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Practicum of Gong: An Intensive 2-Days Course with Sada Simran and Wayne Marto
February 15| $299 – $330
Practicum of GONG A GONG Certification Course!
A 2-Day Weekend Course with Gong Masters Wayne Marto and Sada Simran
Join us for this special hands-on experience. Become an accomplished Gong practitioner by learning the basics of playing the Gong. Experience firsthand the various sizes and different planetary Gongs. Advance your gong playing skills and have a profound healing gong experience! We will have at least 16 Gongs on site and a staff of experienced Gong players to support your experience.
Master teachers Wayne Marto and Sada Simran will explore with you the many uses of Gong in meditation, therapy, and relaxation. Quality time will be reserved for your personal playing under the tutelage of our master teachers. Wayne and Sada Simran will share with you the role of intuition and meditation in Gong playing, and how to create the full experience of the Gong sound, using rhythm, volume, and various playing patterns. You will have an opportunity to play various sizes and different planetary gongs and experience first-hand the techniques discussed in class.
“When you play, remember to establish the proper consciousness so you are an instrument of the instrument. Then you are a master who meets the three Lords of the universe and you play the tune of creation, in that place your mind can simplify the complex and command the essential.” -Yogi Bhajan
Level 1 – Practitioner
✔ The use and science of the gong/the philosophy of gong playing
✔ The inner approach/connecting to the gong
✔ Healing qualities of the gong
✔ Playing positions and holding the mallet
✔ How to strike the gong/various playing areas of the gong/the 14 percussion points
✔ Basic playing sequences and rhythms
A completion certificate as a “Gong Practitioner” will be presented upon completion of course!
Our workshop will be interspersed with light Kundalini Yoga and then onto learning the Gong! We will cover how to structure and deliver a successful Gong class, understanding the necessary steps to deliver a full Gong experience to your students and clients. Each all-day workshop will conclude with an extended Gong Immersion for your enjoyment.
This course 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 Gong is required. These workshops are open to everyone. If you already own a Gong, please feel free to bring it with you, as you can share it with others, and learn more for yourself about your Gong.
Please wear comfortable and relaxed clothing, bring your yoga mat, pillow and blanket for extended layouts. Please bring writing instruments and your journal. A Course manual will be provided.
Dates: Saturday February 15th & Sunday February 16th
Location: Nalanda West 3902 Woodland Park Ave N Seattle, WA 98103
Time: 10am-5pm each day
Cost: $330 tuition fee. We are offering a Special Discounted Price of $299 until January 1st. The “Practicum of GONG” course will be limited to 30 students/2 students per Gong, so purchase your tickets early.
This course can only be purchased as a single package of both days.
About The Instructors: Sada Simran & Wayne Marto
Sada Simran learned the Gong directly from Yogi Bhajan with whom he studied with for over 35 years. Before moving to Seattle in 2007, he was acting director of Yoga West in Los Angeles, Yogi Bhajan’s home studio. He brings to his classes insights into the nature of consciousness and inspires his students to go beyond their perceived limitations. Sada Simran and his wife Cindi founded and currently run the Guru Gayatri Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Center a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Wayne Marto is a life-long musician who has studied the gong extensively under Kundalini Gong Master Mehtab Benton. His authentic style of playing, infused with passion and intention, promotes deep relaxation and transformation. Wayne is the Founder and Executive Director of Beneficial Sound, a 501(c)3 public charity committed to bringing wellness to the mind, body and soul through sound and vibration. He has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Gong Practitioner and is a member of the American Sound Healers Association.
Our Lead Teachers will be supported by Support Trainers, Jim McCall and Roger Tjoelker.
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