2019

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

2019 WORKSHOPS & CONCERTS

22-23 June & 6-7 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! 

How to Play the Gong

Saturday-Sunday, 22-23 June, 9:30AM-5PM

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.

Location TBC

£150 per day or £275 for both gong trainings

Discounts available for those who can bring a gong to the course. (Paiste and Meinl only, at least 26”, plus stand and mallet)

Email info@joy.yoga for details.

Gong Concert

Saturday 22 June, 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.

Location TBC

£25

Kundalini Gong Training

Saturday-Sunday 6-7 July, 9:30am-5pm

Yogi Bhajan used the Gong extensively in his teachings, to support and magnify the effects of the kriyas and meditations he taught.

In this training, you’ll learn how the gong can enhance your teaching and experience of Kundalini Yoga classes and practices.

Among the themes to be explored:

  • 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 skillfully 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

Discover the complete Kundalini Yoga approach to playing the Gong in your workshops and classes and experience a new level of transformation through Sound.

JOY Yoga Dalston • 27D Dalston Lane • London E8 3DF

£150 per day or £275 for both gong trainings

Discounts available for those who can bring a gong to the course. (Paiste and Meinl only, at least 26”, plus stand and mallet) Email info@joy.yoga for details.

Gong Yoga Nidra

Saturday 6 July, 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.  

JOY Yoga Dalston • 27D Dalston Lane • London E8 3DF

£25

 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